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O monstro

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Translated by Lawrence

Ele era um homenzinho pequenino, com uma cabeça grande demais para seu corpo — um homenzinho adoentado. Ele sofria dos nervos. Ele tinha problemas de pele. Para ele, era uma agonia ter que usar qualquer coisa próximo à pele que fosse mais áspera do que a seda. E ele tinha ilusões de grandeza.  Read more …

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Edward Elgar

Sir Edward Elgar in 1931

Sir Edward Elgar (1857–1934) photographed in 1931

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Editor’s Note:

This is the transcript by L. and D.H. of Jonathan Bowden’s talk on Edward Elgar, which you can listen to with musical examples here. Please post any corrections below as comments.   

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Richard Millet the Accuser:
The Éléments Interview

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MilletInterviewed by Alain de Benoist, Fabrice Valclérieux, and Pierre Le Vigan

Translated by Giuliano Adriano Malvicini

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The Wagnerian Drama

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Houston Stewart Chamberlain
The Wagnerian Drama
Edited by Alex Kurtagić
London: The Palingenesis Project, 2013
188 pages

hardcover only: $35

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Toward a Right-Wing Hauntology:
Mark Fisher’s Ghosts of My Life

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Mark Fisher
Ghosts of My Life: Writings on Depression, Hauntology and Lost Futures
Winchester, UK: Zero Books, 2014

Jacques Derrida’s Specters of Marx was an attempt to resurrect Marxism. Published in 1993, just after the fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of communism across Eastern Europe, Specters of Marx was an attempt to disrupt the apparent flow of historical progression Read more …

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The Hero at 150 
Remembering Richard Strauss:
June 11, 1864–September 8, 1949

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In addition to being the fourth anniversary of Counter-Currents going online, June 11, 2014 was the 150th birthday of Richard Strauss, the German Romantic composer and conductor. Strauss belonged to the last generation of the Romantic era, along with such composers as Edward Elgar (1857–1934), Giacomo Puccini (1858–1924), Gustav Mahler (1860–1911), Jean Sibelius (1865–1957), Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872–1958), and Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873–1943).  Read more …

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Remembering Richard Wagner:
May 22, 1813–February 13, 1883

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Richard Wagner was born 201 years ago today in Leipzig in the kingdom of Saxony. He died on February 13, 1883 in Venice. As an artist, intellectual, author, and cultural force, Wagner has left an immense metapolitical legacy, which is being evaluated and appropriated in the North American New Right. I wish to draw your attention to the following writings which have been published at Counter-Currents/North American New RightRead more …

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Edward Elgar

Edward Elgar, 1857–1934

Edward Elgar, 1857–1934

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The Counter-Currents 2013 Fall Fundraiser 
My Ten Favorite Books of 2013

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Dear Friend of Counter-Currents:

Since our last update, we received fourteen new donations totaling $945, for which we are most grateful. That means that our total is $41,410.29, which means that we are now $8,589.71 away from our annual goal of $50,000.

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Remembering Benjamin Britten:
November 22, 1913–December 4, 1976

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Benjamin Britten, the English composer, conductor, and pianist and the founder of the Aldeburgh Festival, was born 100 years ago today in the Suffolk fishing port of Lowestoft.

Britten’s father was a dentist, who provided his four children with a middle-class upbringing and education. His mother came from a musical family. Read more …

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