The birthplace of American literature, placed squarely in the Boston/Cambridge area, part of a 1933 map titled “The Booklovers Map of America Showing Certain Landmarks of Literary Geography.”
Fantastic vintage literacy posters from the Works Progress Administration, 1939-1941
A spin on World Book Day: Carved Books by the amazing Brian Dettmer.
Anna and Hasim were quietly sitting together in the afterlife, watching the sun rise and set simultaneously.
Hasim turned to Anna, noticing the orange sky reflect in her pale eyes. “So what brought you here?”
Anna’s lips cracked a humble grin while she kept her gaze on the horizon. “I accidentally stepped in front of a truck.”
“Yes, I was distracted by thought and was not paying attention to the light.”
“Heavens, what were you thinking about?”
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~ Mark Twain
It was the time between the lights when colours undergo their intensification and purples and golds burn in window-panes like the beat of an excitable heart; when for some reason the beauty of the world revealed and yet soon to perish… has two edges, one of laughter, one of anguish, cutting the heart asunder.
“A Room of One’s Own” (Virginia Woolf)