Anne Sexton's Grade 10 report card (via This Recording).
A daguerreotype that Amherst College says depicts Emily Dickinson (near left) with a friend, Kate Scott Turner.
One of Woody Guthrie's notebooks, circa 1942. He'd have been 100 this year.
Human minds yield helplessly to the suction of story. No matter how hard we concentrate, no matter how deep we dig in our heels, we just can’t resist the gravity of alternate worlds.
"April is the cruelest month."
I haven't read the book, but the cover looks enticing.
Every single page of Moby Dick illustrated.
Orson Whales – a mashup of Orson Welles reading Melville’s Moby-Dick, hand-drawn illustrations, and Led Zeppelin.
"Write about what you know, and what do you know better than your own secrets?" – Raymond Carver
The Age of Insight, Eric R. Kandel
"We walk the corridors, searching the shelves and rearranging them, looking for lines of meaning amid leagues of cacophony and incoherence, reading the history of the past and of the future, collecting our thoughts and collecting the thoughts of others, and every so often glimpsing mirrors, in which we may recognize creatures of the information.” Jorge Luis Borges
"Novelists secrete a certain B.O. which only other novelists detect." – Walker Percy
From the Guardian: Rereading: authors reveal their literary addictions
Alter Ego: Portraits of Avatars and Their Creators.
“Hustlers of the world, there is one mark you cannot beat: the mark inside.” William S. Burroughs.
THE DISCONNECT: Why are so many Americans living by themselves?
If Walls Could Talk: An Intimate History of the Home
Encyclopedia Britannica halts print publication after 244 years,
From Guadalajara: The Letters of William Carlos Williams and Denise Levertov.
The Beautiful Afterlife of Dead Books.
How translating Pushkin drove Nabakov mad.