Browsing All Posts published on »July, 2007«

Oscar Wilde’s ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’

July 29, 2007

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Recently I was lucky enough to lay my hands upon Oscar Wilde’s play ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’. I had earlier read this play, I don’t know how many years ago. But any way it was a real funny experience. All of us need to have such breaks while reading serious literature.This play was very […]

Toadstone in Shakespeare’s ‘As You Like It’

July 25, 2007

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Shakespeare in ‘As You Like It’ talked about toadstones in the following lines: Sweet the uses of adversity.Which, like the toad, ugly and venomous,Wears yet a precious jewel in his head. Even in earlier literature toadstones have been mentioned and many myths have been woven around them. They find a mention in literature as early […]

Harry Potter alive?

July 21, 2007

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(photo courtesy: SCHOLASTIC) Harry Potter fans can now heave a sigh of relief. The latest news is that Harry Potter is very much alive in the seventh book ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows’. But this news is no substitute for reading and relishing each chapter as you go through the book. So just like […]

Harry Potter fans in a Frenzy!

July 21, 2007

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Finally the day is here. ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows’ is released today. The question being raised now is – will Harry die? Will he kill Lord Voldemort and die in the fight? Due to this anxiety among Harry Potter fans helplines have geared up to take care of distraught fans. Earlier at a […]

J.K. Rowling and Harry Potter

July 19, 2007

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The name of J.K. Rowling needs no introduction. The character of Harry Potter has become a rage with not only kids but also with youngsters and grown-ups. She might have millions from the Harry Potter series now. But the beginning was not at all a cakewalk. Before the first book ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s […]

Ted Hughes’ ‘Old Age Gets Up’

July 18, 2007

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I would like to quote here a poem by Ted Hughes. Old Age Gets Up Stirs its ashes and embers, its burnt sticks An eye powdered over, half melted and solid againPondersIdeas that collapseAt the first touch of attention The light at the window, so square and so sameSo full-strong as ever, the window frameA […]

Ted Hughes

July 13, 2007

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Ted Hughes was born in Mytholmroyd, Yorkshire,in 1930 on 17th August. Later his family moved to Mexborough. He studied at the Pembroke College, Cambridge. He even met his wife Sylvia Plath there. He studied English there and then switched on to study anthropology and archaeology later. His first poem was published in 1954. He had […]