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Frederic Raphael - How Somerset Maugham has influenced my writin (125/144)
 
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Born in 1931 in America, Frederic Raphael is a writer who has written more than 20 novels, five volumes of short stories and biographies. He also won an Oscar for writing the script to "Darling" and wrote the screenplay for the acclaimed film "Eyes Wide Shut". [Listener: Christopher Sykes] TRANSCRIPT: There's a thing that André Malraux once said – he said a lot of things actually and many of them were slightly dotty and certainly self-advancing to the nth degree, but he was a smart fellow. And one of the things he said... I think it was in that book of his about the imaginary museum which he talked about where each of us has an imaginary museum in which are hung the pieces of work that we admire and somehow have changed our lives, and one could extend that into a library and I will in a minute, perhaps. But... André Malraux said: one doesn't become an artist by looking at life, one becomes an artist by looking at art. And that is both true and a bit untrue in my view because, of course, Malraux was to some extent an ideologically driven person. First of all, by Marxism and the... and the communist party, and then, eventually, by this Gaullist French nationalism, you might say, which also articulated his style. Because of my Anglo-American provenance, I don't feel any specific allegiance to... certainly to national allegiances of any kind. But American writers have influenced me a lot more than, I suspect, English writers have... English writers have been influenced by English writers. However, the main influence, as I've said often enough to be boring, was Somerset Maugham whose 'Of Human Bondage' I picked up when I was 15 and who seemed, as they say, to speak to my case – that's what certain kinds of writers manage to do, whatever your case is. I don't think that Willie Maugham was a great writer, a great writer of English, I mean. In fact, to open one of his books is often to be slightly shocked by the number of clichés and all the rest of it. I think there are reasons for that which is that he was French, his first language was French, and he tended all through his life to think that clichés were in English rather what they are in French, but they're not quite the same. The French use standard phrases to describe standard things because their language is like that. The English, because of the wealth of words and terms available, tend to deprecate the repetition of tired phrases. But Maugham first of all taught me that you... well, a very clever thing he said once about how, if you have to choose between having dinner with a diplomat and a vet, you should have dinner with the vet. The diplomat will tell you the things which you... he thinks you want to hear or what he would like you to believe are typical of him, but the vet will tell you, if you're lucky, one or two very interesting stories because he won't have the wit or the guile to conceal himself. And on the whole, this is a good... good advice. The thing about Willie Maugham is that he is generally deprecated by all the smart, critical folk, and they have good reasons and I've just explained what some of them are. But the odd thing about him is that rare among English writers of his time – that is to say, of the turn of the century and of the 20th century – he doesn't actually have any violent prejudices against anybody. His prejudices are, to some extent, evenly distributed in the tone of his prose, that is to say that he is ironical about many people, including Jews and, of course, the English. He wrote, I think, in the 1890s, when he was a young man: the English abroad imagine that they are... they are admired for their sterling moral qualities. Just wait until they lose their money – that's when they'll find out what people really think of them. And that is, of course, exactly what the English today have absolutely refused to admit about themselves in the world. As Cavafy said to EM Forster, 'Above all, my dear Forster, don't lose your capital'. Well, the English have not lost all their capital but they've lost a lot. And certainly, they lost their capital ships. Nevertheless, they posture about the place as if their opinions matter to people like Master Putin, who actually doesn't give a shit about the English. Willie Maugham taught me to work hard, and also, I suppose, to be a professional. Not only in the vulgar sense that Virginia Woolf attached to him of doing things for money. Because that's what you have to do if you don't have any. Funny that, particularly if you have a family, but also in terms of a certain detachment. And my work, I think, doesn't belong to any particularly national shelf in any particular library, which may be one of the reasons that it makes people rather uneasy. I thought I was just going to be a routine English writer. But when I think of the work, I realise that it doesn't subscribe to any of the usual patterns of English writers...
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William Somerset Maugham was born in 1874 and educated at the King’s School, Canterbury and Heidelberg University. He spent some time at St Thomas’s Hospital as a medical student but was attracted from medicine to letters by the success of his first novel, Liza of Lambeth (1897), in which he drew on what he had seen in the district served by his hospital. He also drew on his medical experience in his first masterpiece, Of Human Bondage (1915). Upon the appearance of The Moon and Sixpence (1919) his reputation as a novelist was established. He was at the same time a successful playwright, his last play, Sheppey, appearing in 1933. Apart from short stones, his work included essays, criticism, autobiography and travel books. A widely travelled man, he spent much of the 1914–18 war abroad in the intelligence service–the time in which he laid the basis of the ‘Ashenden’ stories. In the ’twenties he took up residence in the south of France and, but for the last war, lived there until his death in December 1965. The stories published here were largely written in the three decades following the First World War. Although Maugham had written short stories early in his career, preoccupation with his other writing led to a long interval before he next took up the form, on a voyage in the South Seas in 1919, originally as a relief from other work. It is consequently an irony which he would have appreciated that many consider him to be at his best in his short stories. When he stopped writing them he made a collection of those that he wished to preserve and arranged them in the order felt to be most agreeable to the reader. This edition as far as possible preserves that arrangement. A good part of the success of his stories derives from the technique that Maugham used. He discussed this in the preface to the first American edition of his collected short stories and compared it with the contrasting techniques of Chekhov and de Maupassant. Chekhov had markedly superior characterisation, he said, but de Maupassant did give his short stories a beginning, a middle and an end–which Maugham approved, and which is the key to his style: ‘My prepossessions in the arts are on the side of law and order. I like a story that fits.’ Such was his answer to critics who had applied the word ‘competent’ to his stories, disparagingly as they thought–and, judging by the stories’ vast and continuing popularity, unwisely. Following this principle, Maugham developed a style which was as ordered as his general plan. His sentences are short. They balance one another and are balanced in themselves. They are a highly appropriate form for his narratives, stamped as they are by their fluency and discursiveness. Moreover, it is a style equally suited to Maugham’s view of his characters: a view that is largely detached, cool, at times slightly cynical but tempered constantly by a wry sense of humour–as illustrated by ‘Jane’. Maugham is, however, at ease equally in pure comedy (‘The Facts of Life’) and in high tragedy (‘The Unconquered’). His stories are with the same felicity as varied in mood as they are in setting. Each of these stories can stand on its own. Maugham himself wrote that such a compactness of technique, character and incident may seem disconcerting in a world where at least one loose end is normally left behind; but the compactness is part of the method used by such short story writers as Maugham. As he put it in his own distinctive way, such a writer ‘seeks to prove nothing. He paints a picture and sets it before you. You can take it or leave it.’ Most take it.
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TOP 50 Quotes About Writing
 
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TOP 50 Quotes About Writing. Wallpapers - https://quotefancy.com/quotes-about-writing “There is something delicious about writing the first words of a story. You never quite know where they’ll take you.” — Beatrix Potter (00:00) “If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot.” — Stephen King (00:07) “I write to give myself strength. I write to be the characters that I am not. I write to explore all the things I’m afraid of. ” — Joss Whedon (00:14) “Start writing, no matter what. The water does not flow until the faucet is turned on.” — Louis L'Amour (00:21) “Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.” — Anton Chekhov (00:28) “This is how you do it: you sit down at the keyboard and you put one word after another until its done. It's that easy, and that hard.” — Neil Gaiman (00:35) “You can make anything by writing.” — C. S. Lewis (00:42) “The scariest moment is always just before you start.” — Stephen King (00:49) “Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia.” — E. L. Doctorow (00:56) “There is no real ending. It’s just the place where you stop the story.” — Frank Herbert (01:03) “I can shake off everything as I write; my sorrows disappear, my courage is reborn.” — Anne Frank (01:10) “You can, you should, and if you’re brave enough to start, you will.” — Stephen King (01:17) “Tears are words that need to be written.” — Paulo Coelho (01:24) “After nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world.” — Philip Pullman (01:31) “Imagination is like a muscle. I found out that the more I wrote, the bigger it got.” — Philip José Farmer (01:38) “There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.” — W. Somerset Maugham (01:45) “We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.” — Anaïs Nin (01:52) “All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence that you know.” — Ernest Hemingway (01:59) “Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly – they’ll go through anything. You read and you’re pierced.” — Aldous Huxley (02:06) “I always start writing with a clean piece of paper and a dirty mind. ” — Patrick Dennis (02:13) “If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.” — Toni Morrison (02:20) “Fantasy is hardly an escape from reality. It’s a way of understanding it.” — Lloyd Alexander (02:27) “Being a writer is a very peculiar sort of a job: it’s always you versus a blank sheet of paper (or a blank screen) and quite often the blank piece of paper wins.” — Neil Gaiman (02:34) “Fiction is the truth inside the lie.” — Stephen King (02:41) “The secret to getting ahead is getting started.” — Mark Twain (02:48) “A writer is someone for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people.” — Thomas Mann (02:55) “When I sit down to write a book, I do not say to myself, ‘I am going to produce a work of art.’ I write it because there is some lie that I want to expose, some fact to which I want to draw attention, and my initial concern is to get a hearing.” — George Orwell (03:02) “Writing a book is a horrible, exhausting struggle, like a long bout with some painful illness. One would never undertake such a thing if one were not driven on by some demon whom one can neither resist nor understand.” — George Orwell (03:09) “One day I will find the right words, and they will be simple.” — Jack Kerouac (03:16) “The role of a writer is not to say what we can all say, but what we are unable to say.” — Anaïs Nin (03:23) “No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader. No surprise in the writer, no surprise in the reader.” — Robert Frost (03:30) “You can't wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.” — Jack London (03:37) “We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master.” — Ernest Hemingway (03:44) “A little talent is a good thing to have if you want to be a writer. But the only real requirement is the ability to remember every scar.” — Stephen King (03:51) “If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.” — Stephen King (03:58) “Every secret of a writer’s soul, every experience of his life, every quality of his mind, is written large in his works.” — Virginia Woolf (04:05) “I write to discover what I know.” — Flannery O'Connor (04:12) “The road to hell is paved with works-in-progress.” — Philip Roth (04:19) “I don’t care if a reader hates one of my stories, just as long as he finishes the book.” — Roald Dahl (04:26) Music: Over Time - Vibe Tracks TFB9 - Vibe Tracks
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Horatio Clare - Writers in Conversation
 
