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Jul 24 '14
yasimon:

It’s the best.

yasimon:

It’s the best.

(Source: dreamingfiction)

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Jul 24 '14
firstdraftwithsarahenni:

Everyone apologized for the rain, but it didn’t dilute one bit of Asheville magic! Asking every author here, “What’s in the water??” (at Malaprops Bookstore)

firstdraftwithsarahenni:

Everyone apologized for the rain, but it didn’t dilute one bit of Asheville magic! Asking every author here, “What’s in the water??” (at Malaprops Bookstore)

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Jul 23 '14

seraphica:

Blackboard Bon Mots [via]

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Jul 23 '14

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Jul 23 '14
hyperallergic:

(via The Elephant in Our Room)
LOS ANGELES — A central insight of James Baldwin’s writing had to do with the way racism diminished the racist as much or more than his victim. Ironically, Baldwin may have first realized this in his relationship with his step-father, a black man who thought Baldwin was physically ugly and that the attention and accolades he received in school — where he was immediately recognized as exceptional — were not to be taken at face value.
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hyperallergic:

(via The Elephant in Our Room)

LOS ANGELES — A central insight of James Baldwin’s writing had to do with the way racism diminished the racist as much or more than his victim. Ironically, Baldwin may have first realized this in his relationship with his step-father, a black man who thought Baldwin was physically ugly and that the attention and accolades he received in school — where he was immediately recognized as exceptional — were not to be taken at face value.

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Jul 22 '14

flyleafbooks:

nationalbook:

Happy birthday, Ernest Hemingway!

Here’s a collection of photographs of the iconic writer with the animals he loved.

I think we should take a national vote to change the title of The Old Man and the Sea to The Old Man and the Cats. As marketability goes, you can’t beat it, right?! HBD Ernie. May you rest in peace in your island, cat-filled, booze-soaked glory! -Linnie

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Jul 22 '14

54 notes (via prairielights & vikingpenguinbooks)

Jul 22 '14
theparisreview:

“The shadow life. He saw it everywhere—it was a kind of second sight—but what use was it? He looked back at his passenger, her face anxious, turned away. Her window misted, a single cloud. What could she possibly see?”
Read Zadie Smith’s new story “Big Week,” available, for free, through the summer.
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theparisreview:

“The shadow life. He saw it everywhere—it was a kind of second sight—but what use was it? He looked back at his passenger, her face anxious, turned away. Her window misted, a single cloud. What could she possibly see?”

Read Zadie Smith’s new story “Big Week,” available, for free, through the summer.

Photo via.

448 notes (via theparisreview)

Jul 21 '14

nationalbook:

"Bookplates first appeared in the 1480s with the book–owner’s coat of arms. In America, people started using them as early as 1680 and in greater numbers in the 1730s. And by the end of the nineteenth century, when the Arts and Crafts Movement was challenging the excessive decoration of the earlier Victorian taste, bookplate collecting became a fashionable pursuit, one that would remain so until World War II."

Via the Smithsonian’s Archives of American Art Blog, the graphic contributions of American artists to the history of the bookplate.

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Jul 21 '14

(Source: a-n-d-o-k)

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