If you wish to upset the law that all crows are black, you musn’t seek to show that no crows are; it is enough if you prove one single crow to be white. My own white crow is Mrs Piper. In the trances of this medium, I cannot resist the conviction that knowledge appears which she has never gained by the ordinary waking use of her eyes and ears and wits.
(William James, Science, NS III, p. 884)
PHILIP LORING ALLEN PUBLISHED ‘LITERARY CHANGELINGS’ in Frank Leslie’s Popular Monthly (vol. lvi, no. 3, July 1903), which opens: ‘Books are seldom what they seem, but people do not know this. They never wonder about anything except when...
BOSTON, Oct. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- From our Un-Gyve archives, an original sequence of thirty-nine small watercolours, the home or haunt and the poet being identified by hand in blue ink on the tissue leaf that precedes each illustration. These lovely vignettes are bound, the pages with gilt edges, and the album secured with a brass clasp. This loving series of associations opens with Geoffrey Chaucer (Tabard Inn — Southwark), and closes with Alfred Tennyson (Birthplace at Somersby).
You remarked, freeing my tongue’s needle stuck on its damaged record, how cúpla dán of mine are hearkening back, a kind of grappling for the life buoy’s O of the roads, streets and life of the drowned city we both hail from.
BOSTON, Oct. 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Harry Thomas's translations of Catullus, Li Bai, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, Giacomo Leopardi, Salvador Díaz Mirón, Paul Valéry, Antonio Machado, Umberto Saba, Giuseppe Ungaretti, Pedro Salinas, Eugenio Montale, Jorge Luis Borges, Pablo Neruda, Primo Levi, Yves Bonnefoy, Joseph Brodsky. The Truth of Two: Selected Translationsby Harry Thomas forthcoming from Un-Gyve Press . Publication date November 7, 2017.
Announcement of the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature to Bob Dylan, presented by Professor Sara Danius, Permanent Secretary of the Swedish Academy, on 13 October 2016.
“Today, the happiest of turmoils all over the world. Rightly a tribute to the arteven more than to the artist, the Nobel triumph – like the art itself – will endure. For the triumph of genius does the heart good, and not only the heart. “
Presented at the Kathryn Schultz Gallery April 7 – 28, 2016 Reception: Sunday, April 10, 2-4pm
The Cambridge Art Association’s April show features six of Marian Parry’s Atelier members who still meet regularly with Marian to this day. Selected works of Marian’s lent to the show by her students, along with works by the six participating Atelier members, will be on display at the Kathryn Schultz Gallery from April 7-28, 2016 with an opening reception to be held on Sunday, April 10th, 2-4 pm.
Mark Chester's Twosomes touring exhibit and award-winning companion book from Un-Gyve Press represents images culled from his forty years of traveling with a camera, presented in pairings related by subject matter, graphic interest or, as the photographer puts it, "a stretch of the imagination." — a wide-reaching body-of-work that connects architectural icons with sidewalk signage; Japan with Iowa; 1979 with 2002; celebrity with passerby in a manner that reveals, as novelist Paul Theroux describes, "tremendous humanity and humor...In this juxtaposition of matching moods and paraphernalia, Mark Chester shows us in an ingenious way how the world is related and how we matter to each other."
BOSTON, Oct. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A sense of vital, actual experience is in fact wonderfully sustained in Delanty's verse in its notable linguistic energy, product of a distinctive fusion of a literary lexicon (even Latinate at times) with contemporary demotic, Cork argot, Irish language phrases, place names, craft cant and North American slang (baseball lingo in one poem, 'Tagging the Stealer'). The language of his verse functions indeed as the verbal equivalent of the printer's hellbox (subject of one of the finest of Delanty's poems), which the poet tells us 'was a container in which worn or broken type was thrown to be melted down and recast into new type'. For in Delanty's work a world in constant transition (the 'simultaneous going and comings of life') is realized in a vocabulary and variegated tonal register that displays language itself in the process of being re-made.
