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“All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.“ - Blaise Pascal. The Quarantine Tapes: A week-day program from Onassis LA and dublab. Hosted by Paul Holdengräber, the series chronicles shifting paradigms in the age of social distancing. Each day, Paul calls a guest for a brief discussion about how they are experiencing the global pandemic.

Paul Holdengräber, dublab Radio, Onassis Foundation LA


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    The Quarantine Tapes Argentina: Diana Maffía 220

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 30:14

    The Quarantine Tapes es un podcast diario de Onassis LA y dublab. El programa es presentado por Paul Holdengräber. Artistas, escritoras y escritores, activistas, líderes, trabajadores y trabajadoras, pensadoras y pensadores charlan con Paul acerca de cómo pasan el tiempo en este momento histórico sin precedentes. Es una crónica de paradigmas cambiantes en la era del distanciamiento social, que destaca las afinidades universales en esta experiencia humana mundial.La edición Argentina presentada por el periodista Sergio Cohen convoca a invitados con enfoque en América Latina y comunidades de habla hispana alrededor del mundo. The Quarantine Tapes se emite los días de semana a las 9.30 PT en DUBLAB.com; a partir de las 12 pm PT está disponible en todas las plataformas de podcasts. The Quarantine Tapes Argentina transmite todos los Jueves a las 9.30 PST en DUBLAB.comNo pudo escuchar la transmisión en vivo? Escúchela como podcast en quarantinetapes.comEn esta ocasión, Sergio Cohen recibe a la Doctora en Filosofía de la Universidad de Buenos Aires, para llevar adelante un nuevo episodio de “Las cintas de la cuarentena”, Argentina.  Juntos se sumergen en temas incandescentes, que hacen a la realidad de la inmensa mayoría de los países de América Latina. El rol del feminismo en la sociedad contemporánea, el aumento de los femicidios durante la cuarentena por efecto de la pandemia, el acoso laboral, el abuso sexual, la prostitución, la trata de personas, la violencia de género y hasta la difícil situación que atraviesan las mujeres dentro del campo científico, fueron algunas de las cuestiones medulares que se abordaron en el transcurso de esta conversación.Invitada y anfitrión dan cuenta de los difíciles avances que se vienen desarrollando en estos escarpados terrenos de la sociedad con la única intención de lograr que el paso por este mundo de cada persona sea un poco más digno.  Diana Maffía nació en Buenos Aires (CABA) el 19 de septiembre de 1953. Es Doctora en Filosofía de la Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA). Actualmente, es la Directora del Observatorio de Género en la Justicia del Consejo de la Magistratura de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires, docente e investigadora de la UBA y otras reconocidas instituciones. Autora de numerosas publicaciones. Ha sido Diputada de la Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, miembro del Centro de Formación Judicial del Consejo de la Magistratura de CABA y defensora adjunta del pueblo. Sus principales líneas de intervención han girado en torno a los derechos de las mujeres; niños, niñas y adolescentes; minorías sexuales; personas en prostitución; afrodescendientes; derecho a la información; conflictos por el uso del espacio público.                                                                                               ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Este podcast puede ser subscripto en apple podcast, simplecast, spotify o cualquier otro medio como escuche sus podcasts.  Para ver otros podcasts producidos por dublab visite: dublab.com/podcasts

    The Quarantine Tapes 219: D.A Powell (Part 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 22:48


    Paul Holdengräber is joined by poet D. A. Powell on episode 000 of The Quarantine Tapes. D. A. Powell and Paul dig into film, living through pandemics, inspiration, and so much more on this incredible two-part episode.Powell talks about his experience of the early days of the pandemic and delves into how he approaches writing about grief and loss. They discuss Iris Murdoch, John Cage, Mark Strand, and much more before Powell ends the episode by reading the brilliant poem he wrote back in March of 2020, “Palm Sunday.”D. A. Powell is the author of five collections of poetry, including Chronic, winner of the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, and Repast: Tea,Lunch, and Cocktails. Useless Landscape, or A Guide for Boys received the National Book Critics Circle Award in Poetry. He lives in San Francisco.Paul Holdengräber is an interviewer and curator of public curiosity. He is the Founder and Director of Onassis LA (OLA), a center for dialogue. Previously he was the Founder and Director of LIVE from the NYPL, a cultural series at the New York Public Library, where he hosted over 600 events, holding conversations with everyone from Patti Smith to Zadie Smith, Ricky Jay to Jay-Z, Errol Morris to Jan Morris, Wes Anderson to Helen Mirren, Christopher Hitchens to Mike Tyson. He is the host of "A Phone Call From Paul," a podcast for The Literary Hub. 


    The Quarantine Tapes 219: D.A Powell (Part 1)

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 21:57


    Paul Holdengräber is joined by poet D. A. Powell on episode 219 of The Quarantine Tapes. D. A. Powell and Paul dig into film, living through pandemics, inspiration, and so much more on this incredible two-part episode.Powell talks about his experience of the early days of the pandemic and delves into how he approaches writing about grief and loss. They discuss Iris Murdoch, John Cage, Mark Strand, and much more before Powell ends the episode by reading the brilliant poem he wrote back in March of 2020, “Palm Sunday.”D. A. Powell is the author of five collections of poetry, including Chronic, winner of the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, and Repast: Tea,Lunch, and Cocktails. Useless Landscape, or A Guide for Boys received the National Book Critics Circle Award in Poetry. He lives in San Francisco.Paul Holdengräber is an interviewer and curator of public curiosity. He is the Founder and Director of Onassis LA (OLA), a center for dialogue. Previously he was the Founder and Director of LIVE from the NYPL, a cultural series at the New York Public Library, where he hosted over 600 events, holding conversations with everyone from Patti Smith to Zadie Smith, Ricky Jay to Jay-Z, Errol Morris to Jan Morris, Wes Anderson to Helen Mirren, Christopher Hitchens to Mike Tyson. He is the host of "A Phone Call From Paul," a podcast for The Literary Hub. 


    The Quarantine Tapes 218: Catherine Lacey

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 24:07


    On episode 218 of The Quarantine Tapes, Paul Holdengräber is joined by writer Catherine Lacey. Calling in from the closet of her home, Catherine talks with Paul about her writing process and what she has been working on lately.Catherine's most recent book is Pew, published in January 2020. Catherine tells Paul about how her writing process for that book was drastically different from her usual method and they discuss its epigraph, from Ursula K. Le Guin's “The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas.” They discuss Donald Barthelme's Not-Knowing and Catherine talks about her experience of finishing writing one novel without having another to work on for the first time in years.Catherine Lacey is the author of four works of fiction: Nobody Is Ever Missing, The Answers, Certain American States, and Pew. Her honors include a Guggenheim Fellow, a Whiting Award, and twice being a finalist for the New York Public Library Young Lions Fiction Award. Her work has been translated into a dozen languages and published by The New Yorker, Harper's, The Believer, The New York Times, Playboy, and elsewhere. Her fifth book, Biography of X, is forthcoming from Farrar, Straus & Giroux in 2023. Born in Mississippi, she is based in Chicago.Paul Holdengräber is an interviewer and curator of public curiosity. He is the Founder and Director of Onassis LA (OLA), a center for dialogue. Previously he was the Founder and Director of LIVE from the NYPL, a cultural series at the New York Public Library, where he hosted over 600 events, holding conversations with everyone from Patti Smith to Zadie Smith, Ricky Jay to Jay-Z, Errol Morris to Jan Morris, Wes Anderson to Helen Mirren, Christopher Hitchens to Mike Tyson. He is the host of "A Phone Call From Paul," a podcast for The Literary Hub.


    The Quarantine Tapes Argentina 217: Arnaldo Dubin

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 30:49

    The Quarantine Tapes es un podcast diario de Onassis LA y dublab. El programa es presentado por Paul Holdengräber. Artistas, escritoras y escritores, activistas, líderes, trabajadores y trabajadoras, pensadoras y pensadores charlan con Paul acerca de cómo pasan el tiempo en este momento histórico sin precedentes. Es una crónica de paradigmas cambiantes en la era del distanciamiento social, que destaca las afinidades universales en esta experiencia humana mundial.La edición Argentina presentada por el periodista Sergio Cohen convoca a invitados con enfoque en América Latina y comunidades de habla hispana alrededor del mundo. The Quarantine Tapes se emite los días de semana a las 9.30 PT en DUBLAB.com; a partir de las 12 pm PT está disponible en todas las plataformas de podcasts. The Quarantine Tapes Argentina transmite todos los Jueves a las 9.30 PST en DUBLAB.comNo pudo escuchar la transmisión en vivo? Escúchela como podcast en quarantinetapes.comEn el siguiente episodio de “Las cintas de la cuarentena” Argentina, Sergio Cohen recibe  al Médico intensivista, profesor e investigador de la Facultad de Ciencias Médicas de la Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Arnaldo Dubin. Ambos repasan las distintas facetas que ha tenido la pandemia desde que se instaló de nuestras vidas.  A medida que el diálogo se desarrolla, los interlocutores profundizan en los aspectos que tuvieron en vilo a la población mundial, haciendo foco en las difíciles circunstancias que se debieron atravesar en países que no contaban con un sistema de salud robusto para enfrentar con mayor éxito esta situación que tomó por sorpresa a gran parte de la humanidad.Ni Dubin ni Cohen dejaron fuera de la conversación, la ciclópea tarea que llevaron adelante los trabajadores de la salud, las sensaciones encontradas que experimentaban aquellos que, día tras día, se enfrentaban con un virus que arrasaba todo a su paso, el temor al contagio, a perder la vida y el deseo de hallar una luz entre tanta oscuridad.Arnaldo Dubin nació en Buenos Aires el 26 de octubre de 1953. Está casado con Elisa Estenssoro. Es padre de un hijo y abuelo de dos nietas. Se recibió de médico en Facultad de Ciencias Médicas de la Universidad Nacional de La Plata (UNLP) y obtuvo su doctorado en la Universidad de Ámsterdam. En la UNLP, se desempeña como Profesor Adjunto de la Cátedra de Farmacología Aplicada, responsable de la materia optativa Terapia Intensiva y director del Laboratorio de Transporte de oxígeno y Oxigenación Tisular. Es médico intensivista y Jefe del Servicio de Terapia Intensiva del Sanatorio Otamendi. Es integrante de la Sociedad Argentina de Terapia Intensiva (SATI).  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Este podcast puede ser subscripto en apple podcast, simplecast, spotify o cualquier otro medio como escuche sus podcasts.  Para ver otros podcasts producidos por dublab visite: dublab.com/podcasts.

