Monthly Archives: September 2016

Klimt and Judith II

Originally posted on An' de walls came tumblin' down:
(Continued from Klimt and Judith I) The brochure continues: “Perhaps influenced by the 1907 performance of Richard Strauss’s opera, Salome, Klimt returned to the subject of the femme fatale in 1909,…

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The Seven Years’ Cake War: Sachertorte

Originally posted on Emma Rose Millar:
With its velvety chocolate icing and lashings of tangy apricot jam, Sachertorte has become Austria’s national dessert. But the history of this luxurious chocolate cake is as rich and as dark as the Sachertorte…

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Klimt and Judith I

Originally posted on An' de walls came tumblin' down:
The story of Judith and Holofernes is told in the Apocryphal Book of Judith (a text not  included in the Jewish canon but preserved in the Christian tradition). The story’s plot…

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Café on the Beach

Originally posted on Kathy Sharp:
It always seems a romantic idea to be the kind of writer who sits in a café, writing materials spread across the table, watching the world go by, working through numerous cups of coffee as…

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Originally posted on Tim's Blog:
Regular readers of this blog will have picked up that I’m in the middle of writing a novel (you can find some posts about it in the May and August archives). A feature it shares…

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