In his 1949 essay “Cultural Criticism and Society,” he claimed that “to write poetry after Auschwitz is barbaric.” Adorno later expanded, saying he meant “it is the question whether one can live after Auschwitz.” I think what he meant by the quote was that to exist after Auschwitz and write poetry about the experience is to perpetuate the culture which allowed the events that took place at Auschwitz to happen. In essence, he might have wanted to entirely eradicate the culture which allowed such terrible acts to occur. Although Adorno makes a point which opens the conversation, a lot of holocaust survivors would disagree with his claim because they write deeply personal poetry about their experience, and they are definitely not trying to perpetuate a culture which abused them and tried to strip them of their dignity as human beings. Also, a shockingly large number of people do not know about the holocaust or believe it ever happened. Thus, Holocaust
In America Dali continued to demonstrate eccentric behavior. In 1942, for example, he attracted society’s attention by publication of an autobiography The Secret Life of Salvador Dali with the combination of true stories and myth. Dali by himself did not see anything wrong in telling an “alternative true”: “Dali could take a myth that was interpreted a certain way and impose upon it his own personal ideas” (“Salvador Dali Biography b”, n.
Critically acclaimed, with over thirty novels and novellas to his name, John Steinbeck wrote in a socialist style about common pedestrians trying to make a living during the Great Depression. All of his novels contain elements of Steinbeck’s personal life and struggles, including his undeniable lack of Christian faith. While he knew about Christian ideology, was antiquated with the human condition, and even dedicated several of the themes of his books to it, he showed increasing dedication to a more naturalistic viewpoint. Many scenes and metaphors contained in his novel The Pearl pertain to nature and its malevolent qualities. Even though he does not believe in Christianity, he does include religious characters, mostly for satirical effect, as is the fact in The Pearl.
William Shakespeare’s dad was a glove maker who held a number of public government offices in Stratford. William Shakespeare attended grammar school where he learned the beauty of literature. Shakespeare was maybe caught in a lover’s where he left the woman he impregnated for his true lover Anne Whateley. He then started writing poems in the years 1592 and 1593 because of the plague that shut down theaters. Some poems were Venus and Adonis as well as The Rape of Lucrece.
The dangers and widespread injustice of the chimney sweeping profession caught William Blake’s attention, causing him to compose two similar works titled, ‘The Chimney Sweep.’ The first belonged to the book ‘Songs of Innocence’ published 1789 and the second, to ‘Songs of Innocence and Experience’ published in 1793. Both poems show the joys of childhood innocence as the main subject. It highlights how childhood innocence was destroyed, taken away or ruined by adults. Blake saw innocence as a joke. It does not exist because it is tainted by the world of experience - chimney sweeping, death, poverty, etc.
Even non Catholics adopted his principles in their modern life; one such example is Morton Adler who was influenced by St. Thomas’s book ‘Summa Theologica’ that he wanted to convert to a catholic. His theories have also influenced other political thinkers and philosophers to develop their ideas and principles. Several books have also been published based on the theories of St. Thomas Aquinas. His theories have been revolutionary for those who followed St. Augustine and various other political philosophers. His thoughts have been praised for its practicality, clarity and modernity.
• The Metamorphosis of Narcissus is certainly one of Dali’s most celebrated pictures • The painting was based of off Ovid’s Metamorphoses, and consists of a painting and a poem that was completed in 1937 • The painting is a critical paranoia which means the painting has the ability to create and see in one image, another hidden image • Painting portrays Greek god Narcissus’s metamorphosis in two different stages • In the first stage he is depicted similarly too Caravaggio’s version of the theme but in the second stage his head takes the shape of an egg with a flower emerging • One side has warm colors, fire and faeces while the other side has colder colors and cracked stone • This paintings artistic language is both polymorphous and simultaneous
Having left Chicago as a youth to study painting in Paris, Norris went on to attend Berkeley before moving to San Francisco and becoming a journalist and naturalist writer, taking great influence from Emile Zola. He attempted to write with a voice of actual experience and observation. A correspondent first in South Africa and later Cuba during the Spanish-American war, Norris was a socialist who focused on suffering and inequality in his fiction, often highlighting the ambiguity of good and bad, presenting the corruption of both sides, which have been equally harmed as they have done harm. The legacy of his reputation is tarnished by his frequent Antisemitic angle, randomly selecting Jewish figures as villains, such as in the unfinished trilogy The Epic of the Wheat, where the railway company representative, S. Behrman, is demonized as a money-grubbing
Dr Seuss is the penname of Theodor Seuss Geisel. He began using it as a pseudonym when he was caught with gin in his dormitory and was asked to step down as editor of Dartmouth’s humour magazine. To evade his punishment he started to publish cartoons under the name Seuss. Many of Dr Seuss’s books have an underlying message. During World War II, he was the commander of the Animation Department of the army.
As a result, instead of spending his time in prison and getting the Bombe confiscated from him, he decided to go through a series of treatment which consisted of injecting him with estrogen every month to get rid of his homosexual desires. This treatment did not give the wanted result but left Turing with awful side effects. Eventually, Turing committed suicide by eating an apple laced with Cyanide from his lab. Years later, he received a posthumous royal pardon from Queen Elizabeth II. (38, Hodges).