What is a youth

Yesterday I saw, after a long time, a film that, as girls, my sisters loved: Zeffirelli’s adaptation of Romeo and Juliet. Older people remember that it was a hit for the adolescents of other times. Nowadays it would be unthinkable that a film of this kind would interest the directors or the degenerated youth who…

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Civilisation’s “Romance and Reality”

For an introduction to these series, see here. Below, some indented excerpts of “Romance and Reality,” the third chapter of Civilisation by Kenneth Clark, after which I offer my comments. Originally I posted this entry on April 15 of the last year, but now that I posted another entry about Spain’s Teresa of Ávila I…

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