Friday, May 21, 2010


For dog and wolf lovers--one more book of poetry, *The Phillupic Hymns by The Phillupic* can be found at the following CreateSpace page:
May 22 is a birthday of the book’s Author, Phillip A. Bernhardt-House.

[ the next is my re-published entry entitled “pieces of information”, which is Revue_Blanche last issue on the website (for more info, see the previous entry on this site). Read the last but one entry:
enjoy… ]

On the Net, I found out that Le Chateau d'Anthes, a 17th-century castle, is situated Alsace--now a "charming hotel situates in a historic and verdant area and offers comfortable accommodation"--
Town of Soultz--
There is about a dozen of descendants of Georges-Charles d’Anthès on Facebook. Some of them are my FB friends.

A big fan of Georges-Charles d’Anthès (1812-1896), I wrote the essay *The Darling of Fortune*, which is a love story as well. Read the story on my Scribd page:

This year, I can watch *The Pretender* for the first time--
Michael T. Weiss is a good artist. He looks like an aesthete in his photos--

At long last, I’ve read some books by Ronald Firbank (1886-1926), the late Victorian writer, younger contemporary of Oscar Wilde:
For a long while, I knew only his name--“…he dined with Proust and Gide and was on closer terms with Cocteau and Diaghilev; Firbank sent him his novels with fervent inscriptions…” (Evelyn Waugh)--knowing him as an elder contemporary of Harold Acton (1904-1994).

Now I know his two books, and my review is that his books are brilliant works, graceful bagatelles and precious bijoux. I wish I wrote like he. All I’ve learnt of Ronald Firbank is charming and fascinating.

I am a writer. My given name has several derivatives and diminutives that I use as my pen-names. Now, *Wikipedia on the name Lara*--
Lara (state), Venezuela
Lara, Victoria, township in Australia
Lara, Antalya, urban district in Turkey
Lara de los Infantes in Spain
*People; Lara (name).*--Origin Russian (given name); Spanish (surname) Related names Larisa, *Larissa*.--Lara can be a given name or a surname in several languages. In Ukrainian, and Russian other languages, the given name is a short form for Larissa. In Hindi, the given name is a short form for Laranya, which means graceful. The Spanish surname Lara is derived from Lara de los Infantes in the Burgos province of Spain. Notable people bearing this name include:
Agustín Lara (1900-1970), Mexican composer
Alexandra Maria Lara, Romanian actress
Brian Lara (born 1969), Trinidadian cricketer
Eurico Lara (born 1897), Brazilian footballer
Alonso Manrique de Lara, Roman Catholic bishop
Lara Honos-Webb, doctor
Lara Petusky Coger, American journalist
Agustín Lara, Mexican composer
Antonio Lara de Gavilán, Spanish artist
Denisse Lara, American singer
Emilio Lara, Cuban weightlifter
Rafael Paulo de Lara Araújo, Brazilian basketball player
Louis, comte de Narbonne-Lara, French soldier and diplomat
Jerónimo Manrique de Lara, General Inquisitor
Martha Lara (fl. late 20th century), Mexican diplomat & politician
Modesto Lara (born 1973), Dominican Republic judoka
Osvaldo Lara (born 1955), Cuban track and field sprinter
Lara Logan, a television journalist for CBS News in the United States.
Lara Flynn Boyle, the actress.
Lara Fabian, the French and English-language singer whose works include Final Fantasy soundtrack theme The Dream Within.
Lara Dutta, Indian actress.
Lara Hedberg Deam, magazine founder
Juan Jesús Vivas Lara, politician
Lara Cardella, Italian writer
Lara St. John, Canadian Violinist
Carlos Lara Bareiro, Paraguayan composer
Margrét Lára Viðarsdóttir, Icelandic football
Christian Lara, baseball player
Margret Lara Vidarsdottir, Icelandic footballer
Tino de Lara, Filipino actor
José Manuel Lara, Spanish golfer
Bernardo Gutiérrez de Lara, politician
Christian Lara, Ecuadorian footballer
Adelina de Lara, British pianist and composer
Lúcio Lara, former General Secretary of the MPLA
Claude Autant-Lara, French film director
Catherine Lara, French violinist, composer and singer
Pablo Lara, Cuban weightlifter
Alda Lara, poet
Alexandra Maria Lara, German actress
Kiki Lara, Mexican soccer player
Brian Lara, cricketer
Georgia Lara, Greek water polo player
Rocío Lara, Muppeteer
Blanca de La Cerda y Lara, Spanish noblewoman
Marlon Guillermo Lara Orellana, politician
Martha Lara, Mexican politician
Modesto Lara, Dominican athlete
Pablo Lara, Cuban weightlifter
Juan Lara, baseball player
Osvaldo Lara, Cuban swimmer
Erislandi Lara, Cuban boxer
Daniel García Lara, football striker
Nil Lara, American musician
Raúl Lara, soccer player
Martín Acosta y Lara, Uraguayan basketball player
Guillermo Lara, politician
Francisco José Lara, Spanish professional road bicycle racer
Brigido Lara, Mexican artist
Rodrigo Lara Bonilla, Cuban politician
Eduardo Lara, Columbian football manager
Isidore de Lara, English composer
Víctor Neumann-Lara, Mexican mathematician
Rosalio José Castillo Lara, Roman Catholic cardinal
Eurico Lara, Brazilian footballer
Tito Lara, Puerto Rican singer
Joe Lara, American actor and musician
Lara Robert Prejean, American guitarist and singer
Lara Veronin, also known as Lara Liang, is a member of the Taiwainese band, Nan Quan Mama
*Fictional characters:*
Lara Lor-Van, biological mother of the comic book character Superman
Lara Croft, in video games and film
Lara-Su, from Sonic the Hedgehog
Lara-Le, from Sonic the Hedgehog
Lara Perkins, from The L Word
Lara Wade, from the soap opera Shortland Street
Lara Antipova, major character in novel (and film) Doctor Zhivago
LARA, Licensed Agencies for Relief in Asia, c. 1950
Lara language
Lara & Reyes, instrumental band
Lara the Illusionist of the Marvel Universe
Unión Lara, professional soccer club
*Lara (mythology)* Larunda (also Larunde, Laranda, Lara) was a naiad or nymph, daughter of the river Almo in Ovid's Fasti. She was famous for both beauty and loquacity (a trait her parents attempted to curb). She was incapable of keeping secrets, and so revealed to Jupiter's wife Juno his affair with Juturna (Larunda's fellow nymph, and the wife of Janus). For betraying his trust, Jupiter cut out Lara's tongue and ordered Mercury, the psychopomp, to conduct her to Avernus, the gateway to the Underworld and realm of Pluto. Mercury, however, fell in love with Larunda and made love to her on the way; this act has also been interpreted as a rape. Lara thereby became mother to two children, referred to as the Lares, invisible household gods. However, she had to stay in a hidden cottage in the woods so that Jupiter would not find her.

