Tag Archives: Austria

1948: Fence and Tree

Albert Reuss: Fence and Tree (1948)

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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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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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