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Writers in Conversation features some of today’s best fiction writers, poets, non-fiction writers and playwrights reading from their work and talking about their writing lifestyle - how characters take shape and where ideas come from. Led by creative writing lecturers at the University of Southampton, the event takes place in Nuffield Kitchen, helping to create an evening that is relaxed, engaging and intelligent, yet informal. Horatio Clare is the author of two memoirs, Running for the Hills and Truant; three books of nature and travel, A Single Swallow, Down to the Sea In Ships, and Orison for a Curlew; a novella, The Prince's Pen; an anthology, Sicily Through Writers' Eyes, and most recently a novel for children, Aubrey and the Terrible Yoot, a Sunday Times children's book of the year. Variously a journalist, teacher, radio producer, lecturer and broadcaster, Horatio began life as a sheep-dog substitute, herding flocks in the Black Mountains of south Wales. His work has been listed for numerous prizes, winning the Somerset Maugham award, the Foreign Press Association award and the Standford-Dolman Travel Book of the Year 2015. Horatio contributes to numerous international publications and radio programmes, with regular essays for the Financial Times and From Our Own Correspondent. He is currently lecturing in creative writing at Liverpool John Moores.
Audiobook: The Summing Up by W. Somerset Maugham
 
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Buy full audiobook: http://www.qksrv.net/interactive?aid=10653481&pid=3861424&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.audible.com%2Fadbl%2Fstore%2Fwelcome.jsp%3Fsource_code%3DCOMA0211WS021909%26entryRedirect%3D%2Fentry%2Foffers%2FproductPromo2.jsp%26entryParams%3D%5EproductID%7EBK_ACON_000041 William Somerset Maugham (1874?1965) was born at the height of British imperial power. When he died, the British Empire was all but a memory. In Maugham's lifetime, as his civilization slowly disappeared, people from all walks of life, the proud, the urbane, the crude, and the desperate, passed beneath the lens of his dispassionate scrutiny. Transformed into some of the most unforgettable literary works of the 20th century, his experiences re-emerged in his plays, fiction, and essays. No other writer possessed his keen ability of observation. It was an ability so well honed that his work makes you feel as if you have been drawn into an intimate conversation with the century's most arresting and sophisticated personality. The Summing Up represents Maugham's life and philosophy in his own words. It is autobiographical in nature, though most of the work is concerned with Maugham's unique and fascinating opinions on the theater, writing, metaphysics, and the interesting people he encountered in his long and successful career. His style is very conversational and you feel yourself settling into an intellectual odyssey led by a man who lived life to its fullest. Sixty years afterThe Summing Up was published, Maugham's controversial insights and opinions continue to stimulate conversation and debate. This is one of the most entertaining, self-revealing pieces of all time.
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Writing Fiction & Poetry : Writing Techniques for Novels
 
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Novel writing techniques vary from writer to writer, but outlines are typically helpful, as are revision sessions of large bodies of work. Discover a personal writing process that gets the job done with tips from a published author and English professor in this free video on writing. Expert: David M. Harris Bio: David M. Harris has taught English at Vanderbilt University and elsewhere. Filmmaker: Dimitri LaBarge
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When Life Becomes Fiction
 
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From sex to his great-aunt, Jonathan Ames' oeuvre is laced with a variety of obsessions, including the desire to let books themselves shape our fates Question: Are there any recurring obsessions in your works? Jonathan Ames: Well, I've written eight books and in almost all of my books there's a great-aunt character. I have a very close relationship with my great-aunt who's been a friend, like a grandmother. I may have spent more time with her than most human beings. So, I always have a character somewhat based on her in my books. So, that's a recurring theme. I think for my novel, "The Extra Man," my novel, "Wake Up Sir," the short story, Bored to Death very much play on this theme of someone being obsessed with books themselves, and wanting their life to be like something out of a book. For my novel, "The Extra Man," the character, from reading a lot of Somerset Maugham and Tomas Mann and Fitzgerald and Evelyn Waugh and P.G. Woodhouse, wanted to be what he thought of as a young gentleman. And he'd seen all these books as the literature of a young gentleman. How a young gentleman might live. And so he had this fantasy that he was a young gentleman. The book was kind of constructed almost like the "Magic Mountain," by Tomas Mann. And in my novel, "Wake Up Sir," in my mind it was very much about someone who had been driven insane by reading too much P.G. Woodhouse. And this all came from my spending a year reading "Don Quixote" and the way that Don Quixote read all these books on chivalry and believed that he was a knight. I really got into this notion of seeing life as this fantasy very much influenced by the books you read. And then the same thing with Bored to Death. The character has been rereading all of his Raymond Chandler novels and some David Goodis and he gets it in his mind that he should be a private detective. And so then the story is about someone being driven by literature to do something. And then I get to write it in the style of a thriller, whereas, with my novel Wake Up Sir, I kind of wrote it in my mind in the style of somewhat of a Woodhouse novel. So those are obsessions. I think obsessions with sexuality of trying to define oneself or trying to escape definition is also a theme. New York City -- most of my work is set in New York, except for Wake Up Sir. So these would be some of my themes. Recorded on: November 4, 2009 Question: Are there any recurring obsessions in your works? Jonathan Ames: Well, I've written eight books and in almost all of my books there's a great-aunt character. I have a very close relationship with my great-aunt who's been a friend, like a grandmother. I may have spent more time with her than most human beings. So, I always have a character somewhat based on her in my books. So, that's a recurring theme. I think for my novel, "The Extra Man," my novel, "Wake Up Sir," the short story, Bored to Death very much play on this theme of someone being obsessed with books themselves, and wanting their life to be like something out of a book. For my novel, "The Extra Man," the character, from reading a lot of Somerset Maugham and Tomas Mann and Fitzgerald and Evelyn Waugh and P.G. Woodhouse, wanted to be what he thought of as a young gentleman. And he'd seen all these books as the literature of a young gentleman. How a young gentleman might live. And so he had this fantasy that he was a young gentleman. The book was kind of constructed almost like the "Magic Mountain," by Tomas Mann. And in my novel, "Wake Up Sir," in my mind it was very much about someone who had been driven insane by reading too much P.G. Woodhouse. And this all came from my spending a year reading "Don Quixote" and the way that Don Quixote read all these books on chivalry and believed that he was a knight. I really got into this notion of seeing life as this fantasy very much influenced by the books you read. And then the same thing with Bored to Death. The character has been rereading all of his Raymond Chandler novels and some David Goodis and he gets it in his mind that he should be a private detective. And so then the story is about someone being driven by literature to do something. And then I get to write it in the style of a thriller, whereas, with my novel Wake Up Sir, I kind of wrote it in my mind in the style of somewhat of a Woodhouse novel. So those are obsessions. I think obsessions with sexuality of trying to define oneself or trying to escape definition is also a theme. New York City -- most of my work is set in New York, except for Wake Up Sir. So these would be some of my themes. Recorded on: November 4, 2009
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Writing Habits TAG!
 
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TAG Time! Original TAG! - http://youtu.be/Vu8PyJCHHOk Wordsofareader - http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyihr6dvmH3XGDyBHfdhhFw Cherie Moore - http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWoR5TUGLl5iRmIrEXRgzTA Caitlin Plavala - http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCd-thFZmHK-z8Ou5HcmFATA Turtle Sympathy - http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMInkxIxbgLHi-TlsNpGbyw Questions - 1. Typed or Handwritten? 2. Cursive or Printed? 3. Show us your favourite pen. 4. Where do you like to write? (Location) 5. Who are your five favourite authors in terms of authorial style? 6. What are you your three favourite books on writing? 7. Have you ever competed in NaNoWriMo? 8. Have you ever won NaNoWriMo? 9. Have you ever had anything published? 10. What projects are you working on now? 11. What is your soundtrack to writing? 12. Do you have a writing pump-up song?
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Writing & the Moon: Author Tim Ferriss
 
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Writing & the Moon - http://divinetimeastrology.com. Marie Forleo Interview of Tim Ferriss: https://youtu.be/h3X9OFzF6ds Using the Vedic Jaimini technique to show if you are a writer by using the birth chart of author Tim Ferriss. Tim Ferriss is an author, entrepreneur, angel investor, philanthropist, podcaster, speaker, and researcher. He is one multi-talented guy (Mercury dominated)! Using the Vedic Jaimini technique I show how his birth chart indicates writing as one of his talents as well as other talents he has. Read my first blog post on the Moon & Writing and find out if YOU are a writer with my Special Offer reading: http://divinetimeastrology.com/2018/0...
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NOVEMBER 29 - DECEMBER 5 ~ WRITING WITH THE STARS ~ astrology for writers - 2015
 
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WRITING WITH THE STARS - astrology for writers. http://elizabethedgett.com PLEASE SUBSCRIBE to my free astrological "weather report" to find out what type of writing harmonizes with the current planetary alignments. - IT'S LIKE having your own personal writing coach. - KICK-START your writing! Make sure you're "Writing With The Stars"! http://elizabethedgett.com The 29th is a day when you can actually make your fictional dreams come true. Saturn is keeping it all real, even if you're writing fantasy. It's an especially good day for epic fantasy or travel writing. The entertainment factor quadruples on the 30th with the Moon in Leo trining the Sun/Saturn conjunction. Mercury trine Uranus favors writing science fiction, particularly space opera. A trine on December 1st has you rocketing to the Moon with wild ideas that hit the current zeitgeist with a bull's eye! On Dec 2nd, a Moon/Saturn/Neptune T-square challenges you to channel your fantasies, to communicate a higher wisdom. On the 3rd/4th, expand on already established ideas instead of trying to dream up something new. Venus moves into Scorpio on the 5th as the Moon conjuncts Mars in Libra. It's a great day to write a sex scene, and an even better day to delve into the psychology of sex, or your character's motivations around sex.
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"The End of Something"  by Ernest Hemingway (read by Tom O'Bedlam)
 
