Monthly Archives: March 2016

The Bucentaur

Jenkins listens to a Venetian singer with Dr. Emily Brightman and reflects: At the beginning of the century, Marinetti and the Futurists had wanted to make a fresh start — whatever that might mean — advocating, among other projects, filling … Continue reading

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King Cophetua and the Beggar Maid

Jenkins visits Trapnel and Pamela Fitton in their apartment: He [Trapnel] gave her one of those ‘adoring looks’ that Lermontov says means so little to women. Pamela stared back at him with an expression of complete detachment. I thought of┬áKing … Continue reading

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The Modigliani Drawing

Jenkins and Roddy Cutts return with Widmerpool to his flat. Pamela Fitton is not up and about yet. Widmerpool glanced around┬áthe room and made a gesture of simulated exasperation. ‘She’s been altering the pictures again. Pam loves doing that — … Continue reading

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The Roosevelt Statue

In the House of Commons, Jenkins and Cutts happen upon Widmerpool, who says: I’m glad to come on you both. First of all, my dear Cutts, I wanted to approach you regarding a little non-party project I have on hand … Continue reading

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