    The Quarantine Tapes Argentina 216: Santiago Levín

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 29:50

    The Quarantine Tapes es un podcast diario de Onassis LA y dublab. El programa es presentado por Paul Holdengräber. Artistas, escritoras y escritores, activistas, líderes, trabajadores y trabajadoras, pensadoras y pensadores charlan con Paul acerca de cómo pasan el tiempo en este momento histórico sin precedentes. Es una crónica de paradigmas cambiantes en la era del distanciamiento social, que destaca las afinidades universales en esta experiencia humana mundial.La edición Argentina presentada por el periodista Sergio Cohen convoca a invitados con enfoque en Latino América y comunidades de habla hispana alrededor del mundo.The Quarantine Tapes se emite los días de semana a las 9.30 PT en DUBLAB.com; a partir de las 12 pm PT está disponible en todas las plataformas de podcasts. The Quarantine Tapes Argentina transmite todos los Jueves a las 9.30 PST en DUBLAB.comNo pudo escuchar la transmisión en vivo? Escúchela como podcast en quarantinetapes.comEn este nuevo episodio de “Las cintas de la cuarentena” Argentina, Sergio Cohen le da la bienvenida al especialista en Psiquiatría y Doctor en Medicina Santiago Levín. Juntos se proponen llevar adelante una mirada retrospectiva que los pone, indefectiblemente, de frente a diferentes aspectos de la pandemia.En la cordial conversación que mantienen, hacen énfasis en la repercusión que ha tenido y aún tiene en la población, la utilización de la terminología bélica por parte de los medios de comunicación para referirse a la situación pandémica.El incremento de la tasa de suicidios a nivel global; el bombardeo de la información; el valor de la solidaridad frente a situaciones límite; el agravamiento de las patologías tradicionales y la aparición de nuevas sintomatologías; el derecho a una muerte en compañía, son algunos de los temas por los que circuló este diálogo enriquecedor. A lo largo del presente episodio, invitado y anfitrión intentan proyectar un haz de luz frente al profundo desconcierto que le  plantea a la humanidad el futuro que se avecina.Santiago Andrés Levín nació en Buenos Aires en 1967. Es médico especialista en Psiquiatría y Doctor en Medicina. En el 2017 obtuvo el premio Facultad de Medicina a la mejor tesis en el área de Humanidades Médicas. En el año 2018 editó por Eudeba su primer libro: “La Psiquiatría en la encrucijada”. Es docente autorizado de la Facultad de Medicina de la Universidad de Buenos Aires. Entre los años 2019 y parte del 2021 fue Presidente de la Asociación de Psiquiatras Argentinos (APSA). Es Representante de Zona 5 -Cono Sur de América del Sur-  en la World Psychiatric Association (WPA).~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Este podcast puede ser subscripto en apple podcast, simplecast, spotify o cualquier otro medio como escuche sus podcasts.  Para ver otros podcasts producidos por dublab visite: "http://dublab.com/podcasts" dublab.com/podcasts

    The Quarantine Tapes 215: Oliver Stone (Part 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 32:18


    Oliver Stone is the multiple Oscar-winning writer and director of Platoon, JFK, Born on the Fourth of July, Natural Born Killer, Midnight Express, and many other films.Born in Russia, in the Ural region, Lena Herzog moved to St Petersburg to study at the Philological Faculty to study Language and Literature. She moved to the United States in 1990, where she studied History and Philosophy of Science. Herzog is a multidisciplinary artist, she is the author of six books of photography and a contributor to Harper's Magazine. Her work also appeared in The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Los Angeles Times, The Paris Review and Cabinet  among other publications and has been widely exhibited in Europe and in the United States. Her most recent conceptual work was dedicated to the loss of world's linguistic diversity and it is called Last Whispers: Oratorio for Vanishing Voices, Collapsing Universes and A Falling Tree. Last Whispers is a multimedia, audio video installation, a public platform and a virtual reality (VR). The project is an ecosystem that explores the global mass extinction of languages. It premiered at the British Museum in London in 2016, and has traveled around the world. Last Whispers Virtual Reality premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, and garnered acclaim and prizes at over twenty major international VR festivals. Last Whispers' 45 min immersive installation was shown at major concert halls and theaters: The Kennedy Center in Washington DC, while in France, it showed at the drama theater Le Théâtre de la Ville and at the Paris opera house Le Théâtre du Châtelet.


    The Quarantine Tapes: 215 Oliver Stone (Part 1)

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 28:01


    Oliver Stone is the multiple Oscar-winning writer and director of Platoon, JFK, Born on the Fourth of July, Natural Born Killer, Midnight Express, and many other films.Born in Russia, in the Ural region, Lena Herzog moved to St Petersburg to study at the Philological Faculty to study Language and Literature. She moved to the United States in 1990, where she studied History and Philosophy of Science. Herzog is a multidisciplinary artist, she is the author of six books of photography and a contributor to Harper's Magazine. Her work also appeared in The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Los Angeles Times, The Paris Review and Cabinet  among other publications and has been widely exhibited in Europe and in the United States. Her most recent conceptual work was dedicated to the loss of world's linguistic diversity and it is called Last Whispers: Oratorio for Vanishing Voices, Collapsing Universes and A Falling Tree. Last Whispers is a multimedia, audio video installation, a public platform and a virtual reality (VR). The project is an ecosystem that explores the global mass extinction of languages. It premiered at the British Museum in London in 2016, and has traveled around the world. Last Whispers Virtual Reality premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, and garnered acclaim and prizes at over twenty major international VR festivals. Last Whispers' 45 min immersive installation was shown at major concert halls and theaters: The Kennedy Center in Washington DC, while in France, it showed at the drama theater Le Théâtre de la Ville and at the Paris opera house Le Théâtre du Châtelet.


    The Quarantine Tapes Argentina: 214 Ernesto Cherquis Bialo

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 30:15

    The Quarantine Tapes es un podcast diario de Onassis LA y dublab. El programa es presentado por Paul Holdengräber. Artistas, escritoras y escritores, activistas, líderes, trabajadores y trabajadoras, pensadoras y pensadores charlan con Paul acerca de cómo pasan el tiempo en este momento histórico sin precedentes. Es una crónica de paradigmas cambiantes en la era del distanciamiento social, que destaca las afinidades universales en esta experiencia humana mundial.La edición Argentina presentada por el periodista Sergio Cohen convoca a invitados con enfoque en América Latina y comunidades de habla hispana alrededor del mundo. The Quarantine Tapes se emite los días de semana a las 9.30 PT en DUBLAB.com; a partir de las 12 pm PT está disponible en todas las plataformas de podcasts. The Quarantine Tapes Argentina transmite todos los Jueves a las 9.30 PST en DUBLAB.comNo pudo escuchar la transmisión en vivo? Escúchela como podcast en quarantinetapes.comEn este episodio de “Las Cintas de la Cuarentena”, Argentina, el periodista Ernesto Cherquis Bialo se une a Sergio Cohen para llevar adelante una conversación, en la que ahondan en  los significativos cambios que atravesaron la vida personal del invitado a raíz de la pandemia. De inmediato, se internan en el terreno del valor relativo que tiene el tiempo en las distintas etapas de la vida y reflexionan sobre la toma de conciencia de nuestra finitud a partir del simbólico cuadro de Salvador Dalí “La persistencia de la memoria”. Abordan los recuerdos que afloran en la mente del periodista en torno a la travesía que debieron hacer sus abuelos y sus padres desde la Europa devastada hacia América del Sur buscando paz y repasan el camino que edificó hasta convertirse en el referente periodístico de varias generaciones.    El dialogo se extiende hacia el impacto que han venido ejerciendo los distintos medios de comunicación en la población y la responsabilidad de los mensajes emitidos en esta nueva era que estamos atravesando.  Ernesto Cherquis Bialo nació en Montevideo, Uruguay, el 30 de septiembre de 1940. En 1962 ingresó como pasante al diario “Clarín” y en 1963 a la revista “El Gráfico”, de la que fue director entre 1982 y 1990. Ocupó cargos de decisión en distintos medios radiales y televisivos. Trabajó como comentarista deportivo distintas emisoras y ciclos televisivos y fue docente. Se desempeñó como Director de Medios de Comunicación de la Asociación del Fútbol Argentino entre el 2009 y el 2016.  A lo largo de su carrera, ganó cuatro premios Martín Fierro y el Konex. Escribió “Mi verdadera vida”, biografía del boxeador Carlos Monzón y fue coautor de la autobiografía testimonial de Diego Maradona “Yo soy el Diego de la gente”, Desde 2016 escribe en el sitio web Infobae y es columnista en el canal de noticias C5N ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Este podcast puede ser subscripto en apple podcast, simplecast, spotify o cualquier otro medio como escuche sus podcasts.  Para ver otros podcasts producidos por dublab visite: dublab.com/podcasts.

    The Quarantine Tapes: 213 Maria Popova Part 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 22:24

    Maria Popova is a reader and a writer, and writes about what she reads on The Marginalian, formerly Brain Pickings (themarginalian.org), which is included in the Library of Congress's permanent digital archive of culturally valuable materials. She hosts The Universe in Verse—an annual celebration of science through poetry—at the interdisciplinary cultural center Pioneer Works in Brooklyn. She grew up in Bulgaria immersed in music and mathematics.

    The Quarantine Tapes: 213 Maria Popova Part 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 24:15

    Maria Popova is a reader and a writer, and writes about what she reads on The Marginalian, formerly Brain Pickings (themarginalian.org), which is included in the Library of Congress's permanent digital archive of culturally valuable materials. She hosts The Universe in Verse—an annual celebration of science through poetry—at the interdisciplinary cultural center Pioneer Works in Brooklyn. She grew up in Bulgaria immersed in music and mathematics.

    The Quarantine Tapes: 212 Hari Kunzru

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 36:54

    Born in London, Hari Kunzru is the author of the novels The Impressionist, Transmission, My Revolutions, Gods Without Men, and White Tears, as well as a short story collection, Noise and a novella, Memory Palace. His new novel Red Pill will be published in September 2020. He is an honorary fellow of Wadham College Oxford, and has received fellowships from the Cullman Center at the New York Public Library, the Guggenheim Foundation and the American Academy in Berlin. He is the host of the podcast Into The Zone, coming in September from Pushkin Industries. He lives in New York City.

    The Quarantine Tapes Argentina: 211 Estela De Carlotto

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 32:48

    The Quarantine Tapes es un podcast diario de Onassis LA y dublab. El programa es presentado por Paul Holdengräber. Artistas, escritoras y escritores, activistas, líderes, trabajadores y trabajadoras, pensadoras y pensadores charlan con Paul acerca de cómo pasan el tiempo en este momento histórico sin precedentes. Es una crónica de paradigmas cambiantes en la era del distanciamiento social, que destaca las afinidades universales en esta experiencia humana mundial.La edición Argentina presentada por el periodista Sergio Cohen convoca a invitados con enfoque en América Latina y comunidades de habla hispana alrededor del mundo.The Quarantine Tapes se emite los días de semana a las 9.30 PT en DUBLAB.com; a partir de las 12 pm PT está disponible en todas las plataformas de podcasts. The Quarantine Tapes Argentina transmite todos los Jueves a las 9.30 PST en DUBLAB.comNo pudo escuchar la transmisión en vivo? Escúchela como podcast en quarantinetapes.comEn este nuevo episodio de “Las cintas de la cuarentena” Argentina, Sergio Cohen le da la bienvenida a Estela de Carlotto y conversan sobre la cuarentena que debió llevar adelante la invitada para protegerse del coronavirus y la injerencia que tuvo en su vida.El diálogo afectuoso y cordial que se genera entre ambos, permite que abra su corazón y describa, con la calidez y la sencillez que la caracteriza, aspectos de su historia desconocidos que permiten palpar la transparencia de una mujer, a la que las circunstancias la fueron convirtiendo en una luchadora inclaudicable por los Derechos Humanos. La relación con su hija Laura, asesinada durante la dictadura militar, el vínculo con su esposo, el único hombre de su vida, y sus otros hijos, sus sueños, sus proyectos, los giros imprevistos del destino, su enojo y reconciliación con Dios, el efecto del paso de los años, la sensación que experimentó cuando encontró a su nieto, tras 36 años de búsqueda, las heridas que sangran, las llagas perpetuas, el miedo a la muerte y su inquebrantable optimismo, son algunos de los temas que invitan a ser parte de este encuentro.Estela Barnes, nació el 22 de octubre de 1930 en Capital Federal, Argentina. Se casó con Guido Carlotto, con quien tuvo cuatro hijos. Se desempeñó como maestra de grado y luego como directora de escuela. El 24 de marzo de 1976, las Fuerzas Armadas dieron un golpe de Estado y llevaron adelante una política de terror: la “desaparición” de 30 mil personas. Laura, su primera hija, fue secuestrada el 26 de noviembre de 1977, cursando un embarazo de dos meses y medio. Estela inició su búsqueda, a riesgo de ser secuestrada. El 2 de junio, su hija Laura, en cautiverio, dio a luz a un niño, al que llamó Guido, que le fue arrebatado a las cinco horas de nacido. El 25 de agosto de 1978, fue asesinada por personal militar. Su cuerpo les fue entregado a sus padres. Tras su entierro, Estela siguió buscando a su nieto Guido, a quien halló 36 años más tarde. En 1978 ingresó al grupo de mujeres que buscaban a sus seres queridos. Desde 1989 preside la Asociación Abuelas de Plaza de Mayo, tarea que les permitió encontrar 130 nietos y nietas Por su trayectoria recibió innumerables reconocimientos dentro y fuera del país.                                                                               ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Este podcast puede ser subscripto en apple podcast, simplecast, spotify o cualquier otro medio como escuche sus podcasts.  Para ver otros podcasts producidos por dublab visite: dublab.com/podcasts.

