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30 January 2015

Sonnet #139

Shakespeare Sonnet-a-Day

Sonnet #139



O, call not me to justify the wrong
That thy unkindness lays upon my heart;
Wound me not with thine eye but with thy tongue;
Use power with power and slay me not by art.
Tell me thou lovest elsewhere, but in my sight,
Dear heart, forbear to glance thine eye aside:
What need'st thou wound with cunning when thy might
Is more than my o'er-press'd defense can bide?
Let me excuse thee: ah! my love well knows
Her pretty looks have been mine enemies,
And therefore from my face she turns my foes,
That they elsewhere might dart their injuries:
Yet do not so; but since I am near slain,
Kill me outright with looks and rid my pain.

23 January 2015

Mike Patel review of "the donation of Constantine."

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Dear Librarian:

I'd like to suggest that you consider Simon LeVay's historical novel "The Donation of Constantine" for the library. It's set in eighth-century Rome, and it concerns the forging of a document that changed the course of European history. I loved the book, and apparently I'm not the only one. According to a starred review in Publishers Weekly (Feb 17, 2014, p. 72) "LeVay presents an intriguing view of the clash between social necessity and individual faith that successfully evokes a world with concerns familiar to modern-day readers. Additionally, the author offers a coherent, fact-based picture of the ambiguities of historical truth and the shakiness of the foundations of society." According to Medievalists.net, "Rome is the multicultural stage of the world, and the author a perfect puppet-master. ... Read this book near the fireside while enjoying a good glass of wine." The readers' reviews on Amazon are uniformly enthusiastic, and it was just named an "Amazon Editor's Favorite Book of 2014" (http://www.amazon.com/The- Donation-Constantine-A-Novel/ dp/147013215X).
 The book's ISBN is 147013215X and its LoC PCN is 2014910881. I think you may already have other books by Simon LeVay in the library.
With best wishes,

21 January 2015

@bout WILL

Shakespeare Sonnet-a-Day

Sonnet #135



Whoever hath her wish, thou hast thy 'Will,'
And 'Will' to boot, and 'Will' in overplus;
More than enough am I that vex thee still,
To thy sweet will making addition thus.
Wilt thou, whose will is large and spacious,
Not once vouchsafe to hide my will in thine?
Shall will in others seem right gracious,
And in my will no fair acceptance shine?
The sea all water, yet receives rain still
And in abundance addeth to his store;
So thou, being rich in 'Will,' add to thy 'Will'
One will of mine, to make thy large 'Will' more.
Let no unkind, no fair beseechers kill;
Think all but one, and me in that one 'Will.'

19 January 2015

Fwd: Meet The New Zealand Opera Trio That Outsold Lorde

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Culture Shift is a bi-weekly newsletter curated by the HuffPost Arts & Books editors. From literature to visual arts, poetry to performance, get your culture fix here.

This week we're talking about the opera trio that outsold Lorde, beautiful bookshops around the world, the image of the American soldier and weird Thoreau.

Meet The New Zealand Opera Trio That Outsold Lorde

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"Lorde may be the greatest New Zealand musical export of 2013 (or of the century, let's be real), but back home, she's got competition. The members of the improbably popular operatic trio Sol3 Mio -- pronounced So-lay Mee-oh, after the famous Neapolitan aria, ''O sole mio' -- buck all the current trends in the music industry: suit-attired belters of high notes, they're classically trained and formally inclined, closer to The Three Tenors' version of superstardom than Taylor Swift's." (Read more here)

10 Beautiful Bookshops That Will Stop You In Your Tracks


"A bibliophile cannot walk past a bookshop without slowing their step. We will linger at the window, gazing through the glass at stacks of books we have not yet read. We hover, telling ourselves we must read the pile on the nightstand before buying another. But we can't resist the lure. Before long, we open the door, sounding the tiny bell that rouses the shop cat. We're in, and we're going to be a while." (Read more here)

YZ and Her 'Amazone' Warrior Women On Senegalese Walls


"French Street Artist YZ Yseult has begun her own campaign to pay tribute to the fierce female fighters of the 19th Century West African country of Dahomey, who are more commonly referred to as Amazons. A startling narrative of female power not often heard today for some, but as YZ is researching her own history as a descendent from slaves, her portraits reflect a personal impetus to tell these stories with a new force. She has named this series of strong warriors on the street 'Amazone.'" (Read more here)

The Weird Thoreau

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The New Yorker's Joshua Rothman on the ecological eeriness of Jeff VanderMeer: "In today's literary landscape, it's natural for the Southern Reach books to find themselves grouped together with the broadly ecological, post-apocalyptic stories that are now in vogue. But there's not much that's post-apocalyptic about VanderMeer's novels. They're not interested in how life ends, but in how it changes, and they are fascinated by the question of persistence through change." (Read more here)

'American Soldier' Photos Expose The Many Faces Of Modern War


"American Soldier," an upcoming exhibition at Kansas City's Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, explores the image of the soldier in contemporary art and photojournalism. Through 50 portraits of American servicemen and women, from the Civil War to the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, the show presents a range of emotionally charged images of all contexts, conjuring scenes of both honor and embattlement, hierarchy and chaos, pride and regret. (Read more here)

On Edgar Allan Poe

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Marilynne Robinson explores the underappreciated works of Edgar Allan Poe in The New York Review of Books: "The word that recurs most crucially in Poe's fictions is horror. His stories are often shaped to bring the narrator and the reader to a place where the use of the word is justified, where the word and the experience it evokes are explored or by implication defined. [...]Perhaps it is because Poe's tales test the limits of sanity and good manners that he is both popular and stigmatized. His influence and his imitators have eclipsed his originality and distracted many readers from attending to his work beyond the more obvious of its effects." (Read more here)

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Edgar Allan Poe and “The Raven”

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Sonnet-a-Day #134

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Shakespeare Sonnet-a-Day

Shakespeare Sonnet-a-Day

Sonnet #134



So, now I have confess'd that he is thine,
And I myself am mortgaged to thy will,
Myself I'll forfeit, so that other mine
Thou wilt restore, to be my comfort still:
But thou wilt not, nor he will not be free,
For thou art covetous and he is kind;
He learn'd but surety-like to write for me
Under that bond that him as fast doth bind.
The statute of thy beauty thou wilt take,
Thou usurer, that put'st forth all to use,
And sue a friend came debtor for my sake;
So him I lose through my unkind abuse.
Him have I lost; thou hast both him and me:
He pays the whole, and yet am I not free.

17 January 2015

Abramović, Huyghe, Picabia, Moravec, and more


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For the past two years, Matt Moravec, who ran the closely watched West Street Gallery in Manhattan with curator Alex Gartenfeld from 2010 to 2012, has been in Düsseldorf, Germany, studying with the artist Christopher Williams at the city's Kunstakademie and running a space there called Off Vendome, showing artists like Ian Cheng, Win McCarthy, Margaret Lee, and Emily Sundblad.
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The painter's first exhibition for the gallery will open in March 2015.
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