Tag Archives: 1980’s

1973: Self-Translation

Born in Ireland, Samuel Beckett wrote almost exclusively in French after moving to Paris in 1939. He would then translate his novels and plays into English. He wrote the following sentence in his 1946 short story “Premier amour”: Personnellement je … Continue reading

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1987: Not Like a River

The river-of-time metaphor symbolises the flow of time as the steady movement of a current along with all the flotsam it carries—and the events we experience are depicted by the particular pieces of flotsam being carried along past us by … Continue reading

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1987: Cultural Differences

[In France], F, her husband, and her daughter, who are preparing to leave a party, are standing in the foyer saying goodbye. As she leaves, F has a “minor accident”: while putting on her coat, her hand brushes against a … Continue reading

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1985: Calendar Man!

Batman Vol. 1, #384 (June, 1985); cover artists Paris Cullins and Anthony Tollin

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1984: Action Painting

Mark Tansey: Action Painting II (1984)

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1989: The Great Fire of London

In this dream I was coming up out of the London tube. I was in a rush, under a gray rain. I was preparing myself for a new life, for a joyful freedom. And I had to fathom the dream’s … Continue reading

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1986: Vehicle / Terrain

Gary Siebel: City Car (c. 1985) From Harold Blank’s Wild Wheels (1994)

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