Letters to the Editor

 

Dear Editor,

 

I continue to look forward to your column. 

 

Bob,

NYC, USA


 

I really enjoyed the Bob Dylan selections. I recently purchased the soundtrack from the HBO show No Way Home.  As I was listening to some of the songs like “The Times they are a Changin'”, I felt that Dylan must have been channeling from a higher intelligence.  He is truly a genius in his ability to have done that. It is interesting that as I listened to Masters of War, the image of VP Cheney (The Puppetmaster) came to me.  Dylan was far ahead of his time.

I love the photos that you select for your homepage.  You should archive them so that people can revisit them.

Neil Porter

Good idea. We're working on it. Thanks. [Ed.]


 

Greetings Frank,

Again, thanks for a fantastic addition and edition!

I have for some time now also added a link to my website to Southern Cross Review: www.fourhares.com/spiritualscience/spiritualscience.html, but am simply here wanting to send a thank you for a fantastic regular addition to the world!

 

Kind regards

Jean-Michel David


 

Please add me to your subscription list.  How in the world do you put out a fine magazine free of charge?

 

Marcia Murray


 

Hello Friend Frank!

 

Thank you very much for your work! Please excuse me for wondering how you work can survive, seeing that the Rudolf Steiner Archive is just being rescued for staying online for only another three months!

 

Sincerely,

Ghamin Siu


To answer the last two mails I can only say that our costs are low, that we have other sources of income and we are motivated by the love of the game. [Ed.]


Frank, Re: “One of my favorite poems is offered this month: T. S. Eliot’s Four Quartets – which for some reason are quintets.”

This is why five: you mixed the movements with the quartets . Since the following is rather well known to Eliot admirers, you might want to alter your introduction !! ...And by the way, op.132 in A minor is quartet number 15.
From "The Guardian":
"Beethoven composed his string quartet, Opus 132 in A minor, in the winter of 1824-52. He was 54 and recovering from a serious bowel condition from which he had nearly died. As a result, he entitled the central movement ‘a song of thanksgiving ... offered to the divinity by a convalescent’, and the second section of this movement bears the inscription: ‘Feeling new strength.’
”Over 100 years later, in March 1931, TS Eliot, aged 47, wrote to Stephen Spender: ‘I have the A minor Quartet on the gramophone, and I find it quite inexhaustible to study. There is a sort of heavenly, or at least more than human gaiety, about some of his later things which one imagines might come to oneself as the fruit of reconciliation and relief after immense suffering; I should like to get something of that into verse before I die.’ Eliot began the Four Quartets in 1935 and worked on it for years, finishing it in 1941. Whereas the composer wrote one quartet, with five movements, the poet wrote four pieces, each divided into five sections."

John Kato, Buenos Aires