Literature – Momento Dada http://momentodada.com/ Fri, 14 Jan 2022 05:59:49 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8.1 https://momentodada.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/icon-2021-07-30T222814.835-150x150.png Literature – Momento Dada http://momentodada.com/ 32 32 The man who introduced the effects of trauma to modern literature https://momentodada.com/the-man-who-introduced-the-effects-of-trauma-to-modern-literature/ Fri, 14 Jan 2022 05:00:00 +0000 https://momentodada.com/the-man-who-introduced-the-effects-of-trauma-to-modern-literature/ It is tempting to wonder if the refusal to cooperate is linked to Angier herself. His biography of Primo Levi has been much criticized for its intrusive and overconfident psychologization, and for having too much Angier in it: to a lesser extent, his work on Sebald has some of the same problems. She dramatizes her […]]]>

It is tempting to wonder if the refusal to cooperate is linked to Angier herself. His biography of Primo Levi has been much criticized for its intrusive and overconfident psychologization, and for having too much Angier in it: to a lesser extent, his work on Sebald has some of the same problems.

She dramatizes her interviews with her sources; she writes in the presumptuous subjunctive (“He would have thought…”) and hovers solicitously over the young Sebald on his arrival in Friborg (“I imagine lending him the 1928 Baedeker guide to Switzerland…”). And although she follows the consensus that Sebald’s life was profoundly affected by three events – the Holocaust, the Allied bombings of German cities and the death of her beloved grandfather – she has her own theories about his personality. .

On the basis of his adolescent shyness with girls, for example – nothing unusual in a Catholic in the 1950s one might think – of a passage from an unpublished novel where the substitute author is proposed by a man, and the recurrence of homosexuality-ish themes, Angier wonders if Sebald was secretly afraid of being gay. The biographer’s alchemy transforms what can only be guessed into fact; fortunately, however, Angier does not then try to make it the key to everything.

Although Angier writes with warmth, not hostility – she can be boring at times, but never obnoxious – her response to some of Sebald’s idiosyncrasies may seem a bit overinvested. He enjoyed telling great stories, especially when he was young, and seems to have viewed interviews, like his books, as an opportunity to blur the lines between fact and fiction. Angier herself interviewed him once and seems personally aggrieved by it.

Yet despite the occasional gotcha tone, Angier’s discoveries sharpen our sense of artistry, the transformative processes behind all writing. It is fascinating to learn that the models of Henry Selwyn and Cosmo Solomon in The emigrants were not Jews, and that in Saturn’s rings some of the seemingly real characters who share the page with Kurt Waldheim and Empress Tz’u-hsi never existed.

Some of the real people whose stories have made their way into Sebald’s books aren’t thrilled with how they’ve been portrayed, but that’s what the writers do, as Angier herself says. She is more disturbed, reasonably enough, by the unacknowledged use of Sebald, in Austerlitz, from Susi Bechhofer’s memoir on the Kindertransport, which distressed her greatly: when asked about it, Sebald’s reaction was rather jaded.

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Sebald does not seem to have distinguished between his technique of weaving the prose of classic writers – Kafka, Thomas Browne, Stendhal – into his own, and this kind of theft. Perhaps one should not be too shocked that the memoirist of the victims of history can be so ruthless: these literary critical eliminations show his steely and combative side, although the tributes to his kindness and gentleness do not not missing either.

To Angier’s flaws and eccentricities are added real strengths: his lack of detachment must also be what gives his writing all its eloquence and verve. She is particularly interesting about the working aspects of the book, the revisions and rewrites, and how the German was transformed into English, by Sebald and the people listed as his translators: the secretary of the German department at the ‘UEA appears here as the invisible heroic woman, refining idioms and vocabulary.

Biographies can tell us all kinds of interesting things to know about cultural background, literary politics, and the psychology of creativity. But nothing Angier did with life, however precious, dispels the strangeness and aura of Sebald’s books.

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The 2021 Nobel Prize for Literature awarded to Abdul Razzaq Gherna https://momentodada.com/the-2021-nobel-prize-for-literature-awarded-to-abdul-razzaq-gherna/ Wed, 12 Jan 2022 07:30:00 +0000 https://momentodada.com/the-2021-nobel-prize-for-literature-awarded-to-abdul-razzaq-gherna/ Posted: October 7, 2021 update: October 8, 2021 Abdul Razzaq Gharna wins the 2021 Nobel Prize for Literature. This was announced by Mats Malm, permanent secretary of the Swedish Academy. The winner of the prize will be 118 in the table. Abdul Razzaq Jarna Received the 2021 Nobel Prize for Literature. Swedish academy The pattern […]]]>

Abdul Razzaq Gharna wins the 2021 Nobel Prize for Literature.

This was announced by Mats Malm, permanent secretary of the Swedish Academy.

The winner of the prize will be 118 in the table.

Abdul Razzaq Jarna Received the 2021 Nobel Prize for Literature. Swedish academy The pattern reads as follows:

“The 2021 Nobel Prize for Literature was awarded to Zanzibar-born novelist Abdul Razzaq Jarna, active in England, to shed light on the effects of colonialism and the plight of refugees in the divide between cultures and continents. “

Born in 1948 on the island of Zanzibar, Tanzania, Abdul Razzaq Jarna arrived in England as a refugee in the late 1960s.

