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Monthly Archives: October 2012
Blood, Gore, and Death in Blood Meridian
After watching the first episode of Heimat, the violence, blood, and death in Cormac McCarthy’s Blood Meridian: or the Redness in the West probably seems simply atrocious. Is the thirst for violence just an innate quality or a product of … Continue reading
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Additional Help Playing “Heimat”
If you are having problems playing the Heimat series from a PC, it is probably because you only have Windows Media Player installed. Heimat is encoded as a streaming .mov file, which is a format that WMP does not support. To … Continue reading
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Home sweet home?
On the first day of class Professor Boes asked us what home means to us. A response I found particularly intriguing said something along the lines of “home is a place where you have a job to do and somewhere … Continue reading
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Some background information on Heimat
We’ll discuss both the real-world and the fictional backdrop of Heimat during our first class session, but I thought you would appreciate a little bit of information to help get you started. The majority of the show takes place in … Continue reading
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Was Derville Trying to Make Chabert Cry?
Hey guys so I’ve been thinking a lot of the importance of Colonel Chabert and Derville’s relationship. After reading over the other blog posts, I decided I had too much to say just to leave in a comment. A lot … Continue reading
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Colonel Chabert Can’t Catch A Break
Having now finished Colonel Chabert, it seems fitting that it is part of a story cycle entitled The Human Comedy, for Honore de Balzac’s goal of social commentary was definitely fulfilled. For sure. 100%. What is readily apparent from the … Continue reading
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I realize this is rather presumptuous…
…to assume that this post will be read with any enthusiasm, or be read at all, what with fall break at our fingertips. But bear with me for a paragraph or two; after today’s class, I simply wanted to lay … Continue reading
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…and how far to read to find out!
For Thursday, please try to get through page 37 of Colonel Chabert. The following brief timeline of Napoleon’s reign may be helpful to you in understanding the story: 1795 – in the wake of the French Revolution, a young Corsican artillery … Continue reading
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Who is Colonel Chabert?
Much like Lily, I am finding it very difficult to avoid applying topics we discussed in The Odyssey to this new novella, Colonel Chabert. One of our biggest talking points concerning The Odyssey was the role of disguise and deception, … Continue reading
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Who is Kubilai Khan?
Throughout our study of Marco Polo’s Travels thus far, we have heard of the many places Marco Polo has journeyed to while serving under the great emperor of the Tartans, Kubilai Khan. Because Marco Polo was gathering information about these … Continue reading
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