Alexandre Manuel Vahia de Castro O’Neill de Bulhões (Lisbon, 19 December 1924 - Lisbon, 21 August 1986) was a Portuguese writer and poet of Irish descent.
Surrealist and concretist poet and writer, and a publicist, who collaborated in many periodicals.
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Camilo Ferreira Botelho Castelo-Branco (March 16, 1825 – June 1, 1890), was a prolific Portuguese writer of the 19th century, having produced over 260 books (mainly novels, plays and essays).
His writing is considered original in that it combines the dramatic and sentimental spirit of Romanticism with a highly personal combination of sarcasm, bitterness and dark humour. He is also celebrated for his peculiar wit and anecdotal character, as well as for his turbulent (and ultimately tragical) life.
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Max Horkheimer (February 14, 1895 – July 7, 1973) was a German-Jewish philosopher-sociologist, famous for his work in critical theory as a member of the ‘Frankfurt School’ of social research. His most important works include The Eclipse of Reason (1947) and, in collaboration with Theodor Adorno, The Dialectic of Enlightenment (1947).
Through the Frankfurt School, Horkheimer planned, supported and made other significant works possible.
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Theodor W. Adorno (September 11, 1903 – August 6, 1969) was a German sociologist, philosopher and musicologist known for his critical theory of society.
He was a leading member of the Frankfurt School of critical theory, whose work has come to be associated with thinkers such as Ernst Bloch, Walter Benjamin, Max Horkheimer and Herbert Marcuse, for whom the work of Sigmund Freud, Karl Marx and G.W.F. Hegel were essential to a critique of modern society.
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Bertolt Brecht (born 10 February 1898 – 14 August 1956) was a German poet, playwright, and theatre director.
An influential theatre practitioner of the 20th century, Brecht made equally significant contributions to dramaturgy and theatrical production, the latter particularly through the seismic impact of the tours undertaken by the Berliner Ensemble—the post-war theatre company operated by Brecht and his wife, long-time collaborator and actress Helene Weigel.
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- The Wanderer above the Mists (1817-18)
Caspar David Friedrich (September 5, 1774 – May 7, 1840) was a 19th-century German Romantic landscape painter, generally considered the most important German artist of his generation. He is best known for his mid-period allegorical landscapes which typically feature contemplative figures silhouetted against night skies, morning mists, barren trees or Gothic ruins.
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Estou à beira do abismo, mas a vista é excepcional!
(I’m on the edge, but the view is extraordinary!)
- Tracey Emin
The Uncanny (Ger. Das Unheimliche - “the opposite of what is familiar”) is a Freudian concept of an instance where something can be familiar, yet foreign at the same time, resulting in a feeling of it being uncomfortably strange or uncomfortably familiar. (See Uncanny valley)
Because the uncanny is familiar, yet strange, it often creates cognitive dissonance within the experiencing subject due to the paradoxical nature of being attracted to, yet repulsed by an object at the same time.
This cognitive dissonance often leads to an outright rejection of the object, as one would rather reject than rationalize.
Steven Rodney “Steve” McQueen (born 1969) is a British artist and filmmaker. He is a winner of the Golden Camera at the Cannes Film Festival, a Turner Prize and BAFTA.
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