Monthly Archives: March 2016

The music that friends make together

Friends who are each other’s “other self” make music together. Music making sets the tone of their dialectic. We hear such a dialectic in a melodic passage of a Schubert piano piece where the left hand, moving right and left … Continue reading

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The melancholy of the long-distance Greek acrobat

Greek poet, critic, and essayist Thomas Tsalapatis published recently the “Introduction” to a new weekly newspaper column, which he calls Diaries of Dystopia. The hero of the piece is an acrobat balancing with difficulty on the crest of a dam … Continue reading

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Greek Poetry of the 2000s from Making an Object to Curating a Performance

The Greek poets of the 2000s, the Generation of the Left Melancholy, have a strong civic awareness and are very interested in the public presentation of their work. To them, poetry making does not end with writing verses but extends … Continue reading

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Greek poetry from the crisis of the 1990s to the autonomism of the 2000s

Is it possible for people to assemble (as opposed to merely gather) without getting indignant, becoming multitude, occupying, or exiting? It should be, but it might take strategies of refusal (in addition to tactics of resistance), like those deployed by … Continue reading

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