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Nikola Tesla: American Genious

- They called him ‘The Master of Lightning”. He changed the very way people look at electricity. His inventions and theories are still in use to this very day. This man had many inventions and some of them never made it off the blueprints, but the ones that did achieved wondrous feats such as replacing Edison’s DC current, creating power from water, and illuminating rooms with cordless light bulbs. He was a genius with a few odd habits and name was Nikola Tesla. Nikola Tesla was born in Smiljan, Croatia July 10th, 1856....   [tags: electricity, Master of Lightning, Tesla]

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Shakespeare's Hamlet is both Madman and Genious

- Madman or Genius. Scholars have been disputing the sanity of Hamlet, for over four hundred years, in the play Hamlet, by William Shakespeare. Is he an insane madman or a vengeful, devious, genius. There are many contradictory ideas and theories on Hamlet’s so called psychosis, his procrastination in avenging his father’s death, and his actions towards his mother. In the first act Hamlet seems to be in a perfectly sane state of mind. It is the second scene where the reader begins to see a change in Hamlet’s character....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Genius by Frank O’Connor

- The Genius by Frank O’Connor The boy’s personality and his intelligence are swiftly established in the opening paragraph. His mother is presented as being a strong influence on him and appears as a kind of ‘ally’ against the rough children – ‘savages’ as she describes them – that live and play in the area. It is clear that she encourages him to regard himself as ‘different’ and separate from them, but it is equally obvious that he is not anxious to associate with them anyway. He describes himself as “a cissy by conviction” and says that he regarded the idea of fighting as both unattractive and ‘dangerous’....   [tags: Genius Frank O'connor Essays]

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Boy Genius by Carl M, Cannon, Lou Dubose and Juan Reid

- Boy Genius by Carl M, Cannon, Lou Dubose and Juan Reid is a good read about Karl Rove. Karl Rove is a republican political constant. He is most famously known for being the force behind George Bush and George Bush Jr campaigns. Bush Sr. actually gave him the nickname Boy Genius because he is a genius at getting his candidates elected, but sometimes bush would call him blossom. It depended on the mood he was in. The book goes into details about the behind the scenes of what happens within the campaigns....   [tags: Boy Genius Review Government Politics]

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The Genius that Was Pythagoras

- ... So since Pythagoras never wrote things down we will never know if Pythagoras really came up with the ideas he was credited for or if it was just one of his students work from his Pythagorean School. Also in my research I saw that over a 1,000 of years before Pythagoras was finding the hypotenuse of a triangle people in Mesopotamia were writing in cuneiform on their clay tablets doing the Pythagorean Theorem to find the area of their farmland. These tablets show proof that Babylonians had more practical as well as more advanced math and how experienced they were with numbers....   [tags: influential antient Greek mathematicians]

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A Genius

- A Genius The Ancient Near-Eastern period of our history marks a very large fundamental change in the way human culture has evolved. At that time, growth of its people and cities had definite improvement on urban society, which has continued to prevail through the years as a major influence over our evolvement. The Artwork found from that period directly reflects that change and evolvement. Better soil, water accessibility, and easier means of trade with other civilizations provided the fabric for this new change....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Jakucho: The Genius

- The one who brought me into contact with Arakawa Shusaku was Ota Takako, the former mama-san of Pooh-san, that famous bar in Shinjuku’s Golden Gai district. And the one who introduced me to Pooh-san’s proprietress was none other than Okamoto Taro. Okamoto-san brought me to this small pub, with a counter for no more than four or five people and a few chairs and tables against the wall. “She’s like you. A woman in whose big-hearted presence you can really relax,” he told me. And there she was, alone behind the counter in front of me, gallantly going about her work....   [tags: Creative Writing Essay]

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The Genius that Was Edgar Allan Poe

- ... After being orphaned by two mothers and rejected by two fathers, Edgar was in search of a place he could call home. He moved to Baltimore to live with his aunt Maria Clemm and her daughter Virginia. He had spent half his life searching for a stable home and it had seemed as though he had gotten it finally. Though he spent a majority of the rest of his days in poverty, Poe tried his hand at many different literary fields. He had already published two books of poetry and had countless stories published....   [tags: The Raven, macabre genre]

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The Genius and Beauty of Evanescence

- Evanescence, a gothic-rock band originating from Little Rock, Arkansas shows that in the deepest, most private recesses of our minds, a sinister beauty elegantly glides among the darkness of our most horrifying nightmares. By drawing upon the intense pain of tragedy and loss in her life, lead singer Amy Lynn Hartzler (formerly known as Amy Lynn Lee) effortlessly creates a shoot of morbid curiosity in the minds of her aficionados that quickly blossoms into a majestic stream of flowing lyrics. For some, the exquisiteness of such grim poetic genius entices and enthralls by generating powerfully moving feelings within....   [tags: Music]

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Steve Jobs: A Creative Genius

- Throughout history, creative ideas and solutions have allowed humans to further enhance their ways of living. While some genius ideas allowed for destructive behavior like the creation of the gun, other ideas have improved the quality of life. Over time, sparks of greatness have been shown revolutionizing the world. As Henry Ford came up with a genius idea of a car over fifty years ago, today, the car is a popular everyday necessity for people to get around. A little bit later, further innovative ideas have led to the creation of the plane....   [tags: creativity, electronic devices, modern science]

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Are Genius and Madness Related?