    The Quarantine Tapes: 210 Derecka Purnell

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 31:11


    Derecka Purnell is a lawyer, writer, organizer, and author of forthcoming Becoming Abolitionists: Police, Protests, and the Pursuit of Freedom. She works to end police and prison violence by providing legal assistance, research, and trainings in community based organizations through an abolitionist framework.  As a Skadden Fellow, she helped to build the Justice Project at Advancement Project's National Office which focused on consent decrees, police and prosecutor accountability, and jail closures, providing community training, political education and legal representation to organizers. Her advocacy efforts led to the dismissal of over 3,000 cases based on unconstitutional policing practices. Additionally, she supports several campaigns and grassroots organizations around the criminal legal system, electoral justice, and community investment, including Action St. Louis, Dream Defenders, Communities Against Police Crimes and Repression, the Ferguson Collaborative, and the Movement for Black Lives. Derecka also organized the founding steering committee for Law for Black Lives, a growing network of 5,000 law students, lawyers, and legal workers to support social movements.  In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, Derecka co-created the COVID19 Policing Project at the Community Resource Hub for Safety Accountability. The project tracks police arrests, harassment, citations and other enforcement through public health orders related to the pandemic. Derecka received her JD from Harvard Law School, her BA from the University of Missouri- Kansas City, and studied public policy and economics at the University of California- Berkeley as a Public Policy and International Affairs Law Fellow. Her writing has been published in The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Guardian, Cosmopolitan, Harper's Bazaar, Teen Vogue, The Appeal, Truthout, Slate, Boston Review, Huffington Post, Vox, and In These Times. She's been  on NPR, Democracy Now!, Slate's What Next, and MSNBC, and is the former Editor-in-Chief of the Harvard Journal of African American Public Policy. Derecka has lectured, studied, and strategized around social movements across the United States, The Netherlands, Belgium, South Africa, the United Kingdom, and Australia. She is from St. Louis and lives in D.C.


    The Quarantine Tapes: 209 Forrest Gander

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 34:20


    Born in the Mojave Desert in Barstow, California, Forrest Gander grew up in Virginia and spent significant years with the poet CD Wright, in San Francisco, Dolores Hidalgo, Mexico, Eureka Springs, AR, and Providence, RI. With CD Wright, he has a son, the artist Brecht Wright Gander. Forrest holds degrees in both geology and English literature. He lives now in northern California with the artist Ashwini Bhat.Gander's book Be With was awarded the 2019 Pulitzer Prize. Concerned with the way we are revised and translated in encounters with the foreign, his book Core Samples from the World was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award. Gander has collaborated frequently with other artists including photographers Sally Mann, Graciela Iturbide, Raymond Meeks, and Lucas Foglia, glass artist Michael Rogers, ceramic artists Rick Hirsch and Ashwini Bhat, artists Ann Hamilton,Tjibbe Hooghiemstra, dancers Eiko & Koma, and musicians Vic Chesnutt and Brady Earnhart, among others. The author of numerous other books of poetry, including Redstart: An Ecological Poetics and Science & Steepleflower, Gander also writes novels (As a Friend; The Trace), essays(A Faithful Existence) and translates. His most recent translations are Alice Iris Red Horse: Poems of Gozo Yoshimasu, Then Come Back: the Lost Neruda Poems and Fungus Skull Eye Wing: Selected Poems of Alfonso D'Aquino. His most recent anthologies are Pinholes in the Night: Essential Poems from Latin American (selected by Raúl Zurita) and Panic Cure: Poems from Spain for the 21st Century.Gander's books have been translated and published in more than a dozen other languages. He is a United States Artists Rockefeller Fellow and has received fellowships from The National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim, Whiting, and Howard Foundations. In 2011, he was awarded the Library of Congress Witter Bynner Fellowship. Gander was the Briggs-Copeland poet at Harvard University before becoming The Adele Kellenberg Seaver Professor of Literary Arts and Comparative Literature at Brown University where he taught courses such as Poetry & Ethics, EcoPoetics, Latin American Death Trip, and Translation Theory & Practice. He is a Chancellor for the Academy of American Poets and an elected member of The Academy of Arts & Sciences.


    The Quarantine Tapes Argentina: 208 Karina K

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 32:12

    The Quarantine Tapes es un podcast diario de Onassis LA y dublab. El programa es presentado por Paul Holdengräber. Artistas, escritoras y escritores, activistas, líderes, trabajadores y trabajadoras, pensadoras y pensadores charlan con Paul acerca de cómo pasan el tiempo en este momento histórico sin precedentes. Es una crónica de paradigmas cambiantes en la era del distanciamiento social, que destaca las afinidades universales en esta experiencia humana mundial.La edición Argentina presentada por el periodista Sergio Cohen convoca a invitados con enfoque en Latino America y comunidades de habla hispana alrededor del mundo.The Quarantine Tapes se emite los días de semana a las 9.30 PT en DUBLAB.com; a partir de las 12 pm PT está disponible en todas las plataformas de podcasts. The Quarantine Tapes Argentina transmite todos los Jueves a las 9.30 PST en DUBLAB.comNo pudo escuchar la transmisión en vivo? Escúchela como podcast en quarantinetapes.comEn el episodio 2 de “Las cintas de la cuarentena” Argentina, Sergio Cohen se encuentra con Karina K y juntos desandan la incidencia que ha tenido la cuarentena en la vida personal y profesional de la invitada.La cálida conversación ahonda en la búsqueda espiritual de Karina K, que comenzó a temprana edad, con la intención de hallar respuesta a sus inquietudes existenciales y que, tras navegar por distintas aguas, la llevó a inclinarse por la práctica del budismo japonés de Daisaku Ikeda.  La invitada, que se formó en Argentina, Barcelona, Estados Unidos, Francia, Canadá e Inglaterra y que en  el año 2014 recibió el premio a la Personalidad Destacada de la Cultura, otorgado por la Legislatura de la Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, describe cómo le resulta la experiencia de llevar adelante está disciplina espiritual en medio de una sociedad occidental tan convulsionada y caótica.En el diálogo no están ausentes temas candentes como la situación de las mujeres en Afganistán, los focos de violencia que atraviesan al mundo contemporáneo y la misión humanista que puede desprenderse del arte y que ayuda a mejorar la calidad de vida de la gente.INFORMACIÓN COMPLEMENTARIA  Página Oficial de la Organización SOKA GAKKAIhttps://www.sokaglobal.org/Centro Internacional Daisaku Ikeda De Estudios Para La PazDaisaku Ikeda International Center For Peace Studieshttps://cidiep.org.ar/cidiep_spanish.htmlSintoísmohttps://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sinto%C3%ADsmo~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Este podcast puede ser subscripto en apple podcast, simplecast, spotify o cualquier otro medio como escuche sus podcasts.  Para ver otros podcasts producidos por dublab visite: dublab.com/podcasts.

    The Quarantine Tapes: 207 Chris Hedges

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 38:28


    Chris Hedges is a Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist who was a foreign correspondent and bureau chief in the Middle East and the Balkans for fifteen years for The New York Times. He previously worked overseas for The Dallas Morning News, The Christian Science Monitor, and NPR. He is host of the Emmy Award­–nominated RT America show On Contact. Hedges, who holds a Master of Divinity from Harvard University, is the author of numerous books and was a National Book Critics Circle finalist for War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning. He has taught at Columbia University, New York University, Princeton University, and the University of Toronto. He has taught college credit courses through Rutgers University since 2013 in the New Jersey prison system. 


    The Quarantine Tapes: 206 Melvin Gibbs Part 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 26:00

    Paul Holdengräber is joined by the brilliant Melvin Gibbs on this two part episode of The Quarantine Tapes. They discuss the release of Melvin's latest EP, 4 + 1 equals 5 for May 25, five tracks created in the aftermath of the murder of George Floyd in May 2020. Paul and Melvin dig into Melvin's experience visiting the site of George Floyd's death and the incredible statement he wrote to accompany the album.Melvin and Paul go on to dig deep into Melvin's career and the many amazing musicians he's worked with and been inspired by over the years. They talk about Body Meπa, his latest collaboration with Greg Fox, Grey McMurray, and previous Quarantine Tapes guest Sasha Frere-Jones.In a fascinating episode, their conversation touches on the history of jazz, the connection between protest and music, and Melvin's tentative hopes for the future.Melvin Gibbs is a Grammy nominated composer, musician, artist, and writer, born, raised, and currently based in Brooklyn, N.Y. He has been called "the greatest bassist in the world" by Time Out New York magazine and was the 2019 winner of JazzTimes Magazine's Critics Poll in the category: Electric Bass.

    The Quarantine Tapes: 206 Melvin Gibbs Part 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 23:55

    Paul Holdengräber is joined by the brilliant Melvin Gibbs on this two part episode of The Quarantine Tapes. They discuss the release of Melvin's latest EP, 4 + 1 equals 5 for May 25, five tracks created in the aftermath of the murder of George Floyd in May 2020. Paul and Melvin dig into Melvin's experience visiting the site of George Floyd's death and the incredible statement he wrote to accompany the album.Melvin and Paul go on to dig deep into Melvin's career and the many amazing musicians he's worked with and been inspired by over the years. They talk about Body Meπa, his latest collaboration with Greg Fox, Grey McMurray, and previous Quarantine Tapes guest Sasha Frere-Jones. In a fascinating episode, their conversation touches on the history of jazz, the connection between protest and music, and Melvin's tentative hopes for the future. Melvin Gibbs is a Grammy nominated composer, musician, artist, and writer, born, raised, and currently based in Brooklyn, N.Y. He has been called "the greatest bassist in the world" by Time Out New York magazine and was the 2019 winner of JazzTimes Magazine's Critics Poll in the category: Electric Bass.

    The Quarantine Tapes: 205 Lisa Fancher

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 28:26

    Paul Holdengräber is joined by Lisa Fancher on episode 205 of The Quarantine Tapes. Lisa is the owner of the independent record label Frontier Records. On this episode, she talks with Paul about the 40th anniversary of Frontier, how the label has weathered the pandemic, and what it has meant for the label to remain independent.Paul and Lisa discuss Henry Rollins, Lisa's brilliant alternative radio station KXFU, and what the return of live music and concerts may look like. Paul asks Lisa to go back into her archive of the incredible releases of Frontier Records—Flyboys, the Adolescents, Thin White Rope, and many more—as they talk about the past and future of vinyl. Lisa Fancher is the founder and owner of Frontier Records, an independent record label based in Sun Valley, California. She has been described as one of the “unsung heroines of L.A. punk rock history” and has played a pivotal role in the punk rock scene for more than forty years.

