An interview with me conducted by Anna Mécs.
An anti-Postmodernist essay on the treatment of historic material in two contemporary Italian works: Umberto Eco's novel `The Island of the Day Before' and Luciano Berio's `Rendering'.
An analysis of Theodor Storm's Romantic novel `Der Schimmelreiter'. Inevitably, there is some discussion of water dams, then (and still) a hot topic in Hungary. The title is of course from Mozart's `Idomeneo', another great work about man and sea.
A postscript accompanying my Hungarian translation of Werner Heisenberg's essay `Goethes Naturbild und die technisch-naturwissenschaftliche Welt' which appeared in the same volume of the journal.
Some free thoughts about Géza Ottlik's old-age writing `the Valencia Mystery'. Featuring Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Walter Pater and Imre Lakatos.
A review of László F. Földényi's (otherwise acclaimed) monograph on the cultural history of melancholy.
A commentary of a fictitious musical work: the last tragic cantata of the composer Adrian Leverkühn described in Thomas Mann's novel `Doctor Faustus'. A demonstration of how Adorno is vanquished by Monteverdi.