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Odes To Nightingales

Keats, of course. And Benedict Cumberbatch reading it.

And then Stevens says this:

Vachel Lindsay, however, gives us “The Chinese Nightingale,” with its cartoonish Orientalism (but which isn’t the same as this 1935 cartoon of the same title.)

To go back to the Keats poem, however, and its exploration of music (as compared to the focus on the plastic representational arts in “Ode On A Grecian Urn”), here are two different songs from The Dubliners and Julee Cruise.

And I’ve nearly forgotten: med-school dropout, nightclub singer, and Eyes Wide Shut character Nick Nightingale.

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  1. Pingback: Rhythms Of Richard Cureton, Shapes Of Keats « Editions Of You

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