    The Quarantine Tapes: 204 Padre Pepe

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 30:13

    The Quarantine Tapes es un podcast diario de Onassis LA y dublab. El programa es presentado por Paul Holdengräber. Artistas, escritoras y escritores, activistas, líderes, trabajadores y trabajadoras, pensadoras y pensadores charlan con Paul acerca de cómo pasan el tiempo en este momento histórico sin precedentes. Es una crónica de paradigmas cambiantes en la era del distanciamiento social, que destaca las afinidades universales en esta experiencia humana mundial.La edición Argentina presentada por el periodista Sergio Cohen convoca a invitados con enfoque en Latino America y comunidades de habla hispana alrededor del mundo.The Quarantine Tapes se emite los días de semana a las 9.30 PT en DUBLAB.com; a partir de las 12 pm PT está disponible en todas las plataformas de podcasts. The Quarantine Tapes Argentina transmite todos los Jueves a las 9.30 PST en DUBLAB.comNo pudo escuchar la transmisión en vivo? Escúchela como podcast en quarantinetapes.comEn el presente episodio de “Las cintas de la cuarentena” Argentina, Sergio Cohen recibe al Padre Pepe con quien dialoga acerca de los efectos que causa la pandemia en los barrios más pobres del país, donde el sacerdote lleva una encomiable labor. Invitado y anfitrión desgranan las cuestiones medulares que atraviesan la vida de la gente más necesitada y reflexionan sobre el desconocimiento que existe por parte de la clase dirigente respecto de la realidad que circunda a los que deben hacer frente día tras día las enormes dificultades que se profundizaron debido a la pandemia. El desempleo, el aumento de la pobreza, el incremento del consumo de drogas, el alto nivel de violencia y la extrema marginalidad son abordados en el transcurso de esta cordial conversación, en la que también se develaron detalles del vínculo que el padre forjó con el Papa Francisco y la necesidad de tomar conciencia de que la solidaridad es el camino que nos permitirá salir de la pandemia que sacude al mundo.El Padre Pepe nació en el 12 de mayo de 1962. En 1987 fue ordenado sacerdote de la arquidiócesis de Buenos Aires. Nueve años más tarde fue destinado a Ciudad Oculta. Al tiempo, fue nombrado Párroco de la Parroquia Virgen de los Milagros de Caacupé, donde llevó adelante su misión. En el 2008, junto a otros curas, funda “El hogar de Cristo”, cuyo objetivo era dar respuestas a las acuciantes situaciones de vulnerabilidad y al consumo de drogas en los barrios pobres. Tras denunciar al narcotráfico, sufre varias amenazas de muerte, razón por la que se refugió en Campo Gallo, Santiago del Estero. A su regreso, llevó adelante su labor en la capilla “Nuestra Señora del Milagro” y la Parroquia San Juan Bosco. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Este podcast puede ser subscripto en apple podcast, simplecast, spotify o cualquier otro medio como escuche sus podcasts.  Para ver otros podcasts producidos por dublab visite: dublab.com/podcasts.

    The Quarantine Tapes: 204 Tim Brown Part 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 28:13


    Tim Brown is chair of IDEO. He frequently speaks about the value of design thinking, creative leadership, and innovation to business leaders and designers around the world. He participates in the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, and his talks Serious Play and Change by Design appear on TED.com.An industrial designer by training, Tim has earned numerous design awards and has exhibited work at the Axis Gallery in Tokyo, the Design Museum in London, and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. He takes special interest in the convergence of technology and the arts, as well as the ways in which design can be used to promote the well-being of people living in emerging economies.Tim advises senior executives and boards of global Fortune 100 companies. He serves on the Board of Directors of Steelcase Inc. and is member of the board of trustees of IDEO.org. In addition, he is a member of the Board of Advisors for the World Economic Forum Center for the Fourth Industrial Revolution and writes for the Harvard Business Review, The Economist, and other prominent publications. His book on how design thinking transforms organizations, Change by Design, was released by Harper Business in September 2009, and revised and updated in 2019. Tim holds honorary doctorates from The Royal College of Art (London), Keio University (Tokyo), Claremont McKenna Graduate University (Los Angeles), and Art Center College of Art and Design (Los Angeles). Tim contributes as one of LinkedIn's original top 150 Influencers. He is also an instructor for the IDEO U Leading for Creativity course.


    The Quarantine Tapes: 203 Tim Brown Part 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 25:13


    On episode 203 of The Quarantine Tapes, guest host Jacqueline Novogratz is joined by Tim Brown. Tim is the chair of design company IDEO. He speaks with Jacqueline on this two-part episode on the subjects of his changing experience of work in the past year and a half, the role of design during the pandemic, and much more.Tim offers Jacqueline his definition of design in their fascinating conversation on the role of design and what it means to shape our world to meet our needs. They discuss the failures of our big systems and how the pandemic has revealed the depth of our global interconnectedness before covering utopianism, beauty, and their expansive understanding of what it means to be a neighbor.Tim Brown is chair of IDEO. He frequently speaks about the value of design thinking, creative leadership, and innovation to business leaders and designers around the world. He participates in the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, and his talks Serious Play and Change by Design appear on TED.com.An industrial designer by training, Tim has earned numerous design awards and has exhibited work at the Axis Gallery in Tokyo, the Design Museum in London, and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. He takes special interest in the convergence of technology and the arts, as well as the ways in which design can be used to promote the well-being of people living in emerging economies.Tim advises senior executives and boards of global Fortune 100 companies. He serves on the Board of Directors of Steelcase Inc. and is member of the board of trustees of IDEO.org. In addition, he is a member of the Board of Advisors for the World Economic Forum Center for the Fourth Industrial Revolution and writes for the Harvard Business Review, The Economist, and other prominent publications. His book on how design thinking transforms organizations, Change by Design, was released by Harper Business in September 2009, and revised and updated in 2019. Tim holds honorary doctorates from The Royal College of Art (London), Keio University (Tokyo), Claremont McKenna Graduate University (Los Angeles), and Art Center College of Art and Design (Los Angeles). Tim contributes as one of LinkedIn's original top 150 Influencers. He is also an instructor for the IDEO U Leading for Creativity course.


    The Quarantine Tapes 202: Nato Thompson

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 32:29

    On episode 202 of The Quarantine Tapes, Paul Holdengräber is joined by Nato Thompson. Nato's most recent project is The Alternative Art School, an online arts program launched in 2020. Paul and Nato talk in depth about Nato's history in the art world and this thrilling new endeavor.Nato explains what excites him about the possibilities this online-only school creates and discusses their mission to approach art as a life project. They discuss some of the artists Nato has worked with, from Trevor Paglen and Tracy K. Smith to Werner Herzog. Paul and Nato dig into the issues with existing structures in the art world, from museums to non-profits, and go back and forth about the problems and potential of virtual space. Nato Thompson is an author, curator, and what he describes as “cultural infrastructure builder”. He has worked as Artistic Director at Philadelphia Contemporary, and Creative Time as Artistic Director and as Curator at MASS MoCA. He is currently the founder of an online global art school titled The Alternative Art School which began after the summer of 2020.Thompson organized major Creative Time projects including The Creative Time Summit (2009–2015), Pedro Reyes' Doomocracy (2016), Kara Walker's A Subtlety (2014), Living as Form (2011), Trevor Paglen's The Last Pictures (2012), Paul Ramírez Jonas's Key to the City (2010), Jeremy Deller's It is What it is (2009, with New Museum curators Laura Hoptman and Amy Mackie), Democracy in America: The National Campaign (2008), and Paul Chan's Waiting for Godot in New Orleans (2007), among others.He has written two books of cultural criticism, Seeing Power: Art and Activism in the 21st Century (2015) and Culture as Weapon: The Art of Influence in Everyday Life (2017).

    The Quarantine Tapes 201: Victoria Chang

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 29:08

    Starting with Victoria's most recent book of poems, Obit, Paul and Victoria have a fascinating and deeply considered conversation about grief, craft, and the joys of obsessions.Victoria talks about the experience of writing about her grief in Obit and how the obituary form helped to guide her process. They discuss how Obit felt suited to the grief of the past year before Victoria shares her own poems and unpacks her latest obsessions, including her upcoming books and her fascination with tiny poems. Victoria Chang's latest poetry book is OBIT, which was named a New York Times Notable Book and received the LA Times Book Prize, the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award, and the PEN Voelcker Award. It was also longlisted for a National Book Award and a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Griffin International Poetry Prize. Her forthcoming hybrid nonfiction book is Dear Memory. She has received a Guggenheim Fellowship and lives in Los Angeles.

    The Quarantine Tapes 200: María Kodama

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 34:17

    The Quarantine Tapes es un podcast diario de Onassis LA y dublab. El programa es presentado por Paul Holdengräber. Artistas, escritoras y escritores, activistas, líderes, trabajadores y trabajadoras, pensadoras y pensadores charlan con Paul acerca de cómo pasan el tiempo en este momento histórico sin precedentes. Es una crónica de paradigmas cambiantes en la era del distanciamiento social, que destaca las afinidades universales en esta experiencia humana mundial.La edición Argentina presentada por el periodista Sergio Cohen convoca a invitados con enfoque en Latino America y comunidades de habla hispana alrededor del mundo.The Quarantine Tapes se emite los días de semana a las 9.30 PT en DUBLAB.com; a partir de las 12 pm PT está disponible en todas las plataformas de podcasts. The Quarantine Tapes Argentina transmite todos los Jueves a las 9.30 PST en DUBLAB.comNo pudo escuchar la transmisión en vivo? Escúchela como podcast en quarantinetapes.comEn el primer episodio de “Las cintas de la cuarentena” Argentina, Sergio Cohen dialoga con María Kodama sobre el impacto que generó la cuarentena en la vida cotidiana de la invitada y las modificaciones que ha debido llevar adelante para desarrollar su labor profesional. La conversación entre ambos transcurre de una manera amistosa, cordial y amable en la que abundan las anécdotas que conforman aspectos poco conocidos de María. Rica en detalles, la charla se desliza con calidez hacia los terrenos del amor que Kodama sintió por Jorge Luis Borges y que el genial escritor le prodigó.También forman parte de este episodio los puntos de vista de la invitada sobre el valor de la libertad, su posición en torno a las democracias en America del Sur, el legado que su padre le dejó sobre aspectos medulares de la existencia, la reencarnación, las ausencias de los seres amados y los fantasmas que nos habitan. María Kodama es escritora, traductora y profesora de letras. Nació en Buenos Aires el 10 de marzo de 1937, hija de María Antonia Schweizer, de ascendencia suizo-alemana, inglesa y española, y del japonés Yosaburo Kodama.Estuvo casada con Jorge Luis Borges, con él que compartió la escritura y la traducción de obras como “Breve antología anglosajona”, “La alucinación de Gylfi o El libro de la almohada”.En 1988 creó la Fundación Internacional Jorge Luis Borges, de la que es la actual presidenta. María Kodama  también dirige las revistas literarias Prisma y Proa. Dedicada a la difusión de la obra del genial escritor, viaja por el mundo realizando conferencias sobre él y su trayectoria.En 2016 Kodama publica Homenaje a Borges  y, cuatro años después, Relatos, su revelación literaria en primera persona. Este podcast puede ser subscripto en apple podcast, simplecast, spotify o cualquier otro medio como escuche sus podcasts.  Para ver otros podcasts producidos por dublab visite: dublab.com/podcasts.

