The Olympics brings with it nostalgia for the Olympics, when you could win gold for running deer shooting not real deer! What is Britain now compared with Britain then? How would we compare Queen Elizabeth and Queen Victoria?
I had much sorrow in my life, and I was a soldier, which was the worst thing of all. But it is a good thing to have led a life which has had good consequences.
No wonder, since the only piece of music the dying composer had been able to focus on was the proof of the second part of Winterreise.
Seven songs into the cycle, the RAF intervened. Then when the raid was over we came back up and resumed. What gave Sendak the idea, as he told Bill Moyers, was something said by the lieder singer Christa Ludwig in a television interview: The more you discover about this composer, the more you realize the obvious: Thus came the day in the s when I swallowed a lifelong aversion to baritones with big voices singing in German and threw myself on the mercy of Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau and Gerald Moore, whose monumental Franz Schubert Lieder, Volumes I and II Deutsche Grammophon is one of the most rigorous two-man adventures since the Lewis and Clark expedition.
As soon as you lift open the cover of one of the elegantly designed receptacles and take out the fat book of lyrics and translations, it becomes a formal experience, one I preferred to save for the after-midnight privacy of the downstairs study, which naturally encouraged a preference for compositions and performances in harmony with the nocturnal atmosphere.
I wanted moody quietude. I saved the heavier, more operatic versions of Goethe, Heine, and Mayrhofer for daytime hours when I had the house to myself and could hear the singing and playing at full volume. Over time I made pencilled notations in the booklets, asterisks for my favorite songs, according to the number of listenings, which I eventually transferred to miniature versions of the booklets after trading the two monsters for the boxed CD equivalent.
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May 23, Not since Byron awoke one morning to find himself famous has there been such an example of worldwide celebrity won in a day by a book.
What brought the young muckraker to our neck of the woods? And where exactly had he written the book? Last fall I was researching a photo-based piece for Princeton Magazine on the local residences of famous writers.
My mission seemed simple enough. The other houses had been easily located and photographed. But Upton Sinclair had apparently resided in a whole slew of mostly vanished tents, cottages, shacks, and farmhouses in at least two different locations between the western edge of Ridgeview Road and Province Line Road.
The rub is, I could have solved the mystery at the outset simply by visiting the offices of a local realtor. No need to study old maps or old issues of the Princeton Recollector, no need to drive all over the Ridge buttonholing residents in my quest, no need to consult former Ridge homeowner John McPhee, who graciously played a wary Watson to my hapless Holmes in The Case of the Disappearing Cottage.
What starts as a paved surface begins to narrow, slip out of definition and direction and sense, as if it might simply disappear, leaving one to drive off the edge of the world.
A force far more compelling than the possibility of finding the house in the photograph is at work. The owner is doing yard work, I pull over, introduce myself, explain my mission, and am thrilled to hear that his house had belonged to someone named Stout, which is the name of the farmer who had sold it to Sinclair.
I send hopeful emails to Sherri and McPhee. The next day I show the owner the photo in the biography, but nothing matches, neither the house nor the lay of the land. So I go on my way, neither sadder nor wiser, but never mind: References to other names associated with the locale — Cedar Grove and Hanging Rock — make my eyes light up and my heart beat faster.
Not until the quest began. If you wonder what made him come here in the first place, the answer is a novel about the War Between the States.
In his preface to the revised edition, retitled Theirs Be The Guilt TwayneSinclair explains that the book was written in and published a year later as Manassas: I had moved to that hillside woodland in order to have the use of the fine Civil War collection at Princeton University Library.
The two tents were pitched on the property behind a farmhouse on Ridgeview Road. The owner had been kind enough to give us a sheaf of material that answered all the essential questions about both Sinclair sites.
It makes sense that Sinclair wanted to endure heavy weather or at least a semblance of exposure to risk and adversity.
He needed to write in a wilderness. The worst thing he could imagine was to be trying to work in the same space with his wife and baby.
He had to be haunted, on the edge, aware of the precipice.
Adversity is what The Jungle is all about.Making Sense of benjaminpohle.com - Ebook download as PDF File .pdf), Text File .txt) or read book online. The Blue Book and Charles Siepmann as Reported in Broadcasting Magazine. 2 (): Berland, Elaine Prostak.
Up in the Air: Re-considering the Cultural Origins of Broadcasting and the Myth of Entertainment During the s. (): Most people are familiar, at least by repute, with the two great epics of Homer, the Iliad and the Odyssey, but few are aware that other poems survive that were attributed to Homer in ancient times.
The Homeric Hymns are now known to be the work of various poets working in the same tradition, probably during the seventh and sixth centuries BC.
Here's another shot from Dec 31st. Took this around 15 minutes after my a previous post from here (linked below). I need to get out to the coast and do some shooting w/my new dI exchanged for a new one because i was getting severe back-focus, where I had to .
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