Although it is not fall yet, today's Romanian lesson touches Nichita Stanescu's "Emotie de toamna" A venit toamna, acopera-mi inima cu ceva, cu umbra unui copac sau mai bine cu umbra ta. Mă tem că n-am să te mai văd, uneori, că or să-mi crească aripi ascuţite până la nori, că ai să te ascunzi … Emotie de toamna de Nichita Stanescu weiterlesen
"Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?" Linda Nochlin asked in 1971 in a manifesto of feminist art history. Feminists pointed out that throughout most of recorded history males have imposed patriarchal (father-centered) social systems (in which they have dominated females). Significant in the dominant (meaning especially Western) culture's patriarchal heritage is the preponderance … Vanishing I Cristina Soiman weiterlesen
Today's Romanian lesson included the etymology of the word "sarut". Nichita Stanescu repeated it obsessively in his poem "Tinerii". It stems from Latin "salutare". Sarut and Salut share the same origin. What a nice implication! There was obviously a time when everybody greeted everybody with a kiss.
Yesterday evening I went with the fast train downtown Frankfurt, reading in a book of poems. Suddenly the train was crowded with young people on the way to their Saturday night parties. Boys, loud, full of testosterone, aggressive. Opposite to me a girl, maybe 18, with a huge handbag. She completed her makeup, lips, mascara, … Tinerii. (Nichita Stanescu) weiterlesen