No. 4, The Dance (April 2008)

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Table of contents

01.   Holbein, The Dance of Death (1538)

02.   Blake, The Fly (1794)

03.   Baudelaire, La Fanfarlo (1847)

04.   Nietzsche, Also Sprach Zarathustra (1883)

05.   Yeats, Among School Children (1927)

06.   Rilke, Die sonette an Orpheus (1923)

07.   Picasso, La Danse (1925)

08.   Eliot, East Coker (1940)

09.   Graves, Dance of Words (1964)

10.   Auden, Death’s Echo (1936)

11.   Bataille, Corps célestes (1938)

12.   Note

Lost in the collective movement of dancing, man returns to a lost intimacy with a world from which his labour has separated him. Man is the animal who negates his nature, who represses his desire, who defers his pleasures; but in the ecstasy of the dance he returns, for a brief moment, to the animal he no longer is, and to an existence lived in the intoxication of the present.

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