Wednesday, March 21, 2007

A Nostalgia for World Culture

Today is World Poetry Day. Slate has a gorgeous photo essay. Do look. The four above are my favorites: the top one is Joseph Brodsky standing on a roof in Petersburg when it was still called Leningrad; the second from the top is a man reciting Hungarian freedom poems after a brutal Soviet crackdown in Budapest; the third is an epic reading in an Iranian teahouse; the fourth is Borges the Argentine.

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