Jarna made her novel debut in 1987 with Memory of Departure, followed by Pilgrim’s Way (1988) and Dottie (1990). His best-known work is the novel paradise which was released in 1994. It was one of his two titles that was translated into Swedish, and the other The last gift.

Until his retirement he worked as an art professor at the University of Kent in Canterbury.

Abdul Razzaq Qurna from Zanzibar is the 2021 Nobel Laureate in Literature.

Winner not returned

The elections were announced in the usual order in Börshuset by the permanent secretary of the Academy, Mats Malm. Thus, Abdul Razzaq Gharna became the 118th place to receive the award.

Among the favorites were Jamaica Kincaid, Anne Carson and Lyudmila Ulitskaya. Norwegians Jon Vos and Karl of Knausgaard were also on the list. But the choice fell on Abdul Razzaq Jarna.

Aftonbladet experts are as surprised as the rest of the world after the news.

– A suprise! exclaims Ossa Linderborg, chief correspondent and former cultural director of Aftonbladet.

– It’s a great motivation. You are very excited to participate in its writing, says Karen Peterson, Head of Culture at Aftonbladet.

Publisher: “Absolutely incredible”

Book publisher Cylander publishes Abdul Razzaq Jarna’s books in Swedish. It is a small publisher of books specializing in anti-colonial and real history. When Aftonbladet contacted publisher Henrik Seelander, he was almost in shock.

– I was so surprised, quite dizzy… I don’t really know what to say.

What does this mean for the publisher?

– Obviously it means a lot of interest, but what it means in terms of finances etc, actually I have no idea.

How are you going to celebrate?

– I dunno. I haven’t had time to talk to my wife yet, says Henrik Seelander.

Famous Doors – which open at 1:00 p.m.

Nobel Prize 2021

  • Medication: Professors David Julius and Erdem Patbutian for their discoveries of temperature and touch receptors. The two researchers work in California, United States. Read more here.
  • Physics: Three winners will share the Physics Prize for their climate research: Siukuru Manabi, Klaus Haselmann and Giorgio Baresi. Scientists have made important discoveries in understanding the Earth’s climate. Read more here.
  • Kimi: Benjamin List and David WC Macmillan share this year’s prize for chemistry because they “have provided molecular designers with a cutting-edge new tool: organic catalysis,” announced the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. Read more here.
  • Publications: The Swedish Academy has announced that Adulrazak Gurnah has received this year’s award. Read more here.
  • Peace Prize: The Nobel Peace Prize laureates / recipients will be announced on Friday 8 October at 11:00 am by the Norwegian Nobel Committee.
  • Economy: The winner of this year’s Swedish Riksbank Prize in Economics will be announced in memory of Alfred Nobel on Monday, October 11 at 11:45 a.m. by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.
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Proust, Baudelaire – major exhibitions show France’s eternal love for literary greats https://momentodada.com/proust-baudelaire-major-exhibitions-show-frances-eternal-love-for-literary-greats/ Sat, 08 Jan 2022 13:57:05 +0000 https://momentodada.com/proust-baudelaire-major-exhibitions-show-frances-eternal-love-for-literary-greats/ Several famous French authors are at the heart of major exhibitions throughout 2022. From the 19th century writers Marcel Proust and Charles Baudelaire, to the 400th anniversary of the birth of Molière, literature is increasingly present on the French cultural scene. RFI examines the country’s enthusiasm for its book heritage. How was Proust’s life in […]]]>

Several famous French authors are at the heart of major exhibitions throughout 2022. From the 19th century writers Marcel Proust and Charles Baudelaire, to the 400th anniversary of the birth of Molière, literature is increasingly present on the French cultural scene. RFI examines the country’s enthusiasm for its book heritage.

How was Proust’s life in Paris? How did this inspire his work? What is real and what is fictitious? The Carnavalet Museum in Paris delves into the author’s universe, revealing the most intimate moments of his personal life – including a recreation of his bedroom with a lock of his hair on the nightstand.

The recently restored museum celebrates the 150th anniversary of his birth (1871-1922) with the exhibition “Marcel Proust, a Parisian novel” from December 16 to April 10.

Proust is best known for his work In Search of Lost Time, a saga of seven volumes filled with many characters and descriptions inspired by his encounters and experiences in the French capital at the turn of the 19e century.

Proust’s everyday life and social observations are used to tell a story of “coming of age” and his struggles to become a writer.

Camille Pissarro, “The Avenue de l’Opéra”, 1898. © C. Devleeschauwer / Reims Fine Arts Museum

Large maps indicate the places where he lived and spent his time socializing, mainly on the right bank of the Seine, while living paintings by artists such as Camille Pissarro help illustrate the era, a time of great upheaval and innovations.

There is even a copy of the criminal record indicating the arrest of Proust in a brothel at the Hôtel de Marigny on January 11, 1918.

With 280 pieces on display, including paintings, sculptures, drawings, photographs, architectural models, accessories and clothing, the exhibition is a trip down memory lane, retracing the author’s footsteps in the French capital over the years.

Hardcore fans can try to link the locations depicted in the novel with actual locations on the maps.

Marcel Proust – A Parisian novel, Musée Carnavalet





What is behind this cult obsession of French writers, and especially their secret lives, the behind-the-scenes glimpse of inspiration in the making?