    The Quarantine Tapes: Quotation Shorts - Paul's Mother

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 0:21

    Today's Quotation is care of Paul's mother.Listen in!Subscribe to the Quarantine Tapes at quarantinetapes.com or search for the Quarantine Tapes on your favorite podcast app!For more information about this quotation:“‘Two Ears, One Mouth': Hunting a Proverb from Zeno to Paul's Mom”: https://sententiaeantiquae.com/2016/05/15/two-ears-one-mouth-hunting-a-proverb-from-zeno-to-pauls-mom/

    The Quarantine Tapes: Quotation Shorts - Angela Y. Davis

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 0:36

    Today's Quotation is care of Angela Y. Davis.Listen in!Subscribe to the Quarantine Tapes at quarantinetapes.com or search for the Quarantine Tapes on your favorite podcast app!Angela Yvonne Davis is one of the most recognized political activists of the 1960s and 1970s. She rose to national attention in 1969 after being removed from her teaching position at the University of California, Los Angeles, for her membership in the Communist Party at the urging of then–California Governor Ronald Reagan. In 1970, Davis was charged as an accomplice to conspiracy, kidnapping, and murder. Her arrest sparked an international campaign to gain her release. In 1972, after a high-profile trial, she was acquitted of all charges. Davis was the vice-presidential candidate for the Communist Party of the United States in the 1980 and 1984 presidential elections.An advocate for prisoners' rights, she is a founding member of Critical Resistance, a national organization dedicated to abolishing the prison industrial complex. She writes and lectures on social injustice, social movements, and the intersections of race, gender, and class. She has published many books, including Angela Davis: An Autobiography (1974), Women, Race, and Class (1983), Blues Legacies and Black Feminism: Gertrude "Ma" Rainey, Bessie Smith and Billie Holiday (1999), and Abolition Democracy: Beyond Prisons, Torture, and Empire (2005).From https://www.radcliffe.harvard.edu/schlesinger-library/collections/angela-y-davis. For more information about Angela Y. Davis:Previously on The Quarantine Tapes:Ibram X. Kendi about Davis, at 10:00: https://quarantine-tapes.simplecast.com/episodes/the-quarantine-tapes-087-ibram-x-kendi“Angela Davis Still Believes America Can Change”: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/10/19/t-magazine/angela-davis.html“A Question of Memory: A Conversation with Angela Y. Davis”: https://www.goethe.de/ins/us/en/kul/art/one/22172673.html“Angela Davis: An Interview on the Futures of Black Radicalism”: https://www.versobooks.com/blogs/3421-angela-davis-an-interview-on-the-futures-of-black-radicalism

    The Quarantine Tapes: Quotation Shorts - Søren Kierkegaard

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 0:49

    Today's Quotation is care of Søren Kierkegaard.Listen in!Subscribe to the Quarantine Tapes at quarantinetapes.com or search for the Quarantine Tapes on your favorite podcast app!Søren Aabye Kierkegaard (b. 1813, d. 1855) was a profound and prolific writer in the Danish “golden age” of intellectual and artistic activity. His work crosses the boundaries of philosophy, theology, psychology, literary criticism, devotional literature and fiction. Kierkegaard brought this potent mixture of discourses to bear as social critique and for the purpose of renewing Christian faith within Christendom. At the same time he made many original conceptual contributions to each of the disciplines he employed. He is known as the “father of existentialism”, but at least as important are his critiques of Hegel and of the German romantics, his contributions to the development of modernism, his stylistic experimentation, his vivid re-presentation of biblical figures to bring out their modern relevance, his invention of key concepts which have been explored and redeployed by thinkers ever since, his interventions in contemporary Danish church politics, and his fervent attempts to analyse and revitalise Christian faith.From https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/kierkegaard/. For more information about Soren Kierkegaard:Previously on The Quarantine Tapes:Garnette Cadogan about Kierkegaard, at 07:56: https://quarantine-tapes.simplecast.com/episodes/the-quarantine-tapes-101-garnette-cadogan“The Life of a Philosopher for Whom Life Was the Main Question”: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/28/books/clare-carlisle-philosopher-of-the-heart-kierkegaard.html“Soren Kierkegaard”: https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/kierkegaard/

    The Quarantine Tapes: Quotation Short - Julio Cortázar

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 0:32

    Today's Quotation is care of Julio Cortázar.Listen in!Subscribe to the Quarantine Tapes at quarantinetapes.com or search for the Quarantine Tapes on your favorite podcast app!Julio Cortázar, pseudonym Julio Denis, (born August 26, 1914, Brussels, Belgium—died February 12, 1984, Paris, France), was an Argentine novelist and short-story writer who combined existential questioning with experimental writing techniques in his works.Cortázar was the son of Argentine parents and was educated in Argentina, where he taught secondary school and worked as a translator. Bestiario (1951; “Bestiary”), his first short-story collection, was published the year he moved to Paris, an act motivated by dissatisfaction with the government of Juan Perón and what he saw as the general stagnation of the Argentine middle class. He remained in Paris, where he received French citizenship in 1981, though he also kept his Argentine citizenship and remained engaged with political causes in Argentina and Nicaragua. He also traveled widely.Cortázar's masterpiece, Rayuela (1963; Hopscotch), is an open-ended novel, or antinovel; the reader is invited to rearrange the different parts of the novel according to a plan prescribed by the author. It was the first of the “boom” of Latin American novels of the 1960s to gain international attention. Cortázar's other novels were Los premios (1960; Eng. trans. The Winners), 62: modelo para armar (1968; 62: A Model Kit), and Libro de Manuel (1973; A Manual for Manuel). A series of playful and humorous stories that Cortázar wrote between 1952 and 1959 were published in Historias de cronopios y de famas (1962; Cronopios and Famas). His later collections of short stories included Todos los fuegos el fuego (1966; All Fires the Fire, and Other Stories), Un tal Lucas(1979; A Certain Lucas), and Queremos tanto a Glenda, y otros relatos (1981; We Love Glenda So Much, and Other Tales). Cortázar also wrote poetry and plays and published numerous volumes of essays.From https://www.britannica.com/biography/Julio-Cortazar. For more information about Julio Cortázar:“Julio Cortázar, The Art of Fiction No. 83”: https://www.theparisreview.org/interviews/2955/the-art-of-fiction-no-83-julio-cortazar“What Julio Cortázar Might Teach Us About Teaching Writing”: https://www.newyorker.com/books/page-turner/what-julio-cortazar-might-teach-us-about-teaching-writing“The Subtle Radicalism of Julio Cortázar's Berkeley Lectures”: https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2017/03/the-subtle-radicalism-of-julio-cortazars-berkeley-lectures/520812/

    The Quarantine Tapes: Quotation Shorts - Marcel Proust

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 0:29


    Today's Quotation is care of Marcel Proust.Listen in!Subscribe to the Quarantine Tapes at quarantinetapes.com or search for the Quarantine Tapes on your favorite podcast app!Marcel Proust was born on July 10, 1871 in the Paris suburb of Auteuil. His father, Dr. Adrien Proust, was one of France's most distinguished scientists. His mother, Jeanne Weil, was a well-educated woman who loved the great classic writers of the 17th century, especially Molière and Racine. Marcel's only sibling, Robert, was born in 1873. The hypersensitive Marcel suffered all his life from a number of ailments, especially asthma. Although he earned university degrees in philosophy and law, he always knew that he wanted to be a writer.In 1910, he had his bedroom lined with cork to block out the deafening noise of daytime Paris because he slept during the day and wrote through the night, after returning home from some of Paris's most exclusive salons. He was known as the city's most famous recluse, he even called himself an owl because he wrote while listening to his “nocturnal Muse.” Swann's Way, the first volume of In Search of Lost Time, was published in November 1913 and was headed for a fourth printing when World War I broke out.Proust continued to write, incorporating the unprecedented conflict into his story of contemporary French society. In 1919, Within a Budding Grove was published and won the Prix Goncourt, France's most prestigious literary prize. The final three years of his life saw the publication of The Guermantes Way and Sodom and Gomorrah. The Captive, The Fugitive, and Time Regained were published posthumously. The novel's main themes are time and memory and the power of art to withstand the destructive forces of time.From https://www.proust-ink.com/biography.For more information about Marcel Proust:Previously on The Quarantine Tapes:Sven Birkerts about Proust, at 18:00: https://quarantine-tapes.simplecast.com/episodes/the-quarantine-tapes-181-sven-bikertsMerve Emre about Proust, at 16:46: https://quarantine-tapes.simplecast.com/episodes/the-quarantine-tapes-170-merve-emre“What We Find When We Get Lost in Proust”: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2021/05/10/what-we-find-when-we-get-lost-in-proust“A Century of Proust”: http://archive.nytimes.com/www.nytimes.com/interactive/2013/05/02/books/proust-project.html#/#ohara


    The Quarantine Tapes: Quotation Shorts - Simone Weil

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 0:29


    Today's Quotation is care of Simone Weil.Listen in!Subscribe to the Quarantine Tapes at quarantinetapes.com or search for the Quarantine Tapes on your favorite podcast app!Simone Weil, (born February 3, 1909, Paris, France—died August 24, 1943, Ashford, Kent, England), was a French mystic, social philosopher, and activist in the French Resistance during World War II, whose posthumously published works had particular influence on French and English social thought.To learn the psychological effects of heavy industrial labour, she took a job in 1934–35 in an auto factory, where she observed the spiritually deadening effect of machines on her fellow workers. In 1936 she joined an anarchist unit near Zaragoza, Spain, training for action in the Spanish Civil War, but after an accident in which she was badly scalded by boiling oil, she went to Portugal to recuperate. Soon thereafter Weil had the first of several mystical experiences, and she subsequently came to view her social concerns as “ersatz Divinity.” After the German occupation of Paris during World War II, Weil moved to the south of France, where she worked as a farm servant. She escaped with her parents to the United States in 1942 but then went to London to work with the French Resistance. To identify herself with her French compatriots under German occupation, Weil refused to eat more than the official ration in occupied France. Malnutrition and overwork led to a physical collapse, and during her hospitalization she was found to have tuberculosis. She died after a few months spent in a sanatorium.Weil's writings, which were collected and published after her death, fill about 20 volumes. Her most important works are La Pesanteur et la grâce (1947; Gravity and Grace), a collection of religious essays and aphorisms; L'Enracinement (1949; The Need for Roots), an essay upon the obligations of the individual and the state; Attente de Dieu (1950; Waiting for God), a spiritual autobiography; Oppression et Liberté (1955; Oppression and Liberty), a collection of political and philosophical essays on war, factory work, language, and other topics; and three volumes of Cahiers (1951–56; Notebooks). Though born of Jewish parents, Weil eventually adopted a mystical theology that came very close to Roman Catholicism. A moral idealist committed to a vision of social justice, Weil in her writings explored her own religious life while also analyzing the individual's relation with the state and God, the spiritual shortcomings of modern industrial society, and the horrors of totalitarianism.From https://www.britannica.com/biography/Simone-Weil. For more information about Simone Weil:Naveen Kishore about Weil, at 15:38: https://quarantine-tapes.simplecast.com/episodes/the-quarantine-tapes-007-naveen-kishoreNaomi Shihab Nye about Weil, at 06:17: https://quarantine-tapes.simplecast.com/episodes/the-quarantine-tapes-073-naomi-shihab-nye“Simone Weil”: https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/simone-weil/“Simone Weil for Americans”: https://lareviewofbooks.org/article/simone-weil-for-americans/“Simone Weil, by Susan Sontag”: https://www.nybooks.com/articles/1963/02/01/simone-weil/


