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2013.02.13

The New York Review of Books ニューズレターです。

The classical tradition, land and human rights in China, Charles Mingus’s magic, Georges Perec’s dreams, drones, Republicans, a valentine poem 等の記事紹介。
 


This issue sponsored by Cornell University Press

This week on nybooks.com:

Are the Republicans Beyond Saving?
 Elizabeth Drew

 The spectacle of the Republicans, like teenagers longing to be invited to the prom, floundering about in search of more popularity with American voters, would be comical if it didn’t present the sad picture of a once great and proud party working its way into near irrelevance.

 
Fifty Kilos of Quality Meat
 Georges Perec

Everyone has dreams. Some remember theirs, far fewer recount them, and very few write them down. Why write them down, anyway, knowing you will only sell them out (and no doubt sell yourself out in the process)? I thought I was recording the dreams I was having; I have realized that it was not long before I began having dreams only in order to write them.


How We Made Killing Easy
 David Cole

 Drone technology has made it possible to use lethal force in many situations where we could not or would not have even considered it in the past. And that may well make a nation prone to use military force before it is truly a last resort.

 Blogging the Slow-Motion Revolution: An Interview with Huang Qi
   Ian Johnson

 Huang Qi is best known in China as the creator of the country’s first human rights website. It documents some of the hundreds of protests continually taking place in China, many related to government land seizures.


 Valentine
 John Ashbery

 Like a serpent among roses, like an asp
 
Among withered thornapples I coil to
 
And at you. The name of the castle is you,
 
EI Rey. It is an all-night truck stop
 
Offering the best coffee and hamburgers
 
in Utah.

 
 Where the Elite Meet to Mate

 The first personal ad in The New York Review of Books was published in the July 11, 1968 issue. “Wife Wanted,” it read. “Intelligent, beautiful, 18 to 25, broad-minded, sensitive, affectionate. For accomplished artist and exciting life.”


Abbas Kiarostami

 A Lincoln Center series with particular emphasis on his lesser-known films.


 George Bellows

 The last week for the artist’s retrospective at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.


 1913 Armory Show Centennial

 What is the legacy of Cubism, and what does this legacy mean to us today?

 

 Also in the Calendar

 A double bill of the two great film anti-romances of the 1970s, a forum on Islamaphobia, a festival of independent video games, Japanese art at MoMA, the work of Gordon Parks at the Studio Museum in Harlem, the launch of the NYRB Poets series, and much more.


Glories of Classicism
 Stephen Greenblatt and Joseph Leo Koerner

 Over a thousand pages in length, with some five hundred articles surveying the survival, transmission, and reception of the cultures of Greek and Roman antiquity, The Classical Tradition is a low-cost Wunderkammer, a vast cabinet of curiosities. Yet its ambition is far greater. With this ambition comes a set of difficult problems that may be summed up in three words: “The,” “Classical,” and “Tradition.”


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