Table-talk for April 11, 2008
I. Nabokov and Trilling in Canada (via...I can't remember!)
II. What was going on with those luminous, anonymous photos on Spinster Aunt? Read the enchanting debriefing!
III. Dzyd Joshua has a review of S.Y. Agnon's To this Day in the Forward. Hmm, any Ourobori? Why yes!
It's public knowledge or should be that only true love can sunder what science fiction calls "the time-loop": Only the fervid pounding of our hearts can break the chokehold of Ouroboros, the Greek snake that swallows its own tail and serves as our oldest symbol for infinity.
IV. Not me!
Ed Park, who was one of the children in the Players' version of "It's a Wonderful Life," is now at Yale Opera School. He recently was named one of the top five young opera singers in the country.