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Kalevala (4): Musical Influence and Jean Sibelius

The Kalevala was recognized as a work of enormous cultural importance in Finland when it was first published, but its influence spread far beyond the pages of the book itself, and not only in literary spheres.  Many lovers of music … Continue reading

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The Heart of the Blues

Themes in “Sonny’s Blues” by James Baldwin “Sonny’s Blues” is a short story about two brothers in Harlem, New York, who are torn apart and finally reunited by jazz. At least superficially, that is. Such a description of course does … Continue reading

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