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Iconicity in Pushkin’s Poem: Winter Evening

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– Iconicity in Pushkin’s Poem: Winter Evening


Буря мглою небо кроет,
Вихри снежные крутя;
То, как зверь, она завоет,
То заплачет, как дитя,
То по кровле обветшалой
Вдруг соломой зашумит,
То, как путник запоздалый,

К нам в окошко застучит.
Наша ветхая лачужка
И печальна, и темна.
Что же ты, моя старушка,
Приумолкла у окна?
Или бури завываньем
Ты, мой друг, утомлена,
Или дремлешь под жужжаньем
Своего веретена?

Выпьем, добрая подружка
Бедной юности моей,
Выпьем с горя; где же кружка?
Сердцу будет веселей.
Спой мне песню, как синица
Тихо за морем жила;
Спой мне песню, как девица
За водой поутру шла.

Буря мглою небо кроет,
Вихри снежные крутя;
То, как зверь, она завоет,
То заплачет, как дитя.
Выпьем, добрая подружка
Бедной юности моей,
Выпьем с горя; где же кружка?
Сердцу будет веселей. 

Shades of Frost: A Hidden Source for Nabokov’s Pale Fire
by Abraham P. Socher
Abraham P. Socher

Abraham P. Socher was educated at UCLA, Harvard and Berkeley. He teaches Jewish and European intellectual history at Oberlin College. His essay “Shades of Frost: a Hidden Source for Nabokov’s Pale Fire” first appeared in the Times Literary Supplement. His first book, Judaism, Heresy and Philosophy: the Radical Enlightenment of Solomon Maimon, is forthcoming from Stanford University Press.


《天真的预兆》(Auguries of Innocence)

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一沙见世界 / 一花窥天堂 / 君掌盛无边,/ 刹那含永劫。

William Blake – Auguries of Innocence

To see a world in a grain of sand,
And a heaven in a wild flower,
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand,
And eternity in an hour.

A robin redbreast in a cage
Puts all heaven in a rage.
A dove-house fill’d with doves and pigeons
Shudders hell thro’ all its regions.
A dog starv’d at his master’s gate
Predicts the ruin of the state.
A horse misused upon the road
Calls to heaven for human blood.
Each outcry of the hunted hare
A fibre from the brain does tear.
A skylark wounded in the wing,
A cherubim does cease to sing.

The game-cock clipt and arm’d for fight
Does the rising sun affright.
Every wolf’s and lion’s howl
Raises from hell a human soul.
The wild deer, wand’ring here and there,
Keeps the human soul from care.
The lamb misus’d breeds public strife,
And yet forgives the butcher’s knife.
The bat that flits at close of eve
Has left the brain that won’t believe.
The owl that calls upon the night
Speaks the unbeliever’s fright.
He who shall hurt the little wren
Shall never be belov’d by men.
He who the ox to wrath has mov’d
Shall never be by woman lov’d.
The wanton boy that kills the fly
Shall feel the spider’s enmity.
He who torments the chafer’s sprite
Weaves a bower in endless night.
The caterpillar on the leaf
Repeats to thee thy mother’s grief.
Kill not the moth nor butterfly,
For the last judgement draweth nigh.
He who shall train the horse to war
Shall never pass the polar bar.
The beggar’s dog and widow’s cat,
Feed them and thou wilt grow fat.
The gnat that sings his summer’s song
Poison gets from slander’s tongue.
The poison of the snake and newt
Is the sweat of envy’s foot.
The poison of the honey bee
Is the artist’s jealousy.
The prince’s robes and beggar’s rags
Are toadstools on the miser’s bags.
A truth that’s told with bad intent
Beats all the lies you can invent.
It is right it should be so;
Man was made for joy and woe;
And when this we rightly know,
Thro’ the world we safely go.
Joy and woe are woven fine,
A clothing for the soul divine.
Under every grief and pine
Runs a joy with silken twine.
The babe is more than swaddling bands;
Every farmer understands.
Every tear from every eye
Becomes a babe in eternity;
This is caught by females bright,
And return’d to its own delight.
The bleat, the bark, bellow, and roar,
Are waves that beat on heaven’s shore.
The babe that weeps the rod beneath
Writes revenge in realms of death.
The beggar’s rags, fluttering in air,
Does to rags the heavens tear.
The soldier, arm’d with sword and gun,
Palsied strikes the summer’s sun.
The poor man’s farthing is worth more
Than all the gold on Afric’s shore.
One mite wrung from the lab’rer’s hands
Shall buy and sell the miser’s lands;
Or, if protected from on high,
Does that whole nation sell and buy.
He who mocks the infant’s faith
Shall be mock’d in age and death.
He who shall teach the child to doubt
The rotting grave shall ne’er get out.
He who respects the infant’s faith
Triumphs over hell and death.
The child’s toys and the old man’s reasons
Are the fruits of the two seasons.
The questioner, who sits so sly,
Shall never know how to reply.
He who replies to words of doubt
Doth put the light of knowledge out.
The strongest poison ever known
Came from Caesar’s laurel crown.
Nought can deform the human race
Like to the armour’s iron brace.
When gold and gems adorn the plow,
To peaceful arts shall envy bow.
A riddle, or the cricket’s cry,
Is to doubt a fit reply.
The emmet’s inch and eagle’s mile
Make lame philosophy to smile.
He who doubts from what he sees
Will ne’er believe, do what you please.
If the sun and moon should doubt,
They’d immediately go out.
To be in a passion you good may do,
But no good if a passion is in you.
The whore and gambler, by the state
Licensed, build that nation’s fate.
The harlot’s cry from street to street
Shall weave old England’s winding-sheet.
The winner’s shout, the loser’s curse,
Dance before dead England’s hearse.
Every night and every morn
Some to misery are born,
Every morn and every night
Some are born to sweet delight.
Some are born to sweet delight,
Some are born to endless night.
We are led to believe a lie
When we see not thro’ the eye,
Which was born in a night to perish in a night,
When the soul slept in beams of light.
God appears, and God is light,
To those poor souls who dwell in night;
But does a human form display
To those who dwell in realms of day.
From close reading of 阮一峰的网络日志


