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Posts filed under “art”.

A Bukowski Poem

Eulogy To A Hell Of A Dame some dogs who sleep At night must dream of bones and I remember your bones in flesh and best in that dark green dress and those high-heeled bright black shoes, you always cursed when you drank, your hair coming down you wanted to explode out of what was […]

The Dead – an ending by James Joyce

I wish I’d never read it so that I could read it again for the first time: A few light taps upon the pane made him turn to the window. It had begun to snow again. He watched sleepily the flakes, silver and dark, falling obliquely against the lamplight. The time had come for him […]

Franz Kafka’s A Country Doctor (Animation)

Franz Kafka’s A Country Doctor anime short film in three parts by Kōji Yamamura, voiced by kyōgen actors of the Shigeyama house (with English subtitles). Part One of Three: Part Two of Three: Part Three of Three:

Writing Advice: What Anton said

Anton Chekhov To Lydia Avilova My own experience is that once a story has been written, one has to cross out the beginning and the end. It is there that we authors do most of our lying. When you describe the miserable and unfortunate, and want to make the reader feel pity, try to be […]

Wim Wenders remembers Pina Bausch

Yes, it’s a very fragile process. It’s so difficult to condense this material into a public performance, to say something with all these things that were initially improvised and then shape and form them into a structure. And maybe the reason that it’s not something that anybody can do is that you need to have […]