There is no doubt that “writers write” have universal appeal. People are always curious about the “ingredients” that go into making “works of art”.

Even the smallest details, from letters to postcards, snippets of news, newspaper clippings and personal items, seem to hold mythical powers over generations that follow.

This call is also understood by politicians, such as President Emmanuel Macron, who visited the house where Marcel Proust spent the summer holidays last September, reiterating the need to preserve cultural heritage.

Sadness as an inspiration

The exhibition “Baudelaire: melancholic modernity” from November 3, 2021 to February 13, at the BNF, on National Library of France, is a comprehensive exploration of another 19th century French writer – Charles Baudelaire, (1821-1867).

The work and life of the poet are seen through the prism of the artistic movement known as “the great school of melancholy” or the great school of melancholy. In short, how to turn depressing things into an art form.

The author of The evil flowers (The Flowers of Evil) (1857) and Paris spleen (1868) wrote that melancholy was “always inseparable from the feeling of beauty” and indeed he transformed his own contemplation of the sadness and ugliness of everyday life into poetry.

It must be said that Baudelaire did not lead a happy life, losing his father at a very young age, estranged from his family and later devoting all his heritage to a bohemian and chaotic way of life.

He experienced serious illness and exile at the end of his days. He was not in tune with the moral codes of the time, and his Flowers of Evil was the subject of a trial for “moral contempt” which ended in a fine.

But that in itself was a form of advertising, making the works even more appealing to its readership.

“For Baudelaire, the controversy was above all a path of innovation, which is why his poetry lasted so long and had so much influence,” Dominic Bentley-Hussey, master’s student in French literature at the Sorbonne University.

“A true God”

However, he was only cherished for his visionary talents later by other artists and then by the general public. The poet Arthur Rimbaud describes him as “the true god”, André Breton calls him “the first surrealist” and he is considered “the most important of poets” by Paul Valéry.

Rather than focusing on purely chronological and biographical aspects of the writer’s life, the objects on display at the BNF examine Baudelaire’s interaction with the cultural scene around him.

Baudelaire was also an art critic and made money as a translator, becoming the official translator of the American writer Edgar Allan Poe, whose universe and prose he admired.

This theme of “spleen” or sadness is presented in the form of many works of art of the time, and references to other great figures of this movement such as Chateaubriand, Théophile Gautier and the painter Delacroix.

Photo of a portrait of Charles Baudelaire, taken by Charles Neyt between 1864 and 1866.
Photo of a portrait of Charles Baudelaire, taken by Charles Neyt between 1864 and 1866. © AFP / FRANCOIS GUILLOT

‘Rock stars’

Although there are several key elements of the archives, such as the annotated manuscript of My heart laid bare, and an example of the galleys of the original edition of Flowers of Evil published in 1857, supplemented by handwritten corrections by Baudelaire, the aim of the exhibition is to take a broader view.

Its unique way of describing people and places remains very modern, perhaps the key to its longevity.

“In the case of Baudelaire, what person, walking around Paris today, would say that a lot has changed since the parisian paintings? “asks Bentley-Hussey.

“The anonymity, the frantic pace of life, the constant comings and goings of commuters that Baudelaire called ‘swarming’ or ‘like an ant’ still exists, and it is even more true now that he was not then, “he explains.

“I think maybe poets were a bit like the rock stars of their time. It’s natural to want to know more about the person you’ve been passionate about writing about, and I think that induces a certain curiosity about their private life, “he concludes when asked why the exhibitions on writers are so. popular.

Meanwhile, 2022 is a big year to mark 400 years since the birth of Moliere (1622-1673) with events organized in France, and even in Kansas in the USA.


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Electronic Literature (Digital Literature) Market Size, Trends, Forecast to 2029 https://momentodada.com/electronic-literature-digital-literature-market-size-trends-forecast-to-2029/ Wed, 05 Jan 2022 04:46:57 +0000 https://momentodada.com/electronic-literature-digital-literature-market-size-trends-forecast-to-2029/ New Jersey, United States, – the Electronic Literature Market (Digital Literature) is thoroughly researched in the report, primarily focusing on the major players and their business tactics, geographic expansion, market segments, competitive landscape, manufacturing, and price and cost structure. Each section of the study is specially prepared to examine key aspects of the Electronic Literature […]]]>

New Jersey, United States, – the Electronic Literature Market (Digital Literature) is thoroughly researched in the report, primarily focusing on the major players and their business tactics, geographic expansion, market segments, competitive landscape, manufacturing, and price and cost structure. Each section of the study is specially prepared to examine key aspects of the Electronic Literature (Digital Literature) market. For example, Market Dynamics section delves deeper into the drivers, restraints, trends, and opportunities in the Electronic Literature (Digital Literature) market. With both qualitative and quantitative analyzes, we assist you in an in-depth and comprehensive research on the Electronic Literature (Digital Literature) market. We also focused on the SWOT, PESTLE and Porter’s Five Forces analysis of the Electronic Literature (Digital Literature) market.

