Tagged With: Literature

From Real Life to Fiction : the example of GoT

Game of Thrones did not only came out of a writer’s imagination. It is also rooted in Real History. Here are some links between reality and fiction. CHARACTERS who were inspired  by real historical figures (read this article from The Telegraph) EVENTS from real life that seem to have inspired some aspects of GoT’s plot … Continuer la lecture »

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Conversation with Star Trek’s Captain Kirk

Point of view of a famous sci-fi actor and writer on what the future holds for us  

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Is AI the Future of Man ?

CO. This very interesting transcript of a conversation (video included) with Jaron Lanier will help you understand better why AI has always fascinated Man.   CE. The following article will give you arguments on issues related to Eternal Life and the Survival of the Species :            

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Robert Burns : the making of a national figure

University of Glasgow introduces you to the life, works and global celebrity of Robert Burns

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Giving Life: from Myth to Reality

WHO GIVES LIFE TO WHOM ?   Here are some examples that will give you some ideas … Michelangelo’s painting : the creation of Adam The Myth of Prometheus Frankenstein or the Modern Prometheus Isaac Asimov’s short story : True Love     Why do some people write stories and become writers ? Here is Jodi … Continuer la lecture »

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Literary works and authors linked to the notion of Progress

Don’t forget you can find many movie adaptations of these masterpieces !   Jonathan Swift ‘s Gulliver’s Travels Mary Shelley’s Frankestein Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World William Golding’s Lord of the Flies George Orwell and his 1984 novel Isaac Asimov Ray Bradbury Aldous Huxley

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Science or Fiction ?

Top 25 sci-fi films of all times Wikipedia article on Science-Fiction genre

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Poetry

« Poetry is the voice of spirit and imagination and all that is potential, as well as of the healing benevolence that used to be the privilege of the gods » Ted Hughes You don’t ‘explain’ Poetry – You cannot make mistakes when you study a poem ! Listen to the voice of the poet and analyse … Continuer la lecture »

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Ted Hughes’s Biography

On Wikipedia: in English : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ted_Hughes in French : http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ted_Hughes On Poetry’s Archive: http://www.poetryarchive.org/poetryarchive/singlePoet.do?poetId=7078 On private sites: http://www.ted-hughes.net/bio_bib.html http://www.zeta.org.au/~annskea/timeline.htm On the BBC: this article was written in 2009 when the BBC launched a survey to elect Britain’s favourite Poet

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Frankenstein or the Modern Prometheus

Background information http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frankenstein Listen to the book http://www.gutenberg.org/files/20038/20038-index.html Read the book online http://www.literature.org/authors/shelley-mary/frankenstein/ http://www.gutenberg.org/files/41445/41445-h/41445-h.htm   http://www.frankensteinfilms.com/

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