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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
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
Send In the Clowns - The Yo Yo Life of Ian Hendry By Gabriel Hershman
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The first biography of TV and film star Ian Hendry tells the story of a great actor ultimately brought down by a combination of bad luck and his own demons.
Send in the Clowns - The Yo Yo Life of Ian Hendry By Gabriel Hershman
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The first ever biography of the late Ian Hendry tells the story of a great actor destroyed by his own demons. The original star of The Avengers, Ian went on to give iconic performances in films such... More > as Live Now Pay Later, The Hill and Get Carter and TV series such as The Lotus Eaters. Hailed by John Nettles as "a ruined genius" and by Brian Clemens as "Britain's greatest actor", this is a touching story of an outstandingly talented star dogged by tragedy.< Less
Dress Shoes & Lemon Soap By DESMOND KON
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“Dress Shoes & Lemon Soap” is the fifth outing under the JayJay Jouissance Series by Desmond Kon Zhicheng-Mingdé. The JayJay Jouissance Series is composed of several... More > conceptualist novellas, each taking on an image from an episode in Joyce’s Ulysses for its title. This installment takes its image from “Lotus Eaters”. For Jacques Lacan, “jouissance” is not mere “enjoyment”, but rather “painful pleasure”. JayJay is “the funny and lovable person in the room everyone can’t help but adore”. Its initialized form “JJ” means “Just Joking”. It is also a pseudonym for the modernist writer James Joyce. This book has its text written on texture, the visual or implied texture of one empty page after another. It is an invitation to fill in the blanks.< 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
Stanley Grauman Weinbaum, Collection By Stanley Grauman Weinbaum
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Stanley Grauman Weinbaum (April 4, 1902 – December 14, 1935) was an American science fiction author. His career in science fiction was short but influential. His first story, "A Martian... More > Odyssey", was published to great (and enduring) acclaim in July 1934, but he would be dead from lung cancer within eighteen months. In this ebook: A Martian Odyssey Parasite Planet The Lotus Eaters The Circle of Zero Proteus Island The Adaptive Ultimate The Brink of Infinity The Mad Moon Tidal Moon Pygmalion's Spectacles The Ideal Valley of Dreams The Worlds of If The Point of View Shifting Seas Redemption Cairn Dawn of Flame< 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