Chronicles Magazine April 2017

  • REVIEWS

    Bizarre Baroque

    This elegantly translated, superbly annotated new translation of his Tale of Tales—which Benedetto Croce called “the most remarkable book of the Baroque period”—should . . . be of abounding interest to anyone who has any proprietorial regard for...

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  • REVIEWS

    Books in Brief

    Messengers of the Right, the author says, “explains how conservative media became the institutional and organizational nexus of the movement, transforming audiences into activists and activists into a reliable voting base.”

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  • The Music Column

    There Will Be Brahms

    The subject of the Brahms Violin Concerto in D major (Op. 77) is fitting because we are talking about a work that is respected, which is one thing, but also loved, which is more. I had some special times with the Brahms Violin Concerto, even...

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  • IN THE DARK

    Good Country People

    I first learned about miscegenation in 1958. A student in my high-school religion class asked our teacher, Father Kohler, what he thought about race relations. Would they, he wondered, ever be resolved? The question surprised me.

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  • UNDER THE BLACK FLAG

    Fakebook News

    Who was it who said that behind every great fortune lies a great crime? The answer is a Frenchman by the name of Balzac, known in his time as a pretty good novelist. Well, is stealing an idea and making untold billions as a result a great crime?

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