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Old 01-24-2019, 03:26 PM   #41 (permalink)
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Old 05-18-2022, 07:09 PM   #42 (permalink)
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Unsure if I’m placing this in the right section.
'Circle of Life' By Ndlovu Youth Choir


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Old 05-18-2022, 09:20 PM   #43 (permalink)
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Yep, right section, Ayn, but we already have a thread dedicated to South African music here:-

https://www.musicbanter.com/country-...ic-thread.html

Or if you want to share your enthusiasm for just one song from any country in the world, regulars usually post them in one of these two threads:-

https://www.musicbanter.com/country-...on-thread.html
https://www.musicbanter.com/country-...-rotation.html

It keeps this section of the forum tidier, I suppose, than having a new thread for each song.
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Old 05-19-2022, 02:12 AM   #44 (permalink)
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Off topic but who was Sybille Bedford ?
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Old 05-19-2022, 06:37 AM   #45 (permalink)
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Thanks for asking! She was a writer, active from the 50s through to the 80s. Today it's possible that her life is seen as more exciting than her books: she was buffeted around Europe by the Second World War, meeting various famous writers and ending up for a while in California. If, like me, you enjoy a bit of celeb gossip, you might be amused by these details that come from her Wikipedia page:-

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Sybille entered a marriage of convenience with an English Army officer, Walter "Terry" Bedford (an ex-boyfriend of a former manservant of W. H. Auden's) and obtained a British passport. With assistance from Aldous and Maria Huxley, Bedford left France for America in advance of the German invasion of 1940. She followed the Huxleys to California and spent the rest of World War II in the United States.

[After the war] Bedford spent the remainder the 1940s living in France and Italy. During this time she had a love affair with an American woman, Evelyn W. Gendel, who left her husband for Bedford and became a writer and editor herself. In the 1950s Bedford became Martha Gellhorn's confidante.
My five cents is that Martha Gellhorn's grass-roots journalism makes for better reading today than Sybille Bedford's books, which don't quite shake off the atmosphere of privilege with which she was surrounded. Still, Sybille could come up with a good one-liner, which is why I have that quote of hers: written in her notebook while on a long train journey, isn't it a question that we are all perpetually asking ourselves?
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Old 05-19-2022, 04:27 PM   #46 (permalink)
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"Am I enjoying this moment? I know of it and perhaps that is enough." - Sybille Bedford, 1953
My advancing dementia means I sometimes don’t ‘know’ the moment, let alone getting to ask the question.
QUOTE=Lisnaholic;2205275]Thanks for asking! She was a writer, active from the 50s through to the 80s. Today it's possible that her life is seen as more exciting than her books: she was buffeted around Europe by the Second World War, meeting various famous writers and ending up for a while in California. If, like me, you enjoy a bit of celeb gossip, you might be amused by these details that come from her Wikipedia page:-



My five cents is that Martha Gellhorn's grass-roots journalism makes for better reading today than Sybille Bedford's books, which don't quite shake off the atmosphere of privilege with which she was surrounded. Still, Sybille could come up with a good one-liner, which is why I have that quote of hers: written in her notebook while on a long train journey, isn't it a question that we are all perpetually asking ourselves?[/QUOTE]
Thanks. I’ll track down Martha Gellhorn’s journalism. This far I haven’t dug up a hard copy collection of her articles from the web. Any suggestions?
"- - - - an ex-boyfriend of a former manservant of W. H. Auden” There’s an obscure claim to celebrity.

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Old 05-21-2022, 08:04 AM   #47 (permalink)
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Thanks. I’ll track down Martha Gellhorn’s journalism. This far I haven’t dug up a hard copy collection of her articles from the web. Any suggestions?
"- - - - an ex-boyfriend of a former manservant of W. H. Auden” There’s an obscure claim to celebrity.
Yes, that claim to fame made me smile too!

As for Gellhorn online, the only place I looked was amazon, where she has several books still in print, and youtube, which has this reading of some of her writing:-


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On topic: Some links in this thread have expired, so I thought I'd bring at least one back to life. This is from an album recommended by Psy-Fi, "Totum" by Abstract Truth. The album takes a light, jazzy look at various well known songs, mainly from USA and Britain, but with little or nothing from traditional SA sources.

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Yes, that claim to fame made me smile too!
As for Gellhorn online, the only place I looked was amazon, where she has several books still in print, and youtube, which has this reading of some of her writing:-

Thanks. I placed my order.

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Old 05-22-2022, 06:32 AM   #49 (permalink)
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Did you really, Ayn ? I'm flattered that you should follow up on a rec from me, and I hope you like what arrives. As you may've noticed from the youtube clip, she focuses on the impact of world events on ordinary people. I've only read her articles about WWII, but I think she has a book about the US Dustbowl too.

By the way, if you want a quote in your post to look right, you have to close it at the end with: [/QUOTE]
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