Monthly Archives: May 2016

re: “British Man Sentenced to 40 Years in Al Qaeda Plot”

      re: “British Man Sentenced to 40 Years in Al Qaeda Plot to Attack London Airport”   The New York Times, May 27, 2016   https://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/28/nyregion/british-man-sentenced-to-40-years-in-al-qaeda-plot-to-blow-up-a-london-airport.html   According to the Times: An operative for Al Qaeda’s affiliate in … Continue reading

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a view with which I fully agree

      I am not a Donald Trump supporter. But, for what my opinion is worth, I think it’s high time that people came to their senses about issues raised, supposedly, in an article published in the The New … Continue reading

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Orlando Gibbons, “The Cries of London”

      Orlando Gibbons, “The Cries of London”  

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Walt Whitman, “A Carol Closing Sixty-Nine”

  A CAROL CLOSING SIXTY-NINE. A carol closing sixty-nine—a résumé—a repetition, My lines in joy and hope continuing on the same, Of ye, O God, Life, Nature, Freedom, Poetry; Of you, my Land—your rivers, prairies, States—you, mottled Flag I love, … Continue reading

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William Blake, “A Poison Tree”

            William Blake, “A Poison Tree” from Blake’s Songs of Experience

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first draft of my Russian essay on Tolstoy (and how it came to be written)

    biographical sketch of Leo Tolstoy   Posted here is a handwritten student paper by me, written in Russian, about Leo Tolstoy. It was written by me for a Russian course at New York University. The way this came … Continue reading

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my paper on “Platero y yo”; Luciana de Ames’s Spanish class

    paper on ‘Platero y yo’ (in Spanish)     The short paper on the prose poem Platero y yo (Platero and I) by the Spanish poet Juan Ramón Jiménez — it amounts to an appréciation — that I … Continue reading

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