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This story was written when Hemingway was about 25 years old. Nick Adams is a character in many Hemingway's stories - maybe he represents the writer himself. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_End_of_Something "His distinctive writing style, characterized by economy and understatement, influenced 20th-century fiction" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ernest_Hemingway This is one of the set works, part of the AQA Anthology for the GCSE examination in British Schools: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AQA_Anthology http://www.teachit.co.uk/armoore/anthology/theendofsomething.htm Hortons Bay is a real place and it is well aware of its connection with Hemingway: http://www.mynorth.com/My-North/May-2006/Hemingways-Horton-Bay/
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Frederic Raphael - Summer idyll in France (36/144)
 
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Born in 1931 in America, Frederic Raphael is a writer who has written more than 20 novels, five volumes of short stories and biographies. He also won an Oscar for writing the script to "Darling" and wrote the screenplay for the acclaimed film "Eyes Wide Shut". [Listener: Christopher Sykes] TRANSCRIPT: Beetle and I, she just got some money from working in London, she left her job and in June of 1950 we set off for France. I had not been to France since 1938 when I went with my parents to Knokke-le-Zoute for a week holiday. So it was all incredibly new and exciting. I read books about France of course. And we went first to Paris, and then we went down to the south in a bus, a Phocien car, which took two days to go by Lyon to Nice. And it was wonderful. And then we took the bus along to St Tropez which was in those days was just a small fishing village. I mean, it was quite smart because I think even then Brigitte Bardot and people had gone there but she wasn't there at all. It was quite a smart Saint-Germain-des-Prés kind of place to go, and we put up in a little pension called Au Bout du Monde. And we lay on the beach and got sunburnt, because we both thought we didn't get sunburnt because we had dark complexions because we'd never been anywhere near a sun as hot as the one in the south of France in June. And we still made love, in a very burnt condition, and then we set out to walk from St Tropez to a place called Ramatuelle, a little hill village about 11 kilometres out of St Tropez. And it was a very long walk with our luggage and we had those non-pliant antique sandals which rubbed in every possible place that they could; even when they didn't touch you they seemed to be creating blisters. And we walked along and walked along, and eventually a French army lorry came along with two guys in it. And they stopped, and they said – it was all like an American musical – where are you going? And we said, Ramatuelle. Allez. And off we went. And we found a little room, the woman called Madame Isnard. I think it was £3 or so a week... 5000 francs I think it was, francs were about 1200 to the pound. And it had a room and a bed, a big bed on... in the attic, and a kitchen. Of course, it didn't have any running water – you had to go to the fountain in the village. And we were there for six weeks. And every morning I sat with my portable typewriter and start... and worked on a novel. I worked and I worked and I worked, and it was all about a little boy going to Charterhouse, or an equivalent Charterhouse, and all the terrible things that happened to him. But it was written in a style which I had learnt from Somerset Maugham. What I'd learnt from Somerset Maugham, particularly from 'Of Human Bondage', which I'd read when I was 15, was that there was a way, so to speak, of representing your own pitiful experience – Maugham had stammered and had a miserable time at school, and he had created a hero who was lame, which stood for the stammer, called Philip Carey – and what I noticed in Maugham which gave me the incentive to become a novelist was that you can process experience in a cold, clear way so that it eliminates – you hope – self-pity, but enables you, nevertheless, to use your own personal experience. So I set about doing that. And Beetle read the pages, and she seemed to think they were okay, and in the afternoons we made love and then we walked to the beach, either to that beach, l'Escalet or to that beach which was called Pampelonne. Pampelonne was where the American forces had landing in 19... August of 1944. It was completely deserted, vineyards in front of it, now, of course, it's huge high-rises and all the rest of it. And we used to walk down there, or to l'Escalet. One time at l'Escalet, there was a Swede and he was standing above us. We didn't take our clothes off at l'Escalet because there were too many people, but he stood up there and this voice came across the beach, 'Adam and Eve!' which was a strange moment. Anyway we took it to be some kind of a... blessing. It's easy when you're happy. Anyway we went to l'Escalet where we were... where we could take our clothes off and swim naked on the beach, and I remember a French couple came and sat miles away from us. We'd... I hurriedly put my clothes back on again and... 'Bougez pas, nous sommes aussi des naturistes!' Anyway it was all fine. We had a good time. And then it all got a bit sad because we were going to have to leave. Our happiness was very fragile. Beetle was unhappy because she was happy and I was unhappy because she was unhappy, which is not an unknown thing to happen to both of us all through our lives. And I went back to Cambridge.
What is COMEDY OF MANNERS? What does COMEDY OF MANNERS mean? COMEDY OF MANNERS meaning
 
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What is COMEDY OF MANNERS? What does COMEDY OF MANNERS mean? COMEDY OF MANNERS meaning - COMEDY OF MANNERS definition - COMEDY OF MANNERS explanation. Source: Wikipedia.org article, adapted under https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ license. The comedy of manners is an entertainment form which satirizes the manners and affectations of a social class or of multiple classes, often represented by stereotypical stock characters. For example, the miles gloriosus ("boastful soldier") in ancient times, the fop and the rake during the English Restoration, or an old person pretending to be young. Restoration comedy is used as a synonym for "comedy of manners". The plot of the comedy, often concerned with scandal, is generally less important than its witty dialogue. A great writer of comedies of manners was Oscar Wilde, his most famous play being The Importance of Being Earnest. The comedy of manners was first developed in the new comedy of the Ancient Greek playwright Menander. His style, elaborate plots, and stock characters were imitated by the Roman playwrights Plautus and Terence, whose comedies were widely known and copied during the Renaissance. The best-known comedies of manners, however, may well be those of the French playwright Moliere, who satirized the hypocrisy and pretension of the ancien régime in such plays as L'École des femmes (The School for Wives, 1662), Le Misanthrope (The Misanthrope, 1666), and most famously Tartuffe (1664). The comedy of manners has been employed by Roman satirists since as early as the first century BC. Horace's Satire 1.9 is a prominent example, in which the persona is unable to express his wish for his companion to leave, but instead subtly implies so through wit. William Shakespeare's Much Ado about Nothing might be considered the first comedy of manners In England, but the genre really flourished during the Restoration period. Restoration comedy, which was influenced by Ben Jonson's comedy of humours, made fun of affected wit and acquired follies of the time. The masterpieces of the genre were the plays of William Wycherley (The Country Wife, 1675) and William Congreve (The Way of the World, 1700). In the late 18th century Oliver Goldsmith (She Stoops to Conquer, 1773) and Richard Brinsley Sheridan (The Rivals, 1775; The School for Scandal, 1777) revived the form. The tradition of elaborate, artificial plotting and epigrammatic dialogue was carried on by the Irish playwright Oscar Wilde in Lady Windermere's Fan (1892) and The Importance of Being Earnest (1895). In the 20th century, the comedy of manners reappeared in the plays of the British dramatists Noël Coward (Hay Fever, 1925) and Somerset Maugham and the novels of P.G. Wodehouse, as well as various British sitcoms. The Carry On films are a direct descendant of the comedy of manners style. The term comedy of menace, which British drama critic Irving Wardle based on the subtitle of The Lunatic View: A Comedy of Menace (1958), by David Campton, is a jocular play-on-words derived from the "comedy of manners" (menace being manners pronounced with a somewhat Judeo-English accent). Pinter's play The Homecoming has been described as a mid-twentieth-century "comedy of manners". In Boston Marriage (1999), David Mamet chronicles a sexual relationship between two women, one of whom has her eye on yet another young woman (who never appears, but who is the target of a seduction scheme). Periodically, the two women make their serving woman the butt of haughty jokes, serving to point up the satire on class. Though displaying the verbal dexterity one associates with both the playwright and the genre, the patina of wit occasionally erupts into shocking crudity. Other contemporary examples include Douglas Carter Beane's As Bees in Honey Drown, The Country Club, The Little Dog Laughed, and the "Jeeves and Wooster" series by P.G. Wodehouse. The television program Absolutely Fabulous is another contemporary example of the comedy of manners.
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Profile: Howard Fast
 
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"Howard had a tremendous interest in America—and a tremendous love for this country," says Mimi Fast, wife of the late novelist Howard Fast. Fast (1914--2003) was one of the most prolific American writers of the twentieth century. He was a bestselling author of more than eighty works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and screenplays. In 1950, his refusal to provide the United States Congress with a list of possible Communist associates earned him a three-month prison sentence. During his incarceration, Fast wrote one of his best-known novels, Spartacus (1951). Throughout his long career, Fast matched his commitment to championing social justice in his writing with a deft, lively storytelling style. For the first time, sixty-three of his works will be available as ebooks. Watch Mimi Fast, son and author Jonathan Fast, and author and daughter-in-law Erica Jong speak about his legacy. Learn more at http://www.openroadmedia.com/authors/howard-fast.aspx
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The Letter (1940) -- OPENING TITLE SEQUENCE
 
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The Letter (1940) 95 min - Crime | Drama | Film-Noir - 23 November 1940 (USA) The wife of a rubber plantation administrator shoots a man to death and claims it was self-defense; a letter in her own hand may prove her undoing. Director: William Wyler Writers: W. Somerset Maugham (by), Howard Koch (screen play) Stars: Bette Davis, Herbert Marshall, James Stephenson http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0032701
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Purple Dwarf Tower: Building Windmills (original eclectic song about wanderlust and money)
 
