Posts Tagged ‘violence’

“A Clockwork Orange” (Anthony Burgess)

2 June 2019

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

[A Clockwork Orange, Dir. Stanley Kubrick, 1971]

I have been reading English Literature, a handbook written by Anthony Burgess. I liked it so much that I wanted to read something else. Then, I tried the difficult novel A Clockwork Orange. I had seen the film on TV (Stanley Kubrick, 1971 ) which I hated. I insist on this point: the novel is a nightmare of violence and cruelty. Despite the horrible story inside the novel, I thought I had to try it. I started reading the novel to discover a kind of teenager´s jargon, the nasdat. It seemed impossible to understand a word unless you had the appropriate glossary of the new language. I found out the one provided by Sparknotes.com. I could enjoy the reading of it. This language is hybrid, that is, a mixture of Russian, the funny rhyming Cockney slang and Burgess´ s imagination.

By the way, I read the novel in a kindle book. 

 

Have a look at the glossary prepared by SparkNotes.com

(available on the net) here

#PDF G-Drive

https://tinyurl.com/y5l7verx

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TV series “Narcos” (Colombia)

7 April 2018

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

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[Pedro Pascal as Javier Peña, DEA agent]

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Official trailer of “Narcos” (Colombia)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7elNhHwgBU

(Drug Enforcement Administration: Administración para el Control de Drogas)

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