— Terence Brown, "Greg Delanty and North America", Agenda, 2008
New York, NY, October 7, 2014―Simon & Schuster announced today that it will publish a new book by Bob Dylan entitled The Lyrics: Since 1962, on October 28, 2014.
The Lyrics is the first comprehensive, rigorously annotated, and definitive collection of Bob Dylan’s lyrics to be published. It grew out of an unprecedented collaboration over many years between Mr. Dylan and a team of editors led by Sir Christopher Ricks, Warren Professor of the Humanities and codirector of the Editorial Institute at Boston University, the editor of works by T. S. Eliot, Samuel Beckett, and Alfred Lord Tennyson, as well as a member of the Association of Literary Scholars and Critics.
BOSTON, Oct. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- From our Un-Gyve archives, an original sequence of thirty-nine small watercolours by an unknown artist, the home or haunt and the poet being identified by hand in blue ink on the tissue leaf that precedes each illustration. These lovely vignettes are bound, the pages with gilt edges, and the album secured with a brass clasp. This loving series of associations opens with Geoffrey Chaucer (Tabard Inn — Southwark), and closes with Alfred Tennyson (Birthplace at Somersby).
Christopher Ricks gives three lectures hosted by the Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers. The series is inspired by T. S. Eliot’s vision of the literary critic, as one who aims “to exhibit the relations of literature—not to ‘life’ as something contrasted to literature, but to all the other activities, which, together with literature, are the components of life.” Ricks will lecture on:
October 1: More than One Waste Land October 8: The strength to force the moment to its crisis: Thomas Hardy and George Eliot October 22: Just Like a Woman? Bob Dylan and the Charge of Misogyny
BOSTON, May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In 1952 Ben Shahn said to Marian Parry, "Marian, make the most beautiful book you can and I'll take it to Curt Valentin." She made The Paris Book, which she had conceived of sometime prior to this prompting, and as promised, the book was presented to Curt Valentin who was moved to publish it. Mr. Valentin, who had published several significant, limited edition books in which the writings of poets and novelists were accompanied by illustrations made by contemporary artists, passed away the following year and The Paris Book was never published.
BOSTON, May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kasia Buczkowska is a writer and translator in New York City, who writes very short fiction in Polish and English. She studied English Philology at the University of Warsaw and English Literature and Film at Columbia University and she says that she "fell into writing fiction, felicitously" living in New York. She has published her "short takes," so named by Rosanna Warren, in Literary Imagination, Clarion, and in Przeglad Polski, the cultural supplement to Nowy Dziennik in New York, to which she also contributes articles and reviews. Her first book is a collection of such short takes — with a quality of foreignness to the voice that forms quirky folk-tales and vignettes, urban and pastoral, in Prose.
BOSTON, Nov. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In September, the poet read to a crowded room at an event hosted by Boston University's Editorial Institute for the Association of Literary Scholars, Critics and Writers. The audience included the novelist Leslie Epstein, and the poets David Ferry, Saskia Hamilton, Dan Moran, and Ben Mazer. Forthcoming from Un-Gyve Press are Ben Mazer's critical edition of the Complete Poems of John Crowe Ransom and Archie Burnett'sSelected Poems of Greg Delanty.
BOSTON, March 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Reality Check on Un-Gyve Records features ten original tracks by superlative composer, arranger, and trumpeter Greg Hopkins plus a new take on the Rodgers and Hart "Spring is Here". Hear the humility and generosity of these master musicians performing these brilliant compositions, a musical dialogue born of a long-working band that has paid its dues, Reality Check is the real deal.
Mark Chester's Twosomes from Un-Gyve Press represents images culled from his forty years of traveling with a camera, presented in pairings related by subject matter, graphic interest or, as the photographer puts it, "a stretch of the imagination."
BOSTON, February 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A-Bazouki Volume 1 on Un-Gyve Records features twelve original tracks by A-Bazouki, multi-instrumentalist (violin, mandolin, ukulele, piano) J. Nemrow and L. A. Nemrow (harmonica, vocals).