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Lifestyle clashes between materialism and bohemian wanderlust in this love relationship break up (ala Somerset Maugham's Razor's Edge). Style/Genre: Electronic, Ballad Lyrics I'm building windmills, all over town, I get around Sitting in cafes on old boulevards, the world goes around My blue bonnet baby, has skipped out of town She's left with my heart and my coin, she's gone So building windmills is what I do best, just look around A brief moment's pause on ocean's fair shore, is all I'm allowed My blue bonnet baby, has left for the sound Of change in her pockets and one caret lockets, she's gone So windmills and memories are all I have left, as I sit around Kicking at cans in lonely back alleys, where I can be found Where I can be found Video by Purple Dwarf Tower, original song 'Building Windmills' written and recorded by Purple Dwarf Tower, copyright 2012.
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William Schallert 1922-2016
 
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William Joseph Schallert (July 6, 1922 – May 8, 2016) was an American character actor who appeared in many films and in such television series as Perry Mason; The Smurfs; Jefferson Drum; Philip Marlowe; The Rat Patrol; Gunsmoke; Star Trek; The Patty Duke Show; 87th Precinct; The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis; The Waltons; Hawaii Five-O, Quincy, M.E.; The Partridge Family; Bonanza; Wanted: Dead or Alive; Leave It to Beaver; The Dick Van Dyke Show; Love, American Style; Get Smart; Lawman; Combat!; The Wild Wild West; and in later years, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine; Medium and True Blood. As with many other character actors with long careers, Schallert's face was more recognizable than his name. William "Bill" Schallert was born in Los Angeles, the son of Edwin Francis Schallert, a longtime drama critic for the Los Angeles Times, and Elza Emily Schallert (née Baumgarten), a magazine writer and radio host. He began acting while a student at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles and, in 1946, helped found the Circle Theatre with Sydney Chaplin and several fellow students. In 1948, Schallert was directed by Sydney's father, the famous Charlie Chaplin, in a staging of Somerset Maugham's Rain. Schallert appeared in supporting roles on numerous television programs since the early 1950s, including four episodes in Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theatre between 1958 and 1961. He was in Gunsmoke in 1957 and in 1958 and The Partridge Family, as a very humble folk-singing guitar player with "Stage Fright", in 1971. He appeared three times as Major Karl Richmond on NBC's Steve Canyon, starring Dean Fredericks in the title role. Schallert also appeared in several movies. One of his early cinematic roles was a brief uncredited performance as a police detective in The Reckless Moment (1949) with Joan Bennett and James Mason. He had roles in The Man from Planet X (1951) with Robert Clarke, The Tarnished Angels (1958) with Robert Stack, Blue Denim (1959) with Brandon deWilde, Pillow Talk (1959) with Doris Day and Rock Hudson, Speedway (1968) with Elvis Presley, The Jerk (1979) with Steve Martin, Teachers (1984) with Nick Nolte, and Innerspace (1987), in which he played Martin Short's doctor. Schallert was probably best known as Martin Lane on The Patty Duke Show. He also appeared as a wise teacher, Mr. Leander Pomfritt, on The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis, and as The Admiral on Get Smart. On the two former shows he worked opposite actress Jean Byron. Schallert made three guest appearances on CBS's Perry Mason between 1957–1962, including the role of Donald Graves in the series' fifth episode, "The Case of the Sulky Girl", and Dr. Bradbury in the 1961 episode, "The Case of the Misguided Missile". He is also remembered for playing the role of Nilz Baris in the Star Trek episode "The Trouble With Tribbles". He also appeared in the archive footage of that episode which was used in the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode "Trials and Tribble-ations". Schallert appeared in DS9 himself, in the second season episode "Sanctuary", in which he played Varani, a Bajoran musician. Schallert played the role of Carson Drew in the television series The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries (1977–1979), featuring Pamela Sue Martin as Nancy Drew. In addition to his onscreen performances, Schallert did voiceover work for numerous television and radio commercials over the years. Among these were a recurring role as "Milton the Toaster" in animated commercials for Kellogg's Pop-Tarts. Schallert had the rare distinction of appearing in both the original movie version of In The Heat of The Night (1967) and the later NBC TV version in 1992. In 2004, TV Guide recognized Schallert's portrayal of Martin Lane on The Patty Duke Show as No. 39 on its list of "50 Greatest TV Dads. Schallert served as president of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) from 1979 to 1981, and afterwards remained active in SAG projects, including serving as a Trustee of the SAG Pension and Health Plans since 1983, and of the Motion Picture and Television Fund since 1977. Schallert continued to work steadily as an actor in later life, appearing in a 2008 episode of How I Met Your Mother, the HBO television movie Recount (2008) as U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice John Paul Stevens, the HBO series True Blood and his distinctive voice continued to bring him work for commercial and animation voiceovers. His last television appearance came in 2014 on an episode of the sitcom 2 Broke Girls. Schallert passed away on May 8. 2016, at the age of 93.
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Toru Dutt : Prose Writing
 
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This Lecture talks about Toru Dutt : Prose Writing
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A Booktube Christmas
 
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In which I cook Christmas dinner for Jean and Lauren, and we all have a giggle. All books mentioned are linked below. xx -- — SIGNED BOOKS FOR CHRISTMAS: http://www.jen-campbell.com/shop — MY BOOKS: THE BEGINNING OF THE WORLD IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT Book details: https://tinyurl.com/lnz5bb6 Paperback: https://tinyurl.com/yatcm2ko Signed copies: http://www.jen-campbell.co.uk/shop.html FRANKLIN’S FLYING BOOKSHOP: http://tinyurl.com/mmfrq69 Signed copies: http://www.jen-campbell.co.uk/shop.html THE BOOKSHOP BOOK: http://tinyurl.com/zxoqbex Signed copies: http://www.jen-campbell.co.uk/shop.html THE HUNGRY GHOST FESTIVAL: http://tinyurl.com/d9c44ky Signed copies: http://www.jen-campbell.co.uk/shop.html WEIRD THINGS CUSTOMERS SAY IN BOOKSHOPS: http://tinyurl.com/z6qdah3 Signed copies: http://www.jen-campbell.co.uk/shop.html MORE WEIRD THINGS CUSTOMERS SAY IN BOOKSHOPS: http://tinyurl.com/zrt8hrv Signed Copies: http://www.jen-campbell.co.uk/shop.html -- Lauren: http://www.youtube.com/readsanddaydreams Jean: http://www.youtube.com/bookishthoughts Somerset Maugham Award: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Somerset_Maugham_Award Last Year’s Winners: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jYqO9s5d5Yc -- WHO I AM Hello, my name's Jen. I'm an award-winning poet and short story writer. My debut short story collection 'The Beginning of the World in the Middle of the Night' is published by Two Roads, and my first children's book, 'Franklin's Flying Bookshop,' is published by Thames and Hudson. I'm also the author of the Sunday Times bestselling 'Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops' series, 'The Bookshop Book' and 'The Hungry Ghost Festival.' I run writing workshops, give talks at universities & book festivals on a variety of topics, judge literary prizes, and take on freelance writing and editing. If you would like to speak with me about the possibility of working together, please get in touch via email: [email protected] x -- Where to find me: Website: http://www.jen-campbell.co.uk Writing Workshops: http://www.jen-campbell.co.uk/writing-workshops Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jenvcampbell Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/jenvcampbell Events: http://www.jen-campbell.co.uk/events Podcast: http://www.jen-campbell.co.uk/podcast Facebook: http://tinyurl.com/3o3s4d2 Goodreads: http://tinyurl.com/hs8nxjm Blog: http://jen-campbell.blogspot.com Email: [email protected] (Since starting Youtube, some of you have been asking what's wrong with my hands. This should answer any questions :) http://tinyurl.com/z3kzk24.) NB This is not a sponsored video, and unless otherwise stated all books were bought by me.
Views: 9839 Jen Campbell
Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok: More Than 140 Years of History and Heritage
 
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Welcome to Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok, a luxurious 5 star hotel along the Chao Phraya River steeped in history and built since 1876. Numerous authors once resided within the hotel’s grounds and were inspired Built in 1876 and ideally located on the banks of the Chao Phraya River, Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok has been an inspiration to a host of world-renowned writers from Joseph Conrad, Somerset Maugham to Wilbur Smith and John Le Carre. Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok boasts an international reputation for splendid service, style and grace and facilities including eight restaurants. The hotel’s private teakwood shuttle boats provide daily access to the world famous Thai Cooking School, the hotel’s Thai restaurant, the award-winning Oriental Spa and Health Centre located across the River; as well as the nearest skytrain station (SaphanTaksin) and River City Shopping Centre. Hit play and join us as we take you to see the lovely sights and spots within this truly charming hotel.
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The Master of the World [Full Audiobook] by Jules Verne
 
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The Master of the World [Full Audiobook] by Jules Verne Chief Inspector Strock gets the tough cases. When a volcano suddenly appears to threaten mountain towns of North Carolina amid the non-volcanic Blue Ridge Mountains, Strock is posted to determine the danger. When an automobile race in Wisconsin is interrupted by the unexpected appearance of a vehicle traveling at multiples of the top speed of the entrants, Strock is consulted. When an odd-shaped boat is sighted moving at impossible speeds off the New England coast, Stock and his boss begin to wonder if the incidents are related. And when Strock gets a hand-lettered note warning him to abandon his investigation, on pain of death, he is intrigued rather than deterred. Set in a period when gasoline engines were in their infancy and automobiles were rare, and when even Chief Inspectors had to engage a carriage and horses to move about, the appearance of a vehicle that can move at astounding speeds on land, on water - and as later revealed, underwater and through the air - marks a technological advance far beyond the reach of nations. It is technology invented by and for the sole benefit of a man who styles himself 00:00:00 - Chapter 1 00:15:41 - Chapter 2 00:32:12 - Chapter 3 00:55:21 - Chapter 4 01:12:26 - Chapter 5 01:29:36 - Chapter 6 01:40:51 - Chapter 7 01:58:30 - Chapter 8 02:18:04 - Chapter 9 02:20:24 - Chapter 10 02:34:56 - Chapter 11 02:53:28 - Chapter 12 03:11:30 - Chapter 13 03:29:32 - Chapter 14 03:53:29 - Chapter 15 04:11:40 - Chapter 16 04:23:08 - Chapter 17 04:48:36 - Chapter 18 Other Adventures by Jules Verne (playlist) https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1ANDYo2oT4wfh_AqiPri8G6-vCrLrtat English Audio Books - best audio books, free audio books, audio books free, librivox, best audiobooks, best free audio books online, library programs, summer reading #audiobook #audiobooks #englishaudiobooks #summerreading
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Listen To "Laura" By Saki
 
