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Literary Points of View—Part 3
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In Part 1, I explained the meaning of the term literary of point of view (POV) and observed that every character in a literary work must have one. To see Part 1 now, click here. In Part 2,  I introduced … Continue reading

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Literary Points of View—Part 2
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In Part 1, I explained the meaning of the term literary of point of view (POV). I pointed out that: Every character in a literary work must have a POV. A character’s POV is critical for how a literary work turns … Continue reading

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Ever wonder if it’s possible to get personally involved in what’s going on at my web site? It’s easy. Here are two things you can do right away to join in: send in an Arts Information Feature or a Byline … Continue reading

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Want help finding your way around Electricka’s web site? What to learn about new or existing features? Check into the features that open when you click on the Find Fast menu at the top of most of Electricka’s pages. Good … Continue reading

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Literary Points of View—Part 1
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A point of view (POV) is a manner of consideration or appraisal, a standpoint. It’s an opinion, attitude, or judgment. It’s the mental position from which ideas, people, or other physical things are viewed. It’s the spatial or ideational property … Continue reading

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Want to Hear More Karl Haas Programs?
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That’s Dr. Karl Haas on the left. In case you don’t already know who he is, Dr. Karl Haas was a distinguished classical music performer and presenter, interpreter, and explainer who for decades originated a widely-syndicated and highly successful radio … Continue reading

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The Red Shoes—A Great Film by the Archers
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You may have seen the 1948 classic movie, The Red Shoes; lots of people have. If not, don’t miss this movie if you care about ballet or any of the other performance arts. The Red Shoes is a British film … Continue reading

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Offenbach’s Les Contes d’Hoffmann–A Good Filming, a Great Performance
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The 2002 performance of Offenbach’s The Tales of Hoffmann at the Opera National de Paris, Bastille, released on DVD in 2004, is a masterful performance of a masterwork by a master composer. Conducted by Jesus Lopez-Cobos, the part of Hoffmann … Continue reading

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Offenbach’s The Tales of Hoffmann
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The Tales of Hoffmann (Les contes d’Hoffmann) is an opera composed by Jacques Offenbach (picture at left). To my thinking it’s not only his best, it’s one of the best operas ever written by anyone, a masterwork. It’s a shame … Continue reading

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Can a Literary Work Belong to More than One Genre?
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Can a liteary work belong to more than one genre? Visitors frequently ask this question because they often see literary works that are identified with a particular genre by publishers, advertisers, book stores, or libraries; and authors are often labeled … Continue reading

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