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Syllabi: best practices or fair best guesses? https://momentodada.com/syllabi-best-practices-or-fair-best-guesses/ Mon, 03 Jan 2022 05:43:28 +0000 https://momentodada.com/syllabi-best-practices-or-fair-best-guesses/ Curriculum is a frequent topic of educational research. Over the past decade, researchers have measured and evaluated student responses to the tone, voice, length, design, and presentation format of the program. The product of this research can be expected to be an identified set of best practices in program construction. Certainly, there has been no […]]]>

Curriculum is a frequent topic of educational research. Over the past decade, researchers have measured and evaluated student responses to the tone, voice, length, design, and presentation format of the program. The product of this research can be expected to be an identified set of best practices in program construction. Certainly, there has been no reluctance to endorse various program models as being based on “best practice”. However, what emerges from a review of the existing literature on program design is a winding path of contradictions. Absent are large-scale studies that span across the curriculum or across educational disciplines. The lack of consensus in the approach ultimately suggests inconsistent conclusions for best practice. The best practices for any program may be highly dependent on the instructor, the course, and the institution; alternatively, best practices may not be able to and should not be identified at this time.

In September 2020, we launched a literature search to determine if best practices in program design could be identified. After a comprehensive review of 68 articles meeting the inclusion criteria, minimal consensus could be reached on which elements of the program could improve the student experience. The results of the entire research frequently conflicted or compared inconsistent variables, often relying on small sample sizes within individual courses. For example, while Anderson (2010) found that students perceived more warmth in programs meant to be written by women, Denton and Valoso (2017) found that instructor’s perception of gender had no impact; instead, the user-friendliness of the written tone was associated with positive consideration from the students. In the extended communications related to class politics, Baily et al. (2015) assessed that the gender of the instructor did not influence students’ perceptions of fairness in responses to student requests for exceptions to the policy. Jenkins et al (2014) found that the gender of the instructor does not influence student expectations regarding the implementation of strong course policy rules in the program.

Researchers explored the use of audio and visual media to complement the written curriculum by generating instructor perception. Harnish and Bridges (2011) found it helpful to use a “warm” tone in the curriculum, as 172 Pennsylvania State University students reported that friendly tones are motivating; however, using a video intro in conjunction with the program did not facilitate the instructor’s perception of warmth. Jones (2018) suggested that graphics or illustrations were not considered useful in a study of 103 freshmen. In a study of 56 students, Overman et al. (2019) found that students remember more details of traditional curricula compared to withholding information from an infographic template. In 2017, Moceck discovered that curriculum infographics improve retention of students representing populations at risk. Mikhailova (2018) argued that students at Clemson University preferred graphics programs and found them easier to understand. What conclusion can we draw from this sparse collection of positive and negative points?

Another annoying question: is less more? While acknowledging that student expectations shape program preferences, Lightner and Bernander (2018) found that a simple program was easier to understand, based on the views of students expressed in a focus group (eight students) and a survey (83 students). Conversely, Martin and Sheetz (2011) advocate longer and more detailed curricula for online courses, and a 2010 survey of 97 psychology students indicated a preference for detailed curricula (Saville et al. , 2010). Likewise, in a study of 149 community college students, Harrington and Gabert-Quillen (2015) find that adding extra details to a program, such as study tips, has a positive impact on the perception of students. course students and instructor. Typically, the preferred program length appears to be in the range of six to 12 pages; that is, assuming that the teacher’s institution does not require a prescribed model, which most institutions do.

Yet more choices over program design permeate the literature. Additional studies have explored the effectiveness of “promising”, negotiated, contractual, engaging, democratic, and learner-centered programs. There may be consensus on the importance of expressing relevance, but no clear direction on a particular course of action that effectively expresses relevance.

There may be a path to consistency in the body of literature. One could identify limited scenarios in which gender and graphics or details make a difference. Best practices could be identified for certain types of instructors and certain types of students. But ad hoc exceptionalism is of limited use, and it raises questions as to whether a generalization is ever possible. If a practice motivates students, but results in decreased information retention, what value prevails? In an ideal world, there would be an approach to curriculum design that would make sense to every instructor, in every discipline, in every institution. Such an approach has not seen the light of day.

The failure to find meaningful consensus should come as no surprise. Makel and Plucker first sounded a more generalized alarm on educational research in 2014. Their landmark study of 100 educational journals found that only 0.13% of published education studies were replications (Makel and Plucker 2014). Additionally, they found that, out of the small percentage of replicated studies, the likelihood of successful replication was deeply affected by the overlap of contributing authors in the original and replication attempts. Makel et al. (2021) broadened their range of concerns in a recent study that identifies the tendencies of educational researchers to omit and / or mass data, in order to confirm hypotheses. To address concerns about limited sample sizes in published research, educational journals have issued calls for manuscripts devoted to replicating previous studies (Educational Research & Evaluation, 2021).

For now, however, the best practice in program design is to be careful in promoting “best practices.”


Dr Lindsey Luther, DNP, is a faculty member at Mount Carmel College of Nursing. Professor Miriam Abbott, MA, is a faculty member at Mount Carmel College of Nursing. Dr. Roxanne Oliver, DNP, is Director of Graduate Programs at Mount Carmel College of Nursing.