- Are creative genius and madness related. The dictionary states that “to create” is “to come into being, as something unique that would not naturally evolve or that is not made by ordinary processes.” In ancient times, creative inspiration was a divine attribute; even the Greeks believed that creativity was achieved by altered states of mind – “Divine Madness.” This is best illustrated in the Greek belief of Muses. As the myth goes, Zeus, the supreme god and ruler of Olympus, fathered nine daughters with Mnemosyne the goddess of memory....   [tags: Mental Health ]

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Claude Debussy: A Musical Genius

- Claude Debussy is one of my favorite composers of all time. Claude Debussy’s music has had the ability to alter how I perceive music and, has made me gain a greater appreciation for all types of music. Growing up playing piano my entire life it was always hard for me as a child to follow all of the “rules” of what traditional classic music was interpreted as. Sheet music seemed so dull and boring to me, because I would be playing the piece but certain parts just did not sound appealing to my ear....   [tags: Composers]

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Nathaniel Hawthorne: A Literary Genius

- Nathaniel Hawthorne was a great writer of the nineteenth century. To this day, his works continue to be widely read and highly regarded. He was a great writer and wrote about themes that are timeless and could be understood by people in his time as well as today (Diorio 134-135). His use of literary devices such as symbolism, irony, fantasy and illusion made his works very entertaining and powerful. He was said to be a “literary genius” (Diorio 134). Nathaniel Hawthorne was born in 1804 in Salem, Massachusetts....   [tags: literature, symbolism, irony, The Scarlett Letter]

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Walt Disney: Genius of Entertainment

- Throughout the course of his life, Walter Elias Disney, more commonly known as Walt Disney, used his talents to become one of the most famous and influential people in the world. His unstoppable ambition and persistence drove Walt Disney to pour in every ounce of creativity into his work. His originality and inventiveness was exhibited by his numerous contributions to society as a whole. With his limitless imagination, Walt created quality entertainment that will be known by generations to come....   [tags: Walt Disney Essays]

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Bizarre Marketing and Genius Brainstorming

- Since the beginning of time and the invention of the marketplace, humans have had to rely on their own instincts, wants and desire’s as to what to offer and what to provide the consumer. If you follow the Bible, it states that Eve convinced Adam to eat the forbidden apple. But Eve was not technically the first marketer. It was the snake that convinced her to market to Adam. The snake was successful in enticing his target audience because he was offering something that should never be, an item that was new and unknown....   [tags: Sales, Products, Advertisement]

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Albert Einstein: Genius or Fraud

- “Arrows of hate have been shot at me too; but they never hit me,...” - Albert Einstein (Later Years 5). Albert Einstein introduced the equation of relativity, E=mc2 in 1905 and it has been added into our history books since. The equation of relativity is energy equals mass multiplied by the speed of light squared. This equation means that mass and energy can be converted to one another. The equation of relativity gained Albert Einstein a lot of recognition. This acknowledgement was both of admiration and hatred....   [tags: noticebale geniuses, physicists, relativity theory]

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Albert Einstein: Pure Genius

- In the Mutter Museum in Philadelphia, there is one unordinary thing. A brain was kept for several years for studies and further research. scientist is finding how the person whom the brain belonged is a genius comparing to other who with his intelligence made the scientific world upside down and laid foundation to most of the important findings today. This is none other than Albert Einstein who was considered the most influential scientist in the 20thcentury. He who inspired a lot of people and supported that every man should be respected....   [tags: Albert Einstein Biography]

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A Renaissance Genius: Rembrandt

- The Museum of London is announcing that it will soon be welcoming a new exhibit painted by Rembrandt Harmenszoon Van Rijn. The exhibit will be entitled “A Renaissance Genius: Rembrandt”. As for why this artist was chosen, the answer is very simple, it is because he is popular, for the historical value of the exhibit, and for the variety in his diversity of works, all those things are going to attract people to see the display. The following paragraphs are going to explain what is Rembrandt famous for, the world during the renaissance, and in what the different subject matters enhance the quality of the display....   [tags: famous, renaissance, paintings]

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"Genius" Defined

- The word genius can be used to describe a person, an idea or an invention. As a person, a genius is one that stands out from a crowd and tackles the most difficult of problems in the simplest of ways. A genius is not only very clever, but instinct allows them to think outside the box. The term genius is often associated with names such as Albert Einstein, Leonardo Da Vinci, JS Bach, William Blake, and Socrates. These are just a few of history’s greatest thinkers who helped shape society with their innovative ideas....   [tags: Intelligence]

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The Neurobiology of Genius

- Genius: The Neurobiology of Giftedness Toby Rosenberg, in all the five years of his life, has never been your typical toddler. At age 14 months, Toby could read aloud from posters his stroller passed by. A year later, he spoke both Polish and English fluently, and at the age of 4, he compiled a dictionary of hieroglyphics after visiting a museum shop and perusing through a book on ancient Egypt (1). From W.A. Mozart to Bobby Fisher to Toby Rosenberg, some children have since their birth amazed the world with their incredible intellect and abilities that can at times outdo even the brightest of adults....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]

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Graduation Speech: Genius

- Good evening class of 2013 and all of our proud supporters. I come before you tonight with bittersweet feelings about this event. On the one hand we are celebrating a momentous achievement and a symbol of our movement into a new phase of life. On the other hand, we have to spend more than five hours in this arena full of memories of the past four song contests. I’m sure we can all agree that of the entire class, probably the only one with really fond memories of this place is wrestling state champion Jamin Meletia....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]

