Wordsworth, Coleridge and the Poetic Revolution – Jonathan BATE

Jonathan Bate explains why Wordsworth's and Coleridge's Lyrical Ballads is one of the greatest and most influential volumes of poetry ever written. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wgVApASNxw A lecture by Professor Sir Jonathan Bate CBE FBA, Professor of Rhetoric (16 October 2018) https://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-an… 'The sense of a new style and a new spirit in poetry came over me', wrote… Continue lendo Wordsworth, Coleridge and the Poetic Revolution – Jonathan BATE

Byron and the Age of Sensation – Jonathan BATE

Jonathan Bate explores the life and work of the original celebrity poet Lord Byron. Byron was simultaneously a Romantic and an anti-Romantic. A lecture by Sir Jonathan Bate , Gresham Professor of Rhetoric 11 June 2019 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_W7gHiH11qI https://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-an... Jonathan Bate will explore the life and work of the original celebrity poet - Lord Byron. He… Continue lendo Byron and the Age of Sensation – Jonathan BATE

Who Was The Real King MacBeth? | The Real MacBeth | Timeline

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xq75Cl_osxk&t=1088s The real Scottish king Macbeth was a far cry from the great Shakespearean villain, but his story was even more fascinating, presenter Tony Robinson discovers in his continuing series which uncovers the myths behind legendary British heroes. The original and real King Macbeth lived in the 11th century and reigned from 1040 to 1057.… Continue lendo Who Was The Real King MacBeth? | The Real MacBeth | Timeline

“Observações iniciais sobre a importância da Ortodoxia” – G. K. CHESTERTON

NADA INDICA, de modo mais inusitado, o enorme e silencioso mal da sociedade moderna do que o estranho uso que é feito, em nossos dias, da palavra “ortodoxo”. No passado, o herege se orgulhava de não ser herege. Os reinos do mundo, a polícia e os juízes é que eram hereges. Ele era ortodoxo. Não… Continue lendo “Observações iniciais sobre a importância da Ortodoxia” – G. K. CHESTERTON

Baroque’s Dark Heart (Art History Documentary) | Perspective

There is always so much doubt in Rembrandt, so much hesitation, a sadness that draws you towards his irresistible vulnerability, like a magnet. This realization, that the problems of an artist, his insecurities and inner life were worthy of a picture, was one of the Baroque's most brilliant insights. It was the first art movement… Continue lendo Baroque’s Dark Heart (Art History Documentary) | Perspective

Francis Bacon: A Brush with Violence (2017)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MgrO5za0lSY Francis Bacon was the loudest, rudest, drunkest, most sought-after British artist of the 20th century. Twenty-five years after his death, his canvases regularly exceed £40million at auction. Bacon's appeal is rooted in his notoriety - a candid image he presented of himself as Roaring Boy, Lord of Misrule and Conveyor of Artistic Violence. This… Continue lendo Francis Bacon: A Brush with Violence (2017)

Can Brazil Survive Bolsonaro? | The Economist

Since coming to power President Jair Bolsonaro has shaken democracy, accelerated deforestation in the Amazon and played down the danger of the coronavirus pandemic, with calamitous results. Could Brazil survive another four years of his leadership? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-QVa7Wb6QI Idolaters by instinct, we convert the objects of our dreams and our interests into the Unconditional History is… Continue lendo Can Brazil Survive Bolsonaro? | The Economist

A Dandy’s Guide to Decadent Self-Isolation – Samuel Rutter

The Paris Review, January 1, 2021 We’re away until January 4, but we’re reposting some of our favorite pieces from 2020. Enjoy your holiday! I’m not ashamed to say that I bought Joris-Karl Huysmans’s Against Nature because of the cover: Frantisek Kupka’s The Yellow Scale (Self-Portrait) from 1907 is an exhilarating study of the color yellow. Its human subject, slouched… Continue lendo A Dandy’s Guide to Decadent Self-Isolation – Samuel Rutter

“Atheism, Gnosticism and Modern Political Religion” – John GRAY

Seemingly opposed, utopian dreams of a perfect world and faith in gradual improvement have the same source in Christian monotheism. The idea of progress is a mutant version of the Christian belief that human salvation is found in history, while modern revolutionary and liberal movements continue the faith in an end to history that inspired… Continue lendo “Atheism, Gnosticism and Modern Political Religion” – John GRAY

Rumania: Western Delights in Europe (1964) | British Pathé

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zfviSFAwUPE Rumania (now Romania) is full of Western charm and character. From the London Exhibition to the Carpathian Mountains, the popular trotting races to the fruit stand commemorating the August revolution of 1944, and Mamaia Rumania's summer beach resort to Poianna Brasov’s ski resort – Rumania has something to see and experience for everyone. (FILM… Continue lendo Rumania: Western Delights in Europe (1964) | British Pathé