Forty years of elephants in flight

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theartofnotwriting:

jaimeleemoyer:

Just for Jodi.

I want to use so many of these on a regular basis.

theartofnotwriting:

jaimeleemoyer:

Just for Jodi.

I want to use so many of these on a regular basis.

(via politicsprose)

“But I don’t want comfort. I want God, I want poetry, I want real danger, I want freedom, I want goodness. I want sin.”

—    Aldous Huxley, Brave New World (via vintageanchorbooks)

Debby Campbell, Glen Campbell’s daughter, reveals his life with Alzheimer’s on Inside Edition 

Check out her book LIFE WITH MY FATHER, GLEN CAMPBELL

“The important task of literature is to free man, not to censor him.”

—   Anaïs Nin (via hmhbooks)

Overlook author of BEAUTIFUL FOOLS @rcliftonspargo will be teaching a new creative writing course How Writers Write Fiction with the International Writing Program, starting September 26th through November 21st! 

To register head on over to http://courses.writinguniversity.org/course/how-writers-write-fiction.

“Knowing you have something good to read before bed is among the most pleasurable of sensations.”

—   Vladimir Nabokov (via strandbooks)

“I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.”

Briefly Noted Book Reviews (September 15, 2014)

The Roman Guide to Slave Managementby Jerry Toner (Overlook). To convey in fine detail the attitudes of a society in which owning a slave was “a simple fact of social life,” Toner, a classicist, comes up with an ingenious device. He creates Marcus Sidonius Falx, an ancient-Roman nobleman and the imagined author of a treatise on how to buy, breed, and train a slave. Falx’s text, illuminated by Toner’s commentary, is by turns charming, haughty, and brutal. “A lot of slaves are nowhere near as dim-witted as they make out to be,” Falx writes. He mixes philosophical musings on the morality of slave-owning with practical tidbits: if your slaves are of various nationalities, we learn, it’s harder for them to conspire against you.