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The Book Collector. SIDDHARTHA - FULL AudioBook - by Hermann Hesse - Buddhist Religion & Spirituality Novel. Gardening. Make Beautiful Cursive Handwriting Worksheets. 23 Books That Changed My Life · Collaborative Fund. Google researchers tried to count how many books have been published.

23 Books That Changed My Life · Collaborative Fund

What’s Wrong with Twinkling Buttocks? [Theodore Dalrymple] Home/william-l-ramsey. George Saunders: what writers really do when they write. Many years ago, during a visit to Washington DC, my wife’s cousin pointed out to us a crypt on a hill and mentioned that, in 1862, while Abraham Lincoln was president, his beloved son, Willie, died, and was temporarily interred in that crypt, and that the grief-stricken Lincoln had, according to the newspapers of the day, entered the crypt “on several occasions” to hold the boy’s body.

George Saunders: what writers really do when they write

An image spontaneously leapt into my mind – a melding of the Lincoln Memorial and the Pietà. I carried that image around for the next 20-odd years, too scared to try something that seemed so profound, and then finally, in 2012, noticing that I wasn’t getting any younger, not wanting to be the guy whose own gravestone would read “Afraid to Embark on Scary Artistic Project He Desperately Longed to Attempt”, decided to take a run at it, in exploratory fashion, no commitments.

We often discuss art this way: the artist had something he “wanted to express”, and then he just, you know … expressed it. Soumission par Michel Houellebecq CRITIQUE DE LIVRE. Free Online Literature and Study Guides.

The Library Of Babel

Blogs & Sites to Revisit Often. Read, Write, Reflect #2. Selected Reads (pdf) Download books/ images. Tolstoy & Dostoevsky. Poets & Authors. The Best Shots Fired in the Oxford Comma Wars. Existentialist Texts Available Online. Reading Herzog with Bitch Eyes. Austin Grossman Pussy Reading Herzog with Bitch Eyes When you end up in a two-week AirBnB in southern Florida as a man of forty-six, it doesn't happen by accident.

Reading Herzog with Bitch Eyes

In the past year, I've walked away from a house, a relationship, friends, with only two suitcases to show for it. I live at the library (and you can, too!) Wall of text crits you, etc.

I live at the library (and you can, too!)

To be fair, I only live in the library during business hours. The rest of the time I'm in my car. I figured, "Hey, I need electricity, and internet, and bathrooms. I'm pretty sure the library has those things! " It seems I'm not the first homeless person to come to that realization.


This is your brain on Jane Austen, and researchers at Stanford are taking notes. Stanford Report, September 7, 2012 Researchers observe the brain patterns of literary PhD candidates while they're reading a Jane Austen novel.

This is your brain on Jane Austen, and researchers at Stanford are taking notes

The fMRI images suggest that literary reading provides "a truly valuable exercise of people's brains. " By Corrie Goldman The Humanities at Stanford L.A. Cicero. Millions of documents at your fingertips. Lettre à mon père - Adan Jodorowsky. Adan Jodorowsky à posté le texte suivant sur son compte Facebook quelques jours avant l’anniversaire de son père Alejandro : Il y a quelques mois, j’ai écrit une lettre à mon père.

Lettre à mon père - Adan Jodorowsky

Puis une femme que je ne connais pas, émue, m’a proposé de la traduire pour que les personnes qui parlent français puissent la lire. La voici. Flâneur. Paul Gavarni, Le Flâneur, 1842.


Flâneur (pronounced: [flɑnœʁ]), from the French noun flâneur, means "stroller", "lounger", "saunterer", or "loafer". An Analysis of "the Metropolis and Mental Life " From Modernism Lab Essays by Matthew Wilsey Although Georg Simmel’s “The Metropolis and Mental Life” is a short work, its impact has been profound.

An Analysis of "the Metropolis and Mental Life "

"How to Write Good " HOW TO WRITE GOOD by Frank L.

"How to Write Good "

Visco My several years in the word game have learnt me several rules: 1. Avoid alliteration. Always. 2. Prepositions are not words to end sentences with. 3. Magazine: n+1. The Sentence Is a Lonely Place. DISCUSSED: The Forlornities of Life, Overliteral Pronunciation, Books as Props, Books as Reliquaries, The Scrunch and Flump of Consonants, Barry Hannah, Gordon Lish, Abruptions, Narratives of Steep Verbal Topography,Sam Lipsyte, Consummated Language, Christine Schutt, Interior Vowels I came to language only late and only peculiarly.

The Sentence Is a Lonely Place

I grew up in a household where the only books were the telephone book and some coloring books. Magazines, though, were called books, but only one magazine ever came into the house, a now-long-gone photographic general-interest weekly commandingly named Look. Words in this household were not often brought into play. James Joyce - Finnegans Wake (1938) James Joyce (1882-1941) James Joyce on UbuWeb Sound Finnegans Wake (1939) Read by Patrick Healy. Inventory of Experiments. Lecture. Gnooks - Welcome to the World of Literature. Eliot, Charles W., ed. The Harvard Classics and Harvard Classics Shelf of Fiction. 1909–1917.

