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Deeblog · 6d ago

Brother

At several junctures in this film we are shown an electric streetcar with no sides, a hollow prism offering a glance at the skyline and sunsets of Russia's most beautiful city. That our stre...
Deeblog · 1W ago

Ein Brudermord

A very short story ("A fratricide") by this Czech writer.  You can read the original here. It has been proven that the murder occurred in the following manner: At around nine o'clock on a cl...
Deeblog · 3W ago

A Night Out

What constitutes our evening pleasures very much depends, one may conclude, on how we whittle away the daytime. I have always been partial to reading, writing, and cinema; but not always exc...
Deeblog · 1M ago

Nine O'Clock

I die at a time when the people have lost their reason; you will die on the day when they recover it. Since earliest childhood I have heard plenty about the event that would change all eve...
Deeblog · 1M ago

A Mother

Miss Devlin had become Mrs. Kearney out of spite. She had been educated in a high-class convent, where she had learned French and music. As she was naturally pale and unbending in manner sh...
Deeblog · 1M ago

Akhmatova, "Ждала его напрасно много лет"

A work ("For him I waited years in vain") by this Russian poet.  You can read the original here. For him I waited years in vain,      This time now seems like drowsiness.  Yet light invinc...
Deeblog · 1M ago

Youth Without Youth

There is a notion that people are not intimidated by great intelligence, but by great ideas presented intelligently. If you tell someone that religion can be boiled down to ten irrefragable...
Deeblog · 2M ago

A Suspension of Mercy

Most mystery novels published today follow recipes so tried and true that one cannot but marvel that people still savor them and lick their lips. The mystery is the most elemental of plots, ...
Deeblog · 2M ago

Fitzcarraldo

At almost precisely the halfway point of this film, the crew of the Molly Aida espies a small black object floating down the Pachitea (an Amazon tributary) towards their large white vessel. ...
Deeblog · 2M ago

Verlaine, "J'allais par des chemins perfides"

A work ("Unfaithful paths led me astray")  by this French poet.  You can read the original here. Unfaithful paths led me astray,            So sad and so uncertain, they;               A...