The Culture Club: Theme for August-September

Here are the works we’ll be looking at for the next couple of months. Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad (Fiction) The Hollow Men – T.S. Eliot (Poetry) Apocalypse Now Redux – Directed by Francis Ford Coppola (Movies) Symphony No. 3 (Eroica) – Ludwig van Beethoven (Music)

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I’m Back

Apologies for the absence of updates on the Culture Club blog. The Culture Club has still been running strong (we’ve had two meetings since my last post here), but I’ve been unable to update the blog for the past few months. This has been down to issues at work and home taking up lots of… Continue reading I’m Back

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The Culture Club: Theme for January-March 2008

January-March 2008 For our next session we’re taking ‘love’ as our theme. The works we will be absorbing and discussing between now and the next meeting on the 18th March 2008 are as follows: First Love and Other Novellas – Samuel Beckett (Fiction) Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte (Fiction) Poems of 1912-1913 (The Emma Poems)… Continue reading The Culture Club: Theme for January-March 2008

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Mahler and Hesse: What the Water Tells Me

Mahler’s composing hut in Steinbach. (Photograph courtesy of Alex Ross) Gustav Mahler was working on his Symphony No. 2 in 1894 when he decided to build a composing hut in a lakeside meadow in Steinbach. The builder who constructed the hut was a man named Franz Lösch, and in an interview with a Viennese journal… Continue reading Mahler and Hesse: What the Water Tells Me

Thomas Mann on Spirituality in Art

Terry Teachout’s quote of the day at About Last Night is relevant for our discussion on sprituality in art. It’s from Thomas Mann’s Reflections of an Unpolitical Man. Art is a conservative power, the strongest of all; it preserves spiritual possibilities that without it–perhaps–would die out.

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