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Love our shorts? Share them (and earn swag) at Share.morningshort.com. Enjoy This Morning's Amazing short story. Morning Short produces one short audiobook every morning. Get your daily story via email: (http://Invite.MorningShort.com). -----What is Morning Short? ------- Morning Short is a podcast/newsletter that shares one short story every morning. Our stories are like little audiobooks, and feature everything from romance, to sci-fi thrillers, to drama, and even detective/crime fiction. We sometimes even welcome special guests to our story, like Sherlock Holmes, everyone's favorite sleuth (or at least ours). Other popular genres are fantasy, comedy, satire, and tragedy. We even read some narrative poetry sometimes! (Some say we're a bit like Audible for short stories) -----Why listen to Morning Short audiobooks? ------- Most of our readers just want a great story, every morning. They love the mystery aspect of it too, not knowing what story/genre/author will come next. Many readers use our service to improve their writing skills. We don't offer writing tips, but we feature a wide variety of legendary authors from around the world. Reading good literature is one of the best ways to improve your own writing skill. Others listen to us to improve their English. We're not an English-language course, but our stories are helpful for grasping idioms and english writing styles.
Views: 332 Morning Short
Charlton Heston:  Studio One - Of Human Bondage - 1949
 
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A young man finds himself attracted to a cold and unfeeling waitress who may ultimately destroy them both. Director: Paul Nickell Writer: Sumner Locke Elliott (based on story by Somerset Maugham) Cast: Charlton Heston, Felicia Montealegre Original Air Date: Nov 21, 1949
Views: 71 Joseph Hewes
Short Short Stories
 
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The Good Stuff comes to you in playlists of videos covering many styles and topics all around a theme. This week's theme: MINIATURE! We asked you to send us some short stories! You did! Here they are in a video we made! Thanks to everyone who submitted! http://www.youtube.com/video_response_view_all?v=f8zvHWkTOmc insert channel URLs here ________________ THE PLAYLIST Opener http://bit.ly/15ZQy2Z All About Mini Golf http://bit.ly/1b8NKVX Could Nanotechnology Cure Cancer? http://bit.ly/1b8VLdv Why Does The Universe Exist? http://bit.ly/18vxKZB Short Short Stories http://bit.ly/13ZyHLC PREVIOUS PLAYLISTS Origins http://bit.ly/19gbHEG Airplanes! http://bit.ly/15tF7zp Rockstar Lifestyle http://bit.ly/14MXgXo ________________ The Good Stuff elsewhere: YouTube: http://youtube.com/TheGoodStuff Facebook: http://fb.com/TheGoodStuffShow Twitter: http://twitter.com/GoodStuffShow Tumblr: http://tumblr.com/goodstuffshow ________________ ________________ Produced by Craig Benzine, Sam Grant, Matt Weber, David Wolff and Ryan Wolff
Views: 22407 The Good Stuff
The Luncheon
 
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[Premiere]: "Her Lover" By Maxim Gorky
 
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Morning Short is back, with a third season of amazing curated short stories! Today’s episode is: A story written by the Russian writer Maxim Gorky, who created the socialist-realism literatary style. Learn more: http://listen.morningshort.com - Discuss: http://reddit.com/r/morningshort More Context: This particular story is gritty, but sweet. The characters (Theresa, the student) are imperfect and complex, but good at heart. There's a real humanity to them, which is why we selected it. Story Genres: Fiction, Literature, Russian, Soviet, Socialist Realism, Drama Famous books by this author: The Mother Children of the Sun My Childhood And many others. -----What is Morning Short? ------- Morning Short is a podcast and daily newsletter featuring amazing, curated short stories, handpicked for you. Our stories are like little audiobooks, and feature everything from romance, to sci-fi thrillers, to drama, and even detective/crime fiction. We sometimes even welcome special guests to our story, like Sherlock Holmes, everyone's favorite sleuth (or at least ours). Other popular genres are fantasy, comedy, satire, and tragedy. We even read some narrative poetry sometimes! (Some say we're a bit like Audible for short stories) -----Why listen to Morning Short audiobooks? ------- Most of our readers just want a great story, every day or every week. They love the mystery aspect of it too, not knowing what story/genre/author will come next. Many readers use our service to improve their writing skills. We don't offer writing tips, but we feature a wide variety of legendary authors from around the world. Reading good literature is one of the best ways to improve your own writing skill. Others listen to us to improve their English. We're not an English-language course, but our stories are helpful for grasping idioms and english writing styles. They’re meant to entertain you while you commute or work out, help you improve your reading and writing skills, and generally just make you happier. Enjoy our amazing fiction! If you like the short audiobook format, let us know!
Views: 133 Morning Short
A People's History Breakfast - Documentary Part 4 / Lunch and Dinner
 
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I created this video with the YouTube Video Editor (http://www.youtube.com/editor) BBC Four. Porridge, scrambled eggs and a full English breakfast are as popular as ever, but we don't neccessarily eat them first thing in the morning "To eat well in England you should have breakfast three times a day," said the writer William Somerset Maugham, who spent a large part of his life living in France, and clearly thought the only meal Brits did well in the late 19th century was breakfast. At the beginning of the 21st century, reports have the full British breakfast supposedly in decline as our kitchens are full of cornflakes, and our journeys to work lined with places to grab a coffee and a bagel. "Breakfast menus have definitely seen a rise in dishes called things like 'proper porridge' and 'chef's granola'," says Seb Emina, author of The Breakfast Bible.
Views: 13937 COSMIC EQUATION
The end of bondage
 
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The text is from Of Human Bondage by W. Somerset Maugham. I can't even say the writing is particularly good, but, as soon as I read it, I had a hunch that I wanted to combine it with video.
Views: 255 Sterling Lynch
THE LAST LEAF - the classic short story by O. Henry, presented by classic-tales.net
 
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http://classic-tales.net This track is from CLASSIC TALES OF HOPE AND COURAGE: http://amzn.to/1nkKwUy Listen to more classic short stories and poems at http://classic-tales.net Image of "Branch with Leaves" by Vincent Van Gogh, courtesy of wikipaintings.org. All other public domain images courtesy of Library of Congress (loc.gov).
Views: 55100 Daniel Vimont
Romulus Linney - A tour of his writing space
 
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Playwright Romulus Linney IV (1930 -- 2011) was raised in Boone, North Carolina and Madison, Tennessee. Many of his plays have Appalachian settings (Tennessee, Holy Ghosts, Sand Mountain, Gint, and Heathen Valley) while others focus on European and military themes (The Sorrows of Frederick, 2, The Love Suicides at the Schofield Barracks. Childe Byron is his romantic play about Lord Byron. Linney received a BA from Oberlin College and an MFA from the Yale School of Drama. Romulus Linney was interviewed by Mike Wood on January 14, 2003 at Linney's home in Germantown, NY. The interview segments are courtesy of the William Inge Center for the Arts in Independence, Kansas.
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Rafisaab sings Song of Life  "Chal ud Jaa re panchi"
 
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Rafisaab sings the song of “philosophy of life” which is so very beautifully phrased by Somerset Maugham in his book “Razors Edge”. “Nothing in the world is permanent, and we're foolish when we ask anything to last, but surely we're still more foolish not to take delight in it while we have it”. If change is of the essence of existence one would have thought it only sensible to make it the premise of our philosophy. No one can touch the same river twice, but the river flows on and the other river water we step into is still cool and refreshing too. This poignant and stirring aspects of reality of life is beautifully written by the Lyricists Rajinder Krishnan, composed by the master composer Chiragupta and incredibly sang by Rafisaab in two styles over the entire movie. Both the styles are in emotional moods but the tune are slightly different. chal ud jaa re panchhi (2) ki ab ye des hua begaana chal ud jaa re panchhi.................... khatam hue din us daali ke, jis par tera basera tha/-2 aaj yahaan aur kal ho vahaan ye, jogi vaala phera tha, ye teri jaageer nahin thi, ye teri jaageer nahin thi, chaar ghadi ka dera tha sada raha hai is duniya men kis ka aab-o-daana chal ud jaa re panchhi.................. Also “ Life is not only about receiving , but it’s also about giving !!!!!! tune tinaka-tinaka chun kar, nagari ek basaai /-2 baarish men teri bhigi pankhe, dhoop men garami khaai gham na kar , gham na kar jo teri mehanat tere kaam na aai achchha hai kuchh le jaane se, dekar hi kuchh jaana chal ud jaa re panchhi............... PART-II chal ud jaa re panchhi /-2 ke ab ye des huva begaana chal ud jaa re panchhi............ bhool ja ab vo mast hava, vo udana daali-daali /-2 jag ki aankh kaanta ban gai, chaal teri matavaali kaun bhala us baag ko poochhe, kaun bhala us baag ko poochhe, ho na jis ka maali teri qismat men likha hai, jite ji mar jaana chal ud jaa re panchhi............. rotein hain vo pankh-pakheru, saath tere jo khele /-2 jin ke saath lagaaye tune aramaanon ke mele bhigi aankhiyon se hi un ki, aaj duaayen le le kis ko pata ab is nagari men kab ho tera aana chal ud jaa re panchhi............. Shekhar Bopardikar Forever Rafi
Views: 556 Happi kis Toon
Alchemist Secret Flamel Sophick Mercury
 
