Monthly Archives: May 2017

After the defeat of the Revolution

A challenging contribution to current discussions of the global predicament of the left has been recently published: Enzo Traverso’s beautifully written, well illustrated, widely learned Left-Wing Melancholia: Marxism, History, and Memory (2016). It is a study of left melancholia of … Continue reading

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Friends in opera

A selective list-in-progress of male friends caught in operatic camaraderie, rivalry,             or betrayal, listed in random order: Don Carlos and Rodrigo (Verdi) Onegin and Lensky (Tchaikovsky) Tristan and Kurvenal (Wagner) Cavaradossi and Angelotti (Puccini) … Continue reading

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