Simply Charly - Feed https://www.simplycharly.com Explore History's Movers and Shakers Tue, 11 May 2021 13:44:21 +0000 en-us hourly 1 https://www.simplycharly.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/cropped-favicon-96x96-32x32.png Blog – Simply Charly https://www.simplycharly.com 32 32 Explore history's movers and shakers with Simply Charly — your one-stop portal to a wealth of information about some of the world’s most prominent historical figures. Simply Charly clean episodic Simply Charly charles@simplycharly.com charles@simplycharly.com (Simply Charly) © 2021 Simply Charly Exploring History's Movers and Shakers TV-G New York, NY New York, NY https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_donations&business=charles%40simplycharly.com&currency_code=USD&source=url https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_donations&business=charles%40simplycharly.com&currency_code=USD&source=url Vladimir Nabokov’s Long Lost Superman Poem Found https://www.simplycharly.com/read/blog/vladimir-nabokov-long-lost-superman-poem-found/ Wed, 21 Apr 2021 15:22:28 +0000 Charles Carlini https://www.simplycharly.com/?post_type=blog&p=36108
A long-thought lost poem of Russian-American novelist and poet Vladimir Nabokov, who would have turned 122 this week, was discovered recently in the archives of Edmund Wilson, the literary critic and erstwhile friend of the Lolita author. The poem, “The Man of To-morrow’s Lament,” written as an inner monologue of the comic strip superhero Superman—who […]
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A long-thought lost poem of Russian-American novelist and poet Vladimir Nabokov, who would have turned 122 this week, was discovered recently in the archives of Edmund Wilson, the literary critic and erstwhile friend of the Lolita author. The poem, “The Man of To-morrow’s Lament,” written as an inner monologue of the comic strip superhero Superman—who […]
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New Book on Albert Einstein Offers an Accessible and Engaging Introduction to the Influential Physicist’s Life and Work https://www.simplycharly.com/read/blog/new-book-on-albert-einstein-offers-an-accessible-and-engaging-introduction-to-the-influential-physicists-life-and-work Sun, 14 Feb 2021 12:28:16 +0000 Editor https://www.simplycharly.com/?post_type=blog&p=35847
NEW YORK, NY, FEBRUARY 14, 2021 — Albert Einstein is the best-known scientist, and one of the most famous people, of all time–a man whose work not only led to the development of the atomic bomb, but also completely changed the way we think about time and space, affecting every aspect of science and culture. […]
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NEW YORK, NY, FEBRUARY 14, 2021 — Albert Einstein is the best-known scientist, and one of the most famous people, of all time–a man whose work not only led to the development of the atomic bomb, but also completely changed the way we think about time and space, affecting every aspect of science and culture. […]
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The Cat’s Out of the Bag: What do Erwin Schrödinger and T. S. Eliot have in common? https://www.simplycharly.com/read/blog/the-cats-out-of-the-bag-what-do-erwin-schrodinger-and-t-s-eliot-have-in-common/ Thu, 07 Jan 2021 20:49:12 +0000 Editor https://www.simplycharly.com/?post_type=blog&p=35449
At first glance, a Nobel Prize-winning Austrian physicist and American-born poet stand as far apart as science and literature usually do. But in fact, the two do have some things in common. They both died on the same day, January 4—Erwin Schrödinger in 1961 at age 74, and T. S. Eliot in 1965 at 77.  Beyond […]
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At first glance, a Nobel Prize-winning Austrian physicist and American-born poet stand as far apart as science and literature usually do. But in fact, the two do have some things in common. They both died on the same day, January 4—Erwin Schrödinger in 1961 at age 74, and T. S. Eliot in 1965 at 77.  Beyond […]
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Immortal Beloved: Beethoven’s Music is Still Bringing Joy https://www.simplycharly.com/read/blog/immortal-beloved-beethoven-music-is-still-bringing-joy/ Wed, 16 Dec 2020 13:46:42 +0000 Editor https://www.simplycharly.com/?post_type=blog&p=15284
It is said that before composing, Ludwig van Beethoven  (1770–1827) had a habit of dipping his head in cold water. We can’t be sure whether this tidbit is true or merely an invention of the 18th-century rumor mill. But this much we do know: regardless of whether he was cool or hot-headed while he wrote, Beethoven’s […]
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It is said that before composing, Ludwig van Beethoven  (1770–1827) had a habit of dipping his head in cold water. We can’t be sure whether this tidbit is true or merely an invention of the 18th-century rumor mill. But this much we do know: regardless of whether he was cool or hot-headed while he wrote, Beethoven’s […]
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In Memoriam Scott Donaldson, biographer, critic, and scholar of American literature https://www.simplycharly.com/read/blog/in-memoriam-scott-donaldson-biographer-critic-and-scholar-of-american-literature Tue, 15 Dec 2020 14:13:47 +0000 Editor https://www.simplycharly.com/?post_type=blog&p=35239
The Paris Husband, published by Simply Charly in 2018, explores one of the key events in Ernest Hemingway’s life—his first marriage to Hadley Richardson—and his years in Paris in the early 1920s. Its author Scott Donaldson (1928–2020), who died on December 1st at his home in Scottsdale, Arizona, was well suited to pen this work. […]
