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g***@gmail.com
2017-12-01 15:40:12 UTC
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Doesn't that also apply to Wagner's operas?:

https://aeon.co/essays/how-the-frankfurt-school-diagnosed-the-ills-of-western-civilisation
Mike Scott Rohan
2017-12-12 18:46:49 UTC
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https://aeon.co/essays/how-the-frankfurt-school-diagnosed-the-ills-of-western-civilisation
Heine:

"Zu fragmentarisch ist Welt und Leben!
Ich will mich zum deutschen Professor begeben.
Der weiß das Leben zusammenzusetzen,
Und er macht ein verständlich System daraus;
mit seinen Nachtmützen und Schlafrockfetzen
Stopft er die Lücken des Weltenbaus."

Or, as rendered by C.G. Leland:

"This world and this life are so scattered, they try me,
And so to a German professor I'll hie me.
He can well put all the fragments together
Into a system convenient and terse;
While with his night-cap and dressing-robe tatters
He'll stop up the chink of the wide Universe."

Cheers,

Mike

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