    The Quarantine Tapes: Quotation Shorts - W.S. Merwin

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 0:30

    Today's Quotation is care of W. S. Merwin.Listen in!Subscribe to the Quarantine Tapes at quarantinetapes.com or search for the Quarantine Tapes on your favorite podcast app!Appointed United States Poet Laureate by the Library of Congress in 2010, William Stanley Merwin had a career that spanned seven decades. A poet, translator, gardener and environmental activist, Merwin has become one of the most widely read and honored poets in America.  He died at home at the age of 91, in the house he built, among the thousands of palms he planted, on Friday, March 15, 2019.Born September 30, 1927, in New York City, William Stanley Merwin was the son of a Presbyterian minister, for whom he began writing hymns at the age of five. He was raised in New Jersey and Pennsylvania and attended Princeton University on a scholarship. As a young man, Merwin went to Europe and developed a love of languages that led to work as a literary translator. Over the years, his poetic voice moved from the more formal to a more distinctly American voice. As the Atlantic Monthly said, “The intentions of Merwin's poetry are as broad as the biosphere yet as intimate as a whisper. He conveys in the sweet simplicity of grounded language a sense of the self where it belongs, floating between heaven, earth, and the underground.”He has lived in Majorca, London, France, Mexico and several places in the United States, as well as Boston and New York. In 1976, Merwin moved to Hawaii to study with Robert Aitken, a Zen Buddhist teacher. He married Paula Dunaway, in 1983, and settled on Maui. For over 40 years, they lived in a home that William designed and helped build, surrounded by acres of land once devastated and depleted from years of erosion, logging and toxic agricultural practices. Together, the Merwins painstakingly restored the land into one of the most comprehensive palm gardens in the world. He continued to live, write and garden in Hawaii until he died at home on Friday, March 15th, 2019.From https://merwinconservancy.org/about-w-s-merwin/For more information about W. S. Merwin:Previously on The Quarantine Tapes:Wayne Koestenbaum on Merwin, at 09:42: https://quarantine-tapes.simplecast.com/episodes/the-quarantine-tapes-166-wayne-koestenbaumJoy Harjo on Merwin, at 02:52: https://quarantine-tapes.simplecast.com/episodes/the-quarantine-tapes-153-joy-harjoEdward Hirsch on Merwin, at 19:54: https://quarantine-tapes.simplecast.com/episodes/the-quarantine-tapes-173-edward-hirschNaomi Shihab Nye on Merwin, at 24:16: https://quarantine-tapes.simplecast.com/episodes/the-quarantine-tapes-073-naomi-shihab-nye“Letters from W. S. Merwin”: https://www.theparisreview.org/blog/2019/03/25/letters-from-w-s-merwin/“W. S. Merwin: At Home in the Garden of the Unknown”: https://www.hawaiipublicradio.org/arts-culture/2019-04-30/w-s-merwin-at-home-in-the-garden-of-the-unknown“W. S. Merwin on Hope and What to Do On the Last Day of the World”: https://improvisedlife.com/2020/04/27/w-s-merwin-on-hope-and-what-to-do-on-the-last-day-of-the-world/

    The Quarantine Tapes: Quotation Shorts - Isaac Bashevis Singer

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 0:27


    Today's Quotation is care of Isaac Bashevis Singer.Listen in!Subscribe to the Quarantine Tapes at quarantinetapes.com or search for the Quarantine Tapes on your favorite podcast app!Isaac Bashevis Singer grew up in a Jewish neighborhood in Warsaw, where the main language was Yiddish. Singer's father, a rabbi, worked in a yeshiva, an Orthodox Jewish school for the study of sacred texts. Singer began studies to become a rabbi himself but decided to devote his life to writing. He emigrated to the United States in 1935 and settled in New York, where he found work as a writer, journalist and translator. Singer left behind a rich body of work, including about 20 novels and several books for children.Isaac Bashevis Singer wrote his works in Yiddish. His debut came in 1925 with publication of Af der elter (In Old Age). In several of his works, Singer writes about Polish Jews before the Holocaust. The stories often cover several generations, and many of them describe how modernity, secularism and assimilation affect the families. The stories often feature Jewish folklore and legends. Singer also wrote books for children and his autobiography, In My Father's Court (1967). Several of the Singers' works have been adapted for film.From https://www.nobelprize.org/prizes/literature/1978/singer/facts/. For more information about Isaac Bashevis Singer:“A Guide to Isaac Bashevis Singer”: https://lareviewofbooks.org/article/a-guide-to-isaac-bashevis-singer/“Isaac Bashevis Singer, The Art of Fiction No. 42”: https://www.theparisreview.org/interviews/4242/the-art-of-fiction-no-42-isaac-bashevis-singer


    The Quarantine Tapes: Quotation Shorts - Fragments of Sappho Translated by Anne Carson

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 0:33


    Today's Quotation comes from fragments of Sappho translated by Anne Carson.Listen in!Subscribe to the Quarantine Tapes at quarantinetapes.com or search for the Quarantine Tapes on your favorite podcast app!Only a handful of details are known about the life of Sappho. She was born around 615 B.C. to an aristocratic family on the Greek island of Lesbos. Evidence suggests that she had several brothers, married a wealthy man named Cercylas, and had a daughter named Cleis. She spent most of her adult life in the city of Mytilene on Lesbos where she ran an academy for unmarried young women. Sappho's school devoted itself to the cult of Aphrodite and Eros, and Sappho earned great prominence as a dedicated teacher and poet. A legend from Ovid suggests that she threw herself from a cliff when her heart was broken by Phaon, a young sailor, and died at an early age. Other historians posit that she died of old age around 550 B.C.The history of her poems is as speculative as that of her biography. She was known in antiquity as a great poet: Plato called her "the tenth Muse" and her likeness appeared on coins. It is unclear whether she invented or simply refined the meter of her day, but today it is known as "Sapphic" meter. Her poems were first collected into nine volumes around the third century B.C., but her work was lost almost entirely for many years. Merely one twenty-eight-line poem of hers has survived intact, and she was known principally through quotations found in the works of other authors until the nineteenth century. In 1898 scholars unearthed papyri that contained fragments of her poems. In 1914 in Egypt, archeologists discovered papier-mâché coffins made from scraps of paper that contained more verse fragments attributed to Sappho.Three centuries after her death the writers of the New Comedy parodied Sappho as both overly promiscuous and lesbian. This characterization held fast, so much so that the very term "lesbian" is derived from the name of her home island. Her reputation for licentiousness would cause Pope Gregory to burn her work in 1073. Because social norms in ancient Greece differed from those of today and because so little is actually known of her life, it is difficult to unequivocally answer such claims. Her poems about Eros, however, speak with equal force to men as well as to women.Sappho is not only one of the few women poets we know of from antiquity, but also is one of the greatest lyric poets from any age. Most of her poems were meant to be sung by one person to the accompaniment of the lyre (hence the name, "lyric" poetry). Rather than addressing the gods or recounting epic narratives such as those of Homer, Sappho's verses speak from one individual to another. They speak simply and directly to the "bittersweet" difficulties of love. Many critics and readers alike have responded to the personal tone and urgency of her verses, and an abundance of translations of her fragments are available today.From https://poets.org/poet/sappho. For more information about Anne Carson's translation of Sappho:“Tongue breaks”:https://www.lrb.co.uk/the-paper/v26/n01/emily-wilson/tongue-breaks“Anne Carson Reads ‘If Not, Winter: Fragments of Sappho'”: https://www.facebook.com/UChicagoArts/videos/2783158975306093/


    The Quarantine Tapes: Quotation Shorts - The Grateful Dead

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 0:26


    Today's Quotation is care of The Grateful Dead.Listen in!Subscribe to the Quarantine Tapes at quarantinetapes.com or search for the Quarantine Tapes on your favorite podcast app!The Grateful Dead is an American rock band that was the incarnation of the improvisational psychedelic music that flowered in and around San Francisco in the mid-1960s. Grateful Dead was one of the most successful touring bands in rock history despite having had virtually no radio hits. The original members were lead guitarist and vocalist Jerry Garcia (b. August 1, 1942, San Francisco, California, U.S.—d. August 9, 1995, Forest Knolls, California), guitarist and vocalist Bob Weir (b. October 16, 1947, San Francisco), keyboard player Ron (“Pigpen”) McKernan (b. September 8, 1945, San Bruno, California—d. March 8, 1973, San Francisco), bassist Phil Lesh (b. March 15, 1940, Berkeley, California), and drummer Bill Kreutzmann (also called Bill Sommers; b. May 7, 1946, Palo Alto, California).From https://www.britannica.com/topic/Grateful-Dead. For more information about The Grateful Dead:“‘A Long Strange Trip': Insider McNally Writes a History of the Grateful Dead”: https://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=908773“When the Parking Lot Is Its Own Strange Trip”:https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/01/style/dead-and-company-parking-lot-style.html


    The Quarantine Tapes: Quotation Shorts - Stanley Kunitz

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 0:33

    Today's Quotation is care of Stanley Kunitz.Listen in!Subscribe to the Quarantine Tapes at quarantinetapes.com or search for the Quarantine Tapes on your favorite podcast app!On July 29, 1905, Stanley Kunitz was born in Worcester, Massachusetts. About his own work, Kunitz has said: “The poem comes in the form of a blessing—‘like rapture breaking on the mind,' as I tried to phrase it in my youth. Through the years I have found this gift of poetry to be life-sustaining, life-enhancing, and absolutely unpredictable. Does one live, therefore, for the sake of poetry? No, the reverse is true: poetry is for the sake of the life.”Kunitz published his first book of poetry, Intellectual Things, in 1930. Fourteen years later, he published his second book, Passport to War. His recent books include: The Collected Poems of Stanley Kunitz (W. W. Norton, 2000); Passing Through: The Later Poems, New and Selected (1995), which won the National Book Award; Next-to-Last Things: New Poems and Essays (1985); The Poems of Stanley Kunitz, 1928-1978, which won the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize; The Testing-Tree (1971); and Selected Poems, 1928-1958, which won the Pulitzer Prize.His honors include the Bollingen Prize, a Ford Foundation grant, a Guggenheim Foundation fellowship, Harvard's Centennial Medal, the Levinson Prize, the Harriet Monroe Poetry Award, a senior fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Medal of the Arts, and the Shelley Memorial Award. In 2000 he was named United States Poet Laureate. Kunitz was deeply committed to fostering community among artists, and was a founder of the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts, and Poets House in New York City. Together with his wife, the painter Elise Asher, he split his time between New York City and Provincetown, Massachusetts. He died at the age of 100 on May 14, 2006.From https://poets.org/poet/stanley-kunitzFor more information about Stanley Kunitz:“‘I Have Walked Through Many Lives': Listen to Stanley Kunitz read his poem ‘The Layers'”: https://lithub.com/i-have-walked-through-many-lives-listen-to-stanley-kunitz-read-his-poem-the-layers/“Stanley Kunitz, The Art of Poetry No. 29”: https://www.theparisreview.org/interviews/3185/the-art-of-poetry-no-29-stanley-kunitz“Poet Stanley Kunitz at 100”: https://www.npr.org/2005/07/29/4776898/poet-stanley-kunitz-at-100

    The Quarantine Tapes: Quotation Shorts - Natalia Ginzburg

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 1:06


    Today's Quotation is care of Natalia Ginzburg.Listen in!Subscribe to the Quarantine Tapes at quarantinetapes.com or search for the Quarantine Tapes on your favorite podcast app!Born in Palermo, Italy, in 1916, Natalia Ginzburg published her first novella, I Bandini, at the age of eighteen in the distinguished Florentine periodical Solaria. She was the first to translate Marcel Proust's Du côté de chez Swann into Italian. In 1942 her first novel, La strada che va in città (The Road to the City), was published. In 1963 Ginzburg won the Strega Prize for her own humorous autobiographical work, Lessico Famigliare (Family Sayings), which dealt with her family's anti-fascist life in Turin. In the 1980s Ginzburg became politically active, joining the Communist Party and being elected to Parliament as an independent left-wing deputy in 1983 and 1987. She died in Rome in 1991 at the age of seventy-five.From https://jwa.org/encyclopedia/article/ginzburg-natalia For more information about Natalia Ginzburg:Previously on The Quarantine Tapes:Calvin Trillin on Ginzburg, at 06:20: https://quarantine-tapes.simplecast.com/episodes/the-quarantine-tapes-161-calvin-bud-trillinMaggie Nelson on Ginzburg, at 05:05: https://quarantine-tapes.simplecast.com/episodes/the-quarantine-tapes-048-maggie-nelson“Rediscovering Natalia Ginzburg”: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2019/07/29/rediscovering-natalia-ginzburg“Reintroducing Natalia Ginzburg, One of the Great Italian Writers of the 20th Century”: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/18/books/review-dry-heart-happiness-as-such-natalia-ginzburg.html.


