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Digging Up Milton (2015)

By Jennifer Wallace Reach up to that shelf Lizzie and fetch me down the immortal book of Milton. I wish to have what in me is dark illumined once more. 1790s Cripplegate, England. Mr. and Mrs. Grant live nearby St. … Continue reading

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The Chronicles of Narnia [BBC]

Once a king of Narnia, always a king of Narnia Everyone knows Narnia so there’s no point in me summarizing it. In this post I wanted to direct attention to an under appreciated and underrated dramatization of the Chronicles by … Continue reading

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The Last Templar

“A sure sign of a lunatic is that sooner or later he brings up the templars.” -Umberto Eco. “The message they conveyed was that to know oneself, at the deepest level, was also to know God- that is, by looking … Continue reading

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Lost in a Good Book

And then, in a revelatory moment, the clouds slid back from my mind and a crystal -clear understanding of the very nature of books shone upon me. They weren’t just collections of words arranged neatly on a page to give … Continue reading

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Stick Man

Stick Man is walking down the field but he’s accidentally picked up and flung into the world. A dog picks him up and the owner throws him around and Stick Man says “I’m Stick Man, I’m Stick Man, I’M STICK MAN, that’s me!” … Continue reading

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The Eyre Affair

After all, the verses of Byron, Keats, or Poe are real whether they are in bootleg form or not. You can still read them for the same effect. Summary Crimean War veteran Thursday Next comes back to work at SpecOps … Continue reading

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The Corpse Exhibition by Hassan Blaism

“Everybody you finish off is a work of art waiting for you to add the final touch, so that you can shine like a precious jewel amid the wreckage of this country. To display a corpse for others to see … Continue reading

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Eagle: A Warrior Is Born by Jack Hight

“Your Jesus said much of great wisdom. He is counted amongst our prophets. But tell me, do they, the crusaders, follow his teachings? They know nothing of medicine or literature. They don’t even know enough to bathe. They are fanatics … Continue reading

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The Plot by Will Eisner

  1860s: Maurice Jolly writes “The Dialogue in Hell between Machiavelli and Montesquieu”, a revolutionary manifesto in disguise that calls Napoleon III a usurper and dictator. 1894: The Czar listens to a sensible man with liberal leanings with a couple … Continue reading

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Crusade by Stewart Binns

“Within minutes of the end of the carnage, the Crusaders flocked to the Holy Sepulcher to give thanks for their deliverance. Heaving from their exertions, dripping in their sweat and the still-warm blood of their victims, they knelt in prayer. We turned … Continue reading

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