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Alchemy of Steven School. Do not try this at home. This video and written statements do not constitute advice of any type nor are they intended for any specific person. No warranty is expressed or implied as to the accuracy or completeness of any information presented here. Alchemy of Steven School. The chemical wedding, sophick mercury is not elemental mercury! Elemental mercury is toxic and is not used in this video. Sophick mercury was attributed to the secret mercury of the alchemist, or sophick mercury of alchemy. A secret fire digesting or continually decocting matter without burning, without the laying on of hands. Alchemy secrets of nature. The first turn of the alchemical wheel begins like a flight of fire. The alchemical secret oven operates on sunlight (the astral fire) coupled with the secret fire of nature. Two fires of alchemy doing the secret work of the alchemist which imitates nature.
BBC RADIO DRAMA: THE DARK TOWER by Louis MacNeice
 
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The Dark Tower by Louis MacNeice was broadcast on BBC Home Service on 21st January 1946. This is a very old recording Story: Can Roland follow in his brother's footsteps and face the terror in the dark tower? Roland is looking through the family photo album and hears about family members he has not met- they have left. Each male family member travels a long journey- and does not return. Beyond the desert lies the Dark Tower. This is a "parable play". Gavin is a questioner. Based upon the classic poem "Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came" is a poem by Robert Browning, written in 1855 The inspiration is a line from King Lear which has no context and no explanation- demanding someone devise a play around it- after it had inspired Robert Browning to write a poem around it. Such is art. The acting style is as expected from 1946 quite classical. Cast: Cyril Cusack as Roland Sergeant-Trumpeter: Harry Hutchinson Gavin: Frank Partington Mother: Olga Lindo Tutor: Mark Dignam Sylvie: Lucille Lisle Blind Peter: Ivor Barnard Soak: Robert Farquharson Priest: Alexander Sarner Steward: Howard Marion-Crawford Neaera: Vera Maxime Composed By: Benjamin Britten. Conducted By: Walter Goehr. Produced By: Louis MacNeice
Views: 2484 ArchB Stanton
Lecture: Hemingway's "Hills Like White Elephants"
 
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Part One of a lecture about Ernest Hemingway's "Hills Like White Elephants" for English 100 (online)
Views: 4776 justine Gieni
The House Behind the Cedars, Classic Literature Audiobook, by Charles Waddell Chesnutt
 
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The House Behind the Cedars, Audiobook, by Charles Waddell Chesnutt
The Literary Life of Thingum Bob, Esq  Edgar Allan Poe Audiobook
 
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The Literary Life of Thingum Bob, Esq Edgar Allan Poe Audiobook Edgar Allan Poe (/poʊ/; born Edgar Poe; January 19, 1809 – October 7, 1849) was an American author, poet, editor, and literary critic, considered part of the American Romantic Movement. Best known for his tales of mystery and the macabre, Poe was one of the earliest American practitioners of the short story, and is generally considered the inventor of the detective fiction genre. He is further credited with contributing to the emerging genre of science fiction.[1] He was the first well-known American writer to try to earn a living through writing alone, resulting in a financially difficult life and career. Tags : edgar allan poe death alone edgar allan poe edgar allan poe poem edgar allan poe childhood edgar allan poe author a dream edgar allan poe edgar allan poe short stories dreamland edgar allan poe edgar allan poe books poems by edgar allan poe the black cat by edgar allan poe the black cat edgar allan poe edgar allan poe facts the tell tale heart by edgar allan poe the bells by edgar allan poe the lake edgar allan poe biography of edgar allan poe edgar allan poe the black cat edgar allan poe heart edgar allan poe the tell tale heart how did edgar allan poe die edgar allan poe crow edgar allan poe tell tale heart alone by edgar allan poe edgar allan poe bio edgar allan poe pendulum the cask of amontillado by edgar allan poe edgar allan poe poetry edgar allan poe poems edgar allan poe alone edgar allan poe quotes edgar allan poe museum edgar allan poe biografia edgar allan poe qoutes edgar allan poe movies edgar allan poe the cask of amontillado ligeia edgar allan poe edgar allan poe house lenore edgar allan poe edgar allan poe a holló where is edgar allan poe buried books by edgar allan poe edgar allan poe grave edgar allan poe zitate edgar allan poe family tree the bells edgar allan poe edgar allan poe t shirt edgar allan poe wiki edgar allan poe the fall of the house of usher edgar allan poe information edgar allan poe pictures edgar allan poe movie edgar allan poe love poems edgar allan poe gedichte black cat edgar allan poe edgar allan poe black cat edgar allan poe ligeia writer edgar allan poe edgar allan poe shirt short stories by edgar allan poe edgar allan poe love quotes edgar allan poe the pit and the pendulum quotes by edgar allan poe tell tale heart edgar allan poe edgar allan poe lenore a dream within a dream edgar allan poe edgar allan poe dream within a dream edgar allan poe writing style the tell tale heart edgar allan poe edgar allan poe wife edgar allan poe short poems edgar allan poe cytaty edgar allan poe cask of amontillado kruk edgar allan poe edgar allan poe the masque of the red death edgar allan poe birthday edgar allan poe wikiquote the gold bug edgar allan poe edgar allan poe poster the works of edgar allan poe poems of edgar allan poe edgar allan poe nevermore biography about edgar allan poe cuervo edgar allan poe edgar allan poe death theories a dream within a dream by edgar allan poe edgar allan poe tattoos alone edgar allan poe analysis edgar allan poe book edgar allan poe video
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Masters of Landscape Photography book trailer
 
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Is it actually possible to master photography or any other art form for that matter? Landscape photography is as subjective as it is varied and popular. And that means it is surely impossible to say one photograph – or photographer is better than another as so much is down to personal taste. While this is undoubtedly true, the skill, mastery, innovation, and vision of some photographers simply stand out for all to see. Masters of Landscape Photography is a collection of work by an assorted group of undeniably talented and fortunate photographers. Landscape photography is one of the most popular genres for amateur photographers, with countless competitions and awards heavily subscribed by enthusiasts and professionals who are keen to pitch their work against their peers. Mastering the genre takes time: time to perfect exposure, colour, composition and – perhaps above all else – the ability to see and record the landscape in a way that will make your photographs stand above the rest. To set you on the path to success, Masters of Landscape Photography delves into the world of 16 leading lights, including; Art Wolfe, Colin Prior, Joe Cornish, Ross Hoddinott and Tom Mackie to name but a few. Each of these photographers has their own unique take on how, where and why the landscape should be recorded. Through probing Q&A style interviews, beautifully reproduced images and infographic diagrams, the reader is given an insight into the artist’s working practices, from the equipment they use to the techniques they employ to create their breath-taking and visionary works. It is our hopes that this unique look into the lives of the world’s master landscape photographers will inspire you, and may even set you on your own path to success… Editor Ross Hoddinott is among the UK’s leading outdoor photographers, and the winner of awards including Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year and British Wildlife Photographer of the Year. He is the author of photography books including The Landscape Photography Workshop and The Art of Landscape Photography. His clients include the National Trust, and he was a member of the 2020VISION photo-team: the largest multimedia conservation project ever staged in the UK. Foreword author Robert Macfarlane is one of our leading writers on landscape, language, nature and environmentalism. He is a Fellow of Emmanuel College, Cambridge, and his essays appear regularly in the Guardian and The New York Times. His books include the 2003 winner of the Guardian First Book and Somerset Maugham awards, Mountains of the Mind (2003) and his work has been published in over 20 countries and adapted for television and radio by the BBC.
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Book Review I The Old Man and the Sea
 
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Book Review I The Old Man and the Sea As a part of an L&D initiative which encourages the peer-to-peer learning here is the book review by Thirulogachandar Elumalai on The Old Man and the Sea. Reliance Global Corporate Security Congratulates! Thirulogachandar Elumalai for being a winner in the GCS Video Contest. About Book: The Old Man and the Sea It is the story of an old Cuban fisherman and his supreme ordeal: a relentless, agonizing battle with a giant marlin far out in the Gulf Stream. Using the simple, powerful language of a fable, Hemingway takes the timeless themes of courage in the face of defeat and personal triumph won from loss and transforms them into a magnificent twentieth-century classic. Find us on social media: https://www.facebook.com/RelianceGCS/ https://twitter.com/RelianceGCS https://www.instagram.com/reliancegcs https://www.linkedin.com/company/reliance-gcs/ About us: We at Reliance GCS ensure the safety and security of India’s largest private sector company by harnessing expertise from across the spectrum to provide end-to-end security for the enterprise. GCS is supported by a dedicated team of security professionals drawn from the military and police along with a tech team of cybersecurity experts.
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Francis Bacon : Of Studies, Critical summary, UGC NET/ LT Grade, First Grade / MA/BA
 
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Francis Bacon : Of Studies, Critical summary, UGC NET/GRADES/ MA/BA Sir Francis Bacon (later Lord Verulam and the Viscount St. Albans) was an English lawyer, statesman, essayist, historian, intellectual reformer, philosopher, and champion of modern science. This is an Educational Channel for online lectures/ classes/ discussions on different competitive exam, College & University courses, all subjects Like English Grammar, English Literature, English Teaching methods, hindi Language,Hindi Grammar, Hindi Shikshan Vidhiyan, Child Development and Pedagogy, Psychology, Social Studies, history, Geography, Political science, Current events, Rajasthan GK, Educational Psychology, Indian Constitution. हिला पर्यवेक्षक, पशुधन सहायक भर्ती, RAS, IAS , School Lecturer , 2nd Grade , 3rd Grade , REET 2018 1st Grade, School Lecturer, School Lecturer English, 1st paper School Lecturer, 1st Grade RPSC We discuss previous years Question papers and prepare students for all competitive exams like RAS, UGC NET/JRF, REET, TET, CTET, HTET, UPTET, SSC, and many other state and National level exams.
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Bronwyn Cosgrave Space NK Beauty Council Film - #DiscoverBeauty
 