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The Genius Career of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

- The musical prodigy Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born in Salzburg, Austria. In his successful lifetime Mozart produced 373 orchestral works, 227 songs, and 98 sacred and dramatic pieces. The Classical Music Period in which Mozart lived allowed him to fully develop his own unique musical style and Mozart’s life, although shortened by his early death, influenced many musicians. With his extraordinary genius and emotional compositions, Mozart’s music is loved by people of all varieties and ages. As a skilled young genius, Mozart’s early life was full of many occurrences which led to his fame....   [tags: composition, music, influence]

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History's Forgotten Genius

- In the 1880s, there was a war going on in the United States. Backstabbing, secrecy, and death were common. However, this war had no weapons. It was a dual between two geniuses. These two men are the fathers of modern technology. The War of Currents was a battle between the famous inventor Thomas Edison, and the mysterious genius Nikola Tesla. Tesla and Edison engaged in an epic competition to create the most efficient, cheap, usable form of electricity. Everyone knows who Thomas Edison was, but not many people know of Nikola Tesla....   [tags: Scientists]

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Cleopatra: Seductive Queen or Political Genius

- Oftentimes in the eyes of men, the achievements of powerful women are transmuted into legend and myth until they eventually seem worthless. Cleopatra is no exception to this as “she was an object of speculation and veneration, gossip and legend, even in her own time” (Schiff, 1). Cleopatra became an influential ruler. However, “she . . . survives as a wanton temptress, not the last time a genuinely powerful woman has been transmuted into a shamelessly seductive one” (Schiff, 2). Born into a male-dominated society, Cleopatra at the age of eighteen became a political genius by employing her weapons of seduction and beauty to manipulate powerful political leaders like Julius Caesar and Marc Ant...   [tags: Egypt History]

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- Over half a century ago, Albert Einstein invented the theory of relativity. He developed this theory to explain apparent conflicts between the laws of relativity and the law of gravity. To resolve these conflicts, he developed an entirely new approach to the concept of gravity, based on the principle of equivalence. Many people wondered how he could even think up such a great theory and produce a formula like that. That is why most people call Einstein "The Genius." What is genius. Is it a salutation for people who invent something new....   [tags: Languages]

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Essay on the Genius of Ralph Ellison

- The Genius of Ralph Ellison      I am an invisible man. With these five words, Ralph Ellison ignited the literary world with a work that commanded the respect of scholars everywhere and opened the floodgates for dialogue about the role of African-Americans in American society, the blindness that drove the nation to prejudice, and racial pluralism as a forum for recognizing the interconnection between all members of society regardless of race. I am invisible, understand, simply because people refuse to see me....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]

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The Genius of Leonardo da Vinci

- The Genius of Leonardo da Vinci By any standards, Leonardo da Vinci is one of the greatest minds to ever have lived. His fame is not only a product of his multi-talented life as a painter, architect, mechanic, scientist, geologist, writer, musician, physicist, and inventor, but also the quality of his vision and the caliber of his mind. There was no man before him, and as of yet, no man since that has been able to combine the worlds of art and science as masterfully as Leonardo da Vinci did. Leonardo was an illegitimate child, born in the village of Vinci, from where his family took their name....   [tags: Papers]

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Poetry by Keats, Genius is Loving Your Mistakes

- First, re: Keats: his letter addresses something that I've been wondering about "genius." I'm reminded of this popular quotation from Ulysses: "A man of genius makes no mistakes. His errors are volitional and are the portals of discovery." If Genius (I love that it's capitalized) is some sort of spectral or seraphic presence independent of mind, then it seems to visit or attach itself to only a few people every generation. Why is it so selective. This is a superstitious explanation for "genius," of course, and we know statistically that genius IQs really are rare....   [tags: professor, seriousl prodigy]

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The Creative Genius of Tom Robbins

-      If Samuel Johnson were alive today he would most certainly marvel at the longevity of his unlikely literary creation-the novel. Of course, Johnson might have also been equally impressed by the creative genius of Tom Robbins who put pen to paper and transformed verbs, nouns, and adjectives into an appealing tale of religiosity, world affairs and art while steadfastly conforming to Johnson's credo that "the books we read with pleasure are light compositions which contain a quick succession of events." In an age in which the novel and other creative variations of literary expression are constantly competing with new and emerging forms of electronic media, the success of the nove...   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]

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Bipolar Disorder and the Creative Genius

- Bipolar Disorder and the Creative Genius Bipolar disorder, also known as manic depression, is a psychopathology that affects approximately 1% of the population. (1) Unlike unipolar disorder, also known as major affective disorder or depression, bipolar disorder is characterized by vacillating between periods of elation (either mania or hypomania) and depression. (1, 2) Bipolar disorder is also not an illness that remedies itself over time; people affected with manic depression are manic-depressives for their entire lives....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]

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The Genius of Edgar Allan Poe

- The Genius of Edgar Allan Poe Edgar Allan Poe remains today one of the most unique figures in American literary history. Critics have likened him to both Leonardo Da Vinci and the "Jingle Man" ; either the keystone of American literature or simply a writer of fashionable entertainment. As a person and a writer, Poe is also a collection of contradictions. One thing is for certain, few people have left a more lasting impression in the minds of readers than Poe. Subsequent authors have never been able to improve upon the style which Poe created and mastered....   [tags: Research Essays Term Papers]

