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Ursula Duborsarsky explores the notion of darkness, particularly in the context of Rudolf Tesnohlidek's The Cunning Little Vixen, Tesnohlidek's own life, and Leos Janacek's eponymously-titled opera based on Tesnohlidek's tale.
Epigraph: The forest looms dark, deep and mysterious, or so it appears to people, especially poets and painters, who enter it alone. They feel sadness and sometimes even the kind of strange fear one feels in childhood: a fear of nothing. - Rudolf Tesnohlidek, The Cunning Little Vixen.
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