Monthly Archives: February 2023

The Imagination of Disaster by Susan Sontag (1965), When the Movies Pictured A.I., They Imagined the Wrong Disaster By A.O. Scott (2023)

“Ours is indeed an age of extremity. For we live under continual threat of two equally fearful, but seemingly opposed, destinies: unremitting banality and inconceivable terror. It is fantasy, served out in large rations by the popular arts, which allows … Continue reading

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Archie Shepp – Fire Music (1965)

“.. Fire Music must be one of  Shepp’s most interesting albums, blistering and intense,  a half-way house between Free and the Avant Garde. The musical territory ranges from the haunting recitation and requiem for Malcolm X (quick history lesson here, it is … Continue reading

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Analysis of Paul Bowles’s Novels

“Bowles holds a unique place in American literature. As an exile, he shared with 1920’s expatriate novelist Gertrude Stein, among others, a distanced perspective on his native culture. Through his translations, he earned an international reputation as an author with … Continue reading

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Guy Debord’s “Naked City”, map of Paris “Psychogeography is the exploration of urban environments that emphasizes interpersonal connections to places and arbitrary routes. It was developed by members of the Letterist International and Situationist International, which were revolutionary groups influenced … Continue reading

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Allan Kaprow

“Allan Kaprow (August 23, 1927 – April 5, 2006) was an American painter, assemblagist and a pioneer in establishing the concepts of performance art. He helped to develop the ‘Environment‘ and ‘Happening‘ in the late 1950s and 1960s, as well … Continue reading

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Tristana – Luis Buñuel (1970)

“The journal entry above, dated October 4, 1969, was written during the second week of shooting Tristana (1970), Catherine Deneuve’s second—and final—collaboration with Luis Buñuel after the enormous success of Belle de Jour (1967). Abounding in bizarre detail, the jotting succinctly … Continue reading

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Ezra Pound, The Art of Poetry No. 5 (1962)

Interviewed by Donald Hall : “Since his return to Italy, Ezra Pound has spent most of his time in the Tirol, staying at Castle Brunnenburg with his wife, his daughter Mary, his son-in-law Prince Boris de Rachewiltz, and his grandchildren. … Continue reading

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Folksangere TV: A Danish TV documentary on the London folk scene of 1966/67.

Bert Jansch “… It’s no surprise that in 1967, when a team from Denmark’s Folksangere TV programme arrived in London looking for the epicentre of the folk guitar explosion, they were swiftly sent to see Bert (Jansch) and John (Renbourn). … Continue reading

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Psychedelic art

A psychedelic artwork “Psychedelic art (also known as psychedelia) is art, graphics or visual displays related to or inspired by psychedelic experiences and hallucinations known to follow the ingestion of psychedelic drugs such as LSD, psilocybin, and DMT. The word … Continue reading

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The Radical Feminist Movement by Phyllis Chesler

“In the mid-1960s, young African, Hispanic, Native, and Caucasian American activists became a driving force for civil rights, free speech, and academic freedom. In manifestos, conferences, and teach-ins, young Americans also opposed the Vietnam War, capitalism, and racism; some eventually … Continue reading

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