The eclipse of listening
The third in a series on “The future of the European past.”
A review of Mark Twain’s Letters, Volume 1: 1853-1866 (Mark Twain Papers) by Mark Twain
On the late literary treasure.
Acknowledging the support of our circle of friends.
On populism and the middle class.
A review of The Political Theory of the American Founding by Thomas G. West.
A review of Pater the Classicist: Classical Scholarship, Reception, and Aestheticism, edited by Charles Martindale, Stefano Evangelista, and Elizabeth Prettejohn.
On the state and prospect of classical architecture.
On Travesties at the American Airlines Theatre and Three Tall Women at the John Golden Theatre.
On “Painting After Postmodernism: Belgium–Italy–USA,” at the Reggia di Caserta, Caserta, Italy.
On “All Too Human: Bacon, Freud and a Century of Painting Life” at Tate Britain, London.
On “The Unbroken Line: Old and New Masters” at Robert Simon Fine Art, “Paul Resika: Geometry and the Sea” at Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects and Bookstein Projects, “Marc de Montebello: Recent Work” at W. M. Brady & Co., “Sculpture 56” at 56 Bogart Street & “LES YES!” at The Storefront Project.
On a harpsichord recital by Mahan Esfahani, concerts conducted by Manfred Honeck and Mariss Jansons, a piano recital by Daniil Trifonov, a Bach concert led by Bernard Labadie, and a duo recital by Sol Gabetta (cello) and Bertrand Chamayou (piano).
On Wi the Haill Voice: 25 Poems by Vladimir Mayakovsky, translated by Edwin Morgan, Night Sky with Exit Wounds by Ocean Vuong, The Astropastorals by Douglas Crase, A Memory of the Future by Elizabeth Spires, Stumbling Blocks: Roman Poems by Karl Kirchwey & Claude Before Time and Space by Claudia Emerson.
On exhuming classics, remembering Chopin, mapping out literary Britain & more.
On a new production of Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov at the Paris Opera.
On Homer’s photos, Brooklyn by boat, poetic Pushkin & more from the world of culture.
On Claude Lanzmann, Lorenzo Lotto, paint libraries & more.