A book I would like to have.
By the way, I really like the lay-out and color scheme of the New Directions website. It's classy -- an understated elegance.
We have become a Nazi monster in the eyes of the whole world, a nation of bullies and bastards who would rather kill than live peacefully. We are not just Whores for power and oil, but killer whores with hate and fear in our hearts. We are human scum, and that is how history will judge us. No redeeming social value.
In this divine language, God speaks with men, and men with angels, face to face, as one friend converses with another.
|1845 - 1924|
Venice was emblematic and enigmatic; palaces were reflected in the murky canal water; the same water seemed to reflect all the poems written about the city. Rilke and Alexander Blok floated in the dark waters. Chateaubriand was walking nearby. Hofmannsthal looked with awe at churches, museums, and human beings.-- from The Veneto as a Magnifying Glass
We are proud to present a brilliant recording of Smutny vecer (Sad Evening, also: Cold Evening), courtesy of Helene Lindquist and Philipp Volger at The Art Song Project (theartsongproject.com).
The previously unknown song of Kapralova was discovered by Karla Hartl of the Kapralova Society in 2006 and reconstructed by Timothy Cheek of the University of Michigan in 2011. The song was published the same year by AMOS EDITIO in Prague.
"...a specifically Russian sense of magic…in the stories, folklore and literature (old and new) of the country, a kind that often gets no explanation or justification; a ‘normal’, everyday magic."