Hannah Arendt & René Char 

Excerpted from Hannah Arendt by Samantha Rose Hill: Arendt was demanding, unapologetic, and opinionated.  She was not a feminist, a Marxist, a liberal, a conservative, Democrat, or Republican.  She loved the world and accepted what she understood to be the fundamental elements of the human condition: we do not exist alone, we are all differentContinue reading “Hannah Arendt & René Char “

Le loriot

The oriole breached dawn’s capital town. The sword of his song closed the cheerless bed. All forever came to an end. René Char, “The Oriole” (English translation: Nancy Naomi Carlson) Le loriot entra dans la capitale de l’aube. L’épée de son chant ferma le lit triste. Tout à jamais pris fin. René Char, “Le Loriot”Continue reading “Le loriot”