Literature

Favorite lines in Beowulf (Heaney translation)

  • Line 10 ‘whale-road’
  • Lines 62-3 ‘Onela’s queen/ a balm in bed to the battle-scarred Swede’
  • Lines 94-5 ‘He set the sun and the moon to be earth’s lamplight, lights for men’
  • Line 448 ‘he will run gloating with my raw corpse’
  • Lines 496-7 ‘the minstrel sang,/ filling Heorot with his head-clearing voice’
  • Lines 539-41 ‘Each of us swam holding a sword,/ a naked hard-proofed blade for protection/ against the whale-beasts.’
  • Lines 1870-80 ‘And so the good and grey-haired Dane,/ that high-born king, kissed Beowulf/ and embraced his neck, then broke down/ in sudden tears.

Media Log 2015 (August onwards)

  • 15/8/2015 (Sat) - 23/8/2015 (Sun)
  • 1. Fugazi - Fugazi [EP] (8.5/10)
  • 2. Hairless Toys - Róisín Murphy [ALBUM] (7/10)
  • 3. Discovery - Daft Punk [ALBUM] (6.5/10)

  • 8/8/2015 (Sat) - 14/8/2015 (Fri)
  • 1. The Tree of Life - Terrence Malick [MOVIE] (9/10)
  • 2. Three Sisters - Anton Chekhov [PLAY] (7.5/10)
  • Feels like Uncle Vanya: Part 2 but Uncle Vanya was great so yeah whatever.
  • 3. TNT - Tortoise [ALBUM] (7/10)
  • 4. Yankee Hotel Foxtrot - Wilco [ALBUM] (7/10)
  • 5. Ferris Bueller's Day Off - John Hughes [MOVIE] (7/10)
  • 6. Viet Cong - Viet Cong [ALBUM] (7/10)
  • 7.

Picking my 5 top works of art (Music, Literature/poetry, Film, Painting, Sculpture, Architecture)

In no order

Music
J.S. Bach - Mass in B Minor
J.S. Bach - Art of Fugue
L.V. Beethoven - 9th Symphony
Gustav Mahler - 9th Symphony
L.V. Beethoven - Grosse Fugue

bonus: sister ray - velvet underground

Literature/poetry:

Solomon (?) - Song of Songs
Mikhail Bulgakov - The Master and the Margherita
Don Quixote - Miguel de Cervantes
Fiodor Dostoevsky - Brothers Karamazov
Dante Alighieri - Divine Comedy

(I have many to read works)

FILM

(soon to be updated)

PAINTING

Sixtine Chapel by Michelangelo
Garden of Delights by Bosch

Author Comments: 

As you may see, I'm an ignorant about many things, including the topics discussed in this article; but comparing the arts I listed in the title to dance and photography, I'm an erudite.

Still at work

Favourite Poems

Tags: 
  • "Epitaph for a slave girl" - Damaskios
  • "Ozymandias" - Percy Bysshe Shelley
  • "The Raven" - Edgar Allan Poe
  • "If I can stop one heart from breaking" - Emily Dickinson
  • "The Road Not Taken" - Robert Frost
  • "Nothing Gold Can Stay" - Robert Frost
  • "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" - Robert Frost
  • "And the days are not full enough" - Ezra Pound
  • "First fig" - Edna St Vincent Millay
  • "The Love Song of Alfred J. Prufrock" - T.S. Eliot
  • "THE CATHEDRAL IS" - John Ashbery
  • "Come to the Edge" - Christopher Logue

A Guild to Oriental Classics (Literature)

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Media Log 2015 (Discontinued)

  • NOTE: I won't be updating this list for quite a while (perhaps till May, if I stick to my plan).

  • 13/2/2015 (Fri) -
  • 1. Future Days - Can [ALBUM] (Highly Recommended)
  • An amazing achievement, especially Bel Air.

Top 10 books

  1. Franz Kafka - Das Prozess
  2. Albert Camus - L'Étranger
  3. Natsume Soseki - Kokoro
  4. Louis-Ferdinand Céline - Voyage a bout de la Nuit
  5. Knut Hamsun - Sult
  6. George Orwell - Animal Farm
  7. Ryunosuke Akutagawa - Kappa
  8. Oscar Wilde - The Picture of Dorian Gray
  9. Kurt Vonnegut - Slaughterhouse-Five
  10. Dante Alighieri - Inferno

Media Log 2014

  • 1/12/14 (Mon) - 31/12/14 (Wed)
  • 1. In the Aeroplane Over the Sea - Neutral Milk Hotel [ALBUM] (10/10)
  • 2. The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady - Charles Mingus [ALBUM] (9.75/10)
  • 3. Fun House - The Stooges [ALBUM] (9.75/10)
  • 4. Future Days - Can [ALBUM] (9.5/10)
  • 5. The Modern Dance - Pere Ubu [ALBUM] (9.5/10)
  • 6. Faces - John Cassavetes [MOVIE]
  • 7. City Lights - Charlie Chaplin [MOVIE] (9/10)
  • 8. The Middle Years - Henry James [SHORT STORY] (9/10)
  • 9. The Beast in the Jungle - Henry James [SHORT STORY]
  • 10.

What I've read of The BBC's The Big Read: Top 100

  1. The Lord of the Rings, JRR Tolkien
  2. Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen
  3. His Dark Materials, Philip Pullman
  4. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams
  5. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, JK Rowling
  6. To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee
  7. Winnie the Pooh, AA Milne
  8. Nineteen Eighty-Four, George Orwell
  9. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, CS Lewis
  10. Jane Eyre, Charlotte Brontë
  11. Catch-22, Joseph Heller
  12. Wuthering Heights, Emily Brontë
  13. Birdsong, Sebastian Faulks
  14. Rebecca, Daphne du Maurier
  15. The Catcher in the Rye, JD Salinger
  16. The Wind in the Willows, Kenneth Gra

Works of Charles Dickens, Read and Not

  • Pickwick Papers (1836)
  • Oliver Twist (1837)
  • Nicholas Nickelby (1838)
  • Master Humphrey's Clock (1840)
  • The Old Curiosity Shop (1840):
  • Barnaby Rudge (1841)
  • American Notes (1842)
  • Martin Chuzzlewit (1843)
  • A Christmas Carol (1843)
  • The Chimes: A Goblin Story (1844)
  • The Cricket on the Hearth (1845)
  • The Battle of Life (1846)
  • Pictures from Italy (1846)
  • Dombey and Son (1846)
  • The Haunted Man and the Ghost's Bargain (1848)
  • David Copperfield (1849)
  • A Child's History of England (1852)
  • Bleak House (1852)
  • Hard Times: For These Times (1854)
  • Little Dorrit (1855