Monthly Archives: December 2012

All for a pair of candlesticks

Film adaptations are upon us. Full-blown productions, with budgets befitting the fictional country of Fredonia, are out and about to compete for our attention this holiday season at the local Cineplex. Tolkien’s The Hobbit, Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina, and Hugo’s Les … Continue reading

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Adrift with an Anchor

“But we are brainwashed by our economic system until we end up in a tomb beneath a pyramid of time payments, mortgages, preposterous gadgetry, playthings that divert our attention for the sheer idiocy of the charade. The years thunder by. … Continue reading

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Take Five

5 November 2012: composer Elliott Carter died at 103. 5 December 2012: composer Dave Brubeck died at 91 years old. Taking five from writing on literature, I shift my attention to mark time with the passing of these two American … Continue reading

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