A thousand and one words

  Once upon a time, there was a writer, walking in the night. Those who encountered him and paid enough attention thought he looked sad, and a little lost. The truth was that he was looking for inspiration. It had been months since the last time he had written anything that he liked. He had …

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The Babel effect

It is often said that Art is a language in itself. The greatest paintings, symphonies, sculptures or photographs need no translation to give emotion or send a message. But what about novels, poems, movies? Don’t we need words, sometimes? Not always. We still don’t know exactly where language comes from. But one thing is for …

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The darkest place

As a boy, he was gifted, writing poems and reading from an early age. Among his favorites were Edgar Allan Poe, Goya, or Henry Fuseli. Sick so often that he could barely go to school, he was also affected by night terrors. His father died when he was 8, and he was raised by a …

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Inside the city

In Robert Silverberg’s “The World Inside“, a population of 75 billion humans live in gigantic towers occupying ten percent of the planet’s space. In Alex Proyas’ “Dark City“, people are prisoners in an oppressive and closed city where sunlight is nowhere to be seen. In Fritz Lang’s “Metropolis”, the city has turned into a massive …

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