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But did you pay the IRON PRICE?

If you've read far enough in George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire you've probably met Theon Greyjoy's people, the iron islanders. The iron isolanders feature more prominently in A Feast for Crows and A Dance With Dragons, if I remember correctly. Theon's...

History, retrospection and narrative

How does art stand in relation to the tradition and history which preceded it? How is the meaning of history made, un-made, or re-made? It is not that "history is written by the victors." No, the proper cliché to mention here is the moment in the classic adventure...

Art, Poetry, the Imagination and the Future

Is poetry a message in a bottle? A message from the future? Does it unearth the things we know, but cannot yet say? “In March 2003, Donald Rumsfeld engaged in a little bit of amateur philosophising: ‘There are known knowns. These are things we know that we know. There...