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New York sunlight (and New York joys)

    The grass that grows by absorbing the life-giving energy of the sun becomes a metaphor of *the ceaseless springing forth of life from death.’” — David S. Reynolds, Walt Whitman: A Cultural Biography (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, … 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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“3rd Ave. Exl”

    My good friend Bill Dalzell, who introduced me to art films, recently called my attention to a film he loved from his early days in New York City in the 1950’s: 3rd Ave. El, directed by Carson (Kit) Davidson. … Continue reading

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New York City; advice for a first time visitor

    (to a friend)     Like most people, I am a “transplanted” New Yorker. I have lived here for a long time and love the City. The following are some of the things I love about my adopted … Continue reading

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“The Peaceable Kingdom”

        ***************************************************     Isaiah 11:6-8 New International Version   6  The wolf will live with the lamb, the leopard will lie down with the goat, the calf and the lion and the yearling together; and a … Continue reading

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