The Decadent Review is seeking spectacularly written texts of any length on the subject of Dmitri Shostakovich and his music.

 

We're looking for: 


Criticism (cultural, literary).

Reviews (recordings, books, poetry, art).

Essays (aesthetics, linguistics, meta, history).

Musical ekphrasis of compositions (poetic, euphonious, discordant).

 

We value:


Erudition.

Cynicism.

Sarcasm.

Classicism.

Brutality.

Humor.

Existential despair. 

 

Guidelines:


Word (.docx).

12pt font.

Use spaces, not tabs, to format stanzas.

Do not use the ruler to format stanzas, use spaces.

Do not count on page width to format stanzas, use explicit new lines.

Single spaced.

One article per author.


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