Unseen Kafka works may soon be revealed

April 18, 2019

The latest chapter in a literary drama that has played out through two centuries.

Kafka would surely be revolted by all of it.

However, its been well proven that artists are not always the best judges of their own work.

Max Brod performed a great service to the world by ignoring his friend’s request and instead exercised great literary judgement.     

Whatever Kafka writings remain unreleased need to be published.

A long-hidden trove of unpublished works by Franz Kafka could soon be revealed after a decade-long battle over his literary estate that has drawn comparisons to some of his surreal tales.

A district court in Zurich upheld Israeli verdicts in the case last week, ruling that several safe-deposit boxes in the Swiss city could be opened and their contents shipped to Israel’s national library.

The papers could shed new light on one of literature’s darkest figures, a German-speaking Jew from Prague whose cultural legacy has been hotly contested between Israel  and Germany.

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Translating Emily Dickinson

April 13, 2019

Translating poetry requires both a deep knowledge of the original language and of the poem’s historical, cultural, and literary context; more than anything, though, it requires a still deeper knowledge of the language into which it’s being translated, the translator’s own language. Added to this must be a love of that language, the language of the person receiving and then transforming the poem into a new poem—creating a new path.

Attempting to “transport” Emily Dickinson’s poems into Portuguese is a still harder task, because Dickinson’s poetry is notable for its peculiar agrammaticality: unexpected plurals, inverted syntax, and an often complete disregard for gender, person, or agreement between nouns and verbs……..

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Golazo of the Week

April 13, 2019

A fantastic gol by one of the best players in the world.

Eden Hazard showing off his enormous skills against West Ham United.

Real Madrid are on the loose, ready to pounce on him.

It will be a huge loss for the Premier League.

 

 


New Bill Evans Album

April 7, 2019

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This is very exciting news. Previously unreleased Bill Evans Trio recordings from 1969 shows in London.  As with other great artists, whenever unreleased music is discovered, it is a treasure and its release date an event. In the case of a musical genius like Bill Evans, this is a worldwide event.

Counting down the days……

JazzTimes is honored to present the premiere of “Our Love Is Here to Stay,” as performed by the Bill Evans Trio featuring bassist Eddie Gomez and drummer Marty Morell at Ronnie Scott’s legendary London jazz club in December 1969. This track, along with 17 other previously unreleased recordings made during that London engagement, will appear on an upcoming album, Evans in England: Live at Ronnie Scott’s, to be issued by Resonance Records first as a limited two-LP on Apr. 13, Record Store Day, and then as a two-CD/digital release on Apr. 19.

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Cartoon of the Day

April 6, 2019

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Latin History for Morons

April 6, 2019


Voice of the Day

April 1, 2019

“In poetry everything is permitted. With only this condition of course, You have to improve the blank page.”

– Nicanor Parra