Albrecht Durer-Self-Portrait (German 1500)
*Ed.: That was Paul Celan, translated (John Felstiner). Untranslated, this is Nabokov, speaking freely on a cherished subject: what Vivian Darkbloom saw first:
I know, however, of a young chronophobiac who experienced something like panic when looking for the first time at homemade movies that had been taken a few weeks before his birth. He saw a world that was practically unchanged--the same house, the same people--and then realized that he did not exist there at all and that nobody mourned his absence.
Oct. 1, 1955: Mitch Miller-The Yellow Rose of Texas
Oct. 1, 1965: Hang On Sloopy-The McCoys
Feb. 1, 1975: Neil Sedaka-Laughter in the Rain
Oct. 1, 1975: David Bowie-Fame
Oct. 1, 1980: Queen-Another One Bites the Dust
Oct. 1, 1985: Dire Straits-Money For Nothing
Oct. 1, 1990: Maxi Priest-Close To You
Oct. 1, 1995: Mariah Carey-Fantasy
Oct. 1, 1999 (my 2000 was odious, I kicked the ground, loved Mahler, and was Raskolnikov): TLC-Unpretty
Oct. 1, 2005: Destroyer: The Music Lovers
Oct. 1, 2007: Richard Hawley-Serious
Chart your lineage with Josh.