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You tell me (part 3)

In a stylish way, Pynchon displays his disfavor for his story in the introduction to Slow Learner. Pynchon criticizes himself quite rudely, declaring that the work seems to have grown from the hope to "commit on paper a variety of abuses, such as overwriting." He even claims that the work ... >>

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You tell me (part 2)

Characterisation of the protagonists The Fourth floor: Callisto lives in a dream world of life in his own artificial imaginations, isolated, intellectual, component of the Lost Generation, obsessed with the concept of apocalyptic heat-death of the universe. Aubade, another character is part French ... >>

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You tell me (part 1)

Introduction The concept of Entropy first appears in Thomas Pynchon’s published work in the short story "Entropy" (1958). Entropy, title of Thomas Pynchon’s earliest published short story from his work “Slow Learner” is a subject of anxiety for both the characters in it and... >>

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The Multi Faceted Hero Herakles in Hellenistic Sculpture (part 7)

Its proximity to the Tegean sculptures has long been recognized (cf. PLATE 52 )[28]. Compared with the Sicyon type, the features are more compact, the expression more intense, the face is broadening; however, the emphasis on the plane of the cheeks and jawbone has yet to succeed in transforming the ... >>

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The Multi Faceted Hero Herakles in Hellenistic Sculpture (part 6)

Unbalanced poses and references to the Severe style seem to have been in fashion during the early decades of the fourth century. The attitude of the feet of the Herakles is virtually identical with the footprints preserved on a series of bases of lost bronzes by the Argive-Sicyonian school[25]. As ... >>

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The Multi Faceted Hero Herakles in Hellenistic Sculpture (part 5)

Among the latest pieces is the fragmentary amethyst signed by Dioskourides. Dioskourides worked for Augustus himself, one of the Greek artists patronized by the imperial family. The face of his work is missing, the remaining parts, however, suggest that he followed the main lines of the type. Some o... >>

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The Multi Faceted Hero Herakles in Hellenistic Sculpture (part 4)

Another comparison can be made to help confirm both the time and context proposed for this statue. Classicizing aspirations were to be observed in the east as well as the west. In some of the cases, indirect western influences resulted in a reinforcement of these tendencies. In 176 BC Antiochos Epip... >>

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The Multi Faceted Hero Herakles in Hellenistic Sculpture (part 3)

Classical taste was an answer to a complex of different needs and desires, expressed by both the western and eastern patrons of Greek art. This response, however, resulted in a more or less uniform artistic movement, which is extremely difficult to study in its individual expressions. Sculpture was ... >>

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