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Deeblog · 6m ago

The Grotesque

About seventy-two years ago Europe reached what may be called its nadir but which, in reality, was a lack of faith in itself. The reasons for such disappointment are obvious and need not con...
Deeblog · 5d ago

Downfall

Happy families, begins a famous Russian novel, are all alike in their felicity; unhappy families, however, are all unhappy in their own way. The sad nonsense of such a generalization notwith...
Deeblog · 1W ago

Akhmatova, "Как люблю, как любила глядеть я"

A work ("How I so love and loved to look") by this Russian poet.  You can read the original here. How I so love and loved to look            Upon the chiseled twilit shores,                 ...
Deeblog · 1W ago

Phoenix

This film will be always be known for its final scene, one of the most magnificent in late memory. But it is all that comes before it – the simple chamber drama of diffidence and greed, the ...
Deeblog · 2W ago

Montaigne, "Du parler prompt ou tardif"

An essay ("On speaking promptly or tardily") by this French man of letters.  You can read the original here. Never yet have all the graces been given to a single soul.  Thus we see with r...
Deeblog · 3W ago

The Captive Mind

In the West man subconsciously regards society as unrelated to him. Society indicates the limits he must not exceed; in exchange for this he receives a guarantee that no one will meddle exc...
Deeblog · 3W ago

Die Panne

The unacted crimes on our conscience might not be subject to prosecution or trial, but we cannot so quickly dismiss them (and they never quit the territory of our nightmares). At many junctu...
Deeblog · 4W ago

Vallejo, "Unidad"

A poem ("Unity") by this Peruvian man of letters.  You can read the original here. Tonight my clock can only gasp, And near my darkened temple flee;  The pistol's apple spins in clasp, Below...
Deeblog · 1M ago

Yella

We begin this film observing a young woman, neither very attractive nor unworthy of a devoted rake's attention, escaping from an invisible predator. Invisible, because although someone will ...
Deeblog · 1M ago

The Case of Charles Dexter Ward

Without some mild prompting, horror fans may not be able to confirm that there exist two types of scare tales: those about the unfamiliar awash in the shadows and tricks of the light, and th...