Famously in the twentieth century, Frank O'Hara spends his lunch hour stepping out of the Museum of Modern Art to type poems on shop demonstration typewriters. Following his accidental death on Fire Island, he becomes a legend in his own lifetime. Watson's extended riff on these lunch perambulations addresses this first legend. An interlude follows in which O'Hara and his friends emerge from MOMA to see figures from the legendary past. The second legend is the tale of Cupid and Psyche, in which awakening innocence, wicked sisters and mysterious identity collide with the all-too-human frailty of the gods. Herculean tasks are set. And, just as Frank O'Hara's lunch hour takes on legendary status, so in Watson's treatment Psyche finds herself at times in touch with twentieth century celebrity.
Highly detailed and accurate, you will find yourself in the middle of General Buford's skirmish line as he tries to halt the Confederate advance into Gettysburg, you will feel the anguish and hell of war - of the slaughter that took place in the wheat field. You will live the heroism of Picket's doomed charge and hear the immortal words that President Lincoln delivered in his consecrating address some four months later. No matter your loyalties, Gettysburg will have your heart pounding with its thunderous action, high adventure, and suspense. "Here are the fatigue, the despair, the pain, the screams, the deafening cannon plowing through human ranks, death, and dismemberment. Sometimes the politicians are heard, more often the generals and officers and foot soldiers. One would swear that a newspaper reporter with cassette recorder in hand was dashing around the battlefield in the thick of it." - AudioFile
A small coastal town in Norway is experiencing an economic boom from its newly found hot springs. When Dr. Thomas Stockmann finds that the waters are contaminated and dangerous, the people refuse to accept his statement, and Dr. Stockmann's friends turn against him. (Summary by Libby Gohn)
Dr. Thomas Stockmann: Bob NeufeldMrs. Stockmann/First Citizen: Elizabeth KlettPetra: Amanda FridayEjlif/Fourth Citizen: Charlotte DuckettMorten: laurenburwellPeter Stockmann: Algy PugMorten Kiil: Nathaniel W.C. HigginsHovstad/Narrator: Libby GohnBillings: Kevin W. DavidsonCaptain Horster/A Drunken Man: David OlsonAslaksen: Arielle LipshawSecond Citizen: Lynne ThompsonThird Citizen: Tricia GAudio edited by Libby Gohn
Many shows from the classic age of Radio drama survive only as a handful of episodes or in some cases as pieces of episodes. Claudia, however, exists today in its entirety and is now being presented at the highest restored audio quality possible in multiple volumes by Radio Archives. Claudia, Volume 12 continues the tale of Claudia and David Naughton, newlyweds, just beginning their married life on the farm. Young, enthusiastic, and very much in love, Claudia and David faced issues that all married couples tackle. As seen in this twelfth volume, Claudia matured over the run of the program into a unique mixture of enthusiasm, incompetence and over-confidence. Truly a historic program for several reasons, radio enthusiasts will find much to enjoy in Claudia, Volume 12 from Radio Archives.
En estos poemas, una mujer pasea por el malecón de La Habana que se adentra en el luto de un amor perdido; un poeta se sienta bajo la sombra de un árbol y medita acerca de la duración de las cosas; una madre escucha a sus hijos y trata de responder sus dudas, de atesorar sus palabras que iluminan el mundo, al tiempo que se deja sorprender por el milagro de la comunión con quienes más ama. Solastalgia encierra entre sus páginas un camino para adentrarse en el paisaje y la naturaleza. Estos poemas acomodan la contemplación e intentan el imposible medir la distancia que hay entre el cielo y la tierra, o tal vez solo habitarla, para dar cuenta de ese territorio; Al mismo tiempo, aspirar a entender, un puente con el ecosistema, con sus misterios profundos, con la forma en que nos deparan ciertos mensajes que se traducen en vuelos de pájaros, en el silencio de las rocas, en el movimiento perpetuo del mar.
Three celebrated volumes of verse from a feminist icon, poet, and author of the groundbreaking novel Mrs. Stevens Hears the Mermaids Singing. Letters from Maine: A rugged coastline provides a stark background for Sarton’s images of a tragically brief love. With vulnerability and emotional depth, she explores the willingness to devote everything to a new love, as well as the despair at the memory of what is left over when it fades. Inner Landscape: This collection of May Sarton’s poems displays her inimitable mix of stately verse and depth of feeling that lurks beneath every line, creating a tantalizing, magnetically charged distance between reader and poet. Halfway to Silence: After decades of writing flowing lyric verse, May Sarton’s style turned to short, vibrant bursts of poetry. These condensed poems are rife with exuberant impressions of nature and of love, including two of her most acclaimed works, “Old Lovers at the Ballet” and “Of the Muse.” Recognized as a true pioneer in lesbian literature, “Sarton’s poems enter and illuminate every natural corner of our lives. . . . So strong in their faith and in their positive response to the human condition that they will outlast much of the fashionable, cynical poetry of our ear” (James Martin).
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