Episode 10: Lush Lithuanian Lancelot

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What will the aunts say to a Lancelot facing off against the ravages of time?

Listen to this episode as we wax autumnal about aging, Dylan Thomas, Dorian Gray, and whether or not we are aging gracefully.

A Portrait of Dorian Gray, painted by Ivan Albright

A Portrait of Dorian Gray, painted by Ivan Albright

Note: Hadley made a mistake she wishes to correct here. The novel of the same name was not the ekphrastic work, the portrait was an ekphrasis of the painting. Oops. Oh, well! Shrug.

Some other vittles from this episode can be found below.

  1. Take a look at Advanced Style

  2. This Dylan Thomas poem, which our friend pointed out was also featured in the film, “Dangerous Minds,” gets a spotlight:

    Do not go gentle into that good night,
    Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
    Rage, rage against the dying of the light.
    Though wise men at their end know dark is right,
    Because their words had forked no lightning they
    Do not go gentle into that good night.
    Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright
    Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay,
    Rage, rage against the dying of the light.
    Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight,
    And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way,
    Do not go gentle into that good night.
    Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight
    Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay,
    Rage, rage against the dying of the light.
    And you, my father, there on that sad height,
    Curse, bless, me now with your fierce tears, I pray.
    Do not go gentle into that good night.
    Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

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