Bijou Glass

The Galactic Heroes Journey

By Bijou Glass / February 9, 2021 /

Joseph Campbell was an American writer and lecturer best known for his work, The Hero with a Thousand Faces. This book is considered a work of comparative mythology, and in it, Joseph Campbell discusses the journey of the archetypal hero. Since the book’s publication in 1949, many writers and artists have applied Campbell’s theory to…

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Poets of the Great War: Rupert Brooke and Siegfried Sassoon

By Bijou Glass / November 6, 2020 /

The Great War was a global catastrophe of mass slaughter where mechanization met Napoleonic warfare. It turned housewives into workers and poets into soldiers. More than nine million soldiers and seven million civilians died as a result of it. It began on July 28, 1914 with the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand of Austria and heir…

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Manic Depression – When Romeo and Juliet were Whack

By Bijou Glass / October 10, 2020 / Comments Off on Manic Depression – When Romeo and Juliet were Whack

Before there were safe spaces, rehab resorts, anti-depressants, and let us not forget about the current opioid trend, the only thing a manic depressive could do was to act out. This is what made Romeo and Juliet famous.  Now remember, this acting out was a little dramatic for the Montague and Capulet teenagers who were…

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Bigger Than Dunkirk: The Maritime Rescue of 9/11

By Bijou Glass / September 9, 2020 / Comments Off on Bigger Than Dunkirk: The Maritime Rescue of 9/11

The scope of Dunkirk’s evacuation of British and French troops has grown in significance and mythical proportions since its execution in 1940. The benefit of historians studying the rescue of more than 300,000 soldiers over a nine-day period has sealed its place in the annals of military history and humanity. However, sixty-one years later on…

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