This is truly one of the most affective plays that I have ever seen in my life. I have always wanted to know Marx; his philosophy, his life, his relatThis is truly one of the most affective plays that I have ever seen in my life. I have always wanted to know Marx; his philosophy, his life, his relations and opinions, and this gave me a whole insight of all of that and even more.
The play shows us what would Marx say if he came to us and saw our lives and how it's been ruined by Capitalism. Starting Marx himself ONLY. He comes and starts a monologue. That's it and yet there was never a play that kept me so fully occupied that much (and I got ADDH).
I wanted to quote everything that was said, I laughed at all jokes, and learned so much. I wanted that. The ability to write such perfect arguments, the persuasions as well as the perfect sense of humor.
The play isn't for certain type of people, I think everyone is obligated to watch\read this. ...more
اذكر مره خلال بحثي عن كتاب عرب اقرء لهم، استغربت لأول مره اسم ميخائيل نعيمه. حيث ان اسمه لم يسبق ان يمر علي بإقتباس من كاتب و اكاد لا اسمع اسمه يتكرراذكر مره خلال بحثي عن كتاب عرب اقرء لهم، استغربت لأول مره اسم ميخائيل نعيمه. حيث ان اسمه لم يسبق ان يمر علي بإقتباس من كاتب و اكاد لا اسمع اسمه يتكرر بكثره مثل جبران خليل جبران او نزار قباني. اتضح لي ان ميخائيل نعيمه من الكتاب العرب العظماء الذي لم يعرفهم -الحمدلله- جمهور الاغاني و اقتباسات السطرين. يجب عليك ان تقرء مخائيل لتعرفه حق المعرفة.
مذكرات الارقش عباره مذكرات شخصية ارادت هجر مجتمعها ، و البحث في قمة انعزالها عن معنى الحياة. الأرقش كوّن فلسفة الحياه و تأملاته عبر مراقبة زوار القهوه و من خلال تدوين تناقضات و طبائع البشر بسخريه احيانًا و بسوداويه احيانًا اخرى.
لغة الكاتب رائعه.. كتب عن الحب و الوحدة و الهويه بشكل عميق جدًا و شاعري.
اتمنى ان اظل اكتشف كُتاب عرب بهذه الآنفراديه العجيبه :)...more
I don't know about other people, but for me the whole theory of this biological evolution developed by Darwin and whomever rivals he had, saying thatI don't know about other people, but for me the whole theory of this biological evolution developed by Darwin and whomever rivals he had, saying that all species of organisms arise and develop through the natural selection of inherited variations that increase the individual's ability to.. live and reproduce, sounds just insanely and ironically perfect to me. Yes, perfect is the right word. What I am, mainly, interested about isn't only the development of species, but of what certain philosophy such a theory brings us up to. This research and observations of one man called Charles Darwin in Beagle and his travel journey, shattered lots of illusions man had for himself; humans being created in a God-like-image, Humans being superior, being the chosen ones and created, on the other hand, a quite meaningless futile world. Although, I believe that existence precedes essence not the other way around, but when man is confronted with the idea that he's a survival and not a prophet, doesn't that change something? Everything, perhaps?
The book tells the personal story of Charles Darwin and unlike many biographies it doesn't focus a lot on his Beagle journey but of what's after that. It's written in such a novel way; the fears of Darwin and how much he wanted to share his theories are described in such amazing details, his relationship with his wife and children, and how things back then in England used to be is all an impressive work. Note, that as I said it's more of the personal life of Darwin other than a scientific-naturalist-biological book. There are few comments and studies on the theory, but it's surly not about the Theory of Evolution, only about the Life of the Man (men?) Who Came Up With It.
One thing I loved about this book and Darwin, specifically, is how he was a very hardworking man, a devotee, he doesn't have a better brain than us, he's an observer who just happen to be interested in something. People like him are my heroes. ...more
ما زالت اتعلم الفلسفه، واول درس تعلمته ان قراءة كتب الفلاسفه أنفسهم افضل بكثير و اكثر استمتاعًا من قراءة ما كتب عنهم. رغم ان امل مبروك تمتلك طريقة سردما زالت اتعلم الفلسفه، واول درس تعلمته ان قراءة كتب الفلاسفه أنفسهم افضل بكثير و اكثر استمتاعًا من قراءة ما كتب عنهم. رغم ان امل مبروك تمتلك طريقة سرد جيدة و اعطت كيركجور حقّه الا انني اعترف بالتثاؤب خلال قرائتي للكتاب. ...more
Trying to understand what is the meaning of Existentialism was one of the hardest things to do. I read and read on the internet, but couldn't really gTrying to understand what is the meaning of Existentialism was one of the hardest things to do. I read and read on the internet, but couldn't really get what it could possibly mean. This book didn't only help me get into Existentialism and Sartre, but to love them as well.
