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Mahler’s 9th

I was listening to Gustav Mahler’s 9th symphony while plowing through some of my class readings (he’s an odd choice for background music, I know, but it seemed to keep me more focused than I would have been). Mahler’s 9th … Continue reading

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Day 23. W is for W.H. Auden

I have watched through a window a World that is fallen, The mating and malice of men and beasts, The corporate greed of quiet vegetation, And the homesick little obstinate sobs Of things thrown into being. I would gladly forget; … Continue reading

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