Tag Archives: Bill Dalzell

New York sunlight (and New York joys)

      “The grass that grows by absorbing the life-giving energy of the sun becomes [in Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass] a metaphor of ‘the ceaseless springing forth of life from death.’” — David S. Reynolds, Walt Whitman: A … Continue reading

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when a man is tired of New York …

    “I suggested a doubt, that if I were to reside in London, the exquisite zest with which I relished it in occasional visits might go off, and I might grow tired of it. JOHNSON. ‘Why, Sir, you find … Continue reading

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William Sage Dalzell (1929-2018)

    ‘William Sage Dalzell (1929-2018)’       Bill Dalzell was one of the first people I got to know after moving to New York City. I will never forget his kindness to me. My friendship with Bill was … Continue reading

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“The Peaceable Kingdom”

        “The Peaceable Kingdom” is a painting by American folk artist Edward Hicks (1780-1849). The attached print was done by my dear friend the late William S. (Bill) Dalzell, a Manhattan based printer, on his own printing … Continue reading

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“New and improved” in the arts is not always better.

      Last night, Friday, November 10, I attended a concert at Carnegie Hall in New York which included a performance of Saint-Saëns’s string quartet No. 1 in E Minor. In the program notes, it was noted that Saint-Saëns … Continue reading

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“I went to the school of New York.”

      “A whale ship was my Yale College and my Harvard.” — Herman Melville, Moby-Dick     *****************************************************   I was talking on the phone today with my longtime friend from my first days in New York, Bill … Continue reading

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on aesthetic and cultural appreciation of literature and film; my favorite directors (小津安二郎は日本の映画監督・脚本家)

      以下、このエッセイの日本語への翻訳の一部を参照してください。 (Japanese translation of my comments regarding the director Yasujirō Ozu is appended below.)     *****************************************************   on aesthetic and cultural appreciation of literature and film; my favorite directors (小津安二郎は日本の映画監督・脚本家) by Roger W. Smith     I … Continue reading

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