I still had the Piedmontese capital in my mind; the monarchic city
with its piazzas inhabited by scientists and kings, by politicians and by warriors
motionless in tired and solemn poses on their pedestals of stone, I still had in
mind all of the strange lyricism of its fateful geometric construction.
—Giorgio de Chirico
Selections from the APS Archive
These July days we are either on the beach, or at our desks dreaming about it. Our new collection of features from the archive is also in a summer mood: from beach vacations to seaside journeys, these pieces are unlocked and open for all to read in the coming weeks.
Journey Along the Sea Road | APS No. 26
A Buddhist monk goes sightseeing along the Japanese coast in the thirteenth century, and launches a new genre along the way: the literary travel journal. Meredith McKinney's translation of "Journey Along the Sea Road" was featured in APS No. 26: "Each one of us / may run our different course / yet that road we run on / is the same for all."
Holy Week Vacation | APS No. 16
"On the way there he turned on the radio and stuttered out the words to the songs, hardly opening his mouth; all the songs spoke of love, betrayals, and sorrow": Joel Streicker's translation of "Holy Week Vacation," Guillermo Fadanelli's account of a family's trip to the beach, appeared in APS No. 16.