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The Genius Of Leonardo Da Vinci

- The lifetime accomplishments of Leonardo daVinci are not only astonishing but truly inspiring. Leonardo made his mark as an Italian painter, sculptor, architect, musician, engineer, and scientist. The versatility and creative power of Leonardo mark him as a supreme example of renaissance genius. He depicted in his drawings, with scientific precision and consummate artistry, subjects ranging from flying machines to caricatures. He also executed intricate anatomical studies of people, animals, and plants....   [tags: Biography Da Vinci ]

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Max Perkins: Editor of Genius

- Max Perkins: Editor of Genius Max Perkins once wrote to Thomas Wolfe that "[t]here could be nothing so important as a book can be." Perkins lived and died believing this, as A. Scott Berg attests with his book, Max Perkins: Editor of Genius. Berg's book begins by describing a rainy evening in mid-Manhattan where a class of budding editors and publishers awaits the infamous Maxwell Perkins for a discussion on editing. Here Berg reveals Perkins as "unlikely for his profession: he was a terrible speller, his punctuation was idiosyncratic," and he was an awfully slow reader by his own admission (4)....   [tags: Papers]

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The Genius of Stanley Kubrick

- The Genius of Stanley Kubrick Many movie directors have mastered a genre or two. Wes Craven and John Carpenter are two of the horror film legends. Alfred Hitchcock is probably one of the five greatest directors of all time, with thrillers being his primary claim to fame. George Lucas has been the reigning king of science fiction ever since the release of Star Wars. John Ford is arguably the premier director of westerns. In my opinion, however, Stanley Kubrick may be the person who mastered more genres than any other director....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Steve Jobs: Modern Genius of the Twenty- First Century

- Steve Jobs: Genius Innovation is the main driver behind everything in life, we all look forward to the next big product, or technological advancement. Yet it remains one of the most challenging things to naturally do, because it is impossible to simply predict the future. One of Steve Jobs greatest traits was his ability to see where the world was headed in terms of technology, and then take action on that vision. Steve left a mark on the world with the different products that he brought to the marketplace....   [tags: milestone personalities in technology & leadership]

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The Genius of Aurora Leigh

- The Genius of Aurora Leigh Elizabeth Barrett Browning uses multiple elaborate metaphors and comparisons to establish vivid imagery that actively involves her audience in her verse novel Aurora Leigh. The first pages of this work quickly establishes this extremely effective stylistic imagery and quickly captures the readers attention, making it a chore to be diverted from reading this famous work. She begins with the metaphor, which likens writing this novel to better herself "as when you paint your portrait for a friend," (Longman p....   [tags: Aurora Leigh Essays]

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The Genius of Klassik Komix

- The Genius of Klassik Komix In "Klassik Komix" Steven Millhauser uses the well-known poem, "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" by T. S. Elliot, to create an intermediary between complex poetic prose and the simplicity of the classic comic book. He uses descriptive language to beautifully capture the importance a writer's medium in the literary interpretation of his/her work while also demonstrating his love for the imagination. The original form of "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" is a poem, made up of poetic prose....   [tags: Klassik Komix Essays]

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The Genius of M.C. Escher

- The Genius of M.C. Escher Mathematics is the central ingredient in many artworks. While notions of infinity and parallel lines brought “perspective” to the artistic realm in creating realistic representations of depth and dimension, mathematics has influenced art in a more definite way – by actually becoming art. The introduction of fractal geometry and tessellations as creative works spawned the creation of new and innovative genres of art, which can be exemplified through the works of M.C Escher....   [tags: Biography]

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Patton: A Genius For War

- Patton: A Genius for War A burning desire to go forth and reach personal conquests exists inside every man. This passion often navigates the would-be hero into a state of tragedy involving pain and suffering for those around. One individual, in particular, inflicted strain and duress on others with a harsh, and often criticized unorthodox style of leading when he took his campaign across Europe and into Germany . General George Smith Patton, Jr. led an expedition across a continent to rid the world of the Nazi powers that threatened it....   [tags: World War II Patton History]

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Brave New World: A Struggle Between the Genius and the Mediocre

- ... After the initial introduction, Huxley shifts towards a standard, more common narrative. He introduces the main characters and the plot starts to form. As the plot progresses it loses pace and had it not been a significant science fiction work, it is doubtful it would ever get noticed. It lacks the suspense necessary for a good build-up of a novel. It is apparent Huxley’s biological and scientific education consitutes his greatest strength. Aldous Huxley himself seems to be more concerned with the scientific aspect of Brave New World than with literary techniques and qualities....   [tags: Aldous Huxley, book analysis]

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Viewing Leo Tolstay's Ideas with Resentment or as Pure Genius

- Leo Tolstoy may have not been always agreeable in the eyes of others, but even enlightened, wholesome characters who challenged the static injustice of the world were either met with resentment or death. Tolstoy had certainly earned the resentment from the radicalism of his religious ideals and his insistence on the reform of Russian hierarchy. While others resented his ideas, others regarded him a brave genius who wrote beautiful works to stand against what is wrong and fight for a world of right....   [tags: death, moral character, influence]

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Kant's Conception of Genius

- Kant's Conception of Genius As part of his Critique of the Aesthetic Judgement, Kant sets out to explain what constitutes a fine work of art, and in doing so he asserts that "fine arts must necessarily be regarded as arts of genius." (page 168, 'The Critique of Judgement', Immanuel Kant). He then goes on to justify this, and to explain what genius consists of, and how a work of genius is arrived at. Kant begins by stating that for the representation of any work of art to be possible, it must have certain rules at its foundation....   [tags: Papers]

