Tagged: poem

Gilgamesh and David Ferry

In his recent work Gilgamesh: An Epic Obsession (http://bit.ly/TDl2BN), Theodore Ziolkowski takes a look at the ways in which the epic has manifested into our literature, art, music, and popular culture. The students of CC101 experienced this through David Ferry, whose translation of Gilgamesh they read this semester. David Ferry has also written: Bewilderment  (http://bit.ly/RwrwnD), which […]

Poem for the ending of the year

“Baccalaureate” by Archibald MacLeish: A YEAR or two, and grey Euripides, And Horace and a Lydia or so, And Euclid and the brush of Angelo, Darwin on man, Vergilius on bees, The nose and Dialogues of Socrates, Don Quixote, Hudibras and Trinculo, How worlds are spawned and where the dead gods go,– All shall be […]

Analects of the Core: Petrarch on sailing with a foe at the helm

Today’s Analect is drawn from Petrarch’s Canzoniere (#189) translated by Mark Musa: My ship full of forgetful cargo sails through rough seas at the midnight of a winter between Charybdis and the Scylla reef, my master, no, my foe, is at the helm… Passa la nave mia colma d’oblio per aspro mare, a mezza notte […]

A new dimension in Van Gogh’s paintings

Over at the Artcyclopedia, edited by John Malyon, a new slideshow has appeared, showcasing versions of 12 paintings by Dutch post-impressionist painter Vincent Van Gogh which have been digitally manipulated to look like photos of three-dimensional models. In tilt-shift photography, a special lens is used which lends the illusion that a photo is of a […]