From Franco Moretti, “Operationalizing; or, the Function of Measurement in Literary Theory,” New Left Review 84 November/December 2013
Old Whore’s Diet [feat. Antony Hegarty] - Rufus Wainwright. From Want Two (2004). Footage from The Blood of a Poet (Le Sang d’un Poète) directed by Jean Cocteau (1930).
From Maurice Sendak and Tony Kushner’s Brundibar
Adapted from the opera by Hans Krása and Adolf Hoffmeister
The legend of Junior Braithwaite is that he came into the studio, sang a single song—one written by Bunny Wailer, or Wailers as they still call him in Trench Town (“B. Wailers,” it says on the original disc), a song called “It Hurts to Be Alone.” And that the song was astonishing, that it was heartbreaking, that it was immortal. That the lyrics were so elemental they could have been by ABBA or by Sappho.
—John Jeremiah Sullivan, “That Chop on the Upbeat”