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James Mecer Langston Hughes: Literary Genius

- Literary Genius James Mercer Langston Hughes was born February 1, 1902 in Joplin, Missouri. James Hughes and Carrie Langston are Hughes’ parents. They later divorced when Hughes was young. After his parents divorced he went to live with his grandmother until he turned thirteen years old. At thirteen years old he moved to Lincoln, Illinois. After living in Illinois he later moved to Cleveland, Ohio to live with his mother. When he moved to Cleveland he started writing poetry (“James Mercer…” par....   [tags: African American poets, Harlem Renaissance]

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Genius of the 1300's

- Genius of the 1300's The 1300’s were a time on the brink of change. People were putting a higher price on education, literature was coming into the hands of the populace, and art was beginning to reflect life. Aquinas, Dante, and Giotto represented the intellectual, literary, and artistic genius of the 1300’s. These men were ahead of their time by bringing a humanistic aspect to their works. They were concerned with the human being as a creature of this world as well as the next. These men truly show the transition from Medieval to Renaissance....   [tags: Papers]

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George Boole: The Genius

- George Boole: The Genius George Boole was a British mathematician, and he is known as the inventor of Boolean Algebra. His theories combined the concepts of logic and mathematics, and hence he is known as the father of mathematical logic. This combination of mathematics and logic came to be known as Boolean algebra, and is the basis of digital electronic design, which is used in fields ranging from telephone switching to computer engineering. Because of the utilization of the concepts of Boolean algebra in electronics and computers, George Boole is regarded by many as the father of computing also....   [tags: essays research papers]

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A Brilliant Madness about John Forbes Nash

- “To some extent insanity is a form of conformity; people are always selling the idea that people who have mental illness are suffering. But it’s really not so simple…I think mental illness or madness can be an escape also” (qtd. in “John Forbes Nash”). To many “normal” people, the terms “insanity” or “madness” portray a negative connotation-- the unfortunate ones “suffer” from mental illness. However, brilliant mathematician and Nobel laureate John Forbes Nash, who has paranoid schizophrenia, cherishes his unique condition as a means of retreat from the brutalities of reality (“John Forbes Nash”)....   [tags: mental dispositions, madness, genius]

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Ray Bradbury's Genius

- Ray Bradbury's Genius Rocket. That must have been Ray Bradbury's first word. The word "rocket" is the basis for any and all science fiction novels. Without such a diverse tool, science fiction would not be half as popular as it is today. Mr. Bradbury isn't the greatest sci-fi writer of all time, but he is most assuredly one of the top 20, (at least I think so). Born Ray Douglas Bradbury on August 22, 1920 in a little town known as Waukegan in Illinois. In 1926, Mr. Bradbury's family moved to Tucson Illinois where his father searched for work....   [tags: Papers]

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The Intent of Bouwsma's Descartes' Evil Genius

- The Intent of Bouwsma's Descartes' Evil Genius Bouwsma's essay critiques Descartes' use of the evil demon in his Meditations on First Philosophy through the creation of two situations in which the "evil genius" attempts to use his powers for their express purpose, that of deception. Bouwsma conveniently admits the existence of "four or five clear and distinct ideas" and goes on to show that the evil genius is capable of deceiving mankind about everything else, specifically sensory perceptions....   [tags: Papers]

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Napoleon Bonaparte: Deliverer of the Revolution

- Napoleon Bonaparte reminds me of a blank canvass that became a mysterious painting as the artist drew and painted on. Deliverer of the Revolution Widely misunderstood for his greedy ambitions he was labeled both as heroic and unimaginative at the same time. There is no doubt that the French Revolution created Napoleon Bonaparte. “The Revolution was a lesson in the power of evil to replace idealism, and Bonaparte was its ideal pupil.”(Pg. 29) It opened doors for him to fill in the gap where it was necessary....   [tags: leadership, military genius]

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Dave Barry: The Evolution of a Creative Genius

- Dave Barry: The Evolution of a Creative Genius Humor, as a creative effort, has been respected throughout the world, I’m sure, since the beginning of spoken language. There is nothing in the world like conjuring up a joke or some other anecdote that sends a group of people off into a fit of laughter. In fact, throughout time, people have attempted to make humor at least some part of their professional career. Court jesters made the royalty of the castle laugh at his foolish behavior. Playwrights have included humor in their tragic works to provide some comedic relief from all of the terribly sad events....   [tags: Writer Writing Humor Papers]

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Review of a Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius

- A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, with its unique style that attracts the attention of the reader from the very beginning is a good example of self reflexive fiction. Self reflexive fiction, improving and changing from the time of Tristram Shandy has found a new life at the hands of Dave Eggers. He offers the reader to take an active role in his reading. "The Rules and Suggestions for Enjoyment of This Book" section addresses directly to the reader saying "if you have already read the preface and wish you had not, we apologize"or he begins the second part saying "Please look....   [tags: American Literature]

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The Color in Vincent Van Gogh’s Life: An Analysis of The Sower and The Night Café

