Tag Archives: Austria

1972: Irinaland over the Balkans

Friedensreich Hundertwasser: Irinaland over the Balkans (1971-1972)

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1828: Sala Dante

Joseph Anton Koch’s frescos of Dante’s Inferno (1825-28) decorate the Sala Dante in the Casino Massimo, a Roman Villa. Several scenes from the poem are illustrated here, including Dante and Virgil’s ride on the monster Geryon (upper right) and Count … Continue reading

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1906: Entrance to Paradise

Wilhelm Bernatzik: Entrance to Paradise (1906)

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1933: Landscape

Franz Sedlacek: Evening Landscape (1933)

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1974: Author Awarded Avocado

The opening of Walter Abish’s 1974 novel, Alphabetical Africa: Ages ago, Alex, Allen and Alva arrived at Antibes, and Alva allowing all, allowing anyone, against Alex’s admonition, against Allen’s angry assertion: another African amusement . . . anyhow, as all … Continue reading

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1997: Translation / Transformation

In a 1997 essay on translation, the writer Harry Mathews cites Marcel Benabou’s version of Keats’s “A thing of beauty is a joy forever”: Ah, singe débotté, / Hisse un jouet fort et vert! It’s not quite a translation: the … Continue reading

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1920: Nocturnal Landscape

Ernst Nepo: Nocturnal Landscape (1920)

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