2016年7月1日 星期五

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Polish novelist, poet, and Nobel Laureate Czesław Miłosz was born in Szetejnie, Kovno Governorate, Russian Empire on this day in 1911.
“The work of human thought should withstand the test of brutal, naked reality. If it cannot, it is worthless. Probably only those things are worthwhile which can preserve their validity in the eyes of a man threatened with instant death.”
―from THE CAPTIVE MIND



A Boy and His Steed, Far From Humane Society

By BEN BRANTLEY
"War Horse," the hit London play about the horrors of World War I, and its captivating star come to life at Lincoln Center.


Romance or Film Noir? Both, and a Thriller

By STEPHEN HOLDEN
The plot of "The Double Hour" is so complex that only a vigilant detective could piece it together.

captivated a wide spectrum of people
BBC Britain
It's now almost 21 years since this adaptation of Pride and Prejudice captivated the world.

It is 20 years since Mr Darcy strode sodden from the lake in the BBC adaptation of Pride and Prejudice. Television – and Jane Austen – have never been the same, writes Nicholas Barber.
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But will that exposure lead Mr. Obama to take a different tack from his predecessors in his dealings with Israel?
That question, which has captivated a wide spectrum of people, from America’s Israel lobby to Palestinian-Americans to the Muslim world, will take center stage on Monday, when Israel’s hawkish prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, has his first face-to-face meeting with Mr. Obama since he became president.



But despite Ms. Callan’s efforts, Lehman’s stock keeps falling: It tumbled 9.5 percent more on Tuesday, in a deluge of selling, bringing its loss for the last 12 months to 59 percent.
The battle over Lehman has captivated Wall Street and left the bank struggling over what to do next.

captivate
verb [T]
to hold the attention of someone by being extremely interesting, exciting, charming or attractive:
With her beauty and charm, she captivated film audiences everywhere.

captivating 
adjective
a captivating performance


captivating

a.
Having power to captivate or charm; fascinating; as, captivating smiles. -- Cap·ti·va·ting·ly, adv.

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