cmgrzz:

I’ve been reading Absalom, Absalom! by Faulkner for an English class, fell in love with this quote.

cmgrzz:

I’ve been reading Absalom, Absalom! by Faulkner for an English class, fell in love with this quote.

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teachingliteracy:

happyblood:
Watership Down cover for class with handlettered type.  The plants that make up the wreath are Hazel, Blackberry, Buckthorn, Acorn, Dandelion, Speedwell, and Hawkbit - the botanical names of some of the main rabbits from the original warren. 

teachingliteracy:

happyblood:

Watership Down cover for class with handlettered type.  The plants that make up the wreath are Hazel, Blackberry, Buckthorn, Acorn, Dandelion, Speedwell, and Hawkbit - the botanical names of some of the main rabbits from the original warren. 

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powells:

Read an essay by Merritt Tierce about her new, book Love Me Back.
mockery:

Inside the Biblioteque Ste. Genevieve in Paris, France.

Ready to see this in person.

mockery:

Inside the Biblioteque Ste. Genevieve in Paris, France.

Ready to see this in person.

via innerbohemienne:

The Codex Gigas

The Codex Gigas (or ‘Giant Book”) is also known as “The Devil’s Bible.” A curious illustration of Lucifer gives the tome its nickname.

The 13th-century manuscript is thought to have been created solely by a Herman the Recluse, a monk of the Benedictine monastery of Podlažice near Chrudim in Czech Republic. The calligraphy style is amazingly uniform throughout, believed to have taken 25 to 30 years  of work. There are no notable mistakes or omissions.  Pigment analysis revealed the ink to be consistent throughout. The book is enormous - it  measures 36.2” tall, 19.3” wide, and 8.6” thick; it weighs approximately 165 pounds. There are 310 vellum  leaves (620 pages).  The leaves are bound in a wooden folder covered with leather and ornate metal.

The manuscript is elaborately illuminated in red, blue, yellow, green and gold.  The entire document is written in Latin, and also contains Hebrew, Greek, and Slavic Cyrillic and Glagolitic alphabets. The first part of the text includes the Vulgate version of the Bible.  Between the Old and New Testaments are Josephus' Antiquities of the Jews and De bello iudaico, as well as Isidore of Seville's encyclopedia Etymologiae and medical works of Hippocrates, Theophilus, Philaretus, and Constantinus.  Following a blank page, the New Testament commences.

Beginning the second part is a depiction of the devil.  Directly opposite is a full picture of the kingdom of heaven, juxtaposing the “good versus evil.”  The second half, following the picture of the devil, is Cosmas of Prague's Chronicle of Bohemia.  A list of brothers in the Podlažice monastery and a calendar with necrologium, magic formulae and other local records round out the codex.  Record entries end in the year 1229CE.

In 1648 at the end of the Thirty Years’ War, the Swedish army invaded Prague and the Codex was stolen as plunder.  It is now held at the National Library of Sweden in Stockholm.  For more information, check out this short National Geographic documentary and/or flip through this digital copy.

( Wikipedia entry, et. al)

Several short National Geographic videos ~

One Helluva Book

Who Wrote The Devil’s Bible?

Super-human Scribe

The Devil’s Bible - Part 1.flv  (9:59) (derived from full video bleow)

The Devil’s Bible - Part 2.flv  (9:59) (derived from full video below)

** If you have the least amount of intellectual curiosity or interest in history, the short vids above will only whet your appetite: might as well grab a cold drink & some popcorn, then settle in to watch the whole thing ~

NatGeo : The Devil’s Bible - Full video  (44:58)

I am in awe.

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WHEN A MOVIE IS NOT NEARLY AS GOOD AS THE BOOK

hollywoodassistants:

theparisreview:

“I won’t even talk to young writers anymore unless they can give me a good reason. I say, ‘I don’t have any time to talk to you unless you intend to give your entire life over to it, because it can’t be done otherwise.’”
In Esquire, Jim Harrison on what he has learned from writing.
Photograph: Michael Friberg.

theparisreview:

“I won’t even talk to young writers anymore unless they can give me a good reason. I say, ‘I don’t have any time to talk to you unless you intend to give your entire life over to it, because it can’t be done otherwise.’”

In Esquire, Jim Harrison on what he has learned from writing.

Photograph: Michael Friberg.

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rvydaoz:

"I liked routine. I liked being bored. I didn’t want to, but I did."  Paper Towns by John Green

rvydaoz:

"I liked routine. I liked being bored. I didn’t want to, but I did."
Paper Towns by John Green

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incidentalcomics:

Conflict in Literature

incidentalcomics:

Conflict in Literature

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slaughterhouse90210:

“Every error he makes is so profoundly, so irritatingly typical of himself, instantly familiar, like a signature, like a tissue scar or some deformation in a private place. As intimate and self-evident as the feeling of his tongue in his mouth.― Ian McEwan, Saturday

slaughterhouse90210:

“Every error he makes is so profoundly, so irritatingly typical of himself, instantly familiar, like a signature, like a tissue scar or some deformation in a private place. As intimate and self-evident as the feeling of his tongue in his mouth.
― Ian McEwan,
Saturday

That moment when you notice a stranger on the bus happens to be reading the same book as you:

teachingliteracy:

youngadultatbooktopia:

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25books2014:

Book 8 

Applause for the book design! More for the story!

powells:

Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Nobel Prize-winning Colombian novelist, died today. He was 87. http://powells.us/1qQFL4r

powells:

Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Nobel Prize-winning Colombian novelist, died today. He was 87. http://powells.us/1qQFL4r