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Wild Heart Turning White: Georg Trakl and Cocaine

Wednesday 29 October 2014 at 13:01

To mark the 100th anniversary of the death by cocaine overdose of Austrian lyric poet Georg Trakl, Richard Millington explores the role the drug played in Trakl's life and works.

Source: http://publicdomainreview.org/2014/10/29/wild-heart-turning-white-georg-trakl-and-cocaine/


The Poet, the Physician and the Birth of the Modern Vampire

Thursday 16 October 2014 at 15:35

From that famed night of ghost-stories in a Lake Geneva villa in 1816, as well as Frankenstein's monster, there arose that other great figure of 19th-century gothic fiction - the Vampire - a creation of Lord Byron's personal physician John Polidiri. Andrew McConnell Stott explores how a fractious relationship between Polidiri and his poet employer lies behind the tale, with Lord Byron himself providing a model for the blood-sucking aristocratic figure of the legend we are familiar with today.

Source: http://publicdomainreview.org/2014/10/16/the-poet-the-physician-and-the-birth-of-the-modern-vampire/


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Tuesday 14 October 2014 at 21:48

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Tuesday 14 October 2014 at 21:48

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Sample Page

Tuesday 14 October 2014 at 21:48

This is an example page. It’s different from a blog post because it will stay in one place and will show up in your site navigation (in most themes). Most people start with an About page that introduces them to potential site visitors. It might say something like this: Hi there! I’m a bike messenger by day, aspiring actor by night, and this is my blog. I live in Losâ�¦

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Piracy at the Old Bailey

Wednesday 1 October 2014 at 14:00

Ben Merriman presents a selection of piracy cases from the proceedings of London's Old Bailey. Although a few live up to the swashbuckling heists of stereotype, many reveal the surprisingly everyday nature of the maritime crimes brought before the court, including cases involving an argument over chickens and the stealing of a captain's hats.

Source: http://publicdomainreview.org/2014/10/01/piracy-at-the-old-bailey/


Ghostwriter and Ghost: The Strange Case of Pearl Curran & Patience Worth

Wednesday 17 September 2014 at 16:26

In early 20th-century St. Louis, Pearl Curran claimed to have conjured a long-dead New England puritan named Patience Worth through a Ouija board. Although mostly unknown today, the resulting books, poems, and plays that Worth "dictated" to Curran earned great praise at the time. Ed Simon investigates the curious and nearly forgotten literary fruits of a “ghost” and her ghostwriter.

Source: http://publicdomainreview.org/2014/09/17/ghostwriter-and-ghost-the-strange-case-of-pearl-curran-patience-worth/


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Monday 1 September 2014 at 13:18

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The Art of Swimming (1587)

Thursday 28 August 2014 at 19:01

Selections of the forty beautiful woodblock illustrations from Everard Digby's De Arte Natandi (The Art of Swimming) published in 1587, considered the first English treatise on the practise.

Source: http://publicdomainreview.org/collections/the-art-of-swimming-1587/


Artistic Creation (1901)

Wednesday 27 August 2014 at 17:06

A wonderful short film directed by illusionist-turned-filmmaker Walter R. Booth and produced by Robert Paul - one of the earliest examples of trickery in the editing room enabling an artist's creation to come to life on screen, a popular motif in early film.

Source: http://publicdomainreview.org/collections/artistic-creation-1901/