Project MUSE. Nude in your hot tub, facing the abyss (A literary manifesto after the end of Literature and Manifestos) Down from the Mountain. Harold Bloom Creates a Massive List of Works in The "Western Canon": Read Many of the Books Free Online. I have little desire to rehash the politics, but the facts are plain: by the time I arrived in college as an undergraduate English major in the mid-90s, the idea of the “Western Canon” as a container of—in the words of a famous hymn—“all that’s good, and great, and true” was seriously on the wane, to put it mildly. And in many quarters of academia, mention of the name of Yale literary critic Harold Bloom provoked, at the very least, a raised eyebrow and pointed silence. Bloom’s reputation perhaps unfairly fell victim to the so-called “Canon Wars,” likely at times because of a misidentification with political philosopher Allan Bloom.

That Bloom was himself no ideologue, writes Jim Sleeper; he was a close friend of Saul Bellow and “an eccentric interpreter of Enlightenment thought who led an Epicurean, quietly gay life.” Nonetheless, his fiery attack on changing academic values, The Closing of the American Mind, became a textbook of the neoconservative right. A: “The Theocratic Age” AbeBooks Official Site - New & Used Books, Textbooks, & Rare Books. Aphra Behn. Aphra Behn (/ˈæfrə bɛn/;[1] baptised 14 December 1640 – 16 April 1689) was a prolific dramatist of the English Restoration, one of the first English professional female literary writers.[2] Along with Delarivier Manley and Eliza Haywood, she is sometimes referred to as part of "The fair triumvirate of wit. " Little is known for certain about Behn's life except for her work as an author and as a spy for the British crown.

Rare 1959 Audio: Flannery O’Connor Reads ‘A Good Man is Hard to Find’ Flannery O'Connor was a Southern writer who, as Joyce Carol Oates once said, had less in common with Faulkner than with Kafka and Kierkegaard. Isolated by poor health and consumed by her fervent Catholic faith, O'Connor created works of moral fiction that, according to Oates, “were not refined New Yorker stories of the era in which nothing happens except inside the characters' minds, but stories in which something happens of irreversible magnitude, often death by violent means. " In imagining those events of irreversible magnitude, O'Connor could sometimes seem outlandish--even cartoonish--but she strongly rejected the notion that her perceptions of 20th century life were distorted.

“Writers who see by the light of their Christian faith will have, in these times, the sharpest eye for the grotesque, for the perverse, and for the unacceptable," O'Connor said. “To the hard of hearing you shout, and for the almost-blind you draw large and startling figures. " Related Content: Mind Matters. One Simple Idea: How Positive Thinking Reshaped Modern LifeBy Mitch HorowitzCrown Publishing, 2014352 pp.; $24 cloth. Baby boomer humor’s big lie: “Ghostbusters” and “Caddyshack” really liberated Reagan and Wall Street. Omniscient Gentlemen of The Atlantic. Why have young people in Japan stopped having sex? If He Hollers Let Him Go - by Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah. Hey Mama by Kiese Laymon. A black mother and her son talk about language and love in the South.

"The Chaos" by Gerard Nolst Trenité. Irony principle structure. To My Old Master. Plot Generator. Academic Phrasebank. Book List by Fogbank. English. Very Short Stories For High School. Recently published titles. 82nd & Fifth The Metropolitan Museum of Art (2013) "Abraham Lincoln: The Man (Standing Lincoln): A Bronze Statuette by Augustus Saint-Gaudens": Metropolitan Museum Journal, v. 48 (2013) Tolles, Thayer (2013) Rare Books and Special Collections Digital Library. PEETERS ONLINE JOURNALS. Expressions & Sayings Index. If you prefer to go directly to the meaning and origin of a specific expression, click on its relevant entry in the alphabetical list below.

Use this alphabet to speed up your search: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z. Book Creator apps for the iPad. Who wrote this amazing, mysterious book satirizing tech startup culture? Plot Scenario Generator. The QI Philosophy. Architecture and Modern Literature - David Anton Spurr. Ubu Roi. The Worlds Weirdest Book. Drunk Mailman. An Answer to the Novel’s Detractors - The New Yorker. Poesy, a Nosegay of Prose. 97, Walker Percy. Vladimir Nabokov on Writing, Reading, and the Three Qualities a Great Storyteller Must Have. Robert Coles. The Crito/ Ten Year 'Great Books' reading plan, led by David Withun. Miscellaneous Writings & Articles.

The Chaos - Gerard Nolst Trenité. There Are Men Too Gentle to Live Among Wolves by James Kavanaugh. Dark Mountain. Neil Gaiman: Libraries are cultural 'seed corn' Neil Gaiman: Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming. RESOURCES FOR WRITERS. 45 ways to avoid using the word 'very' Q&A for English Grammar. Instant Grammar Check - Online Proofreading. Lingro: The coolest dictionary known to hombre! The Best English-Language Fiction of the Twentieth Century - By Rank. Unicode emoticons list.

Test your English intermediate test. 20 Common Grammar Mistakes That (Almost) Everyone Gets Wrong. Punchdrunk. Born in Slavery: Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers' Project, 1936-1938: List of Volumes. La Nostalgia Porfirista: Tiempos de Ocio. Forums. One Sentence - True stories, told in one sentence. Literary Terms. Choices. Northrop Frye, Lit Crit: Wikiquote. What Is the Metaverse? Philip Rosedale’s Big Dream for Immersive Virtual Worlds. Does Being a Bookworm Boost Your Brainpower in Old Age? The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows.