Essentially poetry, if it is poetry, does not lend itself to simple readings, to...– Adrienne Rich: The 1989 Fresh Air interview (via nprfreshair)
If you’re gonna write, for God in heaven’s sake, try to get naked. Try to write...– Author and playwright Harry Crews, who died yesterday at 76. (via washingtonpoststyle)
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nypl: Two hundred and one years ago today, Percy Bysshe Shelley and his friend Thomas Jefferson Hogg were expelled from Oxford University for ”contumacy in refusing to answer certain questions put to them.” The two had published an incendiary pamphlet called The Necessity of Atheism. Visit the exhibition Shelley’s Ghost: The Afterlife of a Poet to learn more about Shelley’s life and work.
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crownpublishing: Harriet Beecher Stowe’s anti-slavery novel, Uncle Tom’s Cabin, is published. The novel sold 300,000 copies within three months and was so widely read that when President Abraham Lincoln met Stowe in 1862, he reportedly said, “So this is the little lady who made this big war.”
When I was a child I read books. My reading was not indiscriminate. I preferred...– Marilynne Robinson, from her title essay in When I Was a Child I Read Books (via fsgbooks)
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Constructing a sentence is the equivalent of taking a Polaroid snapshot:...– Jhumpa Lahiri, “My Life’s Sentences” (via millionsmillions)
Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them.– Lemony Snicket (via firstbook)
Oh, it is absurd to have a hard and fast rule about what one should read and...– Oscar Wilde (via crownpublishing)
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