What exactly is this expatriated national tradition in European university curricula? This question is particularly charged for me as an American teacher, as I find myself trying to tie trends together which, back home, might be left untied or unsaid-or even unperceived. Much of American criticism currently underscores the Romantic, as well as Puritan, influences on the former while insisting, as always, on the French influences i. Indeed, both poets, despite a despondent tone in certain poems, belie, over and over again, a buoyant belief in the human capacity to experience and express joy — an echo, over all, of a general American faith in self-creation, whether to be achieved through the heart or mind, through faith or works. Stevens is no less metaphysical or religious than Dickinson. The poet and the bird are in harmony with a sense of God as responsive, the father of sound himself.
Taking LSD the night before the first Glastonbury festival wasn't a sensible move. It was and, in my trance-like state, I was convinced I had returned to the court of King Arthur. I danced with a tree. The next day, one of the festival organisers ran up to me. It's your spot. In blind panic, I walked through the small audience. A large man was sitting in the crowd with a pair of bongos.
Singer Linda Lewis: The night I asked my boyfriend 'Do you mind if I sleep with Cat Stevens?'
Emily Jane Browning  born 7 December  is an Australian actress. Browning made her film debut in the Australian television film The Echo of Thunder ; subsequently, she played roles in the Australian television shows High Flyers , Blue Heelers and Something in the Air. Her breakthrough role was in the horror film Ghost Ship , which introduced her to a wider audience. Browning is also known for her roles in the horror film The Uninvited , the action film Sucker Punch , and the independent drama Sleeping Beauty Her other films include Summer in February , Pompeii and Legend