Saturday, March 12, 2011

Es gab ein Reich

Not to be like the prophets of opera doom, but this is one scene I really do miss:



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  1. 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.

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  2. 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?

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  3. 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.

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  4. 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.

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  5. 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.)

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  6. Miss Havisham, I mean. Hailsham is the boarding school in Never Let Me Go.

    OK, I'll stop talking to myself right now!

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  7. 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?

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  8. 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.

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  9. 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.)

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  10. 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.

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  11. Nope, it's pretty much the editorial stance of the West Thirdfloorian Ministry of Snark.

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