My next review is so going to be about this one!...more
في هذا العالم الغير عادل، يكاد لا يذكر اسم مي زيادة الا مصاحبًة لجبران خليل جبران. الكاتبه التي احبت جبران لعشرين عاما لم تلتقي به. رسالتها التي اباحتفي هذا العالم الغير عادل، يكاد لا يذكر اسم مي زيادة الا مصاحبًة لجبران خليل جبران. الكاتبه التي احبت جبران لعشرين عاما لم تلتقي به. رسالتها التي اباحت بمشاعراها لجبران قد تكون الاشهر لها، وبالرغم من هذا لم تنشر كتبها، و مقالاتها بالشكل الكافي. صٌورت لنا مي علئ شكل العاشقه المتيمه و ظلم جزئها الاكبر: ثقافتها و كتابتها الادبية التي لم تحظي بالقدر الكافي من الاهتمام.
قرائتي لها في هذا الكتاب كانت بمثابة تجربه رومانسيه عميقه جدآ مع الحياه. ذكرتني جدًا بسلفيا بلاث: الكاتبه الماهره المشمئزه من الحياة احيانًا و الحالمه احيانًا اخرى.
This is about the Sarin Attack in Tokyo's Subway back in 1995. Murakami here interviews the survivors of the attack in order to get a closer image ofThis is about the Sarin Attack in Tokyo's Subway back in 1995. Murakami here interviews the survivors of the attack in order to get a closer image of the Japanese society. After he's spent eight years abroad, he here -just like with the Kobe Earthquake- tries to understand Japanese as a form of consciousness. In this book we look at the attack each time with a different person, and although they were all on the same train at the same time, their stories are all told from a different angle providing us with different versions. Some of the survivors were strongly injured and have lost their memories\vision for a couple of days, some went into a coma, others died. What I liked the most about these interviews is that Murakami doesn't only offer us with heroic people, some of the people interviewed were quite safe and sound after the attack, it's not only those whose lives turned up-side down after the attack that we only read about. Murakami made sure to show all people's reactions, this is not a melodramatic documentary, this is about real ordinary people who were close to death.
The people interviews are fascinating. Seeing how such an incident can change humans in tremendous ways gave me goosebumps. A husband tells his wife that he wants a divorce straight away after being attacked, for example. And so many individuals start to question their lives. As if they were comfortably numb before the attack, and somehow the fear of death got them closer to realize that the life they're having is quite worth it. I wondered if I had gone through similar circumstances and survived, what would I change about my life?
The saddest story I have read was the one about Shizuko Akashi. As sad as it was it still have given me some sort of.. hope. I think.
Murakami doesn't only interview these people, he also writes in Where Are We Japanese Going and The Place That was Promised about terrorism and who created the monster\terrorists -he even interviews the Aum- which may as well be the most important article ever; Murakami doesn't not blame religion he rather writes that terrorists are story tellers. He also says we should find an alternative for what the media has created "us" VS. "them".
It's my forth Murakami's book and I can never recall reading him in such a personal way. I have never thought I'd find any book for him where he talks about his life, feelings, and his awkwardness toward other people. Murakami speaks in here in his own voice.
Now, if you think that this book is about an incident that happened long time ago and reading it is a tedious irrelevant thing, look around; ISIS, Charlie Hebdo Attack, you still think we will ever not have terrorist? Very eye-opening read. ...more
So there's Shakespeare the Comedy, Shakespeare the Romance, Shakespeare the Tragedy, and Shakespeare the History. Hope I got them all. Anyways, my favSo there's Shakespeare the Comedy, Shakespeare the Romance, Shakespeare the Tragedy, and Shakespeare the History. Hope I got them all. Anyways, my favorite? Shakespeare the Tragedy, ALWAYS. My least favorite? SHAKESPEARE THE HISTORY. GOD, I AM SORRY THAT I DON'T CARE. Well, except for Julius Caesar 'cause Romans are hot. ...more
I cannot remember at any point in my life wanting to read a contemporary play. My experience with plays revolves around Shakespeare, Wilde, and some GI cannot remember at any point in my life wanting to read a contemporary play. My experience with plays revolves around Shakespeare, Wilde, and some Greek ones. So, I thought I wouldn't take this one seriously, I was wrong. I enjoyed every scene and every dialogue.
Doubt is a story of a nun who suspects her priest of abusing one of the altar boys. Simply put. but carefully reading it, it's more about purity, power, and conviction. The words flow like poetry, every line is quotable. Really well-written.
From the very first scene, the play opens with a sermon about the importance of doubt;
"Doubt can be a bond as powerful and sustaining as certainty"
We, ourselves, never get to the point of being sure whether the priest is guilty or not. Actually, the nuns never say of what they are accusing the priest with. The power of the unspoken word, the power of solving the script is all used in here. The scenes are well-put and I loved the sermons given by the priest the most, especially how he compares gossip to feathers. Once they speared, you cannot by any way gather them back.
It's a very interesting play with such memorable characters, and shows a lot of how our predications and judgments can sometimes destroy people's lives. We are left in doubt in the play, but we certainly have seen how doubt can play a major rule. Recommended to anyone.
P.S: just for the record, I don't think he did it.