Literature, books, poetry
PABLO NERUDA - Love - StumbleUpon. Love Because of you, in gardens of blossoming flowers I ache from the perfumes of spring.
I have forgotten your face, I no longer remember your hands; how did your lips feel on mine? Because of you, I love the white statues drowsing in the parks, the white statues that have neither voice nor sight. English 50 Exercises for Story Writers. English 50 – Intro to Creative Writing: Exercises for Story Writers Basic Theory: What is a short story?
S fridge 3.0. Play with my magnetic words. - StumbleUpon. The Best 100 Opening Lines From Books / Life / Stylist Magazine - StumbleUpon. Chosen by: Clare Balding “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way.”
A Tale Of Two Cities, Charles Dickens. The 100 Best Books of All Time - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - StumbleUpon. The World Library is a list of the 100 best books, as proposed by one hundred writers from fifty-four different countries, compiled and organized in 2002 by the Norwegian Book Club.
This list endeavours to reflect world literature, with books from all countries, cultures, and time periods. Eleven of the books included on the list are written by women, eighty-five are written by men and four have unknown authors. Each writer had to select his or her own list of ten books. The books selected by this process and listed here are not ranked or categorized in any way; the organizers have stated that "they are all on an equal footing," with the exception of Don Quixote which was given the distinction "best literary work ever written. " HyperEpos. Responding to the lack of genre-based sites on the web, I've gathered here an array of sites focused on epic poetry, aiming for the occasionally quirky as well as the canonical vision of the genre.
In addition to the links to individual poems and poets, I've tried to incorporate a few key sites for chronological study. Thus, links to sites like Perseus, The Labyrinth or Romantic Circles, with all their wealth of connections, are included at the bottom of the appropriate page. Your comments and suggestions for inclusion or updating are appreciated. Like all good sites, this one should be perpetually evolving, and appropriately enough, in the midst of things. I update the pages as often as I can (but time's wingéd chariot hurries near).
Bookshelf Porn - StumbleUpon. 20 Cool Home Library Design Ideas | Shelterness - StumbleUpon. 20 Insanely Creative Bookshelves: Pics, Videos, Links, News. Quiet at the Library. Quiet at the Library Posted by Editor on Tuesday, December 22, 2009 · 298 Comments To everyone who complained about book abuse in the 478 comments in the Don’t Like Reading, Read On post, here is a little ray of sunshine for you.
As both books and classic red phone booths are becoming a thing of the past, a village in Somerset, England has merged the two rare commodities. The bright red old phone booth was purchased for just 1 pound and remodeled as the smallest library in the world. Residents line up to swap their already read books for new ones left by other patrons. - StumbleUpon.
The Monica Bird, Date a girl who reads. Date a girl who spends her... - StumbleUpon. T S Eliot. Fairy Tales Collection.com. Bibliomania - Free Online Literature and Study Guides - StumbleUpon. FullBooks.com - Thousands of Full-Text Free Books - StumbleUpon. - StumbleUpon. Book recommendations from readers like you - StumbleUpon. Share Book Recommendations With Your Friends, Join Book Clubs, Answer Trivia - StumbleUpon. 10 great science fiction novels that have been banned - io9 - StumbleUpon. @djscruffy: And that's why you're a heathen and should be burned at the stake.
@djscruffy: In defense of public schools, I would suggest that the reason many of these books are challenged so often is that they're frequently included in school curriculums and libraries. I grew up in a state that, according to these links, engaged in book-burning less than a decade before my birth. That makes me shudder. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley - StumbleUpon. Chapter One A SQUAT grey building of only thirty-four stories.
Over the main entrance the words, CENTRAL LONDON HATCHERY AND CONDITIONING CENTRE, and, in a shield, the World State's motto, COMMUNITY, IDENTITY, STABILITY. The most beautiful death. Brave New World novelist Aldous Huxley was diagnosed with cancer in 1960, at which point his health slowly began to deteriorate.
On his deathbed in November of 1963, just as he was passing away, Aldous — a man who for many years had been fascinated with the effects of psychedelic drugs since being introduced to mescaline in 1953 — asked his wife Laura to administer him with LSD. She agreed. Aldous Huxley versus George Orwell - Words, Language & Poetry - Ego Dialogues - StumbleUpon. “Amusing Ourselves To Death” is a very cool infographic showing a comparison between Aldous Huxley’s view of the future from “Brave New World” and George Orwell’s fears or vision expressed in “Nineteen-Eighty-Four”.
Enjoy! I read “Brave New World” when I was a teenager. It looks like it’s time to read it again.