Book Reviews

A street cat named Bob * James Bowen

An endearing tale about overcoming obstacles and the value of perseverence from James Bowen. A street cat named Bob - or Big Issue Bob - presents a chapter in the life of a recovering heroin addict who is struggling to make ends meet when he meets a new friend I got the book after I… Continue reading A street cat named Bob * James Bowen

Places

Introduction to Dutch Language

BRIEF INTRODUCTION Dutch is a Germanic language spoken in the Netherlands, the northern part of Belgium (also called Flemish there) and parts of Suriname. It is the ancestor language of the Afrikaans spoken in South Africa, which is still quite similar to Dutch. Since many Dutch and Flemish people like to practice their foreign languages… Continue reading Introduction to Dutch Language

Art

The Piano Teacher – The Metaphysics of Self-Denial

A short analysis of Erika Kohut from the book "The Piano Teacher" by Elfriede Jelinek. The nobel prize winner book has been adapted into a highly rated movie - tough and filled with disturbing sex scenes. Erika is a highly intelligent, perfectionistic, ambitious and driven woman, who has single-mindedly and relentlessly identified her whole self… Continue reading The Piano Teacher – The Metaphysics of Self-Denial

Book Reviews

The Piano Teacher * Elfriede Jelinek

When you think your parents were controlling, think again. When you think your life as a single middle-aged woman is bad, think again. If you think that you did not live your life to the fullest, think again. Meet Erika Kohut, an Austrian Piano Teacher at the Vienna Conservatory, a Bach and Shubert enthusiast, multi-talented… Continue reading The Piano Teacher * Elfriede Jelinek

Excerpts

THE HARRY POTTER ENCYCLOPEDIA

Ever wondered what those words meant in the Harry Potter movie? Now you have a listing from A-Z of all of them! A Abbott, Hannah - "pink-faced girl with blonde pigtails"; a Hufflepuff Acid Pops - candy bought at Honeydukes in Hogsmeade that burns holes in your tongue Aconite - a plant used in potions… Continue reading THE HARRY POTTER ENCYCLOPEDIA

Poetry, Stephen King

In the Key-Chords of Dawn * Poetry

Every fan of Stephen king must have heard about the fact that this multi-talented man also did poetry. Date Published: January 1971 In the key-chords of dawn all waters are depthless. The fish flash recalls timberline clefts where water pours between the rocks of frost. We live the night and wait for the day dream… Continue reading In the Key-Chords of Dawn * Poetry