jeannepompadour:

An illustration from Boccaccio’s Decameron, unknown origin, 15th century

jeannepompadour:

An illustration from Boccaccio’s Decameron, unknown origin, 15th century

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"The ancient world was settled so sparsely that nature was not yet eclipsed by man. Nature hit you in the eye so plainly and grabbed you so fiercely and so tangibly by the scruff of the neck that perhaps it really was still full of gods." - Boris Pasternak, Doctor Zhivago  (via whitewolfboy)

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acehotel:

David Foster Wallace’s copy of Finnegans Wake, by James Joyce. 

acehotel:

David Foster Wallace’s copy of Finnegans Wake, by James Joyce. 

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"The best people possess a feeling for beauty, the courage to take risks, the discipline to tell the truth, the capacity for sacrifice. Ironically, their virtues make them vulnerable; they are often wounded, sometimes destroyed." - Ernest Hemingway (via edge-dancers)

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felodese:

Ernest Hemingway and double barrel side-by-side shotgun at Finca Vigía, Cuba in late spring 1952. (1752 × 2376)

felodese:

Ernest Hemingway and double barrel side-by-side shotgun at Finca Vigía, Cuba in late spring 1952. (1752 × 2376)

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lizzybetrippin:

book-of-the-courtier:

Dr. Seuss

always reblog.

lizzybetrippin:

book-of-the-courtier:

Dr. Seuss

always reblog.

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"There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them." - Joseph Brodsky (via schattengespenst)

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"29 September. At one time I used to think: Nothing will destroy you, not this tough, clear empty head." - Franz Kafka, Diaries  
"

The history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class struggles.

Freeman and slave, patrician and plebeian, lord and serf, guildmaster and journeyman, in a word, oppressor and oppressed, stood in constant opposition to one another, carried on an uninterrupted, now hidden, now open fight, that each time ended, either in the revolutionary reconstitution of society at large, or in the common ruin of the contending classes.

" - Karl Marx
"In reading, a lonely quiet concert is given to our minds; all our mental faculties will be present in this symphonic exaltation." - Stéphane Mallarmé (via prettybooks)
writersnoonereads:

No one reads Alfred Kubin (1877-1959), who in addition to being an illustrator also wrote the bizarre and eerily prophetic novel The Other Side (1908), which tells the story of a journey to the disquieting city of Pearl, a place where a citizen’s mood is mirrored by his or her surroundings. Parts Meyrink (another author no one reads), Poe and Kafka, Kubin described the book as “a sort of Baedeker for those lands which are half known to us.”
For more of Kubin’s illustrations, see Monster Brains
For more on Kubin’s life and The Other Side, see Jeff Vandermeer’s post at Omnivoracious

writersnoonereads:

No one reads Alfred Kubin (1877-1959), who in addition to being an illustrator also wrote the bizarre and eerily prophetic novel The Other Side (1908), which tells the story of a journey to the disquieting city of Pearl, a place where a citizen’s mood is mirrored by his or her surroundings. Parts Meyrink (another author no one reads), Poe and Kafka, Kubin described the book as “a sort of Baedeker for those lands which are half known to us.”

  • For more of Kubin’s illustrations, see Monster Brains
  • For more on Kubin’s life and The Other Side, see Jeff Vandermeer’s post at Omnivoracious
"The sexual act is a sacrament of WiIl. To profane it is the great offense. All true expression of it is lawful; all suppression or distortion of it is contrary to the Law of liberty." - Aleister Crowley, The Law is for All (via sublimesea)

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"Everything in the world exists in order to end up as a book." - Stéphane Mallarmé (via observando)
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