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Ay-leen the Peacemaker's Blog – April 2011 Archive (9)

QUAINT #16 "The Doomswoman" by Gertrude Atherton

Gertrude Atherton



The Doomswoman was created by Gertrude Atherton and appeared in “The Doomswoman” (Lippincott’s, September, 1892, as a novel, 1900). Atherton (1857-1948) was a notable American novelist and won the Légion d’Honneur for her hospital work during WW1. The Doomswoman is a historical romance of Old California.



The Doomswoman is set in the days when America… Continue

Added by Ay-leen the Peacemaker on April 27, 2011 at 3:41pm — No Comments

#73 Occupation, Empire & Rebellion: A History of Libya–Guest Blog by Lorenzo Davia

The current war fought in Libya in these days is drawing attention on that country and its history. This article is about the history of Libya from ancient times until World War II.



Only in recent times has the term "Libya" been in use, indicating the territories between Tunisia and Egypt; before its colonization, the area was called Tripolitania and Cyrenaica, two territories that had a separate historic development for centuries.…



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Added by Ay-leen the Peacemaker on April 24, 2011 at 12:00am — No Comments

QUAINT #16 Vathek: An Arabian Tale by William Beckford

Vathek was created by William Beckford and appeared in Vathek: An Arabian Tale from an Unpublished Manuscript, with Notes Critical and Explanatory (1786). Beckford (1760-1844) was one of English literature's real oddities. He lived a life of scandal and extravagance, both financial and sexual, and even in the 21st century his name retains the… Continue

Added by Ay-leen the Peacemaker on April 20, 2011 at 12:00am — No Comments

#72 Passover Traditions from Jewish Cultures Worldwide--Guest Blog by Rachel Landau

This Monday is the first night of Pesach, or Passover. In the days when the Temple was standing, every Jew was required to make a pilgrimage to the Temple and make an offering there. Around the world and on six continents, Jews still follow the same structure for a Passover seder, as outlined in the Haggadah nearly two thousand years ago. But Jews are not monolithic: each community adds its own variations and customs to the mix.





A picture from the Sarajevo Haggadah,… Continue

Added by Ay-leen the Peacemaker on April 17, 2011 at 12:00am — No Comments

QUAINT #15 Salammbô by Gustave Flaubert

Alfons Mucha's Salammbo (1896). Click for source.



Salammbô was created by Gustave Flaubert and appeared in Salammbô (1862). Flaubert (1821-1880) is one of the major writers of the 19th century. Although he is best known for Madame Bovary he has a respectable body of work, from short stories to dramas. His work is generally placed in the realist genre, but his skill as a stylist and technician is far above most of the other realists.… Continue

Added by Ay-leen the Peacemaker on April 13, 2011 at 12:00am — No Comments

Fundraising & Convention Update: AnimeBoston, Aetherfest & AnimeNext



At Nova Albion. Attendee Astra Kim, artist James Ng, and my intellectual partner-in-crime Jaymee Goh (with Viceroy Chang on her shoulder) all showing off their buttons with pride.





The musician Voltaire points to his Helping Hands button at The Anachronism II in NYC. We raised $220 in button… Continue

Added by Ay-leen the Peacemaker on April 12, 2011 at 9:29pm — No Comments

“African Fabrics”: The History of Dutch Wax Prints–Guest Blog by Eccentric Yoruba

 





Vlisco model. Click for source.



“A picture of a pipe isn't necessarily a pipe, an image of “African fabric” isn't necessarily authentically [and wholly] African”.



These above words are quoted by… Continue

Added by Ay-leen the Peacemaker on April 10, 2011 at 12:00am — 1 Comment

QUAINT #14 The Land of Agartha from “Mission de l’Inde en Europe, Mission de l’Europe en Asie” by Joseph Alexandre Saint-Yves

One representation of Agartha, based on writings of Raymond W. Bernard, which assumed that Agartha existed inside the Earth with an opening entrance in the Himalayas. Click for source.



Agartha was created by “Saint Yves d'Alveydre” and appeared in Mission de l'Inde en Europe, Mission de l'Europe en Asie (Mission to India from Europe, Mission to Europe from Asia, 1885). Joseph Alexandre Saint-Yves, Marquis d’Alveydre (1824-1909) was a…

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Added by Ay-leen the Peacemaker on April 4, 2011 at 9:54pm — No Comments

“The West Was Lost” by Beth Aileen Lameman and Myron A. Lameman: A Review



Cover for The West Was Lost. Click to read the comic



Native steampunk has been presented in many different ways and, like the comic Finder (which had been reviewed here a couple of weeks ago), The West Was Lost is… Continue

Added by Ay-leen the Peacemaker on April 2, 2011 at 9:59pm — No Comments

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