Chronicles Magazine Culture

  • VIEWS

    Simple Goethe

    Last summer, I read simultaneously Goethe's Dichtung und Wahrheit, his autobiography up to the time of writing Werther, his collected travel diaries, and his life by Emil Ludwig.

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  • Perspective

    Between the Lines

    Not too long ago we devoted an issue to the death of serious art. While there may be many objections to the thesis that popular culture has replaced painting, the symphony, and the drama, there is no doubt that the estate of poetry is as low as...

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  • REVIEWS

    William Morris in Tokyo

    Mingei: Japanese Folk Art, an exhibition consisting of 115 paintings, sculptures, ceramics, furniture, lacquers, toys, and other artifacts, opened at the Brooklyn Museum on July 12 and remained on display through September 30, 1985.

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