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Emptied thoughts in Poetics

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Poetry should not borrow heavily from music, it ought to rid itself from its influence.

Poetry should not borrow heavily from the vantage points of painting.

Merely piling up witty and pretty words is pointless in poetry.

Impressionists say ” Mother nature is like a courtesan, having been penetrated a thousand times.” Yet new comers don’t know for sure that she can’t be penetrated ten thousand times more. Number of penetrations is of no concern to us, we must discover new loving subjects and new paths to Elysium.

Poetry’s tempo and melody isn’t about words’ tonal rising and falling, withholding or outpouring, but the emotional fugue carrying within words, or the variations of their intensity.

The most importance of free-form poetry is the nuance of poetic feelings, not at all about nuance in words and sentences.

Harmoniously uniformed words and sentences can block the flow of poetic emotion, or turn the emotion into monstrous formations. By forcing poetic emotion to suit rigid, superficial and old formality, is like binding one’s feet to fit in other’s shoes. Foolish or deviant folks chop up their feet to fit in shoes, smarter ones chose suitable shoes for their feet, but the wise creates a pair of shoes that is most natural to his feet.

Poetics is not to please one sense but in all sensible beings or transcend all sensibilities.

New form in poetics must have new emotion or new expression of such motion. What we say about formality, is never about superficial orders of words, nor making new definitions by exhaustively sipping and piling up words.

It is not necessary to use new things as currents for poetic motion ( I am not against using new things), from old events and old things, we can bring forth new emotion of poetics.

Re-applying old classical form isn’t apt for opposition, if it grants us fresh emotion and juxtaposition.

Do not overtly obsessed with what is exotic and grotesque, for those won’t last long.

Poetics needs to have its own dialect on originality, but one must also embed it with cosmopolite, both can’t be without the other.

Poetics is based in reality, polished by imagination, it isn’t realistic, nor imaginitive.

Poetics must be expressive in one’s emotion, moving the other along with compassion, poetics is a living being by itself, not a non-living thing.

Emotion is hardly what’s captured by photography. Emotion can be etched out by poetic scapel. Retouching of raw emotions enlivened thousands and ten thousands manifestations.

Poem written in one language, praised only by those who speak the same language, are not poetry of poetics, that only amounts to linguistic magic at most. Goodness in true poetics lives not in the longevity of one particular lingua.


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Sept, 2016

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Salary Information*
Minimum Salary: $89,594.58
Maximum Salary: $128,496.53

The New Jersey Judiciary is seeking an experienced Information Technology professional for a challenging position as Manager of IT Infrastructure & Operations Support. As a key member of our management team, you will work collaboratively with partners across all organizational areas to develop strategies, define policies, and enforce standards that govern the expansion and operations of our complex statewide mainframe, server, and network environments. You will apply your solid expertise in large-scale n-tier data center and network continuity & disaster recovery planning and lead a rigorous program of testing and exercise of those plans. This executive will drive our objective for long-term stability and intelligent infrastructure growth including capacity planning, lifecycle management, asset management, and the analysis and presentation of financial data to assess and recommend significant IT investment decisions. Your ability to evaluate ROI, IRR, and NPV are important along with the skills to create and sustain accurate multi-year budget projections. The successful candidate will also be familiar with National Electric Code and NFPA Fire Code and have a thorough understanding of operationally critical n+1 data center supporting structure including electrical feed & distribution, chilled water systems, environmental conditioning, standby power systems, and best practices for their monitoring and maintenance. This individual will also assume responsibility for related ancillary support services that enable a consolidated focus on infrastructure planning, management, and support. Excellent leadership and communications skills are necessary for success in this position as is strong project management, problem-solving, and analytical ability.

