Monthly archive: August 2008

Mulher Póstuma

Posted by on 26 Aug 2008 at 15:03 in Arte, Pessoas

Se Nietzsche é o homem póstumo, Lou Salomé é, com certeza, a mulher póstuma. Amiga, aluna, amante, musa e inspiradora de vários gênios de sua época, entre eles Nietzsche, Paul Rée, Rilke, Wagner e Freud. Escreveu livros, poemas e dedicou-se à psicanálise. Alias foi a quem Freud confiou o tratamento de sua filha. Ponho aqui um dos poemas de Lou que Nietzsche musicou: Hino à Vida

Claro, como se ama um amigo
Eu te amo, vida enigmática
Que me tenhas feito exultar ou chorar,
Que me tenhas trazido felicidade ou sofrimento,
Amo-te com toda a tua crueldade,
E se deves me aniquilar,
Eu me arrancarei de teus braços
Como alguém se arranca do seio de um amigo.
Com todas as minhas forças te aperto!
Que tuas chamas me devorem,
No fogo do combate, permite-me
Sondar mais longe teu mistério.
Ser, pensar durante milênios!
Encerra-me em teus dois braços:
Se não tens mais alegria a me ofertar
Pois bem – restam-te teus tormentos.

Posthumous Woman

Posted by on 26 Aug 2008 at 00:08 in Art, People

♫ The Mary Onettes – The Laughter ♫

If Nietzsche is the posthumous man, Lou Salome surely is the posthumous woman. Friend, pupil, lover, muse and an inspiration to many geniuses of her time, like Nietzsche, Paul Rée, Rilke, Wagner and Freud. She wrote books, poems and dedicated Escreveu livros, poemas e devoted her life to psychoanalysis. It was. Lou was the one whom Freud trusted the treatment of his own daughter. Here is one of her poems, which Nietzsche put to music: Hymn To Life.
Surely, a friend loves a friend the way
That I love you, enigmatic life —
Whether I rejoiced or wept with you,
Whether you gave me joy or pain.

I love you with all your harms;
And if you must destroy me,
I wrest myself from your arms,
As a friend tears himself away from a friend’s breast.

I embrace you with all my strength!
Let all your flames ignite me,
Let me in the ardor of the struggle
Probe your enigma ever deeper.

To live and think millennia!
Enclose me now in both your arms:
If you have no more joy to give me —
Well then—there still remains your pain.

Swedish Sounds

Posted by on 22 Aug 2008 at 13:06 in Music
If you are anything like me, you will love The Mary Onettes. These swedes make tunes in the likes of The Cure, The Smiths, Joy Division e with an 80’s feeling. After hearing one of their songs on Grey’s Anatomy and got the whole album and haven’t stopped listening to it. Last week I ordered the CD and the EP from their label: Labrador. I highly recommend it.