Monthly Archives: March 2014

Oblivion, waters of

[READINGS]  [Eliot] did, though, behave with characteristic punctilio over the rent. This strange combination of self-distancing and financial propriety was well caught by Bob Dylan in “Too Much of Nothing” (written in 1967): Say hello to Valerie Say hello to Vivian Send them all my salary On the waters of oblivion r e s o […]

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Goethe + Nazis; Surnames, Fate

   [READINGS] Wahl appealed directly to Hitler—and met him in 1934—in an effort to obtain funding for the new Goethe museum . . . Hitler assented … and the museum opened in 1935. A bust of Hitler was erected in the foyer of the museum along with a display showing Goethe’s family tree—intended to disprove claims […]

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