- ... Their discontent and growing bitterness towards each other led to Vincent lashing out at Gauguin in a fit of rage. Gauguin, angry and upset, was faced with the decision to stay with Vincent or return to Paris. Gauguin decided to remain in Arles, but Vincent’s erratic behavior led him to mutilate his ear and send it to a prostitute. At this point in van Gogh’s life, he voluntarily admitted himself to the local insane asylum. Gauguin returned to Paris for good after the incident. These events would become the beginning of the end of van Gogh’s life....   [tags: techniques, genius, painting]

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Dmitri Shostakovich: A Musical Creative Genius

- Dmitri Shostakovich: Creative Musical Genius "In Shostakovich we have the paradigm of a new, essentially political form of complex inward adjustments, one which requires a new kind of symphony." (Norris 177) Although a lifelong communist and an intense Russian patriot (he applied for and was granted membership into the Communist party in 1960), Dmitri Shostakovich composed under constant fear of public condemnation, often for what he perceived as the most contradictory reasons. He strongly believed in a profound bond between the composer and his society which enabled him to work, survive, and develop, but also which fostered an air of confusion when he felt he was wrongly criticized....   [tags: Russia Music Papers]

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Delving into the Personality of Shakespeare in “What Was He Really Like? by Stanley Wells

- ... Wells explains that “We have no letters, no diaries, scarcely any recorded conversations, only two literary dedications, few personal comments from his contemporaries, just a handful of anecdotes from the decades following his death” (110). Because so little is known about Shakespeare himself, the idea that he is a literary genius that is above all humanity has long endured. Wells goes on to point out that although he is the author of extraordinary works, William Shakespeare was an ordinary man....   [tags: ordinerary, genius, mind]

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Marquis de Sade: Madman or Genius

- The Marquis de Sade was a controversial writer from the Enlightenment period. His works were highly controversial at the time although he did acquire some sort of a cult following. The Marquis de Sade uses a variety of techniques in his writing to great effect. The passage being analysed is an extract from The Philosophy of the Bedroom published in 1795. Throughout the passage the style of writing comes across as quite argumentative and analytical, yet the content and his ideas, at the time of writing, would have been quite outrageous....   [tags: European Literature]

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The Correlation between Creativity and Madness

- INTRODUCTION: Brief comment on the subject matter leading to thesis statement There lies a link between creativity and madness and the association stems from the need of an unconventional thought process to spark creativity and biological factors surrounding the brains of both creative individuals, and mentally ill patients. Could it be Madness. A correlation between a more creative individual and a mentally ill patient exists, and it is highly likeable that the former could be the latter. The issue of whether great mental abilities, whether it’s creativity in crafts such as arts or literature, or high intellectual skills in engineering or sciences, is linked to madness and melancholy has...   [tags: schyzophrenia, mental illnes and genius]

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Steve Jobs - My Hero’s Mastery Journey

- ... “The Macintosh set the standard for ease of use, or user-friendliness, in PCs” (Jobs). Job’s leadership style was bizarre, even autocratic. He was extremely detail oriented and had a meticulous eye for such. As such, he surrounded himself like-minded individuals who would follow his lead. Jobs was extremely demanding of his workers and was not much of a delegator. He involved or inserted himself in every project possible, and every detail of the design of each project. Because of intense competition and internal dissention, Jobs was forced to leave his company in 1985....   [tags: visionary genius, apple, iphone]

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A Deeper Meaning in Poe's Characters

- Although William L. Howarth stated that the characters in Poe’s works are undeveloped and inadequate, I believe that Poe is able to transform parts of himself into characters ad interpret a deeper meaning into the actions and behaviors of these characters. These abilities are illustrated in most of his characters. However, they are the most obvious in characters such as Lady Madeline and Roderick in “The Fall of the House of Usher,” Montresor and Fortunado in “The Cask of Amontillado,” and the raven in the famous poem, “The Raven.” In Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Fall of the House of Usher,” Poe uses characters like Roderick Usher and Lady Madeline to symbolize the mind and represent its internal...   [tags: literary genius, depth of characters]

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Galileo Was a Cynical Opportunist

- ... In the mock debate, he allowed his opponents to win, but not without bringing in a comprehensive argument for Copernican theory to support his own views. Although this technically did not violate the papal decree of 1616, this was done in disregard to the authority of the church, which rejected Copernicanism, and it also disregarded political judgment. This shows how Galileo is indeed cynical, as well as an opportunist. When Galileo was working on theories, he took the hard path by making evidence-based claims, rather than simply building on previous ideas without a solid basis....   [tags: engineer, church, genius ]

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Bill Gates Changed the World

- Bill Gates Through his intelligence and excellent business skills, Bill Gates was able to change the world. As a technological genius he founded the worlds largest software company. He has also been extremely generous, donating more than thirty billion dollars as a philanthropist. He is, without a doubt a catalyst for change, tirelessly working to make the world a better place. Gates was born to the full name of William Henry Gates III on October 28th 1955 (Bellis). Gates was born to two sisters, Libby who is younger and Kristianne who is older....   [tags: genius, charity, computer]

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Intellectual Passing: An Exploration of the Identity of the Genius from the Working Class

- Within a community, there are differences among the individuals, both subtle and obvious. Emphasizing the differences in intellectual ability, the definition of the genius is a person of great individual talent and ability that far exceeds that of their peers. In that context, the genius comes from all walks of life, yet, inevitably, becomes conflicted with issue of identification. The genius is simply unlike his or her peers, yet desires to identify with their community. In this, the puzzle and conundrum that is the genius is revealed....   [tags: Intelligence ]

