Hayden white inspiring theories on history and stories: “all stories are fictions….depicted and presented through metaphor, metonymy, synecdoche, irony” he claims… is a fascinating and courageous attempt to analyze the structure of historical narratives, the philosophy of history , and the tropics of discourse and figurations …. especially his book (meta history: the historical imagination in nineteenth century Europe) is worth reading to open a new horizon to interpret our past histories of consciousness, through our present lenses.
H.C.Andersen, the famous writer who dominate the cultural scene of Denmark’s literature, imprisoned an African woman, Margory, from Congo, in a cage, hearing from her a series of stories that inspired the Andersen in his literary career, according to playwright Martin McDonagh (A very very very dark matter) recently played in London, …A serious question of morality should be raised when great writers cover up their dark past era…A very very very dark matter indeed. Also Charles Dicken’s personal life has its dark hidden side as well, dealing with his wife, as new documents had shown recently….
A common theme in the Japanese Novel: One Man’s Justice of Akira Yoshimura, and the two Egyptian and Palestinian films, which I have seen yesterday at Cinemateket: Yomeddine of A.B.Shawky, & Screwdriver of Areen Omari…..is the loneliness of the marginal protagonist acing the cruelty of the social system—-Takuya in Akra’s novel, Ziad in Areen’s film and Beshay, suffering from Leprosy, in Shawky’s film……revenge leads to nowhere.