A Dance To The Music Of Words
I have often wondered why dance should necessarily be accompanied by music. The lines of a poem have their own sounds, rhythm and balance. Poetry is not made of such stuff as ideas, dreams or feelings, but of words, and their worldly counterpart, the sounds. Even the prose
An Innocent Abroad
When Mark Twain published the elaborate account of his Old World tour, The Innocents Abroad, America was still young, as a nation, and not yet proud of its culture. To avoid any tasteless outcry of admiration, driven by the contact with the vestiges of lost civilizations
Conductors And Directors
Now and then, some people group together to form a team. They do it in order to set up a company, to enact a play, or to make music. They can manage by themselves as long as a family business, a play with quite a few characters or an evening of chamber music is concerned.
Writers In Troubled Waters
Those writers obsessed by the form, which they do not hesitate to convert into a norm, are too well familiar with the pain that accompanies the process of completing a page in a duly controlled, stylish, manner. Ultimately, one writes on waters, since all messages are, from
Property Vs. Possession
Temptation One is tempted by what one sees, and seeing is the basic experience in cyberspace. One perceives the wondrous site, the desirable realm, but also the density of the transparent space that comes in-between – a psychological double of the transparent obstacle
From Lust To Zest
The English-speaking people do not have a perfect equivalent for the French joie de vivre. The latter conveys the accord between body and soul, the excitement at the prospects of the future (advienne que pourra), the feeling of well-being (se sentir bien dans sa peau).
The Rebel And The Freak
Most of the characters of Romanian fiction are outcasts and misfits and they duly suffer from it. This is not surprising, given the high speed of change experienced in the past two hundred years of Romanian history. When circumstances alter in such a rapid way, the individual
Boogie Nights With Milady
ArgumentI have always regretted the lack of raw erotic detail in the most remarkable works of fiction. This frustration is by no means compensated for by the high availability of lurid, pornographic books. When reading fiction, I do not look for arousal, but for precision.
Zorro In The Carpathians
When the Hungarians conquered Transylvania, several Romanian noblemen decided to adopt Hungarian language and culture, in order to get prominent positions in the establishment. The most famous is, of course, Hunyady János, called, in Romanian, Iancu de Hunedoara. He eventually
Un Amour Par Correspondance: Alexandre Et Sacha Odobescu
L'écrivain Al. Odobescu appartenait à l'aristocratie roumaine et, conséquemment, avait été, dés son enfance, soigneusement éduqué par des gouvernantes et des précepteurs étrangers. Il a poursuivi ses études en France, à l'époque où Louis Bonaparte
Nr. 83 - toamna 2012
Sumar Lettre Internationale nr. 83 RetrospectiveMircea Malița: Criza rachetelor Herta Spuhn: Încrâncenare, sarcasm, speranță Geo Șerban: Balcic – temă cu variațiuni *** Balcic – provocările privirii DIALOG Lidia Vianu – C. G. Săndulescu: „11 - 33” Dincolo