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Arthur C. Clarke: a quote about the Swan of Tuonela

 
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David Revilla
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2013 10:20 am    Post subject: Arthur C. Clarke: a quote about the Swan of Tuonela Reply with quote

I was reading some short stories by Arthur C. Clarke, and I found this paragraph:

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"All it needed, Jerry told himself, was Charon’s ferry waiting to take them to the other side – or the Swan of Tuonela swimming majestically back and forth as it guarded the entrance to the
Underworld ..."
"Before Eden" (1961)


A reference to the Sibelius' work? Or just a reference to the Kalevala?

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 13, 2013 12:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting quote David. I seem to recall that many years ago Arthur C. Clarke was a guest on BBC Radio's 'Desert Island Discs' and I remember that one of his choices was Sibelius second symphony-kp

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 2:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd say most likely a reference to Sibelius - the words 'swimming majestically' appear in the first edition of the music (admittedly in reverse order), and that would be too much of a coincidence...

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