March 21, 2016 | Posted by Peter Jakobsen | ART, LIFE, Ulalume | 0 Comments |

Onward...(photo, South side of Chicago, by John H. White)

Muse upon the Muses! Track the progress of the arts and sciences here!


Groucho Marx → Bob Hope → Woody Allen → Adam Sandler


Hindu Classical Dance → Formal Court Ballet → Nijinsky → Nureyev → Baryshnikov → Free Form Frog-leg

Elegiac Poetry

Tristia (Ovid) → ‘O Captain! My Captain!‘ (Whitman) → Duino Elegies (Rilke) → ?

Epic Poetry

The Odyssey by Homer → The Aeneid by Virgil → The Comedy by Dante → ? The Cantos by Ezra Pound → ?

Historical writing

The Peloponnesian War (Thucydides) → Annals (Tacitus) → The Twelve Caesars (Suetonius) → Cod: A Biography of the Fish That Changed the World (Kurlansky)


Michelangelo → Velázquez → Dali → Rothko

The Reporter in Film

His Girl Friday → Elmer Gantry → All the President’s Men → Spotlight

Romance at the Opera

The Ring of the Nibelungen → Lulu → The Divorce

Up or down?  "The Golden Stairs" by Edward Burne-Jones

Up or down? “The Golden Stairs” by Edward Burne-Jones



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