Tag Archives: 1909


1909: Futurist Manifesto

Just a few years ago, museums and publications around the world marked the 100th anniversary of Futurism, a movement born as a manifesto written and published on the front page of the Parisian newspaper Le Figaro in 1909. The author and proponents of the Futurist Manifesto, F.T. Marinetti and friends, did not so much predict […]


1909: The New Woman *200th Post*

Why is it, I wonder, that whenever a woman is unmarried, and ventures to express an opinion of her own these days, men put on that expression you are putting on now and call her the New Woman?                                                                 – Barry Unsworth, The Rage of the Vulture Two young women, worlds apart, the one in England […]

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Quotable: Sigmund Freud

It seemed to me almost indecent in a country which is devoted to practical aims to make my appearance as a ‘dream-interpreter,’ before you could possibly know the importance that can attach to this antiquated and derided art. The interpretation of dreams is in fact the royal road to a knowledge of the unconscious. Only […]