New PDF release: My Paper Chase: True Stories of Vanished Times

By Harold Evans

In My Paper Chase, Harold Evans recounts the wild and beautiful story of newspapering existence. His tale stretches from the Nineteen Thirties to his provider in WWII, via cities mammoth and rancid the map. He discusses his ardour for the crusading kind of reportage he championed, his clashes with Rupert Murdoch, and his fight to exploit journalism to raised the lives of these much less lucky. There's a star-studded solid and a drastically bright experience of what as soon as used to be: the lead kind, the scent of the presses, eccentrics all through, and offended editors screaming over the intercoms. My Paper Chase tells the tale of Evans's nice loves: newspapers and Tina Brown, the brilliant, younger journalist who grew to become his spouse.

In an age while newspapers in every single place are lower than hazard, My Paper Chase is not only an excellent recounting of an grand existence, yet a nostalgic trip in black and white.

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Kerdyk) (1936). This work does not appear in the Thiriet worklist given in the New Grove (second edition). 34 Trois thèmes se varient, se disloquent de la façon la plus inattendue, sur des rythmes de gavotte, de valse ou de blues. Deux petits emprunts moqueurs (du Massenet et du Wagner à la blague) sont bien en situation. Décors, costumes, acteurs, tout est étonnant de fantaisie dégingandée, de raideur tragi-comique. 35 Deux personnages: Monsieur, Madame. Derrière eux, leurs pensées prennent forme en diverses apparitions.

On est bien obligé de répondre: non. Non, elle n’est pas en avance; elle est même tristement, piteusement, stupidement en retard. C’est normal, et il en a toujours été ainsi; mais jamais, jamais ce retard n’a été aussi flagrant. C’est pourquoi il faut soutenir énergiquement ceux – et ils sont en nombre infime: trois ou quatre dans le monde entier – ceux qui essayent de rattraper un peu de terrain. Or, je viens de lire une œuvre, une simple suite de pièces pour piano, qui, par la nouveauté de son écriture, la singularité de son esthétique, semble répondre à ces aspirations.

Le poème de Maeterlinck était déjà loin du conte de Perrault. La musique de Dukas en est plus loin encore. Cet homme, nourri de Descartes, Kant et Schopenhauer, doué d’une sensibilité nerveuse très réelle, était vraiment taillé tout exprès pour ce sujet sévère! Voyons maintenant l’ossature thématique des deux pages les plus émues du 3e acte. Nous y vérifierons encore les quelques commentaires que j’ai donnés plus haut des idées philosophiques encloses dans l’œuvre. 1er page: Ariane vient de trancher les derniers liens, Barbe-bleue est libre.

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