It’s probably time for an update of Gogol’s Diary/Memoirs of a madman: the protagonist thinks he’s safely in a loonybin, not recognising Barcelona.
Another Kraus favourite: What is the Ninth Symphony compared to a Tin Pan Alley hit played on a hurdy-gurdy and a memory?
There’s no doubt, however, that the reference is actually to a Drehorgel/barrel organ.
- Top 10 Russian football songs: No. 5: Match (The Match) by Splin (Splean (spleen)) (2006)
Yet another Anglophile.
- Blackletter OCR
It’s pretty much fixed.
- Transvestite barrel organ dancers in 1930s Whitechapel and the 1860s London West End
With acrobats, clowns, and Doris and Thisbe, goddesses of wind.
- Unlucky organ-grinder-ballad-singers
Kasper Lutz in German (occasionally), nameless in French and English?
- When monkeys replaced children
From an 1854 report of the New York Children’s Aid Society on an Italian school: There is going on a certain change