Blogging the Bookshelf

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Entries Tagged as 'Meaning'

Dying only to Quicken Again – “Spring Snow” – Yukio Mishima

August 3rd, 2011 · No Comments · Japan, Japanese, Literature, Philosophy

His conviction of having no purpose in life other than to act as a distillation of poison was part of the ego of an eighteen-year-old. He had resolved that his beautiful white hands would never be soiled or calloused. He wanted to be like a pennant, dependent on each gusting wind. The only thing that [...]

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Anthony Burgess on the alteration of the meaning of his novel “A Clockwork Orange” in Stanley Kubrick’s film adaptation. 

February 6th, 2011 · No Comments · Culture, Humanism, Philosophy

I first published the novella A Clockwork Orange in 1962, which ought to be far enough in the past for it to be erased from the world’s literary memory. It refuses to be erased, however, and for this the film version of the book made by Stanley Kubrick may be held chiefly responsible. I should [...]

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