This month we discuss a Loss of Breath, otherwise known as “things to do on honeymoon when you’re dead”
- Moore’s Melodies was collected by Thomas Moore and is available on CD and sheet music.
- There’s a plethora of mythological links to “The sign of the Crow” but the one Poe may have meant was the Irish myth of the Morrigan.
- Metamora was a play by John Augustus Stone became a cornerstone of Edwin Forrest’s acting career. Although Charles Congdon’s memoirs paint a less than flattering picture of both men.
- Sherlyn Abdoo concisely summarises two of the most well known readings of this story.
- Alcohol related impotence was demonstrably known of at least as early as Shakespeare; “Lechery, sir, it provokes and unprovokes; it provokes the desire, but it takes away the performance: therefore much drink may be said to be an equivocator with lechery” (Macbeth Act II Scene III)
- G4S is a private security firm… with not the best of reputations…
- A particularly gory statue of Marsyas being flayed can be found in Rome including red-veined marble.
- I read terrible things is a blog, in which terrible things are read… with GIFs.
We’ll be back (hopefully) in time for Christmas with our festive coverage of “Bon Bon“