Monthly Archives: May 2014

“The Human Chain” by Seamus Heaney

This, Heaney’s final collection, shows the poet at his most self-effacing, almost writing himself out of history, restricting his subject matter and themes to the narrowest, becoming a palimpsest for older, greater, thoughts to travel via his poems.

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“Wagner and Aeschylus: the Ring and the Oresteia” by Michael Ewans

[just the first two chapters: I need to listen to the Ring itself before reading the others] Chapter 1: Wagner and Aeschylus This is a general introduction to them both, especially, as the book’s intended audience is more musicological than … Continue reading

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