Lara (genus), a genus of beetles
Lara FS Academy
Lara (poem) a poem by Lord Byron
Lara's Theme, musical theme from the film Doctor Zhivago

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May 21, 2010

Thursday, May 20, 2010

in this issue: desirous & desiratum

***Vampire News and Views***

All of us, his fans are right: Dracula is alive. Here is his present day photo, and as we can see, he survived in that incident, the distressful misunderstanding between him and Van Helsing, which took place in Transylvania in the 1880s, and now, in the 21st century, his dark charm is captivating as usual, he is all right and prospering. Regarding him as my far cousin, I am so happy to see him again.
=> Read the vampire story. I tried to find the text of THE TRUE STORY OF A VAMPIRE a.k.a. The Sad Story of a Vampire by Count Stanislaus Eric Stenbock on the Net, but in vain, and now my blog seems to be the only source of the story within everyone’s reach:

***plea for help***

This is a fragment of the picture, which I can’t find. A boy with a small blue flower in hand, made in Raphael’s times or by Raphael himself--

***courtesy of***

***The Mentalist***

In addition to one of my previous postings
and to my last posting on the website entitled “pieces of information”--
at present, I can enjoy watching The Mentalist, an American crime procedural television series (2008). The Mentalist follows Simon Baker as Patrick Jane, an independent consultant for the California Bureau of Investigation (CBI) based in Sacramento, California. “Although not an officer of the law of any sort, he uses skills and knowledge from his former career as a successful psychic medium (he was faking it, and does not believe anyone actually has psychic abilities) to help a team of CBI agents solve various crimes, with the hope of one day bringing his wife and daughter's murderer to justice.”

***The new music which I like*** and especially the text of the song. It’s an opening of one new TV comedy mini-series about police, entitled One Day At the Police Station--

***my Facebook groups. Please join…***!!/group.php?gid=113266462027775&ref=mf

***quotes notforyou***

“O, none, unless this miracle have might,
That in black ink my love may still shine bright.”
(Shakespeare, Sonnet 65)

“You still shall live—such virtue hath my pen—
Where breath most breathes, even in the mouths of men.”
(Shakespeare, Sonnet 81)
**Note--** From now on, by a mere trick of fate, this page is a branch office or rather a main office of my blog Revue_Blanche:

Taking a look at the date of my last posting on my blog Revue_Blanche, you can know when I could reach my blog for the last time--with all the rest websites being accessible for me as usual--I could not reach my blog whatever browser I used, though I never changed my laptop, and nothing in my Vista changed. I can’t understand a reason why my blog cannot be visible on my computer, but I suspect that the owners made their site inaccessible to some regions, including the part of the world where I live, because I tried to reach the site with the aid of a computer in the Internet café, but in vain. I asked their help but I never received a reply. Such are the vagaries of fate (?)
Some of my Notes the reader can read on the Goodreads website: