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Lotus Eater for Eight Trumpets By Eddie Lewis
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The Lotus Eater is an original composition for eight trumpets by Eddie Lewis. The work divides the ensemble into two quartets, pitting them against each other in a dramatically vivid, off world... More > soundscape. The latin rhythms and modern harmonies give the piece almost a dreamy sound, which helped give it its name.< Less
Michael J Bird - The life and work of the man who created The Lotus Eaters By David Rice
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Early in 1973 a group were on Crete filming a BBC drama series The Lotus Eaters. The star, Ian Hendry, was an alcoholic and at times difficult to handle. He was refusing to rehearse a crucial... More > scene. The director turned to the series' writer and creator, Michael J. Bird, for help. Bird disappeared and returned with a shotgun, which he pointed at Hendry. The actor, for once, was lost for words. Trying to stare down Bird didn't work, the writer was on higher ground, and the shotgun in his hands looked very much part of him. The director remembered tales of Bird's wartime service as a spook. Hendry must have heard the same tales: he picked up his script and continued as though nothing had happened. The director believes it was not fear that made the actor change his stance - it was Bird's showmanship and mysterious past which Hendry, an artist of considerable talent, appreciated. The cast and crew were in no doubt. Michael Bird was more than the average television writer. < Less
THE NEGRO By William Edward Burghardt Du Bois
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DUBOIS - Africa is at once the most romantic and the most tragic of continents. Its very names reveal its mystery and wide-reaching influence. It is the "Ethiopia" of the Greek, the... More > "Kush" and "Punt" of the Egyptian, and the Arabian "Land of the Blacks." To modern Europe it is the "Dark Continent" and "Land of Contrasts"; in literature it is the seat of the Sphinx and the lotus eaters, the home of the dwarfs, gnomes, and pixies, and the refuge of the gods; in commerce it is the slave mart and the source of ivory, ebony, rubber, gold, and diamonds. What other continent can rival in interest this Ancient of Days?< Less
THE NEGRO By William Edward Burghardt Du Bois
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DUBOIS - Africa is at once the most romantic and the most tragic of continents. Its very names reveal its mystery and wide-reaching influence. It is the "Ethiopia" of the Greek, the... More > "Kush" and "Punt" of the Egyptian, and the Arabian "Land of the Blacks." To modern Europe it is the "Dark Continent" and "Land of Contrasts"; in literature it is the seat of the Sphinx and the lotus eaters, the home of the dwarfs, gnomes, and pixies, and the refuge of the gods; in commerce it is the slave mart and the source of ivory, ebony, rubber, gold, and diamonds. What other continent can rival in interest this Ancient of Days?< Less
Flinging Back the Bolts By Joseph Thorne
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Opening in the 'Twisting Shades' of the Nosteratu's underworld,'Flinging Back the Bolts' explores a range of human emotions through mythical and natural experiences. From the seductive call of the... More > Sirens to the agony of Agaue - the mother who inadvertently killed her own son; from the pitiful cry of the blinded Oedipus, 'Look at me now...' to the call of the Lotus Eaters to join their drugged life, forget the world and dance with them day after day. While central themes address the agonies and insignificance of human life, there is also beautiful, reflective human experience -from listening to the rain fall, to seeing the world in moonlight and knowing that the experience is uniquely precious.< Less
Flinging Back the Bolts By Joseph Thorne
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Opening in the 'Twisting Shades' of the Nosteratu's underworld,'Flinging Back the Bolts' explores a range of human emotions through mythical and natural experiences. From the seductive call of the... More > Sirens to the agony of Agaue - the mother who inadvertently killed her own son; from the pitiful cry of the blinded Oedipus, 'Look at me now...' to the call of the Lotus Eaters to join their drugged life, forget the world and dance with them day after day. While central themes address the agonies and insignificance of human life, there is also beautiful, reflective human experience -from listening to the rain fall, to seeing the world in moonlight and knowing that the experience is uniquely precious.< Less
A Martian Odyssey By Stanley G. Weinbaum
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Stanley G. Weinbaum is best known for his pioneering science fiction short story, A Martian Odyssey, published in 1934 to large (and continuing) praise, which introduces a sympathetic alien, Tweel.... More > Other stories by Weinbaum deal with Dixon Wells, a playboy who runs afoul of the inventions of his erstwhile tutor in "Newer Physics", Prof. van Manderpootz, a boastful genius who rates Einstein as his intellectual equal (or even a bit inferior). In "The Worlds of If", the professor’s invention exposes what might have been; in "The Ideal", Manderpootz constructs a device that can show the image of someone's ideal (in Wells' case, his perfect woman); the invention in "The Point of View" allows one to see the world from another's perspective. This collection of Weinbaum's stories include A Martian Odyssey, Valley of Dreams, The Adaptive Ultimate, The Mad Moon, The Worlds of If, The Ideal, The Point of View, Pygmalion's Spectacles, Parasite Planet, The Lotus Eaters and The Circle of Zero.< Less

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