ROBERT MOSS BLOG:
reading can bear strange fruit
Memo to self: consider your
selection of in-flight reading very carefully, especially when
it involves fantastic or darkly comic tales from Eastern Europe.
You may find you are scripting corresponding travel experiences.
This happened to me again last night, towards the end of a long
trip home from two weeks of teaching in the Czech Republic and
Estonia. At a news stand at Prague's Vaclav Havel airport, I
was surprised and delighted to find a bilingual edition of the
folktales of Karel Jaromir Erben. The title, Kytice, can be
rendered as "Bouquet" or "Posy" in English. Erben's stories,
written in verse, have held a special place in the Czech
imagination since first publication in 1853, influencing Dvořák
and many other creative minds, but have been largely unavailable
in English until now. The new edition, with translations by
Susan Reynolds, had only just been published. I snatched it up
with excitement. Not only am I trying to learn more about Czech
culture, but reading bilingual editions of poetry is one of my
favorite ways of studying a new language.
As Lady Sarashina crossed a bridge of dreams
a thousand years ago, in a slim autobiographical novel gusting
with moonlight and desire, we have a dozen dreams of an
anonymous Japanese woman who was born in Kyoto in 1008. The book
itself is untitled; sometimes it is called the Sarashina Nikki
(literally, “The Day-Record of Sarashina”). The translator of
the Penguin edition, Ivan Morris, decided to import a title from
an even older work, a poem titled, “As I Crossed a Bridge of
Dreams.” The author, whose name is unknown, belonged to a
remarkable group of Japanese women writers of the tenth and
eleventh centuries. We know almost nothing of their lives, not
even their names. A modern editor suggests that their
extraordinary accomplishments “produced an unconscious
resentment among male scholars, with the result that these
talented ladies were permanently condemned to anonymity.” One of
them was this author’s aunt, who wrote a searing tale of
jealousy, Kagero Nikki (“Gossamer Years”).
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What is Active Dreaming?
Dreaming? The phrase is a
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