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Biography of Janos Bolyai

- Janos Bolyai was born in December 1802 in Kolozsvar, Hungary. Janos’ father, Farkas Bolyai, was also a mathematician. This most likely where Janos attained his touch in mathematics. He taught Janos much about mathematics and other skills. Janos proved to be a sponge soaking up every bit of knowledge given to him. Farkas Bolyai was a student of mathematical genius Carl Friedrich Gauss, a German mathematician who had made many mathematical discoveries. He tried to persuade Gauss to take Janos and give him the education that Farkas himself had gotten, but Gauss turned him down....   [tags: mathematical genius, algebra, geometry]

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Glenn Gould: The Ecstasy and Tragedy of Genius by Peter F. Ostwald

- Written Concept Paper on Glenn Gould: The Ecstasy and Tragedy of Genius In Peter F. Ostwald’s biography/autobiography, Glenn Gould: The Ecstasy and Tragedy of Genius, Glenn Gould’s life slowly unravels, chapter by chapter. The exposure of the personal details of Glenn’s life, as disclosed by Peter Ostwald, allowed for me to gain insight into several aspects of Glenn’s life. While reading this novel, I was able to identify some of the challenges Glenn faced and how I would prioritize those challenges according to my own experiences....   [tags: Glenn's life, high expectations]

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Overview of Peter F. Oswald's Glenn Gould: The Ecstasy and Tragedy of a Genius

- In “The Ecstasy and Tragedy of a Genius,” author Peter F. Oswald shares the story of a famous and successful composer and pianist, Glenn Gould. Glenn Gould was born on September 25, 1932 to his mother Florence Emma Gould and father Russell Herbert Gould. Even before Glenn was born, his mother was determined that her “[…] child would have to be a successful musician, hopefully a great pianist” (Ostwald, 1997, p.39). At the age of three, both parents realized that Glenn was talented and gifted with absolute pitch (Ostwald 1997, p.44)....   [tags: glenn gould, career, milestone]

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The Genius that Was Pythagoras

- ... [2] The society that he created, while bene cial at the time, has over the years tainted his mathematical ndings to a point where we must question whether or not he actually discovered the theorems that many people believed he did. This was due to the fact that his society shared ideas and intellectual discoveries among the group members, and individual credit for each theory was not given out at the time. Because of this fact, it is dicult to determine whether the theories attributed to Pythagoras were actually his, or rather an e ort from the group that he created....   [tags: Ancient Greek mathematicians]

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Disparity Between Dunce and Genius in Toole's A Confederacy of Dunces

- Disparity Between Dunce and Genius in Toole's A Confederacy of Dunces  "When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy against him." -Jonathan Swift   In Swift's words, there is a potential for the existence of a genius, indicated by the group of dunces acting in opposition. In A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole, Ignatius J. Reilly plays both parts of the genius and the dunce. As Ignatius plays both parts, the Wheel of Fortuna determines the path of events in his life; although he is not aware of it, Fortuna's spin is also determined by his actions....   [tags: A Confederacy of Dunces]

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The Mind and the World: Descartes Meditations

- C. Santos Professor R. Boeker The Mind and the World Due: October 18, 2013 Descartes presents three skeptical arguments in his meditations which shows he has reason to doubt all of his sensory beliefs. Descartes ultimately aims to free himself from all bad beliefs. His quest for certainty is driven from his belief that our belief system is built on a foundation of basic beliefs, that are not justified, in turn, causing him to believe that all his other beliefs are uncertain, as well. His method for achieving a system immune from errors is described in three steps from Meditation One....   [tags: dream, reality, evil genius, beliefs]

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John Coltrane: A Visionary of Modal Jazz

- The legendary saxophonist John Coltrane made a lasting impression in North American jazz music by pioneering a new subgenre known as “modal jazz.” By examining Coltrane’s personal life, professional career, evolving style of music, and his legacy that endures to this day, one can better understand the importance of this individual’s contribution to American culture and reflect upon his creative genius. On September 23, 1926, John Coltrane was born in Hamlet, North Carolina, to a family of ministers and church musicians....   [tags: music history, creative genius, saxophone]

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Comparing Two Biographies of the Genius Oscar Wilde

- Comparing Two Biographies of the Genius Oscar Wilde       If someone had told Oscar Wilde during his life that for the next hundred years, people would still be taking the time to write about his life and accomplishments, he probably would have wittily declared it impossible for anyone to try to admire him as much as he admired himself.  However, two of his biographers, Frank Harris and Barbara Belford, have done just that.  Harris, in 1916, sixteen years after Wilde's death, published his biography, Oscar Wilde, as a memoir of his own cherished relationship with Wilde, for whom he had served as literary editor and friend.  Just this past year in 2000, after a popular film remake of An Id...   [tags: compare and contrast essay examples]

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The Power and Genius of Alexander Pushkin’s The Queen of Spades

- The Power and Genius of Alexander Pushkin’s The Queen of Spades In Alexander Pushkin’s “The Queen of Spades,” many aspects of the short story have made for considerable debate among scholars.  Pushkin fills an integral role in Russian literary history, and there are abundant research sources to use in analyzing and interpreting his texts.  Pushkin is often referred to as the Father of Modern Russian Literature, but until just recently much of the criticism on Pushkin focused on Pushkin himself as the author, the innovative simplicity in his prose, or the political relationship between Pushkin and the Russian aristocracy.  Pushkin’s personal life was often the subject of public debate among...   [tags: Queen Spades]

