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Re: History in Photographs
« Reply #30 on: December 14, 2015, 02:51:19 PM »
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Hemingway did a lot more than just write.  He fought.  Far as I know, none of the others did.

Yes a legendary romantic adventurer type.

Eliot was a scholar, actual genuine genius, poet and literary giant. a writer of classical works.

 The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock is my favorite poem of his many renowned classic works. An amazing haunting poem of the genius author.


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Scuttling across the floors of silent seas.



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Re: History in Photographs
« Reply #31 on: December 14, 2015, 03:44:00 PM »
Although he wasn't technically a soldier, Hemingway was certainly drawn to war and battle.

Hemingway was an ambulance driver in WWI. He was seriously wounded while handing out chocolate bars to Italian soldiers. The two of them between him and the mortar round impact got it worse than he did. One was killed instantly and the other lost both his legs. Hemingway carried a third wounded man to the first-aid station on his back (which he didn't remember until somebody told him the next day). He received the Croce de Gueurra for valor.

I didn't know this until I just looked it up, but he was also present at Normandy on D-Day (as a war correspondent), coming in by amphibious landing craft in the seventh wave. He also turned his boat the Pilar into a sub chaser, as chronicled in Islands in the Stream (also posthumously published) which is one of my favorites.
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Re: History in Photographs
« Reply #32 on: December 14, 2015, 04:08:25 PM »
Although he wasn't technically a soldier, Hemingway was certainly drawn to war and battle.

Hemingway was an ambulance driver in WWI. He was seriously wounded while handing out chocolate bars to Italian soldiers. The two of them between him and the mortar round impact got it worse than he did. One was killed instantly and the other lost both his legs. Hemingway carried a third wounded man to the first-aid station on his back (which he didn't remember until somebody told him the next day). He received the Croce de Gueurra for valor.

I didn't know this until I just looked it up, but he was also present at Normandy on D-Day (as a war correspondent), coming in by amphibious landing craft in the seventh wave. He also turned his boat the Pilar into a sub chaser, as chronicled in Islands in the Stream (also posthumously published) which is one of my favorites.

He also had an astoundingly good looking and athletic granddaughter.  :icon_mrgreen:




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« Reply #33 on: December 14, 2015, 04:31:11 PM »
Another Karma of Fame story. Rather sad.
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« Reply #34 on: December 14, 2015, 04:32:50 PM »
Another Karma of Fame story. Rather sad.

I believe you are thinking of Margaux Hemingway, not Mariel Hemingway.

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Re: History in Photographs
« Reply #35 on: December 14, 2015, 04:50:54 PM »
Ah yes. The older one.
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Re: History in Photographs
« Reply #36 on: December 15, 2015, 03:48:02 AM »
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Hemingway did a lot more than just write.  He fought.  Far as I know, none of the others did.

Yes a legendary romantic adventurer type.

Eliot was a scholar, actual genuine genius, poet and literary giant. a writer of classical works.

 The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock is my favorite poem of his many renowned classic works. An amazing haunting poem of the genius author.

I should have been a pair of ragged claws
Scuttling across the floors of silent seas.


There will be time to murder and create,
And time for all the works and days of hands
That lift and drop a question on your plate;
Time for you and time for me,
And time yet for a hundred indecisions,
And for a hundred visions and revisions,
Before the taking of a toast and tea.


Encountering this poem in high school and again in college marked, for me, the beginning of learning how to think.
It required the need to understand Eliot's time and context, so you had a chance of unpacking the allusions and subtle references. I recall finding it maddeningly difficult as a young man.
You realized you were in the presence of a superior mind. Yet in the dedication to The Waste Land, Eliot writes:
For Ezra Pound
il miglior fabbro.


The compliment the dedication translates as “the better craftsman" of the mother tongue. Itself a reference to Dante's The Divine Comedy,  to Canto 26 of the Purgatorio. Dante refers to the poet Arnault Daniel, but Eliot passes the compliment on to Pound, who helped edit The Waste Land.

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Re: History in Photographs
« Reply #37 on: December 15, 2015, 04:08:39 AM »
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Hemingway did a lot more than just write.  He fought.  Far as I know, none of the others did.

Yes a legendary romantic adventurer type.

Eliot was a scholar, actual genuine genius, poet and literary giant. a writer of classical works.

 The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock is my favorite poem of his many renowned classic works. An amazing haunting poem of the genius author.

I should have been a pair of ragged claws
Scuttling across the floors of silent seas.


There will be time to murder and create,
And time for all the works and days of hands
That lift and drop a question on your plate;
Time for you and time for me,
And time yet for a hundred indecisions,
And for a hundred visions and revisions,
Before the taking of a toast and tea.


Encountering this poem in high school and again in college marked, for me, the beginning of learning how to think.
It required the need to understand Eliot's time and context, so you had a chance of unpacking the allusions and subtle references. I recall finding it maddeningly difficult as a young man.
You realized you were in the presence of a superior mind. Yet in the dedication to The Waste Land, Eliot writes:
For Ezra Pound
il miglior fabbro.


The compliment the dedication translates as “the better craftsman" of the mother tongue. Itself a reference to Dante's The Divine Comedy,  to Canto 26 of the Purgatorio. Dante refers to the poet Arnault Daniel, but Eliot passes the compliment on to Pound, who helped edit The Waste Land.

Both you and I seem to share the same love and respect for the grandeur of  the written word and those who are masters of the craft Surly.

Historic Grand Master  Art works glare out at you and fascinate almost instantly, as does the encounter with the masters of the art of writing.

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Re: History in Photographs - Hindenburg Disaster 1937
« Reply #38 on: December 16, 2015, 04:52:03 AM »
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History in Photographs-Mestiza de Sangley
« Reply #39 on: January 29, 2016, 12:12:51 AM »
Mestiza de Sangley


Captured in 1875 by Dutch photographer Francisco Van Camp.  Sangleys are of Philipino/Chinese descent

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Re: History in Photographs - Portraits - Young Stephen Hawkings
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Re: History in Photographs - Portrait - Vincent Van Gogh at 19
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Re: History in Photographs - Portrait - Helen Mirren Then and Now
« Reply #42 on: October 05, 2017, 04:43:43 PM »
What an actress. :emthup:

                                     

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Re: History in Photographs - Portraits - Tom Petty
« Reply #43 on: October 05, 2017, 04:49:05 PM »
Poor Tommy won't be singing for us anymore.

                             
                                         

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Re: History in Photographs - Portrait - Helen Mirren Then and Now
« Reply #44 on: October 06, 2017, 03:03:30 AM »
What an actress. :emthup:


 :emthup: :emthup:

What an actress, indeed.

For my part, I first became aware of her in John Boorman's "Excalibur," where she played Morgana. Wowza.



Her appearance in a film generally classes up the joint. I'm a fan.
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