Exoplanet revealed to be nothing but a large cloud of dust.
The Dead Toreador, by Édouard Manet, c. 1864. National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC.
Volume VI, Number 4 | fall 2013
Gustav Mahler set five poems from Friedrich Rückert’s Songs on the Death of Children to music between 1901 and 1904. In that time he and his wife, Alma, had two children, the eldest of whom died in 1907. About the compositions, Mahler later said, “I placed myself in the situation that a child of mine had died. When I really lost my daughter, I could not have written these songs anymore.” He died in 1911, Alma not until 1964—having twice remarried, to Bauhaus architect Walter Gropius and then to author Franz Werfel.
It is not my design to drink or sleep; my design is to make what haste I can to be gone.—Oliver Cromwell, 1658
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