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The Beauty Council: http://uk.spacenk.com/beautycouncil Bronwyn Cosgrave is an author, curator and brand consultant, and her film is a collaboration with Anglo-American artist and filmmaker Thomas Leveritt. Winner of the Caroll Medal for Portraiture from the UK's Royal Society of Portrait Painters, his roots are in figurative painting. He is also an eminent writer, receiving the Somerset Maugham Award for his novel The Exchange Rate Between Love and Money. The film is a dialogue on beauty between Leveritt and Cosgrave. #DISCOVERBEAUTY
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Ernest Hemingway’s “Hills Like  White Elephants” -- guide to help with short story from 1927
 
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Ernest Hemingway’s “Hills Like White Elephants” was published in 1927. “It’s just to let the air in…They just let the air in…” Forcing air into a uterus was a way to induce an abortion long ago. “It’s really an awfully simple operation, Jig,” the man said. “It’s not really an operation at all.” “Doesn’t it mean anything to you? We could get along.” “But I don’t want anybody but you. I don’t want any one else.” “You don’t have to be afraid. I’ve known lots of people that have done it.” “So have I,” said the girl. “And afterward they were all so happy.” “Well,” the man said, “if you don’t want to you don’t have to.” Questions on “Hills Like White Elephants” 1) Students seem lost reading this unless told that the man wants Jig to have an abortion. He says, “They just let the air in and then it’s all perfectly natural.” Twice he says “let the air in.” Forcing air into a uterus was once a common but dangerous way to induce an abortion. What else in the text confirms that Jig (the female) is pregnant? 2) How old is the guy? How old is Jig? Give 3 fitting adjectives for him–3 for her, too. 3) Jig says, “Then I’ll do it. Because I don’t care about me.” Is she agreeing to the abortion at this point, or is this an elaborate way of saying “no”? 4) What reaction does Jig hope to get from the man when she says that the hills “look like white elephants”? Cite textual evidence in defining the reaction she hopes for. 5) Jig then stands and looks at the opposite side--mountains, cloud, river, trees, grain (life!). She says, “And we could have all this.” She means what? (Landscape has symbolism.) 6) Are they married? How long have they been a couple? The man says, “I’m perfectly willing to go through with it if it means anything to you.” He is willing to “go through with” what? What does the second “it” in his sentence mean? Is he sincere? 7) This relationship is under strain. Each tries to persuade the other. Analyze any 3 strategies or mind games (find examples)--reverse psychology, threats, lies, sweet talk, more. 8) Do you have more sympathy for the man or Jig? Why? Author has more for whom? 9) This takes place when? Give a specific year that makes sense to you–not a range of years. 10) This is the entire story (students in the past asked, “Was the ending chopped off?”). Will she end up having an abortion? Her final words (“I feel fine”) and smile mean what? 11) Silence may be as important as speech here. What moment of silence seems important? 12) The author never takes readers into characters’ minds with one possible exception. Four lines from the end: “They were all waiting reasonably...” Does it mean he thinks Jig is waiting unreasonably? At that paragraph’s end, Jig feels or thinks what as she smiles? 13) She says “That’s all we do, isn’t it–look at things and try new drinks?” What is her point? Paraphrase. Do same for this: “And once they take it away, you never get it back.” 14) They drink Anis del Toro, which contains an ingredient used for licorice (“anise” is the plant used for licorice flavoring). What does Jig mean or feel when she says, “Everything tastes of licorice. Especially all the things you’ve waited so long for, like absinthe”? (Absinthe is another licorice-flavor drink.) Not everything tastes of licorice, so explain. Put in your own words what she is saying or feeling.
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Love Making Between Edward Norton & Naomi Watts-The Painted Veil 2006
 
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A British medical doctor fights a cholera epidemic in a small Chinese village, while being trapped at home in a loveless marriage to an unfaithful wife. Director: John Curran Writers: Ron Nyswaner (screenplay), W. Somerset Maugham (novel) Stars: Naomi Watts, Edward Norton, Liev Schreiber
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Books about Savile Row (various authors) reviewed by Nicholas Hoare
 
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In a city renowned for its bespoke tailoring, Savile Row reigns supreme. Still going strong, two centuries in, this innocuous West End street remains London's, if not the world's, sartorial arbiter for both the male and female of the species, through its unmistakable style and timeless panache. "One Savile Row: The Invention of the English Gentleman", compiled by Gieves and Hawkes, heads the literary pack, and not just for gents. Holding no less than three Royal Warrants - those of the Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh and the Prince of Wales - this venerable firm, which outfitted Nelson, the Duke of Wellington and innumerable blades since, carries on a tradition that is threatened with extinction: hand-cut, hand-sewn and hand-crafted clothing that will last the wearer a lifetime. Its history alone is worth the price of admission. Further down the street, such landmarks are to be found as Huntsman (whose lead cutter, Richard Anderson, has himself written a book, entitled, predictably, "Bespoke"), Hardy Amies, Henry Poole, Hayward, and Kilgour. There is also, of course, Anderson & Sheppard, whose own book, "A Style is Born" is itself a visual delight. Co-edited by Graydon Carter, no less, this handsome tome embodies everything a fine outfitter stands for (e.g. Alec Guinness, Noel Coward and Somerset Maugham). Finally, there is the fashionisto, James Sherwood (not to be confused with the JS, of that ilk, who so inspiredly revived The Venice Simplon Orient-Express), whose "Bespoke: The Men's Style of Savile Row" tackles the entire street. As one-stop shopping, as it were, this one covers the gamut, a chapter per tailor, and is warmly recommended by a lifelong supporter (of the street, that is). More video book reviews at https://thisoldHoarehouse.com
Joseph Conrad Suite at Mandarin Oriental Hotel Bangkok
 
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Joseph Conrad Suite Authors' Wing 101 Mandarin Oriental Hotel Bangkok 15-18/03/2013 Joseph Conrad (born Józef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski 3 December 1857 -- 3 August 1924) was a Polish author who wrote in English after settling in England. He was granted British nationality in 1886, but always considered himself a Pole. Conrad is regarded as one of the greatest novelists in English, although he did not speak the language fluently until he was in his twenties (and always with a marked accent). He wrote stories and novels, often with a nautical setting, that depict trials of the human spirit in the midst of an indifferent universe. He was a master prose stylist, who brought a distinctly non-English tragic sensibility into English literature. While some of his works have a strain of romanticism, he is viewed as a precursor of modernist literature. His narrative style and anti-heroic characters have influenced many authors, including D. H. Lawrence, F. Scott Fitzgerald, William Faulkner, Ernest Hemingway, George Orwell, Graham Greene, Malcolm Lowry, William Golding, William S. Burroughs, Joseph Heller, Italo Calvino, Gabriel García Márquez, J. G. Ballard, John le Carré, V.S. Naipaul, Hunter S. Thompson, J.M. Coetzee and Salman Rushdie. Films have been adapted from or inspired by Conrad's Almayer's Folly, An Outcast of the Islands, Heart of Darkness, Lord Jim, Nostromo, The Secret Agent, The Duel, Victory, The Shadow Line, and The Rover. Writing in the heyday of the British Empire, Conrad drew on his native Poland's national experiences and on his personal experiences in the French and British merchant navies, to create short stories and novels that reflect aspects of a European-dominated world, while also plumbing the depths of the human soul. Appreciated early on by literary cognoscenti, his fiction and nonfiction have gained an almost prophetic cachet in the light of subsequent national and international disasters of the 20th and 21st centuries. Named after legendary author Joseph Conrad, this elegant suite is the only one of our Authors' Suites to feature its own terrace, overlooking our lush gardens and the sweeping Chao Phraya River. Using a soft and calming palette of blues and creams, décor is soothingly stylish, reflecting our calm riverside setting. Featuring a dramatically draped four-poster bed, a selection of light blue armchairs and dark teak wood furnishings, the bedroom enjoys a romantic and elegant feel. Adjoining this the spacious bathroom is a haven of calm with a separate bathtub, walk-in shower and twin vanity area. AMENITIES ROOM FEATURES Butler service Goose down bedding Complimentary water on turndown service Large working desk BATHROOM Separate bath and walk-in shower Double sink Luxurious bathroom amenities Silk and plush terry bathrobes TECHNOLOGY Fast, high quality bandwidth, both wired and wireless. Register up to five devices for the same fee Superlative high definition LCD televisions with an extensive channel selection High quality audio system In-room interactive entertainment system which allows integration of iPod or MP3
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Bookworms (1946)
 
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Titles read: "BOOKWORMS". London. Various shots of people standing and reading from books at the outdoor stalls of a bookshop. One woman eats a sandwich as she reads. Nice C/Us of people looking at books. A young boy speaks to an assistant and is handed the answers to the questions asked in his book on trigonometry. Few shots of children looking at books. The woman with the sandwich finishes her lunch, then marks her place in the book with a bus ticket and puts it back on the shelf. Commentator says "Let's hope nobody will buy it before she can go on from the same place tomorrow". FILM ID:1313.07 A VIDEO FROM BRITISH PATHÉ. EXPLORE OUR ONLINE CHANNEL, BRITISH PATHÉ TV. IT'S FULL OF GREAT DOCUMENTARIES, FASCINATING INTERVIEWS, AND CLASSIC MOVIES. http://www.britishpathe.tv/ FOR LICENSING ENQUIRIES VISIT http://www.britishpathe.com/ British Pathé also represents the Reuters historical collection, which includes more than 120,000 items from the news agencies Gaumont Graphic (1910-1932), Empire News Bulletin (1926-1930), British Paramount (1931-1957), and Gaumont British (1934-1959), as well as Visnews content from 1957 to the end of 1979. All footage can be viewed on the British Pathé website. https://www.britishpathe.com/
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Best Afternoon Tea in Thailand @ Mandarin Oriental Bangkok - Review
 
