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Today's Rabbit Hole

Last night we finished watching the “Fosse/Verdon” miniseries and then watched some of Gwen Verdon’s dancing from “Damn Yankees,” a movie I realized I’d watched at least the ending of when I was a very young kid, and which, upon reading the Wikipedia entry for it, I understood as the Faust tale mentioned early in the show. Which gets me thinking about other versions of Faust I’ve read, including Michael Swanwick’s novel, Jack Faust, and a long, epic poem by Robert Pinsky called “The Rhyme of Reb Nachman” which appeared in Wigwag magazine back in the late 80s, a full collection of which I believe still sits in my storage unit, and which I am surprised has not shown up scanned into archive.org. I may have to rectify that.