Ich hab’ dieses illustrierte Buch gestern bekommen. Kinderbücher sind so schön!
I received this illustrated copy of Grimm fairy tales yesterday. Love it.
I found this old book about the sea and the illustrations remind me of one of my favorite children’s stories
Persephone Books reprints neglected fiction and non-fiction by mid-twentieth century (mostly women) writers.”
Eight literary homes you can buy right now, including these four that belonged to Norman Mailer, Beverly Cleary, Ray Bradbury, and Ernest Hemingway.
Alta Acqua bookshop in Venice.
Happy Birthday, André Brink, born 29 May 1935
- Believe utterly in the story you have to tell.
- Perhaps all one can really hope for, all I am entitled to, is no more than this: to write it down. To report what I know. So that it will not be possible for any man ever to say again: I knew nothing about it.
- My library was — all libraries are — a place of ultimate refuge, a wild and sacred space where meanings are manageable precisely because they aren’t binding; and where illusion is comfortingly real. To read, to think, to trace words back to their origins real or presumed; to invent; to dare to imagine. “The Rights of Desire”
- A country can’t love you. At most it may need you. It’s much the same as people.
- If I speak with a character’s voice it is because that character’s become so much part of me that … I think I have the right then to imagine myself into the skin, into the life, into the dreams, into the experience of the particular character that I’ve chosen.
- Now that the ANC has moved into power, its regime sadly must be branded as the enemy of the people.
- No, I don’t ‘translate’ my work! I write every book in two languages: that is why the two versions are usually different from each other. Sometimes subtly, sometimes blatantly. Because every language has something that can be said in no other language, each of the two languages in which I write sends [me] in a somewhat different direction.
Read my 2005 interview with André Brink.
Brink is a South African novelist who is best know for his novel, A Dry White Season. He writes in both Afrikaans and English and is a Professor of English at the University of Cape Town.
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In memory of Maya Angelou, who died today at the age of 86, take a look at a slide show of her life in photographs: http://nyr.kr/1pylkYU
Angelou, date unknown. Photograph by Chester Higgins Jr./Getty.
"Nothing can dim the light which shines from within." - Maya Angelou
Your words will live on.
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"If you have a garden and a library you have everything you need." -Marcus Tellius Cicero
Books, Kichijoji, Tokyo / by prontip chan
Perhaps the most terrifying thing about a writer’s death is that they will never write new words. But their legacy will always remain, threaded through each line, each page, each profound and touching idea that found its way to print.
"The only regret I will have in dying is if it is not for love."
Rest in peace, Gabriel García Márquez. May the sublime beauty of your words live on.