Forty years of elephants in flight

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“That is part of the beauty of all literature. You discover that your longings are universal longings, that you’re not lonely and isolated from anyone. You belong.”

—   F. Scott Fitzgerald (via unexposedexposae)

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“The object of all good literature is to purge the soul of its petty troubles.”

—   Summer Lightning, P.G. Wodehouse (via ameliapeabodyemerson)
"An ambiguous terror, in truth attractive on some level: to lay yourself open to the cruelties and mercies and whims of other people."—Beautiful Fools, R. Clifton Spargo’s novel illuminating the love that couldn’t heal F. Scott and Zelda’s brokenness

"An ambiguous terror, in truth attractive on some level: to lay yourself open to the cruelties and mercies and whims of other people."—Beautiful FoolsR. Clifton Spargo’s novel illuminating the love that couldn’t heal F. Scott and Zelda’s brokenness

This Elizabeth Drew Interview About Covering Watergate was Amazing.

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Take a listen.

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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).

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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).

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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. 

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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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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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