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Sunday, October 30, 2011

12:04AM

- Magnus Uggla, "Den tatuerade generationen" (2004) - Columbia
- Serge Gainsbourg, "Comic Strip" (1966-1969) - Mercury
- Liszt, Piano Concertos 1 and 2 (Rose; Saccani, Budapest Philharmonic Orchestra) - VoxBox
- Maugham, "The Painted Veil"
- Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, "A Scandal in Bohemia"
- "Sverige", SVT - intervju med Henning Mankell
- Greg Egan, "Incandescence"


Sunday, September 11, 2011

11:36PM

- Bryant, O'Hallaron, "Computer Systems" (Chapter 4) [hardware circuits that act on words, memory and clocking, implementation of Y86 instructions]
- Per Olof Sundsman, "Undersökningen"
- Charles Dickens, "Hard Times"
- Лев Толстой, "Война и мир"
- Schumann, Piano Works (Berd Glemser) [Sonata No. 2, Nachtstücke, etc] - Naxos
- Trettioåriga Kriget, "Trettioåriga Kriget" (1974)
- Herbert Simon, "Administrative Behavior", 4th edition
- Bertrand Russell, "A History of Western Philosophy" (Chapter XXVI: "Cynics and Skeptics")

6:45PM - A view from my office


Wednesday, August 31, 2011

10:23PM

После более чем годового мучения бросил "Доктора Живаго" на половине.


Быт, быт и еще раз быт.
Проблемы рабочего класса.
Ни единого интересного персонажа.
Сумбурный сюжет.
Топорный стиль с намеками на поэзию, но все равно топорный.





 

Sunday, August 28, 2011

11:40PM

 The most "notorious" Popes (наиболее "отличившиеся"), selon Lozinsky: 

Стефан III (767-772) = Stephen III = Étienne III 
* убил, между прочим, лангобардского представителя в Риме священника Вальдиперта 
* по его указанию казнены руководители антилангобардской партии в Риме

Лев III (795-816) = Leo III = Léon III 
* авантюрист уголовного характера 
* обвинялся в разврате, нарушении клятв и других преступлениях 
* был жестоко избит недовольными его правлением 

Сергий II (844-847) = Sergius II = Sérge II 
* расцвет симонии, продажности церкви и крайнего распутства духовенста
* грабеж, сильнейшая эксплуатация и открыто совершаемые убийства 

Лев IV (847-855) = Leo IV = Léon IV 
* как пиявка, высосал из народа последние соки 
* тратил огромные суммы на роскошь и пиршества, которым необузданно предавался 

To be continued...

12:57AM

- Сергей Довлатов, "Заповедник"
- Сергей Довлатов, "Блеск и нищета русской литературы" (выступление)
- Сергей Довлатов, "Будущее русской литературы в эмиграции" (выступление)
- Сергей Довлатов, "Дар органического беззлобия" (интервью)
- Charles Dickens, "Hard Times"
- Edward Wagenknecht, "Cavalcade of the English novel"
- Deep Purple, "Machine Head" (1972)
- Brahms, "Piano Concerto No. 2" (Barenboim/Barbirolli) - EMI
- W. A. Mozart, Piano Concertos 18 and 19 (Barenboim/Berliner Philharmoniker) - Teldec
- Mankell, "Mördare utan ansikte"
- Bryant, O'Hallaron, "Computer Systems" (Chapter 3)

Сергей Довлатов, "Заповедник":

"В разговоре с женщиной есть один болезненный момент. Ты приводишь факты, доводы, аргументы. Ты взываешь к логике и здравому смыслу. И неожиданно обнаруживаешь, что ей противен сам звук твоего голоса..."

Sunday, August 21, 2011

9:29PM

- Aktuellt
- Scriabin, "The Preludes", Vol. 1 (Paul Komen) - Globe
- Scarlatti, Selected sonatas (Ivo Pogorelich) - DG
- "Computer Systems", Chapter 3
- Bocherini, Symphonies 1, 3, 4 (Leppard; New Philharmonia Orchestra) - Philips
- Бунин, "Натали"
- Beethoven, Symphony No. 6 (Cluytens; Berliner Philharmoniker) - EMI
- Godard, "Made in the USA"
- Perec, "La vie : mode d'emploi"



9:26PM

Jean-Luc Godard, "Made in U.S.A" (1966)











Monday, August 15, 2011

1:16AM

- Flaubert, "Salammbô"
- Bryant & O'Hallaron, "Computer systems" (chapter 2)
- J. S. Bach, Complete organ works, CD 11 (Walter Kraft)
- Russell, "A History of Western Philosophy" (Chapter XXI: "Aristotle's Politics")
- С. Г. Лозинский, "История папства"

Saturday, August 13, 2011

11:02PM

Aristotle (according to Russell): friendship is only possible between the good, and it is impossible to be friends with many people.

What does Facebook think about it?

10:18PM - Aristotle's magnanimous man: a perfect snob (following Bertrand Russell):

 - ... and at honours that are great and conferred by good men he will be moderately pleased, thinking that he is combing by his own or even less than his own... yet he will at any rate accept it since they have nothing greater to bestow on him; but honour from casual people and on trifling grounds he will despise
- ... magnanimous men are thought to be disdainful.
- ... but he will face great dangers ... knowing that there are conditions on which life is not worth having.
- And he is the sort of man to confer benefits, but he is ashamed of receiving them... It is the mark of the magnanimous man to ask for nothing or scarcely nothing, but to give help readily
- He must also be open in his hate and in his love...
- Not is he given to admiration, for to him nothing is great...
- Nor is he a gossip; for he will speak neither about himself nor about another, since he cares not to be praised nor for others to be blamed.
- Such, then, is the magnanimous man; the man who falls short of him is unduly humble, and the man who goes beyond him is vain.

Russell comments: "One shudders to think what a vain man would be like."

5:45PM

Профессор из Швеции с обыкновенной скандинавской фамилией Сведеборг.

4:38PM - Petar Žegarac, "Att bli äkta svensk"

 Att spara mest, kan du helt enkelt låta håret falla ned utefter ryggen. Om du vill ha kortklippt, kan du också spara pengar på följande sätt. Ta en större kastrull, stjälp den över huvudet rakt ner till ögonen och be någon att klippa håret runt kastrullen. Det är inte bara billigast, det är också den modernaste frisyr à la gamla vikingar.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

12:29AM

 Братья Стругацкие, "Волны гасят ветер"

Визит Колдуна с планеты Саракш в харьковский Институт Чудаков.

ГАЙДАЙ. ...Голос у него, надо сказать, довольно противный, как у сварливой ведьмы.
Я. Кстати, на каком языке вы с ним говорили?
ГАЙДАЙ. Представьте себе, на украинском!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

11:04PM

- Bruckner, Symphony No. 5 (Paternostro; Württembergische Philharmonie Reutlingen)
- Mahler, Symphony No. 4 (Sir Colin Davis; Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks)
- Liszt, Sacred Music Transcriptions (Philip Thomson) - Vol. 9 (Naxos)
- Dickens, "Hard Times"
- Petar Žegarac, "Att Bli Äkta Svensk"
- Georges Perec, "La vie : mode d'emploi"
- Стругацкие, "Волны гасят ветер"

Saturday, August 6, 2011

10:56PM - Les romans polyphoniques

- Smollett, "Peregrine Pickle"
- Sterne, "A Sentimenal Journey through France and Italy"
- Sterne, "Tristram Shandy"
- Достоевский, "Бесы"
- Достоевский, "Братья Карамазовы"
- Perec, "La vie : mode d'emploi"
- Nabokov, "Pale Fire"
- Nabokov, "Ada"
- Набоков, "Дар"
- Proust, "Du côté de chez Swann"
- Чернышевский, "Что делать?"
- Maugham, "Of Human Bondage"
- Dickens, "Bleak House"
- Rabelais, "Pantagruel"
- Kundera, "Nesnesitelná lehkost bytí"
- Kundera, "La lenteur"
- Diderot, "Jacques le fataliste"
- Barbery, "L'elégance du hérisson"
- Céline, "Voyage au bout de la nuit"
- Camus, "La chute"
- Giono, "Le roi sans divertissement"
- Bernanos, "Monsieur Ouine"

Friday, August 5, 2011

12:16AM

- Science (No. 5972 from 19 March 2010), "An Evolving View of Saturn's Dynamic Rings"
- Zola, "Au Bonheur des Dames"
- Бунин, "Генрих" (из цикла "Темные аллеи")
- Per Olof Sundman, "Undersökningen"
- Svendsen, Symphony No. 1 (Jansons; Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra) - EMI
- Rakhmaninov, Piano Concerto No. 1 (Ashkenazy, Haitink; Concertgebouw Orchestra) - London
- J.S. Bach, The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book II, No. 1-12 (Gould) - Sony
- Russell, "A History of Western Philosophy" (Knowledge and perception in Plato, Aristotle's metaphysics)

Sunday, July 31, 2011

9:10PM

Zola, "Au Bonheur des Dames"

Chapitre XI, la conversation entre Vallagnosc et Mouret:

Mouret: "Crever pour crever, je préfère crever de passion que de crever d'ennui!"
Vallagnosc: "... et si l'on ne se tuait pas, c'était par simple paresse, pour éviter de se déranger... Pourquoi vouloir ou ne pas vouloir, puisque jamais ça ne tournait comme on le désirait?... I'll n'y a peut-être que le mal qui soit un peu drôle."

Friday, July 29, 2011

12:13AM

Bertrand Russell, "A History of Western Philosophy"
Chapter XV: "The Theory of Ideas"

"William James describes a man who got the experience from laughing-gas; whenever he was under its influence, he knew the secret of the universe, but when he came to, he had forgotten it. At last, with immense effort, he wrote down the secret before the vision had faded. When completely recovered, he rushed to see what he had written. It was: 'A smell of petroleum prevails throughout'."

"It is noteworthy that modern Platonists, almost without exception, are ignorant of mathematics, in spite of the immense importance that Plato attached to arithmetic and geometry, and the immense influence that they had on his philosophy. This is an example of the evils of specialization: a man must not write on Plato unless he has spent so much of his youth on Greek as to have no time for the things that Plato thought important."

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

8:14PM

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