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By Jacques Barzun

In this abridgment of his enormous learn, Berlioz and the Romantic Century, Jacques Barzun recounts the occasions and striking achievements of the good composer's lifestyles opposed to the history of the romantic period. because the writer eloquently demonstrates, Berloiz was once an archetype whose future used to be the tale of an age, the incarnation of a creative variety and a ancient spirit. "In order to appreciate the 19th century, it's necessary to comprehend Berlioz," notes W. H. Auden, "and with a purpose to comprehend Berlioz, it's necessary to learn Professor Barzun."

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The interviews were semistructured and involved questions related to the formation and content of their sexual preferences. Attention was given to gathering narratives of their sexual/romantic histories. In the course of these discussions, an array of insights regarding the connections between these preferences and migration emerged. 5 One of her white female interviewees summed up this state of affairs by describing Japan as a “romantic wasteland” because Western women in Japan feel “totally ignored” (101) since “most Western men are involved with Japanese women, and are often said to be romantically unresponsive to Western women” (203).

Although he is still recovering from a divorce after a 10-year marriage to a white woman in the United States, and having recently returned to Japan to regroup, Hiro is nonetheless working toward a job transfer to a Western country. His sexual indifference to Japanese women and his desire to meet a white woman with whom he can live a more Western, suburban lifestyle motivate him to take a position oversees, even with a pay cut. Unlike Mary, however, the formative stage of Hiro’s current preference emerged experientially, as was the case for a large number of those who eventually became queer migrants.

Most of those interviewed described themselves as heterosexual, though a few were bisexually or homosexually oriented. Almost all were university graduates, with some international travel or living experience. The interviews were semistructured and involved questions related to the formation and content of their sexual preferences. Attention was given to gathering narratives of their sexual/romantic histories. In the course of these discussions, an array of insights regarding the connections between these preferences and migration emerged.

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