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Eh, Lord Byron !

Discussion in 'Katatonia' started by Elishia, Jun 25, 2009.

  1. Lisra

    Lisra starlight spectre

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    dude, you've got a verb missing..
     
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    oops.

    I meant that I love people trying to speak french, but I wonder why they say weird things, once translated, it's just real stupid. :)
     
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    I've know Nelligan for some time, and he was quite a influence for me also, too bad there isn't much translations of his works
     
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    yeah, it's a shame that his work doesnt get more attention.
    He was a real genius, started writing at 19yo and fall mentally sick at 21yo (schizophrenia). In 2 years he wrote hundreds of poems.
    He stopped writing when his soul died, sad story
     
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    How does one's soul die?
     
  6. Lisra

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    There was this german chap in the 19th century who was hailed as a poetry prodigy but then it just dried up. He went mute. I guess its related. Or he just took one LSD too many, or whatever.. professional poetry is dangerous business. or was. ;)

    I should stop talking.
     
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    Lisra is right.

    During that period, and even today, some unfortunate people (between 18-24 yo) developed mental illness like schizophrenia, its 50% genetics : the other half is what you do with your life.

    Speaking of Nelligan, he used to smoke opium, way too much and his brain died after a short period. Those drugs accelerated something he already had inside of him. The sickness was there and his lifestyle just overwhelmed him. What a tragedy, God rest his soul.
     
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    Hm. That, and his fondness for prostitutes got Baudelaire as well. And possibly Rimbaud, if I remember correctly. And Poe died of alcoholism.

    Good thing that our Kata-lads are performers and so have to ease it at some point, eh? :D

    Edit:
    The german chap was von Hofmansthal, I think.
     
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    haha happy belated :D
     
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    I do love reading the madness one writes while they are on something.

    That and drawings while on LSD. They are unique.
     
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    I don't think writers and painters used to take drugs or alcohol during the creative process. They mostly used drugs and alcohol during the night, when the day was over.
     
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    I severely doubt that.
     
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    Van Gogh was sober when he was painting. I dont know for every poets but those I heard about was sober and lucid.
    But chances are, some artists may have used some substances.
     

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