Published in: 29. The Career of Freedom

* When the wall is built … (Blues Mondo). T. Apraksina
“Without division, freedom is unreachable.”

* “China’s a great big country!” J. Manteith.
“A good non-Chinese song about China is even rarer than a good non-Chinese study about China”

* The Career of Freedom. The “Cold Lightning” of the Decembrists, Mikhail Lunin. O. Shilova.
“The sense of danger was a pleasure for him”

* But May shall rise again. A. Zanzotto (trans. Yu. Sventsitskaya)
“By age seven, Andrea felt a poetry that “grows like a body””

* From “A Hundred Thousand Songs of Milarepa” (trans. V. Ragimov)
“The adornment on my crown / Is the truth of the great doctrine”

* My Pal Val Catullus. N. Yarygin
“At one time, this guy was one of those who today bears the shameful stigma of “big shot” on his forehead.”

* Truth as the Source of Poetry. N. Yarygin
“A narcissistic variety of extreme self-exactingness”

* My Bridge. Thidachan (modern Laos poetry in translation)
“If I had liberty’s strong wings for flying”

* Prolegomena to Living Logic. V. Liubeznov
“… the essence of the difference between Hegel’s Logic and living Logic lies in accepting Abraham’s principle of God’s being’s incomprehensibility, which is the basis of comprehending Him as living, not diminished in any way!”
“The Deity, receiving a response, is instantly filled with Love and begins to luminesce.”

* Certain Uncertainties: Speculative Readings of Emily Dickinson’s “This World is not conclusion”. G. Darms.
“The word offers many possible readings, and this is consistent with Dickinson’s dealing with doubt and paradox.”

* Sorcery Required: On Translating Emily Dickinson. V. Verov
“In this approach, the act of translation becomes an alchemical transformation.”

* A and B. V. Verov
“The people live horizontally, / But give them a vertical.”

* A History of the Concept of Worldview. A. Lvov
“Man becomes the semantic axis of the world, losing the status of a subject in an objective Universe”


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