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Ben McFall, “Heart of the Strand”, Dies at 73 https://momentodada.com/ben-mcfall-heart-of-the-strand-dies-at-73/ Sat, 01 Jan 2022 11:44:34 +0000 https://momentodada.com/ben-mcfall-heart-of-the-strand-dies-at-73/ Ben McFall, the oldest Bookseller in the history of the Strand, New York’s famous bookstore, which for decades looked over its glasses at a line of acolytes, tourists and young colleagues for whom he embodied the learned but laid-back spirit of the store, died on December 22 at his home in Jersey City, New Jersey. […]]]>

Ben McFall, the oldest Bookseller in the history of the Strand, New York’s famous bookstore, which for decades looked over its glasses at a line of acolytes, tourists and young colleagues for whom he embodied the learned but laid-back spirit of the store, died on December 22 at his home in Jersey City, New Jersey. He was 73 years old.

Jim Behrle, her partner, said the cause was a fall. He added that McFall had pulmonary fibrosis, which had recently made him almost bedridden.

McFall appreciated the duties and benefits that no other Strand employee receives. For much of his tenure, he was solely responsible for an entire section. Not only that, the stronghold he ruled – the fictional shelves – provides the Strand with the heart of its used book business.

He determined the price of each used hardcover novel and storybook then affixed a Strand sticker to the jacket. On occasion, he would appraise a newly purchased book from the store and find inside his own handwriting a 1980s price tag.

Pricing was one of the many areas where McFall’s experience allowed him to make quick and intuitive statements. Without checking a computer, he would say he knew how many years he hadn’t seen an obscure old novel, how many days it had been in storage, and its current value online.

His style of authority was casual. He was rarely seen reading for fun, although he seemed to have studied most of the novels someone had heard of it. Going through his mind map of fictional shelves, he could name the books and quote the number of copies at any time.

“It seems like an achievement, but if it was your home you would also know where things are,” McFall told The New York Times for a 2013 profile.

Yet he didn’t trade that skill for a leadership position. Instead, he remained among the buyers and Strand subordinates on the ground floor, where he became the only employee to have an office specially designed for his use. It was at the end of the main aisle, the kind of location a restaurateur might choose for the corner table he would occupy in his own establishment. Behind McFall was a sign reading “Classics” and a shelf of leather-bound volumes.

In telephone interviews, three people: Lisa Lucas, publisher of Pantheon Books; writer Lucy Sante, a former Strand colleague of McFall; and Nancy Bass Wyden, the owner of the Strand – all uninvitedly referred to the reliability with which, when visiting McFall, they would meet a line of other people hoping to speak to him.

Behrle, who also once worked at the Strand, said he would approach the line and ask if anyone needed help.

“People would refuse,” he said. “They waited for Ben.”

Lucas used to walk to the Union Square neighborhood of Manhattan to visit the Strand and chat with McFall every Saturday she was in town.

“He was always sifting through a bunch of used books,she said, “A book by Barthelme, a book by DeLillo, Colson Whitehead, Murakami – we would have conversations about whatever he had on his hands.”

The prospect of the Strand without McFall is “baseless,” Wyden said. “He is the heart of the Strand”

Benjamin Julius McFall was born June 7, 1948 in Detroit and raised there. Her parents, Lester and Joetta (Reddick) McFall, were teachers.

He graduated from Olivet College in Michigan with a BA in French and Music in 1971. He moved with friends from college to Connecticut and worked at the Remarkable Book Shop in Westport. A coworker told McFall she could see him at the Strand. He had never heard of the place, but in 1978 he arrived in New York City and interviewed for a job. Fred Bass, then owner of the store, hired him on the spot.

By this time, the Strand was taking over the bohemian inner city. In addition to Sante, people like Patti Smith and Television frontman Tom Verlaine worked as clerks, earning enough to rent shabby apartments, buy records and go to nightclubs. McFall contributed to an issue of Stranded, Sante’s zine, which also included a collage by Jean-Michel Basquiat and the work of writers who would go on to become famous, such as Kathy Acker and Darryl Pinckney.

When McFall was interviewed for his Times profile, he gestured to a group of young Strand staff and said, “I don’t need to have kids because they’re my kids.”

Aside from Behrle, McFall leaves no immediate survivors. A man Behrle described as McFall’s love of life, Tim Pollock, has died of AIDS in 1985. His ashes, which McFall kept, will be buried alongside McFall’s ashes in Detroit.

As he became increasingly ill, McFall insisted on continuing to work. He spent about half of his salary on Ubers who would pick him up at his door in Jersey City and drop him off as close to the entrance to the Strand as possible. Due to his illness, he had to stop to catch his breath every 15 feet.

For security reasons during the pandemic, McFall was moved to company offices away from the public and from his usual place on the ground floor. There was no longer a line of fans. Yet McFall, who was so attached to his Strand badge that he sometimes wore it in his apartment, opted to keep it even though he no longer spoke to customers.

He said, “Benjamin. Ask me.”

(This article originally appeared in The New York Times.)

