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from Stand Still Like the Hummingbird by Henry Miller

bookmania:

from Stand Still Like the Hummingbird by Henry Miller

thisiscatalogue:

Cool new tote bag by Michael Satter of Doeller and Satter for the Weltkulturen Museum.

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Forgotten Songs in Australia

Hidden in a Sydney alleyway called Angel Place the songs of fifty different species of birds that were gradually forced out of the city as a result of European settlement can still be heard calling down from a canopy of birdcages.

For more photographs of the permanent art exhibit, Forgotten Songs, be sure to navigate to #forgottensongs as well as the location page for Angel Place.

strandbooks:

Vintage book cover of the day, How Prints Look by William M. Ivins, Jr.

strandbooks:

Vintage book cover of the day, How Prints Look by William M. Ivins, Jr.

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THAT TAKES A LOT OF NERVE!
 …a human being’s central and peripheral nervous system, to be exact
Image Credit: Thanks to the Neuroscience Research Techniques Facebook page

bbglasses:

THAT TAKES A LOT OF NERVE!

 …a human being’s central and peripheral nervous system, to be exact

Image Credit: Thanks to the Neuroscience Research Techniques Facebook page

Lemony Snicket to debut new children's book, and other new releases.

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New James Bond movie out November 9, 2012.  Have you read the books?

Hey Boss Man: Welcome to Starvation Lake

heybossman:

I stumbled across Starvation Lake at a book sale in St. Charles. I had been trying to find some new authors for mystery readers at the bookstore who had ran through most of the mass market authors, so I was picking up trade-size books at random. In the book publishing world,…

The Early Jobs of 24 Famous Writers

strandbooks:

A little perspective is always nice.

toniiu:

  • William S. Burroughs was an exterminator. He really liked that job. He liked the word, too, and published a collection of short stories called Exterminator! not to be confused with a collaborative collection of stories with Brion Gysin called The Exterminator.
  • Vladimir Nabokov was an entomologist of underappreciated greatness. His theory of butterfly evolution was proven to be true in early 2011 using DNA analysis.
  • Margaret Atwood first worked as a counter girl in a coffeeshop in Toronto, serving coffee and operating a cash register, which was a source of serious frustration for her. She details the experience in her essay, “Ka-Ching!”
  • Don DeLillo took a job as a parking attendant when he was a teenager. It was so boring that he became an avid reader, which led him to pursue a career in writing.
  • Before writing 1984George Orwell (born Eric Arthur Blair) was an officer of the Indian Imperial Police in Burma. He shouldered the heavy burden of protecting the safety of some 200,000 people, and was noted for his “sense of utter fairness.”
  • Though it’s apparent in reading Joseph Conrad’s work (especially Heart of Darkness) that he lived a large part of his life at sea, it’s maybe less obvious that he spent part of that time involved in gunrunning and political conspiracy.