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William Shakespeare as the Greatest Genius in British Literature

- William Shakespeare as the Greatest Genius in British Literature Even after four centuries, the literary world remains to uphold Shakespeare as the greatest genius in British literature. While best known as a dramatist, Shakespeare was also a distinguished poet. Shakespeare's extraordinary gifts for complex poetic imagery, mixed metaphor, and intelligent puns, along with insight into human nature are the characteristics that created the legend he is today. The following essay will address how Shakespeare contributed to modern playwright, the point in time when Shakespeare wrote some of his great plays, which was the Elizabethan era, and the beginning of his acting and playwright career, had...   [tags: Papers]

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Being Charlie Kaufman: A Glimpse into the Mind of a Genius

- Being Charlie Kaufman: A Glimpse into the Mind of a Genius Movies suck these days. All Hollywood seems to care about anymore is making profitable movies, not thinking twice about what the movie might actually be about. Whether it’s another special effects-ridden clunker, a giddy romantic comedy, or another lame-plotted action flick, they just don’t seem to get it. Although a small handful of films over a year’s time are occasionally worth seeing, for the most part it’s all about making money and not about the true art that filmmaking can be....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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The Genius of Hamlet, the Very Sane Prince of Denmark

- The Genius of Hamlet, the Very Sane Prince of Denmark Hamlet in Shakepeare's The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark is often seen as a lunatic. Lucid and ingenious, Prince Hamlet falls into a state of emotional turmoil, but he is never insane. Hamlet feigns madness to reveal his anguish concerning the two women he used to love - his mother Gertrude and his lover Ophelia. To escape estrangement from his countrymen, Hamlet appears to waver between madness and sanity. And, to avoid moral estrangement, the Prince plans on revenging his father's death under the guise of madness....   [tags: Hamlet Essays]

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Bipolar Disorder: Cause Of Great Madness Or Great Genius?

- Is bipolar disorder the cause of great madness or great genius. The symptoms of this mental illness may also be considered as the driving forces behind some of the most gifted and talented people to grace our society. Although individuals with this illness may have some obstacles to overcome, it can be accomplished. With all of the treatment programs that are widely available, people have many options and methods to turn to for help. Bipolar disorder, also referred to as manic depression, is a mood disorder....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Alexander the Great

- Alexander was known as a military genius of his time. The legacy he left behind is still being used this very day. Though his road to a successful one world government was short-lived, the impact he made will stand the test of time. Many leaders after him have tried to complete what Alexander set out to do and could not even come close. But what made Alexander the Great so different. What separated him from all the other dictators. What leadership style did he possessed that put him above all the rest....   [tags: military genius, legacy, world history]

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The Social and Personal Impediments Against Which Genius Has to Battle."

- As a composer, and a performer, there can be no question of Mozart's genius, however, what is genius defined as. The main definition is that genius is a very great and rare innate ability or skill- it is a creative power. It is therefore clear that Mozart was in fact a genius in his music; it does no state anywhere, however, that a genius also has to have a divine personality and behaviour and this is clear as Mozart is shown in Amadeus as a silly, scatological, childish and "infantile" man. To be a genius in one aspect of the mind, such as music, could mean that other parts of the mind are inhibited, such as social skills....   [tags: Music]

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Articles on Edgar Allan Poe

- Post-Civil War literary genius Edgar Allan Poe was actually one of the greatest of writers of his age. Nevertheless, he could never have attained such literary fame had it not been for the inspiration brought about by the negativity of the events of his life. Robert Patterson’s “Once upon a midnight dreary: The life and addictions of Edgar Allan Poe” is, as what the title suggests, all about the excesses and addictions of this celebrated American writer. All the negative events in the life of Poe may have put him in a bad light but they could have also been the factors that defined his circumstances as one of the most important figures in American literature....   [tags: literary genius, negative events in his life]

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The Genius of the American Constitution

- ... The judicial branch also has the job of deciding the application of a law and protecting laws form passing that are unconstitutional. Another separation of power was put into place in the legislative branch to solve the problem of big states vs small states. This problem would be solved by having two parts of congress, the senate and the House of Representatives. The senate would consist of two representatives or senators from each state, while the house representatives would vary from state to state according to population....   [tags: government, tyranny, checks and balances]

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Michael Eisner

- Michael Eisner was known for being a creative executive. His creativity came for Disney at a time when creativity and vision was lacking. Eisner was with ABC and then moved to Paramount where he was distributing numerous box office hits. Eisner was sought after and recognized as the best option along with Wells to run Disney because of his knowledge of movies and understanding of the consumers’ preferences. Eisner’s creativity then followed through into Disney as he revamped the Disney Park with new attractions and raised prices, a no-no from Walt Disney....   [tags: Disney, Creative Genius, Biography]

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Giacomo Puccini: A Musical Genius

- As mentioned before, La bohéme is ‘a four-act opera by Giacomo Puccini with a libretto by Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica based upon Henry Murger’s novel, Scènes de la vie de bohème (Julian Budden). Puccini wanted to begin composing this opera during the winter of 1892 but due to an argument with another composer, Ruggero Leoncavallo over the rights to the story, production of the libretto was slow (Budden). After almost two years of perfecting the libretto and a few disagreements between Giacosa, Illica, and Puccini, Giacomo began to compose the opera in the summer of 1894 (Budden)....   [tags: La boheme, opera, Giuseppe Giacosa]

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