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First, why not pick another language instead? Like... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Borges' Library
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Vanishing Point by David Markson Goodreads Review As someone said below, this is a great novel...unless you're in the mood to read a novel. "Ravenna, Dante died in..." "El Greco was a pupil of Titian's" "Forgetting to remember that Tintoretto's name comes from the fact that his father was a... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Borges' Library
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It was during Lent when Freud met the Antichrist in Orvieto. Wait, a minute. Freud’s Trip to Orvieto occurred in September of 1897. Half a year away before Lent—or if you prefer, half a year after Lent. Mere months after the death of his father, he was still in the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2020 at Borges' Library
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Goodreads Review This is a short story collection that traces 40 years in the life of a flautist named James. A novel-in-stories, we follow James and his on-again-off-again relationship with Anna as he moves around between Nashville and Buffalo and Philadelphia -- and then always back to somewhere in Missouri.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2020 at Borges' Library
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Freud’s Signorelli Parapraxis & Luca Signorelli’s Renaissance Masterpiece the End of Days The Signorelli parapraxis represents the first and best known example of a parapraxis and its analysis in Freud's The Psychopathology of Everyday Life. The parapraxis centers on a word-finding problem and the production of substitutes. Freud could not... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2020 at Borges' Library
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Originally called the Cappella Nuova, or New Chapel, in 1622 this chapel was dedicated to Saint Britius (San Brizio), one of the first bishops of Spoleto and Foligno, who evangelized the people of Orvieto. Legend says that he left them a panel of the Madonna della Tavola, a Madonna enthroned... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2020 at Borges' Library
Mark 13:21-23 New International Version (NIV) 21 At that time if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Messiah!’ or, ‘Look, there he is!’ do not believe it. 22 For false messiahs and false prophets will appear and perform signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2020 at Borges' Library
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Anyone who has ever looked at Renaissance art--especially works inspired by Dante, like Signorelli's frescoes in Orvieto-- will immediately understand that Dante's journey was musical. Of course! The universe was thought to be musical, and God was seen as music. Music of the spheres and music as a form of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2020 at Borges' Library
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Freud’s Trip to Orvieto: The Great Doctor’s Unresolved Confrontation with Antisemitism, Death, and Homoeroticism; His Passion for Paintings; and the Writer in His Footsteps By Nicholas Fox Weber “The finest paintings I have ever seen.” Freud states this with rare humility. Presenting this as personal preference, based on his own... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2020 at Borges' Library
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Books Freud’s Trip to Orvieto, by Nicholas Fox Weber With a barely suppressed grin, Nicholas Fox Weber believes the homoerotic imagery was to blame and this witty, art-savvy project meanders in all manner of delightful directions to build the case. Seen from Behind: Perspectives on the Male Body and Renaissance... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2020 at Borges' Library
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The cathedral was begun in the 14th century. Dedicated to the Assumption of Mary, it was constructed to house one of the most important relics from the Italian Middle Ages, Corporal of Bolsena. The relic is what explains the great splendor of this cathedral--for being in such a small town.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2020 at Borges' Library
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“Fresco” is Italian for “fresh.” There are two types of fresco paintings Buon fresco is the true fresh. The real deal. Pigments are applied while the plaster is still wet and as the wet plaster dries the paint becomes embedded into the plaster itself. Technically speaking, the plaster does not... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2020 at Borges' Library
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Orvieto's history goes back to Etruscan times. Etruscans liked building their towns on hilltops, and none is as dramatic as Orvieto. Even the name is fun to say! Famous for wine, for a local pasta called umbrichelli, truffles, mushrooms, game, and ceramics, Orvieto is also home to one of the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2020 at Borges' Library
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Posted Jun 14, 2020 at Borges' Library
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Islam: A Very Short Introduction, by Malise Ruthven The Silk Road: A Very Short Introduction by James A. Millward Silk Road: Monks, Warriors Merchants on the Silk Road by Luce Boulnois, Helen Loveday (Translator), Bradley Mayhew The Silk Roads: A New History of the World by Peter Frankopan The Silk... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2020 at Borges' Library
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Story could not have been written without the fantastic award-winning The Rhinoceros and the Megatherium, by Juan Pimental Thanks to many scholars who generously answered questions and sent articles. Juan Pimental first and above all. Many thanks to Emeritus Professor Donald K Grayson, Professors Irina Podgorny and the great Richard... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2020 at Borges' Library
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First appeared at the Dublin Review on March 1, 2020--read in Caltech Book Club. The Parade, by Dave Eggers, Hamish Hamilton, 192 pp, £14.99, ISBN: 9780241394496 Dante might have borrowed his idea for hell’s antechamber from the Book of Revelations (3:16): “But because thou art lukewarm and neither cold nor... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2020 at Borges' Library
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First appeared in Dublin Review of Books on May 1,... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2020 at Borges' Library