strandbooks:

Annotated passage in Beasts of No Nationby Uzodinma Iweala, page 22.

nprbooks:

The excellent folks over at the Guardian have put together a handy guide for figuring out whether you’re reading a gothic novel: Scary eyed villain? Virginal, fainting heroine? Spooky castle? Ghost? YES PLEASE! Also, now I REALLY need to read The Mysteries of Udolpho.

— Petra

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merrittbecknelldesign:

stop blaming the victim

nevver:

Lost horizons, Hans Jörgen Johansen

Solange - Essence Magazine Cover Shoot

strandbooks:

Marked passage from Despair by Vladimir Nabokov, page 117.

dxxvii:

Ahhhhh tiny legs!
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artjonak:

The great-great-great grandchildren of Dickens take a selfie with him on his 202nd birthday.

Although the author himself hoped to avoid such commemoration, a statue of Charles Dickens was unveiled last week just in time for his 202nd birthday. 
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~   Anne Carson, from “The Glass Essay   (via withoutawarning)
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Today’s top item in Book News: A group of more than 200 authors, including Salman Rushdie, Wole Soyinka, Jonathan Franzen, Günter Grass and Margaret Atwood, have signed an open letter — released in advance of the Sochi Olympics — criticizing recent Russian laws that “that place a chokehold on the right to express oneself freely.” The letter points to three laws that it says put writers at risk: “the so-called gay ‘propaganda’ and ‘blasphemy’ laws, prohibiting the ‘promotion’ of homosexuality and ‘religious insult’ respectively, and the recriminalisation of defamation.”

Read more here.

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