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Sister Rita Lewandowski, Gnsh obituary https://momentodada.com/sister-rita-lewandowski-gnsh-obituary/ Thu, 30 Dec 2021 19:25:46 +0000 https://momentodada.com/sister-rita-lewandowski-gnsh-obituary/ Sister Rita Lewandowski, GNSH Sister Rita Lewandowski, GNSH, (89), passed away on Sunday December 26, 2021. Rita was born in Buffalo, NY, to the late Walter and Florence A. Lewandowski. Sister received an Honors BA in Latin from D’Youville College and an MA in Philosophy from the University of Toronto. Postgraduate work was carried out […]]]>

Sister Rita Lewandowski, GNSH

Sister Rita Lewandowski, GNSH, (89), passed away on Sunday December 26, 2021. Rita was born in Buffalo, NY, to the late Walter and Florence A. Lewandowski. Sister received an Honors BA in Latin from D’Youville College and an MA in Philosophy from the University of Toronto. Postgraduate work was carried out at Villanova and Temple Universities. Sister held a permanent license from NY and PA as a specialist in reading, as well as a permanent license from NY in Latin. The sister was a member of the Kappa Gamma Pi Honor Society.

A long-time educator, Sister Rita has influenced the lives of countless young people and adults by introducing them to the world of reading and literacy. Prior to joining the Gray Nuns of the Sacred Heart (1961), she was an instructor at Marymount Junior College, Arlington, Virginia, where she taught philosophy, English, and world literature. Her ministerial assignments as a gray nun took her to PA, GA and NY. Sister taught at Sacred Heart Junior College, Yardley; Bishop Egan and St. Anthony of Padua, Philadelphia and at the D’Youville Academy in Atlanta, GA. The remainder of his ministry was in the Buffalo area, where elementary, high school and college students benefited from his expertise, including 10 years as a reading specialist. Turning to adult literacy in 1991, she engaged and challenged those attending the Adult Learning Center to experience the joys of reading until 2007; Upon her retirement, she became a volunteer teacher with the Literacy Volunteers of Western New York until her move to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in December 2015.

Predeceased by her brother Richard, Rita is survived by her nephew in addition to her religious congregation.

Sharing memories at 9.45 a.m., funeral mass will follow at 10 a.m. on Saturday, January 8, Redeemer Sisters’ Chapel, 521 Moredon Rd, Huntingdon Valley, PA. Interment in the Resurrection Cemetery, Bensalem, Pennsylvania. Memorial contributions can be made to the Gray Nuns of the Sacred Heart, 14500 Bustleton Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19116-1188 or at www.greynun.org. Arrangements by Beck / Givnish, Inc.

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GNDU remembers academic and writer Dr Karnail Singh Thind: The Tribune India https://momentodada.com/gndu-remembers-academic-and-writer-dr-karnail-singh-thind-the-tribune-india/ Wed, 29 Dec 2021 04:37:00 +0000 https://momentodada.com/gndu-remembers-academic-and-writer-dr-karnail-singh-thind-the-tribune-india/ Tribune press service Amritsar, December 28 Former Registrar of Guru Nanak Dev University and Director of School of Punjabi Studies (retd) Dr Karnail Singh Thind has received rich tributes at the school. Dr Thind was a renowned scholar of Punjabi Lokyan Adhiyan and Pakistani Punjabi Sahitya Adhiyan. He has held important positions such as Head […]]]>

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Amritsar, December 28

Former Registrar of Guru Nanak Dev University and Director of School of Punjabi Studies (retd) Dr Karnail Singh Thind has received rich tributes at the school.

Dr Thind was a renowned scholar of Punjabi Lokyan Adhiyan and Pakistani Punjabi Sahitya Adhiyan. He has held important positions such as Head of Punjabi Studies Department at Khalsa College, Director of School of Punjabi Studies at Guru Nanak Dev University, Registrar of Guru Nanak Dev University, Director of Textbook Council from Punjab State University.

Dr Manjinder Singh, head of the department, said Professor Thind’s disappearance was mourned by literary fraternity across the state. He shared his views with faculty and student researchers on Dr Thind’s invaluable contribution in the field of Punjabi language, literature, culture and folklore. “He was a committed researcher and dedicated teacher with humanitarian concerns. He is one of the main pioneers in the field of Punjabi literary thought, ”said Dr Singh.

He was born in Lyallpur, Pakistan and graduated from Khalsa College in Amritsar in 1953. He then became professor of Punjabi at Khalsa College in 1955. He received his doctorate in 1971 from the University of Punjab in Chandigarh. Punjab’s folklore and culture was his area of ​​specialization and his three original books related to this area were “Lokyan and Medieval Punjabi Literature”, “Punjab’s Folk Heritage Part-1” and “Punjab’s Folk Heritage Part-2”. “Lokyan Adhiyan” and “Sabhyachar Darpan” are his edited books. Likewise, one of his important books on the historical assessment of Pakistani Punjabi literature is “A Brief Survey of Pakistani Punjabi Literature”. This book is one of the first books written on the history of Pakistani Punjabi literature. In recognition of his glorious contribution, he has been honored from time to time by governmental and non-governmental organizations at the state, national and international levels. He has received scholarships from the International Punjabi Sahitya Sabha, London, Postgraduate Scholarships from the Ministry of Culture of the Government of India, and the Baba Farid Sahit Award for his historic work in the study of Pakistani Punjabi literature.


