Beethoven Awareness Month (Bourgeois)

November is “Beethoven Awareness Month” at WQXR in New York, which means all Beethoven all the time online at Check it out, especially as you sit down to read your Hegel or your Wissenschaft des Judentums. Nighttime or daytime, it’s the same zeitgeist, stormy and gemütlich all at once. I took these pictures on a walk through the “Literary Walk” at the Mall in Central Park, a couple of weeks ago when the foliage was still up. I have since learned that the  lines that shape the Mall  are the only straight lines in Central Park designed by Olmstead and Vaux, whose own vision was neo-romantic. To understand the difference between romantic and neo-romantic is to understand something basic about the built-world and thought world which we inhabit.

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Zachary Braiterman is Professor of Religion in the Department of Religion at Syracuse University. His specialization is modern Jewish thought and philosophical aesthetics.
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