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wedncsisy, October 13, 1970
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Review by Mark Young
Tyger Voyage by Richard Adams is
essentially a children's book, but in a year
of literary mediocrity it stands out as the
best new work IVe read.
Adams, author of Watenhip Down and
EhardUs, is a gifted craftsman who, in his
adult novels, used animals both as char-acter-for-their
own sake and as mirrors of
. In Tyger Voyage the prose is gone and
replaced by charmingly droll verse.
Narrated by a small boy, the book
traces a voyage of exploration by a father
and son Tyger team.
Tyger Voyage contains no pretenses of
child psychology and no clumsy attempts
at achieving a modem outlook. Instead,
Adams returns to the Victorian Age and
paints his narrative in vma language.
The mildly satiric treatment of the
young narrator's father,, who is appalled
by the breakdown of convention in the
Tyger's lives, is the only modern element
in it. ,
The illustrations by Nicola Dayley
enhances Adam's style. Done in vivid
colors, the 17 full-page paintings lend a
stately air of near reality to the book.
The Tygers have been given emotions but
remain basically tigers.
If you can't justify paying $695 for the
story the pictures should change your
Better yet, give this book to someone
who can appreciate it-like a child.
Poet lives her book's title
KImtrMion by fSeoh Bayfsy
Use Ds&bsv a family of tygea9, learn the siO of csssg Test c&ds dmbsg their
zdveciiLxes hi The Tyger Voyage.
The title of her first published book of
poems, And I Regret Nothing, means
exactly what it says, according to author
Kane will be in the Women's Resource
Center this Wednesday from 1:30 to 4:30
pjn. to autograph her book.
She writes about a range of subjects
from feminism to love and nature. A few
poems have suggestions of reincarnation.
The book costs $2. Sixty per cent of the
profits will go to the Women's Resource
Kane, 51, is a grandmother and a UNL
sophomore. She wants to receive a degree
in English "for possible vocational oppor
tunities that would come along."
. "I am a feminist, but I am much more
than that. On a scale of zero to 10, where
feminism is concerned, Fm about a five." .
She defines feminists as "women who
would like to share the same opportunities
with men. And most of all, to have an
equal relationship (with men)."
"Some feminists give up their hetero
sexual life, but I don't want to. It's too
important to me. I have been married four
In addition to being a poet, she said she
is a Buddhist and a Unitarian. In
Buddhism, her ultimate goal is "a state of
enlightenment, but I have a long way to
go before I reach that stage."
She chants for spiritual, personal and
financial enlightenment as a part of her
As a poet, she writes of the 20th
century blues. In a verse of Earth Song she
"The twentieth century is here. And so
am 1. 1 called the crisis number and they
committed me. I called suicide prevention,
they put me on hold, fhe atom bomb
fen." - -
Kane said that the book is a "way to
support the Women's Resource Center. If
people like poetry; they should enjoy it.".
ills, Young fail to cooperate cutting new album
By Docglss Wefl
The release of the Stills-Young Band's debut album
makes one realize the unique situation of musicians in the
world of art.
'Sculptors and painters (ever. writers) can lock
themselves in a room for six months and develop an idea
into a work of art. -
Musicians, especially rock musicians, have to
collaborate.' They can develop an idea, but to transform
that idea into art, they must seek the aid of other
An example of successful collaboration can be seen in
the 1969 release of the Crosby, Stills and Nash album.
The coordinated efforts of the trio are responsible for
the album's recognition as a classic today.
Later, Neil Young joined the line-up to , form the
Crosby, StiEs, Nash and Young was a short-lived
success. Personality conflicts split the group and resulted
in its eventual break-up after only- two studio albums.
From this point, Crosby and Nash formed their own
two-man band while Stills and Young pursued solo
But it had to happen. Stills and Young are now a band.
Their first album, Lor llzy You Riot; is an ironically
titled set of musx.
After touring little more than a month, Stills and
Yourg found themselves running in different directions.
The split-up was explained to be temporary, caused by
Yousg's recurring throat problems.
The music contained here is good but not overpowering-
la contrast to Crosby, StSh crd Nash, there is little
Conspicuously, there is no collaboration. In the five
Young compositions and four by StiUs, Young sins
his songs and StiUs sings his. Occasionally they manage
some vocal harmony.
Vocal collaboration without creative cooperation adds
up to a fraction of the obvious musical potential. Clearly
the music contained here would be more comfortable on
separate solo albums.
In quality the album is a mixed bag. On the first hear
ing, many of the songs seem to be pretty strong. On
subsequent listenings, the same songs appear flawed and
directionless. Ambivalence is the album's strong suit.
One of the album's better tracks fe Young's
Fountamebleau in which Young sneers at the wallowing
rich. However, Young admits that he finds the
Fountainebleau lifestyle appealing.
"I guess the reason I'm so scared of it is I staye-? there
once, and I almost fit " he once said.
Young also exhibits his best guitar work on
Fountamebleau. Distorted, high-pitched and electronically
The second Filmmaker's Showcase begins today at
Sheldon Film Theatre. Freude, an independent filmmaker
based m Berkeley, Calif, will present programs of her
films and films by other West Coast independents.
Freude owns and operates a film distribution company,
The Serious Business Co. She has been one of the leading
figures in a new wave of avant-garde cinema in the San
Franciscc Area. :
Freude's films have been shown in major international
flm festivals, museums, art and film institutes, theatres
and have been broadcast on American and English tele
vision. Ifer work is very personal-free flowing image poems
celebrating her family, friends and life on the West Coast.,
Freude will be at Sheldon Film Theatre Wednesday
through Saturday evenings. Tonight she will show a
program of her own films.
Thursday's program will focus.cn documentary films
by women. Friday's screening will be sexuality in films
by women, and Saturday evening Freude will show a
survey of West Coast independent avant-garde- films.
There will be screenings at 3 pjn. and 7:30 pjn.
Wednesday through Saturday. All showings will be free.
Freude s experience as a filmmaker, a distributor and
her concern. for the women's movement provide a wide
variety of subject matter and direction in her open
raw scowling, long the Young trademark, sets the mood
for Young's cynical stab..
Stills exhibits little of the instrumental power shown in
his recent album Illegal StiUs. Make Love to You is the
only place on the album in which Stills makes his presence
The conclusion is that we all might be better off not
seeing or hearing another Stills-Young album. At this
point it's unlikely such a possibility exists. There is still
some doubt in this quarter that this can legitimately be
called a Stills-Young album.
Two-man broups like Stills-Young need to play
together, not around each other. Supergroups are not
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Photo courttsy of SheSdon Film Thatr
personal image poems celebrating hex life.
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