Example of Duties

Perform strategic infrastructure and lifecycle planning in alignment with technology and business objectives
Develop policies and protocols for infrastructure and asset management
Develop comprehensive IT business continuity and data center/mainframe/network disaster recovery plans
Plan and manage large-scale disaster recovery tests and exercises
Establish procedures and controls to manage software license compliance on all processing platforms
Manage IT hardware assets including statewide receiving, warehousing, and distribution of equipment
Review and approve all statewide IT product/service purchases to ensure standards and policy compliance
Conduct financial and cost/benefit analysis to assess and recommend major technology investments
Develop and report on IT infrastructure related budget forecasts for 5-to-7 year planning windows
Coordinate and respond to any internal or outside audits of technology infrastructure spending
Ensure compliance with all internal, statutory, and regulatory requirements for protection of confidential data
Research and make recommendations on hardware/software/network products and services


Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree and seven (7) years of managerial experience, which shall have included responsibility for the management of budgets, staff, and administrative operations; development and implementation of programs, policies and procedures; and responsibility for analyzing, designing, testing and implementation to accomplish project objectives; network administration in a personal computer or local/wide area network environment; telecommunications facilities and services; database administration; system analysis; and/or software applications; and five (5) years of which shall have included supervision of professional staff.

Substitution: Applicants who do not possess the required education may substitute additional professional experience on a year for year basis with one (1) year of such experience being equal to thirty (30) semester hour credits. An Associate’s Degree and two (2) years of additional professional experience may be substituted for the required Bachelor’s Degree. A Master’s Degree may be substituted for one (1) year of experience as indicated above. A Law Degree may be substituted for two (2) years of experience as indicated above.

Supplemental Information

Driver’s License: Appointee will be required to possess a driver’s license valid in New Jersey only if the operation of a vehicle is necessary to perform essential duties of the position.

Authorization to Work: US citizenship is not required. Selected candidate must be authorized to work in the US according to Department of Homeland Security, US Citizenship and Immigration Services regulations.

Special Note: Newly hired employees must agree to a thorough background check that will include fingerprinting. All data received will be kept in strict confidence except to inform the individual of the findings and what action will be taken as a result of this information.

Residency Law: Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 52:14-7 (L. 2011, Chapter 70), also known as the “New Jersey First Act,” all persons newly hired by the Judiciary must establish, and then maintain, principal residence in the State of New Jersey.

*Minimum Salary Note: For newly hired individuals, the starting salary will normally be at the minimum of the salary range. For current Judiciary employees, salary upon promotion or advancement will be an increase of 5% of base salary or up to 15% above minimum based on experience, not to exceed the maximum of the range or the minimum salary of the band/level, whichever is greater.

The New Jersey Judiciary consists of: the Supreme Court, the Superior Court including the Appellate Division and the Trial Court of the 15 vicinages in New Jersey, the Tax Court and the Municipal Court System. The Administrative Office of the Courts provides technical assistance, operational support, training, research and development, budget and personnel coordination, and development and operation of information systems for the Courts of New Jersey.

The Judiciary of New Jersey is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
Employer Committed to Ensuring an Open Door to Justice

This book ( copyright 1997) is a relatively solitary undertaking of studying a relatively solitary American writer. All the more, therefore, I appreciate the help, advice, and encouragement so kindly and generously offered to me by a few friends, professors, and family members. Without them, I could not have completed my studies.

First of all, I must give my thanks to Governor Gaston Caperton, who not only has supported me in studying Pearl S. Buck at West Virginia University but also has been encouraging me to study English and the Western culture ever since we met at Beijing Normal University in the autumn of 1979.

I am also grateful to Professor R.W.B. Lewis of Yale University, who first gave me a hand to make it possible for me to be a visiting scholar and to do research work in this country. He has continuously given me advice and encouragement to study Pearl S. Buck, among other American writers.

I am in debt to Professor Avery Gaskins, the director of my dissertation committee, and to Professor Wesley Bagby, Professor William French, Professor Frank Scafella, and Professor Hayden Ward, all members of the committee, who have gone out of their way to direct my studies of a subject unpopular in the academic world. I thank them for giving me confidence when I desperately needed it and for offering me valuable advice on how to improve my dissertation. I should also mention Professor Rudolph Almasy, Professor Patrick Conner, Professor Elaine Ginsberg, and Professor Arthur Buck, whose advice and assistance helped me keep working on my dissertation from which this book is converted.

Among many professors in Beijing Normal University, I want to thank Professor Nengjee Shih as a representative teacher, from whom I learned more English than from any other professors. I also want to thank Professor Hsingju Yuan, who alone expressed regret but understanding of the decision I made under the stern circumstances of 1989, for this book is one of the fruits of thatdecision.

My special thanks are due to Wei Zhang and Yanping Liu, who took care of my son Ruofan Liao in China for more than five years so that I could go on with my studies in this country without being crushed by worries for my son, who, more than anyone else, kept my hope alive.

I feel especially obliged to Rui Jiang, who came to me with love and care in the most difficult time of my life. No words can fully express my gratitude to her, who helped me in every possible way to continue and complete this book.

Finally and most important, I am deeply grateful to my father Dong-hsian Liao, who, besides all the love and duties a father shows to and performs for his son, cultivated my desire for learning and helped me, if not forced me, to develop the habit of studying science at the time when studying anything other than Mao’s works was a crime. Without my father’s extraordinary effort to train me and to teach me, I would have remained a worker in a small factory.

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