Leonard and Virginia Woolf
“This I believe: That the free, exploring mind of the individual human is the most valuable thing in the world. And this I would fight for: the freedom of the mind to take any direction it wishes, undirected. And this I must fight against: any idea, religion, or government which limits or destroys the individual.” ~ John Steinbeck
Edgar Allan Poe in his coffin -- On Oct.3, 1849 Poe was found on the streets of Baltimore delirious, "in great distress, and... in need of immediate assistance", according to the man who found him, Joseph W. Walker. He was taken to the Washington College Hospital, where he died on Sunday, October 7, 1849, at 5:00 in the morning. The newspapers reported he died from "congestion of the brain", a euphemism for a disreputable cause such as alcoholism. The actual cause of death remains a mystery.
Edgar Allan Poe
Max Alth, The Wicked and the Warped
If you're ever @ Southfield Public Library, Southfield, Michigan...
Rip Van Winkle and the Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving, published in London by Macmillan and Co., 1893. First edition
Make a reading chair! Saatchi Online Artist: ALVARO TAMARIT; Wood, 2007, Sculpture "Bench of Thought (Banco del Pensamiento)"