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The Warsaw Concerto

Echoes of the classical past in modern Poland.

May 21, 2007, Vol. 12, No. 34 • By COLIN FLEMING
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"Oh how sublime the peace of a fatal blow," he wrote in a series of elegies--at once a truism, terror, call to repose, maxim, and public shaming of a government whose people Herbert sought to render as no less than modern tragedians, oppressed by
the fates.

Colin Fleming, who writes for Art in America, is finishing a novel.