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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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1913: My Heart at Evening

     My Heart at Evening Toward evening you hear the cry of the bats. Two black horses bound in the pasture, The red maple rustles, The walker along the road sees ahead the small tavern. Nuts and young wine taste … Continue reading

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1842: Viennese

Rudolf von Alt: Solar Eclipse, Vienna (1842)

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1933: The Very Ideology to which it Owes its Origin

Wilhelm Reich on the connections among repression, sexual guilt (indoctrinated into children and adolescents through the family), patriarchy, capitalism, fascism, violent religious fanaticism, the construction of the other, and imperialism: The patriarchal authoritarian sexual order…becomes the primary basis of authoritarian … Continue reading

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2013: The 387 Houses of Peter Fritz

Austrian insurance clerk Peter Fritz constructed these model buildings in the 1950’s and 1960’s, working with cardboard, matchboxes, wallpaper scraps, and magazine pages. They were discovered by artist Oliver Croy in 1993 in a Berlin junk shop, each in a … Continue reading

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