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The New Criterion 12m
Chaucer’s life is narrated largely in terms of what Turner calls the “microsocieties” to which he belonged.
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The New Criterion 42m
Rearranging one’s books turns out to be more than just a chore. It also brings back all the happy memories spent in their company.
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The New Criterion 46m
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The New Criterion 1h
Perhaps Jean Rondeau should one day give a recital of rondos, or rondeaux. In the press, he has been described as a “bad-ass virtuoso” and a “sex symbol”—also, more plainly, as “hip.” Well, then.
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The New Criterion 1h
Kokoschka and Schiele knew each other, and they drew similarly, each interpreting Klimt’s wiry line through the torments particular to love-besotted young men bent on flipping over the world.
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The New Criterion 2h
The conflict over the papers is attached to the question of what Kafka’s achievements were and whether these should be seen primarily as a contribution to the German literary canon, as an expressly Jewish attainment, or as something else entirely.
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The Met 19h
"Discovering Girault is a bit like finding the Rosetta Stone.” — Join us for the final weeks of Monumental Journey: The Daguerreotypes of Girault de Prangey, closing May 12.
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Pegasus Books 19h
So cool to see in the ! Do you love as much as we do?!
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The New Criterion 10h
The Vienna Circle, like the Bloomsbury Group, came in for a lot of criticism, especially from those not invited to their parties. Cliquish, precious, arrogant, excessively convinced of their own central place in the scheme of things, it was said. All true.
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The New Criterion 12h
Prideaux’s books brilliantly evoke the decadent atmosphere in Europe of that time, with its toxic mix of nationalism, rampant anti-Semitism, anarchism, and hate-filled malcontents going off to found colonies in South America.
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The New Criterion 14h
My breath, on this January morning, a small white cloud as, shivering, I step into a room of light. There, on the bare table, the plate of bread, the cup. I have come to sit quietly. To be filled up.
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The New Criterion 16h
The Vienna Circle, like the Bloomsbury Group, came in for a lot of criticism, especially from those not invited to their parties. Cliquish, precious, arrogant, excessively convinced of their own central place in the scheme of things, it was said. All true.
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The New Criterion 18h
Prideaux’s books brilliantly evoke the decadent atmosphere in Europe of that time, with its toxic mix of nationalism, rampant anti-Semitism, anarchism, and hate-filled malcontents going off to found colonies in South America.
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The New Criterion 20h
discusses the life and lasting influence of Jeffrey Hart.
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The New Criterion 20h
Philosophy can only go so far in conveying the poetry of the soul—its motives and longings, its fears and hopes, its aspirations and its concern for the ultimate destiny of human beings. For that, one must turn to literature.
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The New Criterion 21h
From the start, the Bauhaus story is one of survival.
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The New Criterion 21h
Behind it all? A soul renowned For charm and patience that astound; For shrewd critiques that make us sweat; For kindness that, it’s safe to bet, One day will get him winged and gowned— But please, not yet.
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The New Criterion 21h
Hudson Yards, the real estate development that opened in March on the far west side of midtown Manhattan, is an astonishing feat of American industry.
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The New Criterion 22h
“The Riches of Renaissance Portraiture” is the first major show of Moroni’s art mounted in North America. It hasn’t come soon enough.
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The New Criterion 22h
This winter season at the New York City Ballet, with not only in the air but still a scandal within the company, even the fairy-tale divertissements in The Sleeping Beauty were subject to reevaluation.
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