PATRICK MODIANO,FRENCH NOVELIST,WINS THE NOBEL PRIZE FOR LITERATURE 2014 !

PATRICK MODIANO : "ECRIRE, C'EST COMME CONDUIRE DANS LE BROUILLARD".

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PATRICK MODIANO,French
Novelist,has won this year’s
nobel prize for literature!

The Swedish Academy Described
Modiano As The Modern Marcel
Proust And Hailed His Art of
Memory Employed In His
Writings!

The Academy Commended
Modiano “for the
art of memory with which he has
evoked the most ungraspable
human destinies and unlocked
the life-world of the
occupation.” !

Author of Over Two Dozen
Books, Patrick Modiano Was Little
Known For The Outside World As
Only Three or Four Of His Works
Have Been Available In English !

Born Just Two Weeks After The
End of The Second World War In
Paris, Modiano Has Always Been
Obsessed With This City And Its
History Especially During Its
Occupation!

Writing About The History of
Paris During The Occupation,
Modiano Often Mixes His Personal
History With That of Those Times!
The Moral Struggle That The
Common People of Paris Had To
Endure During The Reign of Nazis
Has Been A Recurring Theme Of
Almost All of His Novels !

Like Proust, Modiano Too, Likes
To Remember The Things Past
And In So Doing Trying To Make
A Connect With It.

Modiano’s Works Are, In Essence,
A Deep Meditation On The
Themes of Loss,Identity,Memory
And Time !

‘Missing Person’ , ‘Out of The
Dark’ Are Some Notable Works
Available In English!

Patrick Modiano Happens To Be
The 15th Frenchman To Have
Won Literature Nobel !

Modiano Also Wrote A Screenplay
For The Oscar Winning
Movie,LACOMBE LUCIEN !

A Reclusive By Nature,Patrick
Modiano, Is Rarely Seen In Talk
Shows or Symposia or Literary
Fests !

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ROMAN POLANSKI !

Polish director Polanski attends news conference for film "Chacun son Cinema" at 60th Cannes Film Festival

ROMAN POLANSKI, THE PIANIST
FAMED ACADEMY WINNING
FILMMAKER,TURNS 80 !
Roman Polanski, The Pianist
Famed Filmmaker Whose
Personal Life Often Gets The
Better of Him -thanks to an
alleged charge of child rape
that led him to flee from the
united states in late 70s, Turns
80 Today !
Polanski Has Made ‘VENUS IN
FUR’ This Year That Got
Premiered In This Year’s Cannes
Film Festival , Is Credited With
More Than Just A Few Movies
That Are Going To Stay In The
World of Cinema For Long !
‘ROSEMARY’S BABY’ -his debut
venture in Hollywood, Is A
Classic.
‘TESS’ and ‘REPULSION’ Are
Another Two of His Critically
Acclaimed Films!
Born In Paris And Raised
Largely In And Around of The
Polish Town of Krakow,
Polanski Had To Witness The
Disturbing World Under The
Rise of Nazism and The World
War-II That Took Away His
Mother’s Life In The Camp At
Auschwitz And The
Incarceration of His Father With
Whom He Fortunately Reunited
While Still An Adolescent And
Most Importantly The Macabre
World of Terror , Evil n Violence
That Became A Recurring
Theme In His Movies Culminated
Plus Perfected In His
Masterpiece, THE PIANIST (2002)
-an academy winning film
which is unanimously
considered as his best
rendition as well as which is
hailed as One of The Most
Original Plus Brutally Honest
Cinematic Versions Of The
Holocaust And The
Psychological Damage Ensued
Thereafter !
SAMANTHA GEIMER, The Rape
Victim, Publically Extended A
Forgive To Polanski And Has
Written Extensively In Her
Recent Book, LIFE IN THE
SHADOW OF POLANSKI, On The
Unfortunate Episode That
Happened Sometime In 1977 At
The Home of The Hollywood
Actor, Jack Nicholson, While
Undergoing An Audition Held
By Polanski !
Polanski Had To Undergo A Few
Weeks of Psychiatric
Supervision And While There
Has Not Been Any Final Verdict
Given So Far, The Filmmaker Had
Managed An Escape And Never
Landed On American Soil Since
Then Including During The
Oscars Wherein He Was
Adjudged As The Best Director
and His Film The Best Movie. . .!
If We Judge An Artist Solely On
The Merits or Otherwise of His/
Her Works And Willingly
Suspend For The Time Being
Our Scrutiny of His/Her Personal
Life , Then Roman Polanski
Could Well Be Adjudged As One
of The Greatest Filmmakers of
All Time And Certainly The
Greatest In Recent Times As Far
As The Truthful Plus Realistic
Rendition of The Underworld of
The Forces of Evil In Humanity
At Large Is Concerned !
POLANSKI, 80 Today, Is Living In
Paris With His Very Beautiful
Young Wife -a french singer,
EMMANUELLE SEIGNER, And Is
Still Displaying Creative Juice
Unto His Limbs n Latitudes !
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, POLANSKI !
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, W.B.YEATS, GREAT IRISH-ENGLISH POET & PLAYWRIGHT !

WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS (W.B.Yeats) , One of the greatest poets of the last century in any language, Was Born This Day, June 13, in 1865 in Dublin,Ireland,to a landowners’ family which was also very much fond of arts,especially, Painting (Yeat’s Father and Yeat’s Elder Brother , were noted painters ) !

Rarely One Could Find Such Variations In Themes, Techniques, Styles of Poetry Compositions In Any Language, As We Find In Yeats’ ! His Was A Towering Persona In The World Literature of 20th-Cent. !

Yeats Started Composing Poems During The Last Years of 19th-Cent. And The Perceptible Influences On His Writings Could Well Be Noticed For His Poems Were More Lyrical And Very Romantic In Thematic Aspects! He, During Those Early Days of His Literary Forays, Was Much Influenced By Poets Like Spencer, Shelley and Pre-Raphaelites Poets !

YEATS IS HAILED AS ‘THE LAST ROMANTICS’ on the basis of his early proclivity towards the Tradition of English Romanticism.

Yeats’ Poems Took A Sharp Turn In The Early Decades of 20th-Cent. As He Had Shown Good Deal of Interests In Realism And His Poems Bore Such Transformations.

Yeats Is Also Hailed As THE FIRST MODERNIST !His meeting with EZRA POUND, the american literary godfather who had come from the states and settled down in Paris n London And Had Successfully Changed The Course of Literary Engagements For Once n All, Had Brought Radical Shifts In His Poetry Writings,That Came To Highlight The Modernist Sensibilities -something that reached perfection under ELIOT & JOYCE !

W.B.YEATS GOT THE NOBEL PRIZE FOR LITERATURE IN 1923–the first Irishman to hv been awarded the Nobel !

Yeats greatly contributed in reshaping the Irish Cultural Consciousness, which was a movement of sorts, aptly termed as THE CELTIC REVIVAL OR RENAISSANCE !

He died at 73 in 1939 and his importance is simply ever lasting!

W.B.YEATS WOULD HAVE BEEN 148 TODAY !
Happy Birthday,YEATS!

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TEN W.B.YEATS QUOTES : –

(1.) ”The only business of the head in the world is to bow a ceaseless obeisance to the heart.”

(2.) ”Happiness is neither virtue nor pleasure nor this thing nor that but simply growth. We are happy when we are growing !”

(3.) ”Everything exists, everything is true and the earth is just a bit of dust beneath our feet !”

(4.) ”How can we know the dancer from the dance? ”

(5.) ”Joy is of the will which labours, which overcomes obstacles, which knows triumph.”

(6.) ”An intellectual hatred is the worst !”

(7.) ”We are happy when for everything inside us there is a corresponding something outside us.”

(8.) ”The best lack all conviction, while the worst are full of passionate intensity !”

(9.) ”In dreams begins responsibility !”

(10.) ”Life is a long preparation for something that never happens !”

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FRENCH PAINTER AND CO-FOUNDER OF ‘CUBISM’ ,GEORGES BRAQUE,WAS BORN THIS DAY IN 1882 !

