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We're at the cusp of a examining revolution. more and more, examine is uncovering an intimate connection among interpreting and well being. The probably uncomplicated act of being learn to brings extraordinary wellbeing and fitness and happiness advantages. It stimulates inspiration and reminiscence, encourages the sharing of rules and emotions, hopes and fears. It enriches our lives and minds. This specific publication deals a range of prose and poetry specially compatible for examining aloud -- in your husband or spouse, a ill guardian or baby, an aged relative. With brief introductions and dialogue subject matters for every piece there's whatever the following for everybody -- from Shakespeare and Black attractiveness to Elizabeth Jennings and Bruce Chatwin. All royalties in complete will visit The Reader service provider, the prime united kingdom charity for examining and health.

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The upheaval of the masses in Russia seemed to confirm that view and for Witkiewicz gave it a more tangible shape. He became convinced that universal Comunist revolution was un­ avoidable. As for himself, he belonged to a world in decline. Revolution would have meant a victory of justice, but he was not primarily interested in "happiness for all," an aim he rele­ gated to the realm of "ethics"; revolution, in his opinion, was but a stage in the general trend toward social conformity and destruction of the individual.

A particular society drawn from observation and anticipation lurks behind the artistic and pseudo-artistic milieu on which he focuses. Death of religion (sarcastically treated attempts at "neo-Catholicism"), death of philosophy (whole pages of discussion with logical positivists), art going mad (music being the most tenacious, hence his fre­ quent identification with composers)—such are portents of the approaching change of the social system. " The last chapters depict a new order in quite Orwellian terms but emphasize uni­ versal grayness and shabbiness, not terror.

The staging of his W edding in Krakow in 1901 was a revolutionary event. Wyspianski broke with "imitation of life" on the stage; he conceived of a theatrical spectacle as a unity of color, movement, and sound, and in his dramas fantastic sym­ bolic creatures appeared on an equal footing with lifelike char­ acters. Using today's language we would say he took the specta­ tors on a "trip," for after each of his plays in verse people used to leave the theater reeling. Parenthetically, let us add that con­ 34 Stanislaw Ignacy W itkiewicz: A Writer fo r Today?

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