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Message from Charles Bukowski

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You all know and probably love Charles Bukowski. He's the guy who was so grounded, so much like you and me albeit with life ten times tougher - you naturally relate to him. His contemplations, observations and attitude make his writing timeless. One of his poems especially strikes me as it is rather handy professional advices

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The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock. The Movie

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T.S. Eliot's seminal poem "The love song of J. Alfred Prufrock" is one of the most influential poems of the XX century. Sheer mastery of the writing and delightful inspired imagery caused tectonic changes in a landscape of English language poetry. It is fair to say that Prufrock is a kind of a blueprint of a full-fledged hardcore modernist poetry. It is filled with various techniques and uncanny tricks that make the reading constantly exciting.

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George Orwell on Principles of Newspeak

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George Orwell was the man. He not only correctly described the impending horrors of dictatorship but predicted many tendencies that are still intact in our uptight world. One of the most infamous elements of his seminal 1948 novel 1984 is Newspeak - an abbreviated, politically correct version of English. It was presented as a thought-terminating mind-limiting tool to keep the Ingsoc mindset intact.

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