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An English Affair

An English Affair Ralph Finnes I first noticed this strange bloke in the 1995 Strange Days. Although Ralph Finnes had been acting for five years prior to that movie, I had not seen him before. It wasn’t until after I … Continue reading

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Invisible

 August 11, 2006  Invisible Invisible.  As a teen, I used to feel invisible.  I would imagine that I slipped on the magic ring and walk around the store unseen.  People would pass me by, but never really look at me.  … Continue reading

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Christian Friedrich Hebbel and Romantic Degredation

Christian Friedrich Hebbel and Romantic Degradation   Christian Friedrich Hebbel (18 March 1813 – 13 December 1863), was a German poet and dramatist.  He was born into poverty.  His father, who died was he was fourteen, was a stone mason.  … Continue reading

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Fragmentation, Memory and the Loss of Self

  Fragmentation, Memory and the Loss of Self: Michael Ondaatje’s book of poetry Handwriting Cari Lynn Vaughn, 2000  To do Michael Ondaatje justice when writing about him, it appears as if one must use poetry to describe his poetry.  Many … Continue reading

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The Metaphor of the Desert in The English Patient

From Film Studies Class OSU, Spring 1998 The desert is vital to the narrative in Michael Ondaatje’s The English Patient.  The desert is parallel to the characters and even embodies them symbolically—more specifically it embodies the characters’ romances and relationships.  … Continue reading

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