Daily Archives: October 16, 2011

Anna Akhmatova: Poet of Stalin’s Terror

Anna Akhmatova (1889-1966)was probably the great Russian poet of the 20th century and a victim and survivor of Stalinist terror. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anna_Akhmatova Here is her poem to Osip Mandelstam (1891-1938) who did not survive the terror and died in a … Continue reading

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Keith Douglas: World War Two Poet (1920-44)

I love the war poetry of Keith Douglas and regret he is not better known. He was killed during the Normandy invasion at the age of 24. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keith_Douglas Aristocrats  The noble horse with courage in his eye, clean in the … Continue reading

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Climate Change Humor III

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Really Meet Other People: ‘The Elegance of the Hedgehog’

I am really enjoying reading Muriel Barbery’s fine novel ‘The Elegance of the Hedgehog‘  well translated from the French by Alison Anderson. One of her characters, 12 year old super smart Paloma, says something that I think has profound implications … Continue reading

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