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Some Realms I Owned: Elizabeth Bishop in Manhattan

Elizabeth Bishop, 43 Charles Street.

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The Paris Reviewfrom The Paris Review

Some Realms I Owned: Elizabeth Bishop in Manhattan

Elizabeth Bishop, "Interior with Extension Cord." Undated; watercolor, gouache, and ink.

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Two Childhood Drawings from Poet E.E. Cummings Show the Young Artist’s Playful Seriousness

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Sketch by Samuel Greenberg, courtesy of the Fales Library and Special Collections, New York University.

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Discover William Blake’s Hallucinatory Illustrations of John Milton’s Paradise Lost

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The Self-Playing Instrument of Water, by TS Eliot Prize-winning poet Alice Oswald will be set on a new path that joins the Steam Museum and the nearby Musical Museum.

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Things Famous Authors Liked

Do you have homesteaders in your family tree? On this day in 1873, American author Willa Cather was born. She was best known for her novels depicting frontier life on the Great Plains.

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The 20 Most Beautiful Children’s Books of All Time

The 20 Most Beautiful Children's Books of All Time

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14 Paintings That Revolutionized Art

Johannes Vermeer's "Girl with a Pearl Earring" 1665). subtle changes of light and focus seems to anticipate photography: some features appear in focus, while others seem out of focus, and objects are depicted with a foreshortening that resembles that seen in photographs.

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The Cast Of Broadway's "Of Mice And Men" Celebrates John Steinbeck's Birthday

The Cast Of Broadway’s "Of Mice And Men" Celebrates John Steinbeck’s Birthday

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Jess, “The Door of Manycolord Glass Opend, ImaginaryPortrait #1, Robert Duncan (1954) oil on canvas, 70 x 33 1/2 in (image courtesy Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York)

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Calling All Book Nerds: Here's Your Chance To See 'The Goldfinch' Painting In Real Life

Carel Fabritius-1622-1654 The Goldfinch 1654. One of my favourite paintings - it is at the centre of the new Donna Tartt book - The Goldfinch.

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Brain Pickingsfrom Brain Pickings

French Polymath Paul Valéry on “The Three-Body Problem”

Fritz Kahn: Der Mensch als Industriepalast (1926) Man as Industrial Palace enclosed as poster in the book “Fritz Kahn – Man Machine / Maschine Mensch”