GEORGE BRAQUE, One of the exponents of ‘CUBISM’ in Art,especially, in Painting plus Sculpture, Was born this day, May 13, 1882, in Argentuile in France!

Living with his father who was a home decorater in Le Havre,Braque studied during evenings at a local art school for two years.

Georges Braque moved to Paris in 1899 to work as an apprentice under an expert decorater in order to get a certificate.

He was more interested in paintings and during his stay in Paris,he had had many inspirations for creativity after being present at many exhibitions and visiting popular art galleries.

It was the posthumous art exhibition of Cezanne’s works in 1908 in Paris that had proved a turning point for Braque And he started to concentrate on painting solely under the impressionistic style.

Georges Braque learned the experimental tendencies of Cezanne and had started to explore the dynamics of light n shade,colors,space. .et.al !

Braque met Picasso in 1909 and both were surprised to learn that they were experimenting same thing and that was presenting images in fragments with the help of Geometrical Shapes!
Thus came a new style,rather a movement,popularly known as ‘CUBISM’ as the images when explained or analysed they appeared like a group of cubes or cubicles!

Braque and Picasso remained closely associated for a couple of years .When the first world war broke out,Braque was enlisted in French Forces and just after a year he got himself blind post an accident and was thus relieved off his duties.

Braque also painted in Fauvist Styles.

His paintings were showcased at The Famous Luvre Museum in France In 1961 –two years before his death. Thus Georges Braque Became The First Artist Whose Works Got Exhibited At Luvre During His Lifetime!

He died on August 31,1963 in Paris .

Multiple Perspective,Brilliance Of Colors,Space Between Objects and Movements in Space . . . .are some of Braque’s signature traits !

Here are Five Quotes Of George Braque To Celebrate His 131st Birthday :-

(1.) ”TRUTH EXISTS ; ONLY LIES ARE INVENTED.”

(2.) ”PAINTING IS A NAIL TO WHICH I FASTEN MY IDEAS.”

(3.) ”ART IS MADE TO DISTURB , SCIENCE REASSURES.”

(4.) ”THERE IS ONLY ONE VALUABLE THING IN ART : THE THING YOU CANNOT EXPLAIN.”

(5.) ”WITH AGE , ART AND LIFE BECOME ONE.”

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TEN QUOTES TO SAY : HAPPY BIRTHDAY,SALVADOR DALI !

SALVADOR DALI,one of the iconoclastic figures in the annals of modern paintings,Was born this day,May 11, 1904 in Figueres,Spain.

He happens to be one of the most experimental painters of 20th-Cent. Who painted in almost every notable styles like Surrealism,Dadaism,Futurism,Impressionism –to name a few!

Dali never showed much regards to what others viewed or said on Dali’s somewhat eccentric traits of personality,especially,his curled moustaches,sticks,dresses and his arts which too came under attacks later by the diehard surrealists who had started to criticize Dali’s works as false or misleading illustrations of the surreal styles( such things occurred after Dali’s infamous expulsion from the core surreal groups headquartered at Paris).

SALVADOR DALI WAS HIS OWN MAN AND LED LIFE ON HIS OWN TERMS FOR MOST OF HIS LIFE OF 84yrs. !

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To celebrate his birthday, here are ten quotes of Dali :-

(1.) “You have to systematically create confusion, it sets creativity free. Everything that is contradictory creates life.”

(2.) “An elegant woman is a woman who despises you and has no hair under her arms.”

(3.) “One day it will have to be officially admitted that what we have christened reality is an even greater illusion than the world of dreams.”

(4.) “Beauty should be edible, or not at all.”

(5.) ”The secret of my influence has always been that it remained secret.”

(6.) ”Those who do not want to imitate anything, produce nothing.”

(7.) ”The difference between false memories and true ones is the same as for jewels: it is always the false ones that look the most real, the most brilliant.”

(8.) ”Mistakes are almost always of a sacred nature. Never try to correct them. On the contrary: rationalize them, understand them thoroughly. After that, it will be possible for you to sublimate them.”

(9.) ”Liking money like I like it, is nothing less than mysticism. Money is a glory.”

(10.) ”Drawing is the honesty of the art. There is no possibility of cheating.It is either good or bad.”

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