Saturday, December 01, 2018

Monday, November 26, 2018

TV Series Opening 21: Mars


I've always liked number 21 so I waited for this to post the opening to the series everybody knows I love.

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Saturday Poetry Corner 4: Dziewczyna

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I once introduced my favorite Polish poet on Twitter and mentioned of his near untranslatability. Ladies and gents, I give you Bolesław Leśmian.

Therefore, I present to you one poem, one of my most favorites, in Polish, and English. I cannot find it in German but from what I read it's an awesome translation by Karl Dedecius (Das Mädchen).

Also, articles (in English and German) about the peculiarity of his poetry. The poem below is written in iambic octameter (metrum of eight accented feet like: sSsSsSsS||sSsSsSsS(s)). It also makes it easy to memorize, because of the music of it.

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Saturday Poetry Corner 3: Le dormeur du val

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There might be his better, more profound and ground-breaking poems. I mean, I know there are, because I've read every and each one of them and few of his works I even translated. But somehow this little sonnet stayed with me ever since the first read. The broken rhythm, the line shifting, and finally - the twist. He turned the sonnet composition inside out. All while he was just 16 years old. Ladies and gents, let's spend une saison en enfer* with Arthur Rimbaud and his brilliant brilliant troubled mind.

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Saturday Poetry Corner 2: Einsamkeit

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Rainer Maria Rilke. Not his most famous Duineian Elegies or Sonnets to Orpheus but a little, short poem about loneliness.

I also have to admit, I really don't like* the English translation. I hope there's a better one because it does not do this poem a justice. I don't speak German but I heard it performed and the cadence and rhythm was just amazing. English version retains none of it.

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Saturday Poetry Corner 1: The Raven

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I love poetry. I always have. That is why I will be posting from time to time some of my favorite poems.

The first one is an obvious choice, given the banner ruling over this blog for, I think, 7 or 8 years.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

TV Opening Series 19: The Man in the High Castle

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One of the best tv series that came out recently.

The book... well, I will mercifully not talk about the book.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Monday, July 30, 2018

TV Series opening 9: Planet Earth 1 & 2


Two for the price of one this time. Probably one of the bests if not THE best nature documentary ever made.

Monday, July 23, 2018

TV Series opening 7: Fringe

Actually a compilation of 7 of them, because the show used different words and colors during the opening sequence depending on where and when the show took place (in S 3 and 4 the action took place also in the parallel Universe, that is why the Amber colored one and different words; and S5 was a full blown dystopia, that is why the words there are so important and so simple). This attention to detail and yet the ability to keep it simple is what really shows the series' creators genius.

Monday, July 16, 2018

TV series opening 2: Circle - Two Worlds Connected


And another from the last year.

TV series opening 1: The Terror


I will be starting something new: presentations of the TV series openings that I like. Temporarily here, because I lost the password to Blogger, but fear not, I will find it out so soon I'm going to move back there.

As for the first series: The Terror (2018).