“Dostoevsky’s gateless fortress also reminds us that, as a trained draughtsman, he thought in images no less than in words”: on the drawings and calligraphic scribbles that cover Fyodor Dostoevsky’s manuscripts.
Here’s a fascinating article about how William Shakespeare’s quest for his own coat of arms may help prove his identity. An interview with Ron Padgett, who collaborated with director Jim Jarmusch to write the poems at the center of Jarmusch’s new film Paterson. Here’s something I had never heard of before: W. B. Yeats’s experimentsContinue reading “Bookish Links — January 2017”
Thanks to Fariba at Exploring Classics for posting this poem on her blog about a week ago! That was where I originally found it and I decided to share it with all of you too. “You Are Old, Father William” by Lewis Carroll “You are old, Father William,” the young man said, “And your hairContinue reading “Poem of the Week: “You Are Old, Father William””
I generally don’t participate in Top Ten Tuesday because I usually can’t come up with a list long enough, but this week, the girls who run Broke and Bookish, which hosts the Top Ten Tuesdays meme, had my number. Without further ado . . . 1. Monroeville, Alabama This should come as no surprise. 🙂Continue reading “Top Ten Tuesday: Places that Books Have Made Me Want to Visit”
In honor of Banned Books Week, let’s look at a few of the more outrageous examples of book banning in the past. 1: Sylvester and the Magic Pebble by William Steig I remember reading this book when I was little. It was so cute. Who knew that it was filled with so much hate andContinue reading “4 Books That Were Banned for Really Dumb Reasons”