Forty years of elephants in flight

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The Novel Reader (1888). Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, 1853-1890). Oil on canvas.
As art historian Judy Sund says it, for “this imagined female…[to be] reading a yellow book (i.e. a modern novel) with wide-eyed attention reflects the artist’s conviction that everyone should read, and suggests anew that his conception of the ideal woman included a devotion to the modern fiction that was modeled on his own.” (“Favoured Fictions,” p. 260).

books0977:

The Novel Reader (1888). Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, 1853-1890). Oil on canvas.

As art historian Judy Sund says it, for “this imagined female…[to be] reading a yellow book (i.e. a modern novel) with wide-eyed attention reflects the artist’s conviction that everyone should read, and suggests anew that his conception of the ideal woman included a devotion to the modern fiction that was modeled on his own.” (“Favoured Fictions,” p. 260).

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"Some people scorn a cat and think it not an essential; but the Clemens tribe are not of these."—Mark Twain

While dogs may be a man’s best friend, a cat is a writer’s truest companion. Both are creatures of solitary pursuits drawn together in moments of mutual appreciation then separating again to chase inspiration or the stray bird in the garden.

“Love? What is it? Most natural painkiller. What there is … LOVE.”—William S. Burroughs, last entry in his diary, written on the occasion of the death of his cat.

This year marks the 40th anniversary of Richard Nixon’s resignation from the White House and what better way to mark this occasion than to take a little look back at the man of the hour. 

Join us this Saturday, May 17th, as Elizabeth Drew, author of WASHINGTON JOURNAL: Reporting Watergate and Richard Nixon’s Downfall, speaks at Politics and Prose in Washington DC at 6pm. 

Waiting for the Electricity

Woah there, WAITING FOR THE ELECTRICITY in Guernica, check it. 

karamazove:

1.Wall of books —  Amsterdam

2.Bookstore Mural — Pittsboro

3.Inside a Bookshelf —  Sweden

4.Library Mural — Poland

5.Flying Books — San Francisco

6.Heart, Culture and Pedagogy — Canada

7.La Bibliotèque De La Cité — France

8.Larchmere Mural — Ohio

9.Duluth Public Library - Minnesota

10.Transformer Books —  Russia

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dingsanddoodles:

Reading glasses

I get it. I so get it. 
~ Lourdes

yareviewnetwork:

dingsanddoodles:

Reading glasses

I get it. I so get it. 

~ Lourdes

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In honor of the paperback publication of R. Clifton Spargo’s critically acclaimed novel Beautiful Fools lets have a little peek at some old photos of the golden couple F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald!

Beautiful Fools depicts the final chapter of one of the most tragic and storied romances of our time. If you are in the area, catch Clifton speaking at Marquette University tonight!

Vintage Dust Jackets of Classic Books

Most of you have either read or heard of these books and know of their authors. If you have not read the book, you might have seen the film. Whether it was required reading in a high school/college course or you chose to read the book on your own, classic books will always remain classics for a reason - they are really good books.

There is a company called Facsimile Dust Jackets that reproduces hundreds of classic book covers in any size you want, whether to cover a book or display on the wall. In many cases the cover does not do the book justice, but you must remember what you were taught as a child, “Don’t judge a book by its cover.”

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PG Wodehouse's creative writing lessons

"Leave it Psmith should be compulsory reading for creative writing classes around the world." Agreed. 

Guess who popped in to The Overlook Press today… none other than Rosie Thomas! Her new book The Illusionists is coming soon, keep an eye out for it and learn more about Rosie here