    The Quarantine Tapes: Quotation Shorts - Aldous Huxley

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 1:04

    Today's Quotation is care of Aldous Huxley.Listen in!Subscribe to the Quarantine Tapes at quarantinetapes.com or search for the Quarantine Tapes on your favorite podcast app!Aldous Huxley (1894–1963) is the author of the classic novels Brave New World, Island, Eyeless in Gaza, and The Genius and the Goddess, as well as such critically acclaimed nonfiction works as The Perennial Philosophy and The Doors of Perception. Born in Surrey, England, and educated at Oxford, he died in Los Angeles, California.From https://www.harpercollins.com/blogs/authors/aldous-huxley. For more information about Aldous Huxley:“Brave New LA: Aldous Huxley in Los Angeles”: https://lareviewofbooks.org/article/aldous-huxley-in-los-angeles/“Aldous Huxley, The Art of Fiction No. 24”: http://www.theparisreview.org/interviews/4698/the-art-of-fiction-no-24-aldous-huxley

    The Quarantine Tapes: Quotation Shorts - Thomas Pynchon

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 0:31


    Today's Quotation is care of Thomas Pynchon.Listen in!Subscribe to the Quarantine Tapes at quarantinetapes.com or search for the Quarantine Tapes on your favorite podcast app!Thomas Pynchon is the author of V., The Crying of Lot 49, Gravity's Rainbow, Slow Learner, a collection of short stories, Vineland, Mason & Dixon, Against the Day, Inherent Vice, and most recently, Bleeding Edge.  He received the National Book Award for Gravity's Rainbow in 1974.From https://www.nationalbook.org/people/thomas-pynchon/#fullBio. For more information about Thomas Pynchon:“On the Thomas Pynchon Trail”: https://www.vulture.com/2013/08/thomas-pynchon-bleeding-edge.html“Thomas Pynchon Unmasked”: https://www.altaonline.com/dispatches/a6465/thomas-pynchon-unmasked/“Meet Your Neighbor, Thomas Pynchon”: https://nymag.com/arts/books/features/48268/


    The Quarantine Tapes: Quotation Shorts - W.H. Auden

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 0:27


    Today's Quotation is care of W. H. Auden.Listen in!Subscribe to the Quarantine Tapes at quarantinetapes.com or search for the Quarantine Tapes on your favorite podcast app!Wystan Hugh Auden was born in York, England, on February 21, 1907. He moved to Birmingham during childhood and was educated at Christ Church, Oxford. As a young man he was influenced by the poetry of Thomas Hardy and Robert Frost, as well as William Blake, Emily Dickinson, Gerard Manley Hopkins, and Old English verse. At Oxford his precocity as a poet was immediately apparent, and he formed lifelong friendships with two fellow writers, Stephen Spender and Christopher Isherwood. In 1928, his collection Poems was privately printed, but it wasn't until 1930, when another collection titled Poems (though its contents were different) was published, that Auden was established as the leading voice of a new generation.Ever since, he has been admired for his unsurpassed technical virtuosity and an ability to write poems in nearly every imaginable verse form; the incorporation in his work of popular culture, current events, and vernacular speech; and also for the vast range of his intellect, which drew easily from an extraordinary variety of literatures, art forms, social and political theories, and scientific and technical information. He had a remarkable wit, and often mimicked the writing styles of other poets such as Dickinson, W. B. Yeats, and Henry James. His poetry frequently recounts, literally or metaphorically, a journey or quest, and his travels provided rich material for his verse.He visited Germany, Iceland, and China, served in the Spanish Civil war, and in 1939 moved to the United States, where he met his lover, Chester Kallman, and became an American citizen. His own beliefs changed radically between his youthful career in England, when he was an ardent advocate of socialism and Freudian psychoanalysis, and his later phase in America, when his central preoccupation became Christianity and the theology of modern Protestant theologians. A prolific writer, Auden was also a noted playwright, librettist, editor, and essayist. Generally considered the greatest English poet of the twentieth century, his work has exerted a major influence on succeeding generations of poets on both sides of the Atlantic. W. H. Auden served as a chancellor of the Academy of American Poets from 1954 to 1973, and divided most of the second half of his life between residences in New York City and Austria. He died in Vienna on September 29, 1973.From https://poets.org/poet/w-h-auden. For more information about W. H. Auden:Previously on The Quarantine Tapes:Garnette Cadogan about Auden, at 16:48: https://quarantine-tapes.simplecast.com/episodes/the-quarantine-tapes-101-garnette-cadoganRuha Benjamin about Auden, at 13:10: https://quarantine-tapes.simplecast.com/episodes/the-quarantine-tapes-129-ruha-benjamin“The Messy Genius of W. H. Auden”: https://www.neh.gov/humanities/2018/summer/feature/the-messy-genius-w-h-auden“Remembering W. H. Auden”: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/1975/01/20/remembering-wystan-h-auden-who-died-in-the-night-of-the-twenty-eighth-of-september-1973


    The Quarantine Tapes: Quotation Shorts - Leonard Cohen

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 0:27


    Today's Quotation is care of Leonard Cohen.Listen in!Subscribe to the Quarantine Tapes at quarantinetapes.com or search for the Quarantine Tapes on your favorite podcast app!Leonard Cohen was a Canadian singer-songwriter whose spare songs carried an existential bite and established him as one of the most distinctive voices of 1970s pop music. Already established as a poet and novelist (his first book of poems, Let Us Compare Mythologies, was published in 1956), Cohen became interested in the Greenwich Village folk scene while living in New York City during the mid-1960s, and he began setting his poems to music. In 1967 Judy Collins recorded two of his songs, “Suzanne” and “Dress Rehearsal Rag,” and that same year Cohen began performing in public, including an appearance at the Newport (Rhode Island) Folk Festival. By the end of the year, he had recorded The Songs of Leonard Cohen, which included the melancholy “Hey, That's No Way to Say Goodbye.” That album was followed by Songs from a Room (1969), featuring the now often-covered “Bird on a Wire,” and Songs of Love and Hate (1971).Though some did not care for Cohen's baritone voice and deadpan delivery, he mostly enjoyed critical and commercial success. Leonard Cohen: Live Songs (1973) and New Skin for the Old Ceremony (1974) further deepened Cohen's standing as a songwriter of exceptional emotional power. His career then took a decided turn for the worse with the disappointing Death of a Ladies' Man (1977), a collaboration with legendary producer Phil Spector, whose grandiose style was ill suited to Cohen's understated songs. For most of the 1980s Cohen was out of favour, but his 1988 album, I'm Your Man, included the club hits “First We Take Manhattan” and “Everybody Knows” and introduced his songwriting to a new generation. In addition, Various Positions (1984) included what became Cohen's best-known song, “Hallelujah.” Although it did not initially receive much attention, the single gained widespread popularity when covered by Jeff Buckley in 1994. The ballad was later performed or recorded by hundreds of artists and featured in soundtracks of TV shows and films.After releasing The Future (1992), he retired to a Buddhist monastery outside Los Angeles. He emerged in 1999 and returned to the studio, producing Ten New Songs (2001) and Dear Heather (2004). Released just weeks before his death, Cohen's 14th studio album, You Want It Darker (2016), was received by critics as a late-period masterpiece. For the title track, he posthumously received a Grammy Award for best rock performance. In 2008 he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and in 2010 he was honored with a Grammy for lifetime achievement.From https://www.britannica.com/biography/Leonard-Cohen.For more information about Leonard Cohen:Previously on The Quarantine Tapes:Salman Rushdie about Cohen, at 35:17: https://quarantine-tapes.simplecast.com/episodes/the-quarantine-tapes-168-salman-rushdiePico Iyer about Cohen, at 18:18: https://quarantine-tapes.simplecast.com/episodes/the-quarantine-tapes-004-pico-iyer“Leonard Cohen Makes It Darker”: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2016/10/17/leonard-cohen-makes-it-darker“Leonard Cohen”: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/arts/poetry/leonard-cohen


    The Quarantine Tapes: Quotation Shorts - Louise Glück

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2021 0:33

    Today's Quotation is care of Louise Glück.Listen in!Subscribe to the Quarantine Tapes at quarantinetapes.com or search for the Quarantine Tapes on your favorite podcast app!Louise Glück was born in New York City on April 22, 1943, and grew up on Long Island. She is the author of numerous books of poetry, including Faithful and Virtuous Night (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2014), which won the 2014 National Book Award in Poetry; Averno (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2006), a finalist for the 2006 National Book Award in Poetry; and Vita Nova (Ecco Press, 1999), winner of Boston Book Review's Bingham Poetry Prize and The New Yorker's Book Award in Poetry. In 2004, Sarabande Books released her six-part poem “October” as a chapbook.In a review in The New Republic, the critic Helen Vendler wrote: “Louise Glück is a poet of strong and haunting presence. Her poems, published in a series of memorable books over the last twenty years, have achieved the unusual distinction of being neither ‘confessional' nor ‘intellectual' in the usual senses of those words.”The recipient of the 2020 Nobel Prize in Literature, Glück was elected a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets in 1999. In the fall of 2003, she was appointed as the Library of Congress's twelfth poet laureate consultant in poetry. She served as judge of the Yale Series of Younger Poets from 2003 to 2010. In 2008, Glück was selected to receive the Wallace Stevens Award for mastery in the art of poetry. Her collection, Poems 1962-2012, was awarded the 2013 Los Angeles Times Book Prize. In 2015, she was awarded the Gold Medal for Poetry from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Currently, Glück is a writer-in-residence at Yale University.From https://poets.org/poet/louise-gluck. For more information about Louise Glück:Previously on The Quarantine Tapes:Peter Kimani about Glück, at 17:50: https://quarantine-tapes.simplecast.com/episodes/the-quarantine-tapes-086-peter-kimani“Louise Glück”: https://www.nobelprize.org/prizes/literature/2020/gluck/facts/“Afterword”: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poetrymagazine/poems/55238/afterword-56d23699928fe“Louise Glück: ‘It's too new...it's too early here'”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0FIFQR56TyQ

    The Quarantine Tapes: Quotation Shorts - Georges Perec

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2021 3:29

    Today's Quotation is care of Georges Perec.Listen in!Subscribe to the Quarantine Tapes at quarantinetapes.com or search for the Quarantine Tapes on your favorite podcast app!Georges Perec, (born March 7, 1936, Paris, France—died March 3, 1982, Ivry) was a French writer, often called the greatest innovator of form of his generation. Perec was orphaned at an early age: his father was killed in action in World War II, and his mother died in a concentration camp. He was reared by an aunt and uncle and eventually attended the Sorbonne for several years. His best-selling novel Les Choses: une histoire des années soixante (1965; Things: A Story of the Sixties) concerns a young Parisian couple whose personalities are consumed by their material goods. In 1967 he joined the Ouvroir de Littérature Potentielle (Workshop of Potential Literature). Known in short as Oulipo, the group dedicated itself to the pursuit of new forms for literature and the revival of old ones, and it had a profound impact on the direction of Perec's writing.Perec's novel La Disparition (1969; A Void) was written entirely without using the letter e, as was its translation. A companion piece of sorts appeared in 1972 with the novella Les Revenentes (“The Ghosts”; published in English as The Exeter Text [1996]), in which every word has only e as its vowel. W; ou, le souvenir d'enfance (1975; W; or, The Memory of Childhood) is considered a masterpiece of innovative autobiography, using alternating chapters to tell two stories that ultimately converge. By far his most ambitious and most critically acclaimed novel is La Vie: mode d'emploi (1978; Life: A User's Manual), which describes each unit in a large Parisian apartment building and relates the stories of its inhabitants.From https://www.britannica.com/biography/Georges-Perec. For more information about Georges Perec:“The Absolute Originality of Georges Perec”: https://www.newyorker.com/books/page-turner/the-absolute-originality-of-georges-perec“Why Curators and Artists Love the Complex Literature of Georges Perec”: https://news.artnet.com/art-world/author-georges-perec-art-1120154

