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The Merry Go Round

Auhtor: Carl Van Vechten

Language: english
Published: 1918

Genres:

music,  criticism,  essays
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Review by Joanna Daneman, April 2008


Rating: (***)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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Excerpts from the Book 'The Merry Go Round':

... of course, the possession of ideas, even though they be bad. And men in these United States are not expected to display mental anguish or pleasure ...
... and the prefatory essay is without salt or flavour of any sort. An anonymous writer in Current Literature for July, 1907, asks plaintively why this ...
... that they assume a mysterious fascination to catch the eye of the passerby. In his fictions he has sometimes cultivated a more hectic style, ...
... Her husband is almost too good, but nevertheless appearances seem against him until he explains that the lady with whom he has been seen in a cab ...
... about future existence. Vanity Square, we are told, is bounded by Central Park, Madison Avenue, Seventy-second Street and the Plaza. It will be remembered ...
... the emotional intensity of music and situations, the constant co-operation of the surging orchestra, and, most of all, the unconquerable feeling of the ...
... her singing in Thais. The converted Thais, about to betake herself desertward with the insistent monk, has a solo to sing. The solo is Masse, simon-pure ...
... be only a louis de dix francs. Estelle looks at him boldly there is no fear in her eyes you can see that she would face death with Carmen's calm ...
... persuaded her friends to return another day and wait while the peasant taught her the exact method of preparing the dish. In at least one New York ...
... Elector Palatine's theatre, at Schwetzingen, his Electoral Highness was struck with the music, and inquired who had composed it on being informed that ...
... pears. As for Christ, everybody esses to know Christ these days. Since the world has become distinctly un-Christian it has become comparatively easy ...
... Taking the piano score of a favourite melody he transposed it within the compass of the second tenor. This feat evoked admiring applause because of ...
... he will shrug his shoulders and begin to tell you that Mirbeau was not good to his mother, or that he drank to excess, or that he did not wear a red, ...
... of Shakespeare and Bacon (The Roadhouse in Arden) arrived at the Romantic Period in French literature and in Madame Sand, his first three-act play, ...
... voice possessed the remains of those qualities for which it had been so much celebrated,-power, flexibility, and sweetness. On the night Comus was performed ...
... the fact that Spanish dancing has seldom if ever successfully crossed the border of the Iberian peninsula: The finest Spanish dancing is at once killed ...
... usual artistic debauch is the latest antipyretic novel of Robert W. Chambers, to that of the frequenter of the concert halls. I cannot resist further ...
... the music of Gluck's Orfeo and the very lovely dances from Iphignie en Aulide. In these she remained faithful to her original ideal, the beauty of abstract ...
... Crosman and Julia Marlowe will remain longest in the memory, although Marie Wainwright, Mary Shaw, Mrs. Langtry and Julia Neilson are among a long ...
... fils, 252. Garden, Mary, 84, 114 et seq., 131, 133, 155. Gardiner, William, 267. Garrick, David, 96, 260, 302. Gautier, Thophile, 46, 58, ...