In Our Time Podcast BBC
Melvyn Bragg; Kathleen Burk, Professor of American History at University College London; Tim Morris, Lecturer in American Literature at the University of Dundee; Stephen Fender, Honorary Professor in English Literature at University College London.
Jesus inspired by God but not divine.
Emerson-intuitive nature of the divine.
“The Dark romantic authors represented a response to the optimism of the ideology of Transcendentalism.” from “Dark Romanticism.” Dark Romanticism – New World Encyclopedia. N.p., n.d. Web. 13 Feb. 2017.
Quaker’s Inward light, follow your own conscience.
William Paley‘s Of the Duty of Civil Obedience
Roger Williams founder of Rhode Island and advocate of religious freedom (separation of church and state).
McCarthy, C. J. “A Drowning Incident.” The Phoenix: Orange and White Literary Supplement. Mar. 1960. University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee. p. 3-4.
“The black widow came threading her way toward it, and when she reached it she began a weaving motion over it with her legs as if performing some last rite.” p. 3
“He could hear the faint liquid purling even then, even before he emerged from the willows where the bridge crosses, glimpsed through the green lacework the fan of water beyond where the sun broke and danced on the stippled surface like silver bees.” p. 3
“Then with the gentle current drifted from beneath the bridge a small puppy, rolling and bumping along the bottom of the creek, turning weightlessly in the slow water. He watched uncomprehendingly. It spun slowly to stare at him with sightless eyes, turning its white belly to the softly diffused sunlight, its legs stiff and straight in an attitude of perpetual resistance. It drifted on, hid momentarily in a band of shadow, emerged, then slid beneath the hammered silver of the water surface and was gone.” p. 3-4
“It ebbed softly for a moment, then, tugged by a corner of the current, a small black and white figure, curled fetally, emerged. It was like witnessing the underwater birth of some fantastic subaqueous organism. It swayed hesitantly for a moment before turning to slide from sight in the faster water.”
“He lifted the stinking bag and looked at it. It was soggy and through a feathered split in the bottom little black hairs protruded like spiderfeet.” p. 4
Spain (novel/short story) (see Generacion del 36 and tremendismo)
The Family of Pascual Duarte (La familia de Pascual Duarte), La colmena, San Camilo, 1936
Egypt (novel/short story/screenplay)
ثلاثية القاهرة The Cairo Trilogy (Palace Walk بين القصرين, Palace of Desire قصر الشوق, Sugar Street السكرية [Novels named after actual streets in Cairo,])
Ио́сиф Алекса́ндрович Бро́дский Joseph Brodsky 1987
US/Soviet Union (poetry/essay)
Less Than One: Selected Essays, Collected Poems in English, 1972–1999, To Urania : Selected Poems, 1965–1985
Akinwándé Oluwolé Babátúndé Sóyinká Wole Soyinka 1986
Season of Anomy, The Interpreters, Death and the King’s Horseman
La Route des Flandres, Histoire, L’Acacia
Belarus (born in Ukraine SSR) (Soviet history/essay)
Work: Zinky Boys: Soviet Voices from the Afghanistan War, Voices from Chernobyl: The Oral History of a Nuclear Disaster
Work: Lacombe, Lucien (1974) (screenplay), The Occupation Trilogy
Canada (short story)
Work: Dance of the Happy Shades, Who Do You Think You Are?, The Progress of Love
China (novel/short story)
Work: 红高粱家族 Red Sorghum, 丰乳肥臀 Big Breasts & Wide Hips, 酒国 The Republic of Wine:
Work: Baltics, For the Living and the Dead, The Great Enigma
La ciudad y los perros, García Márquez: historia de un deicidio (essay)
Busan Fireworks Festival. Busan, South Korea. October 22, 2016.