    The Quarantine Tapes: Quotation Shorts - Eudora Welty

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2021 0:29

    Today's Quotation is care of Eudora Welty.Listen in!Subscribe to the Quarantine Tapes at quarantinetapes.com or search for the Quarantine Tapes on your favorite podcast app! One of America's most admired authors, Eudora Welty was born in Jackson, Mississippi in 1909. She was educated locally and at Mississippi State College for Women, the University of Wisconsin, and the Columbia University Graduate School of Business. She is the author of, among many other books, One Writer's Beginnings, The Robber Bridegroom, Delta Wedding, The Ponder Heart, Losing Battles, and The Optimist's Daughter which won the Pulitzer Prize in 1973. She died in 2001.From https://www.nationalbook.org/people/eudora-welty/. For more information about Eudora Welty:“Portrait in a Minute: Eudora Welty”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ESBm-Dy49A“The Quiet Greatness of Eudora Welty”: https://www.neh.gov/humanities/2014/marchapril/feature/the-quiet-greatness-eudora-welty

    The Quarantine Tapes: Quotation Shorts - Adam Phillips

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2021 0:29


    Today's Quotation is care of Adam Phillips.Listen in!Subscribe to the Quarantine Tapes at quarantinetapes.com or search for the Quarantine Tapes on your favorite podcast app!Adam Phillips (born 1954) is a British child psychotherapist, literary critic and essayist. He is known for his books dealing with topics related to psychoanalysis, including On Kissing, Being Bored and Going Sane. His book of essays, Side Effects, explores the relationship between literature and psychoanalysis. Phillips is also the general editor of the second Penguin edition of the selected works of Sigmund Freud and a contributor to the London Review of Books.From https://www.ndbooks.com/author/adam-phillips/. For more information about Adam Phillips:Previously on The Quarantine Tapes:Elizabeth Gilbert on Phillips, at 25:50: https://quarantine-tapes.simplecast.com/episodes/the-quarantine-tapes-155-elizabeth-gilbertAndrew Solomon on Phillips, at 08:53: https://quarantine-tapes.simplecast.com/episodes/the-quarantine-tapes-114-andrew-solomon“Against Self-Criticism”: ​​https://www.lrb.co.uk/the-paper/v37/n05/adam-phillips/against-self-criticism“Adam Phillips: A Life in Writing”: https://www.theguardian.com/books/2012/jun/01/adam-phillips-life-in-writing


    The Quarantine Tapes: Quotation Shorts - Iris Murdoch

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2021 0:30

    Today's Quotation is care of Iris Murdoch.Listen in!Subscribe to the Quarantine Tapes at quarantinetapes.com or search for the Quarantine Tapes on your favorite podcast app!Iris Murdoch was born in Dublin in 1919. She read Classics at Somerville College, Oxford, and after working in the Treasury and abroad, was awarded a research studentship in Philosophy at Newnham College, Cambridge. In 1948 she returned to Oxford as fellow and tutor at St Anne's College and later taught at the Royal College of Art. Until her death in 1999, she lived in Oxford with her husband, the academic and critic, John Bayley. She was made a Dame of the British Empire in 1987 and in the 1997 PEN Awards received the Gold Pen for Distinguished Service to Literature.From https://www.penguin.co.uk/authors/1006704/iris-murdoch.html?tab=penguin-biography.  For more information about Iris Murdoch:“Iris Murdoch at 100: ‘Her books ar full of passion and disaster'”: https://www.theguardian.com/books/2019/jul/13/iris-murdoch-100-books-full-passion-disaster“Iris Murdoch, The Art of Fiction No. 117”: https://www.theparisreview.org/interviews/2313/the-art-of-fiction-no-117-iris-murdoch“In Praise of Iris Murdoch”: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/03/books/in-praise-of-iris-murdoch.html

    The Quarantine Tapes: Quotation Shorts - Herta Müller

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2021 0:27

    Today's Quotation is care of Herta Müller.Listen in!Subscribe to the Quarantine Tapes at quarantinetapes.com or search for the Quarantine Tapes on your favorite podcast app!Herta Müller was born in a farming family living in Nitchidorf, outside Timisoara, Romania. Her family belonged to Romania's German-speaking minority, whose vulnerable position during the communist regime came to color her life and literary works. Müller was dismissed from her position as a translator after refusing to cooperate with the Securitate secret police, becoming a teacher and author instead. Her debut work, Niederungen (Nadirs), was published in Romania as a censored version in 1982, while uncensored copies were distributed abroad. Herta Müller went into exile in Germany in 1987.Herta Müller's literary works address an individual's vulnerability under oppression and persecution. Her works are rooted in her experiences as one of Romania's German-speaking ethnic minority. Müller describes life under Ceaușescu's regime - how dictatorship breeds a fear and alienation that stays in an individual's mind. Innovatively and with linguistic precision, she evokes images from the past. Müller's literary works are largely prosaic, although she also writes poetry.From https://www.nobelprize.org/prizes/literature/2009/muller/facts/ For more information about Herta Müller:Previously on The Quarantine Tapes:Ananya Roy on Müller, at 21:10: https://quarantine-tapes.simplecast.com/episodes/the-quarantine-tapes-106-ananya-royMona Eltahawy on Müller, at 24:53: https://quarantine-tapes.simplecast.com/episodes/the-quarantine-tapes-069-mona-eltahawy“Radka Denemarková on translating Herta Müller”: https://www.asymptotejournal.com/criticism/radka-denemarkova-on-translating-herta-muller/“Herta Müller, The Art of Fiction No. 225”: https://www.theparisreview.org/interviews/6328/the-art-of-fiction-no-225-herta-muller

    The Quarantine Tapes: Quotation Shorts - Octavia Butler

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2021 3:54

    Today's Quotation is care of Octavia Butler.Listen in!Subscribe to the Quarantine Tapes at quarantinetapes.com or search for the Quarantine Tapes on your favorite podcast app!Octavie E. Butler was a renowned African American author who received a MacArthur “Genius” Grant and PEN West Lifetime Achievement Award for her body of work. Born in Pasadena in 1947, she was raised by her mother and her grandmother.  She was the author of several award-winning novels including PARABLE OF THE SOWER (1993), which was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, and PARABLE OF THE TALENTS (1995) winner of the Nebula Award for the best science fiction novel published that year. She was acclaimed for her lean prose, strong protagonists, and social observations in stories that range from the distant past to the far future.Though the MacArthur Grant made life easier in later years, she struggled for decades when her dystopian novels exploring themes of Black injustice, global warming, women's rights and political disparity were, to say the least, not in commercial demand.  During these years of obscurity Butler, always an early riser, woke at 2 a.m. every day to write, and then went to work as a telemarketer, potato chip inspector, and dishwasher, among other things.She passed away on February 24, 2006. At the time of her death, interest in her books was beginning to rise, and in recent years, sales of her books have increased enormously as the issues she addressed in her Afro-Futuristic, feminist novels and short fiction have only become more relevant.From https://www.octaviabutler.com/theauthor For more information about Octavia Butler:Previously on The Quarantine Tapes:Lynell George on Butler, at 17:56: https://quarantine-tapes.simplecast.com/episodes/the-quarantine-tapes-021-lynell-georgeJohnny Temple on Butler, at 17:21: https://quarantine-tapes.simplecast.com/episodes/the-quarantine-tapes-167-johnny-temple“Octavia Butler: Writing Herself into the Story”: https://www.npr.org/sections/codeswitch/2017/07/10/535879364/octavia-butler-writing-herself-into-the-story“The Essential Octavia Butler”: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/15/books/review/the-essential-octavia-butler.html

    The Quarantine Tapes: Quotation Shorts - Voltaire

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2021 0:21


    Today's Quotation is care of Voltaire.Listen in!Subscribe to the Quarantine Tapes at quarantinetapes.com or search for the Quarantine Tapes on your favorite podcast app! François-Marie d'Arouet (1694–1778), better known by his pen name Voltaire, was a French writer and public activist who played a singular role in defining the eighteenth-century movement called the Enlightenment. At the center of his work was a new conception of philosophy and the philosopher that in several crucial respects influenced the modern concept of each. Yet in other ways Voltaire was not a philosopher at all in the modern sense of the term. He wrote as many plays, stories, and poems as patently philosophical tracts, and he in fact directed many of his critical writings against the philosophical pretensions of recognized philosophers such as Leibniz, Malebranche, and Descartes. He was, however, a vigorous defender of a conception of natural science that served in his mind as the antidote to vain and fruitless philosophical investigation. In clarifying this new distinction between science and philosophy, and especially in fighting vigorously for it in public campaigns directed against the perceived enemies of fanaticism and superstition, Voltaire pointed modern philosophy down several paths that it subsequently followed.From https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/voltaire/.For more information about Voltaire:“How Voltaire Went from Bastille Prisoner to Famous Playwright”: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/how-voltaire-went-bastille-prisoner-famous-playwright-180970854/“Voltaire”: https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/voltaire/


    The Quarantine Tapes: Quotation Shorts - Susan Sontag

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2021 0:33


    Today's Quotation is care of Susan Sontag.Listen in!Subscribe to the Quarantine Tapes at quarantinetapes.com or search for the Quarantine Tapes on your favorite podcast app! Susan Sontag was born in New York City on January 16, 1933, grew up in Tucson, Arizona, and attended high school in Los Angeles. She received her B.A. from the College of the University of Chicago and did graduate work in philosophy, literature, and theology at Harvard University and Saint Anne's College, Oxford.Her books, all published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux, include four novels, The Benefactor, Death Kit, The Volcano Lover, and In America; a collection of short stories, I, etcetera; several plays, including Alice in Bed and Lady from the Sea; and nine works of nonfiction, starting with Against Interpretation and including On Photography, Illness as Metaphor, Where the Stress Falls, Regarding the Pain of Others, and At the Same Time. In 1982, FSG published A Susan Sontag Reader. Her stories and essays appeared in newspapers, magazines, and literary publications all over the world, including The New York Times, The New Yorker, The New York Review of Books, The Times Literary Supplement, Art in America, Antaeus, Parnassus, The Threepenny Review, The Nation, and Granta. Her books have been translated into thirty-two languages.Among Ms. Sontag's many honors are the 2003 Peace Prize of the German Book Trade, the 2003 Prince of Asturias Prize, the 2001 Jerusalem Prize, the National Book Award for In America (2000), and the National Book Critics Circle Award forOn Photography (1978). In 1992 she received the Malaparte Prize in Italy, and in 1999 she was named a Commandeur de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French government (she had been named an Officier in the same order in 1984). Between 1990 and 1995 she was a MacArthur Fellow.Ms. Sontag died in New York City on December 28, 2004.From http://www.susansontag.com/SusanSontag/index.shtml For more information about Susan Sontag:Previously on The Quarantine Tapes:Maggie Nelson on Sontag, at 19:50: https://quarantine-tapes.simplecast.com/episodes/the-quarantine-tapes-048-maggie-nelsonRosanne Cash on Sontag, at 12:13: https://quarantine-tapes.simplecast.com/episodes/the-quarantine-tapes-015-rosanne-cash“How Susan Sontag Taught Me to Think”: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/10/08/magazine/susan-sontag.html“Susan Sontag, The Art of Fiction No. 143”: https://www.theparisreview.org/interviews/1505/the-art-of-fiction-no-143-susan-sontag


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