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John Coltrane, "Wise One" score

By Walter Cummins Distraction and concentration form polar opposites which may be stated as follows: A man who concentrates before a work of art is absorbed by it. … In contrast, the distracted mass absorbs the work of art. — Walter Benjamin, as translated by Harry Zohn   The other day when I asked Alexa […]

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English servant, washing in tub

Downton Abbey, now in its sixth and final season, has been a TV phenomenon, with audiences in more than 200 countries, including 160 million viewers in China. In the US it is the most popular PBS program ever, and, during the 2014-15 viewing year, it came out twentieth in popularity among all network and cable […]

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(1) One week this past October, The New Yorker’s television critic, Emily Nussbaum, wrote a piece which began by dissing—as making “little sense”; “élitism in the guise of hipness”—one of the great works of American cultural criticism, previous New Yorker writer George W.S. Trow’s “Within the Context of No Context.”[1] The week after Nussbaum’s piece […]

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The British Broadcasting Corporation is currently remaking Poldark, an immensely successful television drama first broadcast in 1975-77. The drama is based on a series of novels by Winston Graham. The video version of Poldark has outsold every other costume drama except the 1995 version of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. The new series will be screened by […]

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Philip Guston, "Aggressor," 1978, private collection

The British Broadcasting Corporation is currently remaking Poldark, an immensely successful television drama first broadcast in 1975-77. The drama is based on a series of novels by Winston Graham. The video version of Poldark has outsold every other costume drama except the 1995 version of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. The new series will be screened by […]

October 15, 2018

The paintings are alive through its creativity. For decades, its application is firmly rooted among the people. A great blog has been written about some historical paintings. I'm incredibly interested to read it fully. Thank you.

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The British Broadcasting Corporation is currently remaking Poldark, an immensely successful television drama first broadcast in 1975-77. The drama is based on a series of novels by Winston Graham. The video version of Poldark has outsold every other costume drama except the 1995 version of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. The new series will be screened by […]

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July 26, 2018

A point of information... This book was translated as "A Fortnight in the Wilderness" and included as Appendix 2 in "Democracy In America: Historical-Critical Edition", edited by Eduardo Nolla. There this amazing text can be read in full. It is worth comparing the translation by James Schleifer to your own. In particular, the rendering of "désert" to "wilderness" is most intriguing.

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The British Broadcasting Corporation is currently remaking Poldark, an immensely successful television drama first broadcast in 1975-77. The drama is based on a series of novels by Winston Graham. The video version of Poldark has outsold every other costume drama except the 1995 version of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. The new series will be screened by […]

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July 26, 2018

Thanks so much for this translation and excellent analysis.

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