The first romantic artist of the post-digital age, Adrian Tranquilli attempts to see beyond the substance of things, compelling the spectator to move his gaze in multiple directions. Nothing is what it seems in these works, where a mask conceals the enigma of our identity. ‘What might a future anthropologist and archaeologist be faced with? Adrian Tranquilli (Melbourne 1966) replied to this question with “Futuro Imperfetto”, a cycle of works contrasting different religious and scientific mythologies in a playfully disturbing […]
“Jim Harrison is a writer with immortality in him.”—The Times (London) Jim Harrison—one of America’s most beloved writers—calls his poetry “the true bones of my life.” Although he is best known as a fiction writer, it is as a poet that Publishers Weekly famously called him an “untrammeled renegade genius.” Saving Daylight, Harrison’s tenth collection of poetry, is his first book of new poems in a decade. All of Harrison’s abundant passions for life are poured into suites, prose poems, letter-poems, and even lyrics […]
The Complete Preludes And Etudes For Pianoforte Solo by Alexander Scriabin (1872-1915). Edited by K.N. Igumnov and Y.I. Mil’shteyn. For solo piano. Piano Collection. Dover Edition. 20th Century. SMP Level 10 (Advanced). Standard notation, fingerings and introductory text. 250 pages. All the preludes and etudes including many perfectly spun miniatures. This title has selections that range in difficulty from SMP Level 8-10. Advanced.
Duncan, like Dante, was a poet of cosmic imagination, intensely aware of his and poetry’s role in the ever-expanding logos of creation. His Selected Poems, first published in 1993, is a “useful and portable compilation,” says critic Tom Clark, that “provides the most comprehensive available look at the career of the Bay Area’s greatest lyric poet.” Editor Robert J. Bertholf has enlarged the original collection to include eleven additional poems and excerpts. The second edition of the Selected Poems fully fleshes out the […]
Las imágenes de la violencia y la guerra se han convertido, a través de la pequeña pantalla, en lugares comunes. Susan Sontag nos descubre las implicaciones y los peligros que esto tiene para la sociedad contemporánea. Ya no podemos ser inocentes, somos testigos. Y este planteamiento desemboca en cuestiones fundamentales: la manera en que las imágenes pueden generar rebeldía, fomentar la agresividad o derivar en apatía; la naturaleza de la guerra; los límites de la compasión y la solidaridad; y finalmente, […]
Watching the evening news offers constant evidence of atrocity–a daily commonplace in our “society of spectacle.” But are viewers inured -or incited–to violence by the daily depiction of cruelty and horror? Is the viewer’s perception of reality eroded by the universal availability of imagery intended to shock? In her first full-scale investigation of the role of imagery in our culture since her now-classic book On Photography defined the terms of the debate twenty-five years ago, Susan Sontag cuts through circular arguments about […]