Archive for Writers

Ben Jonson – Shakespeare Contemporary

O, for an engine, to keep back all clocks, or make the sun forget his motion!

Ben Jonson, playwright

Ben Jonson, Shakespeare contemporary.

H.G. Wells The Time Machine

If you fell down yesterday, stand up today.

H.G. Wells, Science Fiction author, born September 21, 1866

I love the movies of his books. My favorite of course is The Time Machine and I excitedly await the coming of the Morlocks to Syfy.

Trailer for original The Time Machine

Jack Kerouac Published On the Road in 1957

“Isn’t it true that you start your life a sweet child, believing in everything under your father’s roof? Then comes the day of the Laodiceans, when you know you are wretched and miserable and poor and blind and naked, and with the visage of a gruesome, grieving ghost you go shuddering through nightmare life.”

- Jack Kerouac, On the Road, Part 1, Ch. 13

Edgar Allan Poe The Sleeper

I’m late for my June 2009 celebratory Edgar Allan Post so I will close out the month of June with his poem, The Sleeper. » Read more..

Edgar Allan Poe Tell-Tale Heart with James Mason

Here is an incredible piece of animation from 1953 of Edgar Allan Poe’s short story The Tell-Tale Heart. This UPA Production was the first adult only carton in Great Britain under the British Board of Film Censors classification system. I couldn’t tell you why really. I guess scary deserves an X rating. » Read more..