Dreams of: iii

The night before this dream, which is a relatively small dream, I went to a hall of mirrors set up they have built for the Melbourne festival with Lily. I had a really fantastic time, and I felt an intense relief when I saw her, which I was glad to have as I had been … Continue reading Dreams of: iii

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El ángel caído – Cristina Peri Rossi (Translation and analysis)

The angel hurtled down to earth, exactly as the Russian satellite had, which had been spying on the movements of the American Tenth Fleet when it suddenly lost altitude from its orbit at 950 kilometres above sea level. And exactly like the US satellite that was also spying on the movements of the Russian fleet … Continue reading El ángel caído – Cristina Peri Rossi (Translation and analysis)

Shakespeare and Marlowe: The flouting of magic and genre

The timeless appeal of Shakespeare’s plays may owe their popularity to his apparent lack of interest in maintaining genre. His plays appear to reject the blasé conventions, as reality does more often than not, that plagued his contemporaries as well as the popular film, literature, and theatre of our current era. However, I would argue … Continue reading Shakespeare and Marlowe: The flouting of magic and genre