In Prometheus Bound, Aeschylus writes of resistance against an all-powerful authority, of the political prisoner who will not surrender. There are more and more repressive governments that are quashing freedom movements. One can see the seeds of these autocratic movements in our own society. The jails are filling with people who have taken a democratic position and who will not give in.
Andreas, a Parisian clochard, is a drinker. He receives two hundred francs from a distinguished gentleman, which is really intended as a donation to St. Therese of Lisieux as soon as he can afford to pay it back. And things are really looking up for Andreas. Now he can return the money as promised. Very soon. Right after the next Pernod.
An article written in 1808 by the natural philosopher G.H. von Schubert and published in a science journal fired the imagination of numerous writers and composers. In it, Schubert wrote about the discovery of a preserved corpse in a Swedish mine.
A man carried on a warm wind to Hindustan; a ritual death and resurrection; hatred that suddenly turns into love; a raging tsunami; flying cranes; secret memories; and all in an instant – In the Blink of an Eye.
As a clerk in a New York law firm, Bartleby appears to be the ideal employee: he is dutifully hardworking, upright and calm. However, quietly and gently, he soon begins to repeat the one sentence that drives his superior to despair - “I would prefer not to.”