Down and Out in Paris and London, Ch. 22

Most of George Orwell’s classic, Down and Out in Paris and London, is a first person account of near-starvation and slaving away as a dishwasher in the bowels of a French hotel.   But there is one section, Chapter 22, which raises the issue of poverty and useless toil to a philosophical level. Judging from […]

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Jung on Freud

  I’ve always been fascinated by the relationship between Jung and Freud, especially from the perspective of Jung, as related in Memories, Dreams, Reflections.  There are certainly plenty of outsider opinions:   ranging from the breezy website where I found this odd photo of the two men on safari in sub-Saharan Africa, to the mystical […]

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Robots! in Science Fiction Art

DBR Podcast 4 – Robots in Science Fiction Art. 20th Century Science Fiction Art: Artists and Techniques. Lex Berman, Frank Wu, & Brianna Spacekat Wu present an intergalactic slide show of classic SF paperback and magazine cover art. Arisia 2011, Boston, MA (16 Jan 2011) Recorded 16 Jan 2011, Boston, Mass. [time 54:32, size 105 […]

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Liz Zitzow Remembers her father, Harold P. Zitzow

A discussion of fandom and Harold P. Zitzow’s Science Fiction Collection, as related by his daughter, Liz Zitzow. Harold Zitzow learned telegraphy from a correspondence course, and never finished high school. But after serving in the armed forces, he took his G.E.D. exam and was accepted into MIT, where he completed his degree in electrical […]

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Kropotkin is arrested and locked up in the fortress

DBR Podcast 2 – Memoirs of a Revolutionist. An excerpt from Memoirs of a Revolutionist, Peter Kropotkin’s Memoirs describing the ideals of young socialists in Russia during the late 19th Century, as well as the frenzy of secret police crackdowns on everyone who seemed suspicious. Recorded 20 Jan 2008, Salem, Mass. [time 26.57, size 25 […]

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Mayakovsky Meets David Berliuk

An excerpt from Wiktor Woroszylski’s Life of Mayakovsky (1970), in which Mayakovsky meets Berliuk for the first time and also composes his first poem. The setting is Moscow, 1911, at the School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture, where they have both just been admitted as students. Mayakovsky Meets David Berliuk (3:33), Diamond Bay Radio, Jan […]

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