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We use Tube Buddy! - Try for free! https://www.tubebuddy.com/Thaifoodiesco Held up as the highest standard of luxury in Thailand and arguably the world, is the Mandarin Oriental Bangkok - Thailand's first and best 5 star hotel.  Thaifoodies recently visited this opulent property on the banks of the Chaophraya river to visit the Authors' Lounge to experience the best traditional afternoon tea in Thailand delivered with old style Thai charm. https://www.mandarinoriental.com/bangkok From the Mandarin Oriental Bangkok Website - Authors' Lounge Best Afternoon Tea in Thailand @ Mandarin Oriental Bangkok - Authors' Lounge Review Traditional afternoon tea served with old world charm The Authors’ Lounge must surely rate as one of Bangkok’s, if not Thailand’s, most photographed locations. Originally an open roofed garden featuring a pond signposted ‘please don’t feed the tortoise’, the Authors' Lounge has since 1976, featured a glass roof and is the place to enjoy afternoon tea. In keeping with the great literary heritage of the hotel, the newly restored Authors’ Lounge will feature a brand new collection of photographs of the many famous writers who have stayed at the hotel over the last three centuries. In addition, the ‘Heritage Authors, Noël Coward, James Michener, Somerset Maugham and Joseph Conrad are now immortalised in four new private lounges. The Authors’ Lounge adheres to a smart dress code for all guests, including children. Ladies are kindly asked to wear elegant attire and proper footwear. Gentlemen are kindly asked to wear smart shirt, long trousers and closed shoes. The Authors' Lounge at the Mandarin Oriental Bangkok extrudes sophisticated elegance and harkens back to a simpler time in old Siam.   Thaifoodies sampled two of the afternoon tea sets on offer at The Authors' Lounge - The Western set, which is a traditional French set and the Oriental, which is an homage to wonderful Thai street food.  The Mandarin Oriental also offers a Vegetarian tea set!  Everything in all three teas sets is homemade at the Mandarin Oriental and this incredible quality comes through with every single bite!  Few properties execute all aspects of dining flawlessly but the Mandarin Oriental comes a close as possible to a perfect experience.  We recommend that if you are visiting Bangkok that you make a booking for Afternoon Tea at Authors' Lounge at the Mandarin Oriental Bangkok for a lifelong memory - You'll thank us! AFTERNOON TEA 12 - 5:30PM PHONE +66 (2) 659 9000 EXT 7390-3 EMAIL [email protected]
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Remembering William Schallert, Mark Lane, John Bradshaw, Ned Miller
 
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A Familiar Television Face ALL OVER TELEVISION, CONSPIRACY THEORY, ON FAMILY, CARDS IN A COUNTRY SONG William Schallert was the long-time television veteran who played in many beloved shows. He did both comedy and drama, and was best known as Patty Duke’s father on her 1960’s sitcom. He did a wonderful turn as a teacher on “The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis” (1959-1963) and was in the memorable Star Trek episode “Trouble with Tribbles”. Mark Lane was the Left-wing lawyer who first cast doubt on the Warren Commission with his 1966 book Rush To Judgment. John Bradshaw was the motivational speaker who gained a wide television audience with his PBS lectures. Ned Miller was the country music songwriter who wrote and sang the 1962 hit “From A Jack To A King”. William Joseph Schallert[1] (July 6, 1922 – May 8, 2016) was an American character actor who appeared in many films and in such television series as Perry Mason; The Smurfs; Jefferson Drum; Philip Marlowe; The Rat Patrol; Gunsmoke; Star Trek; The Patty Duke Show; 87th Precinct; The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis; The Waltons; Hawaii Five-O, Quincy, M.E.; The Partridge Family; Bonanza; Wanted: Dead or Alive; Leave It to Beaver; The Dick Van Dyke Show; Love, American Style; Get Smart; Lawman; Combat!; The Wild Wild West; and in later years, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Medium, My Name is Earl, and True Blood. William "Bill" Schallert was born in Los Angeles, California, the son of Edwin Francis Schallert, a longtime drama critic for the Los Angeles Times, and Elza Emily Schallert (née Baumgarten), a magazine writer and radio host.[1] He began acting while a student at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles but left to become an Army Air Corps fighter pilot in World War II. He returned to UCLA after the war and graduated in 1946.[3][4] In 1946, helped found the Circle Theatre with Sydney Chaplin and several fellow students. In 1948, Schallert was directed by Sydney's father, Charlie Chaplin, in a staging of Somerset Maugham's Rain.[5] Schallert appeared in supporting roles on numerous television programs since the early 1950s, including four episodes (and three different characters) in Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theatre between 1958 and 1961. He was in Gunsmoke (season 3, episode 16 "Twelfth Night") in 1957 and (season 4, episode 16 "Gypsum Hills Feud") in 1958 and The Partridge Family, as a very humble folk-singing guitar player with "Stage Fright", in 1971. He appeared three times as Major Karl Richmond on NBC's Steve Canyon, starring Dean Fredericks in the title role. Schallert also appeared in several movies. One of his early cinematic roles was a brief uncredited performance as a police detective in The Reckless Moment (1949) with Joan Bennett and James Mason. He had roles in The Man from Planet X (1951) with Robert Clarke, The Tarnished Angels (1958) with Robert Stack, Blue Denim (1959) with Brandon deWilde, Pillow Talk (1959) with Doris Day and Rock Hudson, Speedway (1968) with Elvis Presley, The Jerk (1979) with Steve Martin, Teachers (1984) with Nick Nolte, and Innerspace (1987), in which he played Martin Short's doctor. Schallert also played (uncredited) an ambulance attendant in the early minutes of the 1950s sci-fi classic, Them! (1954). He was a founding member of the Circle Players at The Circle Theatre, started in 1946, now known as El centro theatre.
Frederic Raphael - Bright people aren’t always the most tactful (130/144)
 
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Born in 1931 in America, Frederic Raphael is a writer who has written more than 20 novels, five volumes of short stories and biographies. He also won an Oscar for writing the script to "Darling" and wrote the screenplay for the acclaimed film "Eyes Wide Shut". [Listener: Christopher Sykes] TRANSCRIPT: I've known a lot of bright people and I've walked away from a lot of them for one reason and another. George Steiner was perhaps the most famous. I was kind of proud to know George Steiner when I first met him, actually at Michael Ayrton's house. And George was perfectly friendly and he wrote me very effusive, rather continental letters in which told me of all the famous people who had solicited his lectures and attendance at theirs and so on. And he used to end up with rather effusive statements like, 'I am aching to see you'. I can't say I ever ached to see George, but I did go through the motions of aching, I suppose, or something like that. Beetle did not like him on sight. And when Beetle doesn't like somebody on sight, she doesn't often take a second look. So I used to see George in a slightly furtive way – go over to Cambridge to his house and so on. And then one day, I dedicated a book to him and it had an illustrations by Sarah in it. I wasn't going to tell this story, but I damn well am. And I... it was dedicated to him in print and I sent him the book. When he wrote back he said not: I really enjoyed your book, or how clever of you to have done all these different versions of Greek myths in various styles from cinema to acrostics and all the rest of it. He said: what a shame that Sarah did those dire – D I R E – paintings. Wouldn't it have been wonderful if Michael was still alive? Now, what would drive anybody to be as honest as that? When I say that I'm not afraid of saying whatever I want to say, I can also add that courtesy is part of the irony which I enjoy. And since, if somebody dedicates a book to you, the correct thing to do is to thank them for it, you can choose the terms in which you do the thanking with some care and somebody outside the loop might spot the fact that saying: this is one of the most interesting books I've ever read, means it isn't the most interesting, meaning you didn't like it all that much, or whatever. But you do not, when a book is dedicated to you, have the right to write anything except : this is one of the greatest treasures that I shall ever have in my library and I cannot tell you how much it means to me that you have done that. That's the number that you're supposed to do. You can play it however you like in waltz time or rumba, but you have to do it. And he didn't. And I wrote back to George and said, I know exactly how you will defend what you have said. You will allude to the etymology of the word 'dire' in dirus the Latin, as I know you know, for something which is dangerous, dark, has something to do with the underworld, a sort of godly quality, but you don't mean it. What you mean is: I dare you now to say that you will never speak to me again rather than defend your daughter. And the answer is, 'Goodbye, George.' I've never spoken to him since. They did write when Sarah died and they did send their love, and, God help me, in the state that we were then in – and we answered all the letters, which people often don't, by the way, very odd that – I replied, 'love.' But I wrote 'love' in the Oxford style, which is more or less the same as 'yours faithfully' or unfaithfully. I've never spoken to George since and I have not missed him. He does a lot of that. He is, in many ways, what Charlie Broad, one of my Cambridge philosopher professors would call, 'a silly clever'. There's always something he does which mucks it up. For instance, in his book about the Antigones, Sophocles' Antigone and the versions which then followed it, he says that the Greek choruses were composed in iambics. Well, they're not. It doesn't really matter. Who, as they say, is counting? But the answer is I am. And if you're going to be a smartass, you'd better be a very smartass. I mean, John Carey, who has been the lead reviewer or the chief reviewer of the 'Sunday Times' for as long as I can remember – and I don't read his stuff with any great zeal – wrote in a book of his, deploring the intellectuals and their pretensions in the world, happened in the same book to refer to Ida as a Greek god. Well, Ida is a mountain in Crete. Does it matter? Who's counting? I'm counting. If you're going to tell me that I'm a smartass, but you're an even smarter-ass, you better be one. That's the game we play, isn't it? Chess, you know, is one of the games that intellectuals play. And it's a very, very murderous, by proxy, kind of a game. I think chess players, in their sort of interior monologues are extremely militant and aggressive. Much it matters.

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