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T.H. White’s The Once and Future King

LANCELOT AND GUENEVER were sitting at the solar window. An observer of the present day, who knew the Arthurian legend only from Tennyson and people of that sort, would have been startled to see that the famous lovers were past … Continue reading

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Chobunsai Eishi’s 19th century thought balloon

This image of a courtesan who has fallen asleep while reading the Ise Stories (Ise Monogatari), shows her dreaming specifically of episode 12, where lovers are hiding in grasses from the guards of the provincial governor of Musashi Moor. The … Continue reading

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