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Ghana needs literature development fund to promote rich cultural identity https://momentodada.com/ghana-needs-literature-development-fund-to-promote-rich-cultural-identity/ Mon, 27 Dec 2021 07:52:49 +0000 https://momentodada.com/ghana-needs-literature-development-fund-to-promote-rich-cultural-identity/ The Ghana Writers’ Association (GAW) should work towards establishing a Literature Development Fund to promote excellent works that shape society and market the rich identity of Ghanaians globally, Senyo Hosi said. , general manager of the Chamber of Bulk Oil Distributors. “Books and literary critiques have always been the bedrock and foundation of our society […]]]>

The Ghana Writers’ Association (GAW) should work towards establishing a Literature Development Fund to promote excellent works that shape society and market the rich identity of Ghanaians globally, Senyo Hosi said. , general manager of the Chamber of Bulk Oil Distributors.

“Books and literary critiques have always been the bedrock and foundation of our society – a leading tool for shaping, challenging the status quo and inspiring human action,” said Senyo Hosi, who made the recommendation.

Mr. Hosi, also a poet, gave the opening speech at the fifth GAW Literary Awards ceremony, held in Accra, where 28 people were recognized for their works, achievements and contributions. to literary development.

The theme of the anniversary is: “Honoring Literary Excellence”.

Mr Hosi said the Fund would also help writers leverage technology to market the talents of outstanding writers and contemporary artists globally at their true value, with the attendant benefits for the nation. .

He explained, “Legends like Jerry Hansen, ET Mensah, Amakye Dede, Awurama Badu, Kojo Antwi, Papa Yankson, Gyedu-Blay Ambuley, Koo Nimo, among others, have produced classic literary pieces in the form of music that should not be ignored.

“We see the same thing with certain contemporary musicians like Obrafour, Manifest, Sakordie and Kofi Kinaata.

“The depth of their works should be studied and celebrated because they also awaken the consciousness of humanity.”

He highlighted the failure to optimize contemporary technology and media, making Ghana less visible on the world stage.

He therefore urged GAW to set up an online publishing house, examining literary works, publishing them and liaising with various international platforms to promote Ghanaian literature.

The lower cost of online operations, he explained, provided a perfect opportunity for GAW to leverage its brand into a powerhouse, maximizing social media and generating visual and audiovisual skills and talents she nurtured.

“If young people have difficulty reading, then we have to make them watch and listen. Our story must be told, ”he stressed.

To promote excellence in the industry, he suggested that the GAW institute a quality mark, as does the “New York Times Bestseller” list, which should be accompanied by a thorough review of works to ensure quality.

He praised the growing number of Ghanaians writing and producing memoirs, however, saying this trend should be encouraged.

“We have been a country of oral history and as a result so much history, knowledge and depth has been lost to unregistered oral storytelling,” he noted.

“Writing memoirs as is evident today is a mark of hope…” We must do this even if it means encouraging ghost writing, as it will allow us to capture the precious and invaluable stories that many Ghanaians have and that can help shape the course and nature of our future. “

He quoted figures like Nana Awere Damoah, a chemist who makes advancements in the arts, as saying it was inspiring.

“The exploits of Aisha Haruna Atta and her contemporaries give us hope that one day we will once again influence the African and global literary space.”

He advised GAW to seek out old benchmarks of excellence to guide the course of future achievements.

He noted that in recent times, many writers have identified themselves as authors, saying it is important for GAW to develop systems to find talent and stem mediocrity.

“We urgently need to redefine who is a writer in a way that defines quality, and I see no better place to welcome this seal of authority and excellence than here at the Ghana Writers Association. . “

For his part, Mr. Kojo Mattah, former Managing Director of ARB Apex Bank, urged GAW to use the anniversary to reflect the state of the country and its citizens in reading and writing.

The outgoing president of the Chartered Institute of Marketing Ghana (CIMG), who was the guest of honor, said that in Ghana, as in other developing countries, the majority of citizens were apathetic to the reading.

He described the situation as a frightening sight among young people and students, saying: “These are the category of people who should regard reading as a very important life-building process.

“In schools, whether elementary, secondary or higher, students only read when there is an exam.

“This attitude stems from the fact that the relevance of reading itself has not been identified and therefore the intrinsic motivation for reading is a missing desire.”

Mr Mattah also expressed concern about the negative impact of social media on the spelling of young people.

“I wonder what will happen in the next five years if this trend continues. I will not be surprised if the examiners are unable to read and understand the exam scripts. “

Mr. Mattah therefore commended GAW for working with the Ghana Education Service and other stakeholders to stop the situation.

These include the opening of literacy clubs in high schools in all regions; and GAW Sunday, held monthly, which features poetry recitals, storytelling, book readings, spoken word and music.

Mr. Francis Gbormittah, President of GAW, paid tribute to the creators of the awards, saying the Association is committed to fostering literary creativity among writers.

The Association, he said, is also committed to protecting and promoting the interests of Ghanaian writers, fostering the development of good literature in Ghanaian and foreign languages, and encouraging the study, documentation and the preservation of oral traditions and cultural elements of the nation.

The recipients of this year’s eight non-competitive awards are Professor Awo Asiedu of the School of Performing Arts at the University of Ghana, Professor Esi Sutherland and Professor Edward Collins.

Competitive prices cover categories such as novel, poetry, short stories, children’s story books, creative non-fiction, spoken words, special Ghanaian language prizes, science and math, and special writers.

Ms. Doris Kuwornu, who chaired the 2021 Awards Committee, urged companies and the business community to support GAW’s work to be successful in the national interest.


