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Conductors are lucky bastards.
Good heavens, DtO, you have tracked me to my lair. Well, you're my first visitor, so just a sec while I stuff the empties into a closet and brush the cat hair off the sofa...Yes, lucky bastards indeed. I don't think I've ever seen anyone so in their element. No wonder they never retire.
Nice digs you got here. I'm looking at your book spines... is that a meter of books on 18C or do I see the end of 18C + early 19C focus, the early Romanticism?
What you're looking at there is the section for the influence of 18C German lit on 19C British lit. At the moment mostly Schiller and George Eliot. Still very much a work in progress.Over on the other side, under that shrine to the Rev. John Wilkins, FRS, is the section for the philosophical implications of a particular mistranslation of Borges. That's been untouched for a few years, and is now beginning to resemble Miss Havisham's wedding banquet. But there's some good stuff in that pile.The rest, as they say, is mostly audio.
Borges would love the project of philosophical consequences of mistranlations of Borges. Miss Havisham would great expectations about it. Meanwhile, I'm trying to get hold of Behind Closed Doors: At Home with Georgians (http://www.yalebooks.co.uk/yale/display.asp?K=9780300168969&sf1=author&st1=Amanda%20Vickery&m=1&dc=3). I don't see you have it there on the shelves? No. It's been published just recently.
Miss Hailsham would have great expectations about it, I meant to say. (When I was posting this I was in the middle of trying to calm down a photographer who thought I stole of photo of his without crediting him. He learned today what Alternative Text is, I learned not to get too worried over angry Frenchmen. So, a good day all round.)
Miss Havisham, I mean. Hailsham is the boarding school in Never Let Me Go.OK, I'll stop talking to myself right now!
lol Not to worry, I am good at deciphering.In fact the book you mention is not on the shelves, but I was just looking at the link, and it may be soon. Have you seen the BBC program?
Haven't, no. I asked the author over Twitter if the DVD was going to be available for North American viewing soon, but she didn't reply. I take it she has no idea. I also asked YUP if they'll send me a review copy. I suspect they only comp the mainstream media and social sci journals. (Though huge number of publishers do comp blogs.) Paperback edition is cheap, so I may even get it. Let me know if it emerges on your shelves first.
Yay, YUP is sending me a review copy. (I know I'm totally monopolizing your comments section, and I'll cease right now! But soon everybody's going to discover WestThirdFlooria, and this place is gonna get hectic.)
Oh good, you'll have to review it so then I can buy it. Please be as monopolizing as you wish. I suspect this blog will remain a banana republic at least until such time as Americanistan's Medical-Industrial Complex quits colonizing my brain cells.
Is that a line from 30 Rock?
Nope, it's pretty much the editorial stance of the West Thirdfloorian Ministry of Snark.