- 6 hours ago
Source: libraryjournalMEXICO CITY (AP) â” Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Nobel laureate whose novels and short stories exposed tens of millions of readers to Latin America’s passion, superstition, violence and inequality, died at home in Mexico City around midday, according to people close to his family.
What was your favorite Garcia Marquez novel?
- 6 hours ago
Because I have the maturity level of an eight-year-old, here’s a list of grammar terms and words that sound dirty. Use them to excite the grammar lover in your life.
What it sounds like: Getting it on. “We couldn’t sleep – the neighbors were making too much noise interrobanging all…
Grammar porn!Source: bookriot
- 8 hours ago
Danish writer Karen Christenze Dinesen was born on this day in 1885 in the manor house Rungstedlund north of Copenhagen, as the daughter of writer and army officer Wilhelm Dinesen, and his wife Ingeborg, nee Westenholz. Under her pen name, Isak Dinesen, Baroness Karen von Blixen-Finecke wrote Out of Africa (1937) and Shadows on the Grass (1961) among other works.
“To be a person is to have a story to tell.”
― Isak Dinesen
- 9 hours ago
To mark the centenary of the First World War, Vintage is launching a unique collection of war fiction. April 2014 will see the publication of twelve works by the greatest writers of the last century, each tackling this most powerful and universal of subjects.
The series was a collaborative effort by the Vintage Design team. Each cover was designed and hand-painted in-house, with the aim of giving a bold, contemporary look to these war-themed classics.
(via booktoart)Source: vintagebooksdesign
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Happy birthday, Charlie Chaplin!
The Kid, The Circus, The Great Dictator, Limelight … these are only a small selection of Charlie Chaplin’s most iconic films. Find out more about his acting and producing career in Who’s Who.
Image: Essanay Studios (British Film Institute). Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.
- 2 days ago
From Mary Jo Salter’s Nothing by Design, a book in which the search for peace and understanding – both personal and public – is bracing, sometimes sobering, yet essentially uplifting because the journey toward truth is an expansion made possible by the poems themselves.
String of Pearls
The pearls my mother gave me as a bride
Well, not the pearls, but the string.
One day I was putting
them on, about thirty years on,
and they rattled onto the floor, one by one…
I’m still not sure I found them all.
As it happened, I kept a white seashell
on my vanity table. It could serve as a cup
where, after I’d scooped the lost pearls up,
I’d save them, a many-sister
haven in one oyster.
A female’s born with all her eggs,
unfolds her legs,
then does her dance, is lovely, is the past –
is old news as the last
in the grass of the Easter basket.
True? Who was I? Had I unfairly classed
myself as a has-been? In the cloister
of the ovary, when
released by an extra dose of estrogen,
my chances for love dwindled, one by one.
But am I done?
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