4.0044 Corvinus; Metropolis (31)

Elaine Brennan & Allen Renear (EDITORS@BROWNVM.BITNET)
Mon, 14 May 90 17:44:54 EDT

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 4, No. 0044. Monday, 14 May 1990.

(1) Date: Sat, 12 May 90 15:11 PDT (12 lines)
Subject: Corvinus [eds]

(2) Date: Sat, 12 May 90 15:07 PDT (19 lines)
Subject: Metropolis [eds]

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Date: Sat, 12 May 90 15:11 PDT
Subject: Re: 4.0033 Eastern European Renaissance (48)

Actually, Maria D Birnbaum, Professor Hungarian Lang & Lit at UCLA, has
been at work for a decade on Matthias Corvinus, and if I am not
mistaken, has published the book. I would have to get out of this
program to look it up on ORION, but I can get the Bibliogrpahical entry,
if you like. She is of course from Budapest, a '56er, and has done it
all in English for the world. Anyone want the reference, or can you
suice it yourselves from ORION, at UCLA? It is online, as is Melvyl, if
I recall Humanist letters about it last year. Jascha Kessler
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Date: Sat, 12 May 90 15:07 PDT
Subject: Re: 4.0027 Metropolis and Mabuse (147)

Actually, the original METROPOLIS, with the two piano score, is being
shown at this instant (I am making a Beef minestrone),alas, at the
Goethe Institut in Los Angeles. What a fiery Joanna Baptista that
Maria was, is, and ever shall be, with that quasi-balletic
Expresionistic silent acting! What a lissome blonde, w hitedressed
(pleated tennis skirt) proselyter of revolt. And so it has come to
pass: Labor & Capital are united in West Germany as never before! When
was the last strike? A business-manager of my acquaintance is touting
investment in European mutal funds: stability is almost as sure as it
can be, for all those quasi-solcialist, welfare states have suppressed
the unions. So much for the Proletarian dreams of Marx and Engels, if
not the suppressed LaSalle. Only our Teamsters Union has it both ways:
with a gun to the heads of government, well-concealed, but then cf
Claire Sterling's studies in the big M. Kessler