Posts Tagged ‘ history ’

The Magnitude of a Young Courbet: Reflections on A Burial at Ornans — Caesura

 

According to a young Courbet, whatever we encounter en masse today might just as well need to be considered a (neo-) Romanticism, waiting for its own Burial in order to explode the heteronomy of the given and the same in which we constantly entrench ourselves.

Source: The Magnitude of a Young Courbet: Reflections on A Burial at Ornans — Caesura

Four Hundred Souls: A Community History of African America, 1619-2019

From historians Keisha N. Blain (author of Set the World on Fire) and Ibram X. Kendi (author of How to Be an Antiracist) comes what sounds like a fascinating new book, Four Hundred Souls: A Community History of African America, 1619 – 2019

Source: Four Hundred Souls: A Community History of African America, 1619-2019

Antifa, the militant left-wing group Trump hates, explained – Vox

 

 

A man draped in an antifa flag attends a protest against racism in Boston, Massachusetts, on May 31.Matthew J. Lee/The Boston Globe/Getty Images

Read and learn . . .

Source: Antifa, the militant left-wing group Trump hates, explained – Vox

Artist Kara Walker – ‘I’m an Unreliable Narrator’ | Fons Americanus | Tate – YouTube

Walter Benjamin: Messianism and Revolution – Theses on History | Autonomies

The essay that we share below, by Andrew Robinson, bears the virtue of clarity; like a collector, he assembles the bits of Walter Benjamin’s work on messianism and revolution.  And yet becaus…

Source: Walter Benjamin: Messianism and Revolution – Theses on History | Autonomies

Joan Baez on Her Next Chapter: ‘I Don’t Make History, I Am History’ – The New York Times

A History of the Black Lives Matter Movement – YouTube

(Where do the dreams go?) – Thomas Wolfe e Borderproject2017 | Vengodalmare, December 24, 2017

(Where do the dreams go?) – Thomas Wolfe e Borderproject2017 | Vengodalmare

two excerpts in Italian from Vengodalmare translated to a rudimentary English by Google Translate:

[..] There is nothing more instructive and joyful than immersion in a community of human beings of a completely different race, a race that respects, with whom you sympathize, of which you are proud even if you do not belong to them. The fullness of life of the Armenians, their rough affability, their noble working bones, the inexpressible distaste for any metaphysics and the wonderful familiarity with the world of real things – all this told me: you are still lucid, do not fear your time, do not get smart.
It will not have been because I was in the midst of a people celebrated for its fervid activity and yet lived based not on clocks of stations or public offices, but on the time of the sundials, like the one I saw in the ruins of Zvartnoc in the form of a wheel or a rose engraved in the stone? (Osip Mandelstam)

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So, when all my soul will be
in the paradise of you
(in which only I understand
I grow and see)
the scaffolding of my body,
the bones, which are still with you,
the muscles, the strength, the veins,
that shape this house,
they will come back again.

from Angelo, look at the past –
Thomas Wolfe

 

 

Dana Gioia Poetry As Enchantment | The Dark Horse

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New York City Makes Stonewall Inn a Landmark – The New York Times

The Stonewall Inn, a bar in Greenwich Village. Street protests of a police raid there in 1969 are credited with galvanizing gay activism in New York and globally. Credit

Byron Smith for The New York Times

New York City Makes Stonewall Inn a Landmark – The New York Times.