August 7, 2011 |
It's often said that the journey is the oldest of narrative forms, and much of Jim Jarmusch's career has been devoted to finding new variations on this ancient theme. His filmography abounds with road trips and wanderlust-stricken heroes, from the hepcat drifter in his no-budget debut, "Permanent Vacation," to the enigmatic hit man on a mission through Spain in his latest, "The Limits of Control. " But no Jarmusch journey has been as cosmic — as much of a trip, in every sense of the word — as his hallucinatory frontier odyssey "Dead Man. " The film earned mixed reviews when it opened in 1996, nearly a year after its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival and after a reported wrangle over the final edit between Jarmusch and the distributor, Miramax.
January 12, 2007 |
The British Library has put on display the notebook in which William Blake wrote one of his most famous poems, "The Tyger," to mark the 250th anniversary year of the English poet and artist's birth. The British Library also has posted online a digital version of Blake's manuscript notebook, in which he made sketches and drafted his poems for more than 30 years.
December 24, 2006 |
IN 1962 OR thereabouts, when I was a young boy intoxicated by the sounds that poetry makes, I came across Allen Ginsberg's "Howl." I read it with astonishment and with an almost sensual delight.
March 31, 2005 |
The British government on Wednesday temporarily blocked the export of 19 watercolors by visionary artist William Blake. The paintings, "Designs for Blair's 'Grave,' " were last seen in public in the 1830s, and seven of them had been unknown to modern scholars, the department for culture, media and sport said. The government's action gives any potential British buyer until May 30 to raise the purchase price of $16.5 million to keep the watercolors in Britain. Commissioned in 1805 by publisher R.
March 24, 2004 |
WILLIAM BLAKE, the English religious poet, engraver and painter of the late 18th and early 19th centuries, was an eccentric visionary. His works -- including his most famous collections of poems, "Songs of Innocence" and "Songs of Experience" (containing the celebrated "Tyger Tyger, burning bright ...") -- were illustrated, printed and distributed by Blake, with the help of his able wife, Catherine Boucher.
February 2, 2003 |
When the eminent American composer William Bolcom appears this afternoon in Founders Hall at the Orange County Performing Arts Center, you might expect him to be doing something composer-like, such as studying a score or conducting his work or lecturing professorially on his music.