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The Paris Husband, published by Simply Charly in 2018, explores one of the key events in Ernest Hemingway’s life—his first marriage to Hadley Richardson—and his years in Paris in the early 1920s. Its author Scott Donaldson (1928–2020), who died on December 1st at his home in Scottsdale, Arizona, was well suited to pen this work. […]
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Simply Charly Ranks Among Top 100 Education Blogs https://www.simplycharly.com/read/blog/simply-charly-ranks-among-top-100-education-blogs/ Tue, 15 Dec 2020 11:45:41 +0000 Editor https://www.simplycharly.com/?post_type=blog&p=15426
Teach100, a resource to help educators and those in the field of education find the most relevant blogs from across the Web, has recently ranked Simply Charly‘s blog among their top 100. The list is compiled based on recommendations from Teachers across the globe and is meant to reflect the quality of education blogs that […]
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Teach100, a resource to help educators and those in the field of education find the most relevant blogs from across the Web, has recently ranked Simply Charly‘s blog among their top 100. The list is compiled based on recommendations from Teachers across the globe and is meant to reflect the quality of education blogs that […]
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From Here to Infinity: Adding Up Georg Cantor’s Math https://www.simplycharly.com/read/blog/from-here-to-infinity-adding-up-georg-cantor-math/ Sat, 12 Dec 2020 11:45:30 +0000 Editor https://www.simplycharly.com/?post_type=blog&p=14151
What is infinity? In life and mathematics alike, it is an abstract concept referring to something that is endless and limitless. Philosophers and mathematicians of yore, from ancient Greeks like Plato and Aristotle to Renaissance thinkers such as Isaac Newton and Galileo, had tackled this subject, only to be baffled by its seemingly unresolvable contradictions […]
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What is infinity? In life and mathematics alike, it is an abstract concept referring to something that is endless and limitless. Philosophers and mathematicians of yore, from ancient Greeks like Plato and Aristotle to Renaissance thinkers such as Isaac Newton and Galileo, had tackled this subject, only to be baffled by its seemingly unresolvable contradictions […]
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The Sun Has Risen on Hemingway’s “Clutter” Archive https://www.simplycharly.com/read/blog/the-sun-has-risen-on-hemingways-clutter-archive/ Thu, 10 Dec 2020 11:45:46 +0000 Editor https://simplycharly.wpengine.com/?post_type=blog&p=12991
Ernest Hemingway (1899–1961) was a man of few words. His writing style was “clean” and concise, but this tidiness didn’t carry over to his personal life. It is somewhat of a paradox that the Nobel Prize-winning author eschewed cluttered prose, yet was a hoarder of papers and other items. However, common wisdom has it that […]
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Ernest Hemingway (1899–1961) was a man of few words. His writing style was “clean” and concise, but this tidiness didn’t carry over to his personal life. It is somewhat of a paradox that the Nobel Prize-winning author eschewed cluttered prose, yet was a hoarder of papers and other items. However, common wisdom has it that […]
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Austen Powers: The Enduring Appeal of the Beloved English Novelist https://www.simplycharly.com/read/blog/jane-austen-powers-the-enduring-appeal-of-the-beloved-english-novelist/ Tue, 08 Dec 2020 11:45:40 +0000 Editor https://www.simplycharly.com/?post_type=blog&p=15301
The word “classic” refers to a work of established value, something that is impervious to the passage of time. This is a fitting way to describe the works of an English novelist Jane Austen (1775–1817), whose 245th birthday is on December 16. In some ways, Austen was an anomaly. On the cusp of the 18th […]
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The word “classic” refers to a work of established value, something that is impervious to the passage of time. This is a fitting way to describe the works of an English novelist Jane Austen (1775–1817), whose 245th birthday is on December 16. In some ways, Austen was an anomaly. On the cusp of the 18th […]
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A Forgotten Genius? Why Iris Murdoch Fell Out of Favor https://www.simplycharly.com/blog/a-forgotten-genius-why-iris-murdoch-fell-out-of-favor/ Tue, 08 Dec 2020 11:45:34 +0000 Editor https://www.simplycharly.com/?post_type=blog&p=32818
When you think about the accomplished Irish writers of the past two centuries, literary giants like Oscar Wilde, James Joyce, and W. B. Yeats are probably among the names that come to mind. But what about Iris Murdoch? Murdoch (1919–1999) was well known in her day, having authored 26 novels, including Under the Net (1954), The Bell (1958), […]
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When you think about the accomplished Irish writers of the past two centuries, literary giants like Oscar Wilde, James Joyce, and W. B. Yeats are probably among the names that come to mind. But what about Iris Murdoch? Murdoch (1919–1999) was well known in her day, having authored 26 novels, including Under the Net (1954), The Bell (1958), […]
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