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Bambi: cute, adorable, vulnerable … or a dark parable of anti-Semitic terror? | Anti semitism https://momentodada.com/bambi-cute-adorable-vulnerable-or-a-dark-parable-of-anti-semitic-terror-anti-semitism/ Sat, 25 Dec 2021 12:00:00 +0000 https://momentodada.com/bambi-cute-adorable-vulnerable-or-a-dark-parable-of-anti-semitic-terror-anti-semitism/ It’s a sweet story about a young deer who finds love and friendship in a forest. But the original story of Bambi, adapted by Disney in 1942, has a much darker start as an existential novel about persecution and anti-Semitism in 1920s Austria. Now a new translation seeks to reaffirm the rightful place of Felix […]]]>

It’s a sweet story about a young deer who finds love and friendship in a forest. But the original story of Bambi, adapted by Disney in 1942, has a much darker start as an existential novel about persecution and anti-Semitism in 1920s Austria.

Now a new translation seeks to reaffirm the rightful place of Felix Salten’s 1923 masterpiece in adult literature and to shed light on how Salten was attempting to warn the world that Jews would be terrorized, dehumanized and murdered in the years to come. Far from being a children’s story, Bambi was in fact a parable about the inhuman treatment and dangerous precariousness of Jews and other minorities in what was then an increasingly fascist world, the new translation will show.

In 1935, the book was banned by the Nazis, who saw it as a political allegory about the treatment of Jews in Europe and burned it as Jewish propaganda. “The darker side of Bambi has always been there, ”said Jack Zipes, professor emeritus of German and comparative literature at the University of Minnesota and translator of the forthcoming book.

“But what happens to Bambi at the end of the novel has been hidden, to some extent, by the Disney company who took the book back and made it into a pathetic, almost silly film about a prince and a bourgeois family.”

Salten’s novel, Bambi, a life in the woods, is completely different, he says. “It’s a book about surviving in your own home.” From birth, Bambi is constantly threatened by hunters who invade the forest and attack indiscriminately. “They kill any animal they want.”

Handwritten dedication by Felix Salten to his wife Ottilie on a page from the first English edition of Bambi. Photograph: Joe Klamar / AFP / Getty Images

It quickly becomes evident that forest animals live their lives in fear and this constantly puts the reader “on edge”: “All animals have been persecuted. And I think what shakes the reader is that there are also animals that are traitors, that help hunters to kill.

After the murder of Bambi’s mother, so was his beloved cousin Gobo, who had been made to believe that he was special and that the hunters would be “nice” to him. Bambi is slaughtered too, but survives thanks to the old prince, a majestic stag who treats him like a son (and possibly his father). But then, unfortunately, the old prince also dies, leaving Bambi completely helpless. “Bambi isn’t surviving well in the end. He is alone, totally alone… It is a tragic story about the loneliness and loneliness of Jews and other minority groups.

It feels like Bambi and all the other wild animals in the forest are just “born to be killed.” They know they will be cast out – and they know they will die. “The main theme is: you have no choice.”

Cover of The Original Bambi: The Story of a Life in the Forest, by Felix Salten, in its new translation by Jack Zipes
The Original Bambi: The Story of a Life in the Forest, by Felix Salten, in its new translation by Jack Zipes. Photography: Alenka Sottler

Salten, who changed his name from Siegmund Salzmann during his teenage years to “stand out” as a Jew in Austrian society, earned his main income as a journalist in Vienna. Zipes thinks he could see the direction in which the political winds were blowing. “I think he foresaw the Holocaust. He had suffered greatly as a child from anti-Semitism and by this time in Austria and Germany Jews were blamed for the loss of WWI. This novel is a call to say: no, that shouldn’t happen.

At one point in the novel, two leaves on a tree explain why they have to fall to the ground and wonder what will happen to them when they do. “These sheets are very serious about some really dark questions humans ask themselves: We don’t know what’s going to happen to us when we die. We don’t know why we have to die.

By writing a story about animals and wildlife, Salten was able to overcome the preconceptions and negative prejudices many of his readers had about Jews and other minorities: “It allowed him to talk about the persecution of Jews too. freely as he wanted. Without being didactic, it might encourage the reader to feel more empathy for oppressed groups – and Bambi might openly question the cruelty of their oppressors. “Many other writers, like George Orwell, have also chosen animals because you have more freedom to tackle issues that might irritate your readers. And you don’t want them to bristle, you want them to say, at the end: it’s a tragedy.

It is important to note that the new translation, which will be published on January 18 by Princeton Press, attempts to convey for the first time in English how certain characters in Salten’s novel have a Viennese “flair” when speaking in German. . “Animals have wonderful ways of speaking, which makes you feel like you are in a Viennese cafe. And you immediately recognize that they don’t talk like animals talk. They are human beings.

In contrast, the original English translation, which was published in 1928, toned down Salten’s anthropomorphism and changed its focus so that it was more likely to be understood as a simple conservation story about animals living in a Forest. It was the version read by Walt Disney, who liked animal stories.

When Germany annexed Austria in 1938, Salten managed to escape to Switzerland. By that time he had sold the rights to the film for just $ 1,000 to an American director, who then sold them to Disney: Salten himself never earned a dime from famous animation. Stripped of his Austrian nationality by the Nazis, he spent his last years “alone and desperate” in Zurich and died in 1945, like Bambi, with no safe place to live.


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