Monthly Archives: December 2016

a colloquy regarding Vladimir Nabokov

      At Elisabeth Vandermeer’s awesome site on Russian literature, https://arussianaffair.wordpress.com/ there was a post the other day about Dostoevsky. The following is an exchange between myself and another respondent to the post, based on an observation I made … Continue reading

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Schubert, piano sonata in A major, D. 959

  Schubert, piano sonata in A major, D. 959  

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Monteverdi, “Magnificat”

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Charles Ives, “In the Mornin’ (Give Me Jesus)”

  Charles Ives, “In the Mornin’ (Give Me Jesus)”    

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Edvard Grieg, “Til våren” (To spring), op. 43, no. 6

    Edvard Grieg, “Til våren” (To spring), op. 43, no. 6    

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“looking for beauty”

    I just ran into a youngish woman on 60th Place in Maspeth, Queens, where I live. I was taking an afternoon walk and at that moment was taking a photo with my camera of a beautiful tree in … Continue reading

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Roger W. Smith, “Reflections on How I Deal with Lingering Resentments”

    This brief essay is concerned with the need we all feel sometimes to overcome ill effects and resentments from long past experiences. One example may serve to illustrate what I am thinking about: my lingering resentment and anger … Continue reading

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