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22nd September 2014

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Three Percent: Kafka dreaming: Two contemporary fabulists →

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22nd September 2014

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I found this at the library at work. I normally don’t read medical books (especially ones from the 17th century), but I’d like to read this one because from what I’ve heard, this one goes well beyond the study of melancholy. #lit #books

I found this at the library at work. I normally don’t read medical books (especially ones from the 17th century), but I’d like to read this one because from what I’ve heard, this one goes well beyond the study of melancholy. #lit #books

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21st September 2014

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Galaxy Magazine


Galaxy was the leading science fiction magazine of the 1950s and 1960s. Its first editor, H.L. Gold, is credited with being instrumental in raising the bar for literary standards in science writing by bringing to the genre a “sophisticated intellectual subtlety.” The stories he published were more sociological, psychological, or satirical than purely technological in nature. He also detested the muscularity of other leading science fiction publications and helped to attract more women to write science fiction.


Classic science fiction stories, such as The Fireman by Ray Bradbury (which later went on to become Fahrenheit 451) and part one of Time Quarry by Clifford D. Simak made their first appearance within the pages of Galaxy. The magazine is also widely regarded as a catalyst for the New Wave movement in science fiction of the 1960s and 1970s, which was characterized by experimentation and higher artistic sensibilities.


The magazine’s cover was equally influential. Gold veered away from traditional science fiction artwork, depicting muscular men and scantily clad women fighting monsters. Also, its inverted white “L” shape framing the cover went on to be imitated by several other magazines, including its main rival Astounding.


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20th September 2014

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Books have the power to save lives.


Everyone knows that, right?

poisonedppress:

Books have the power to save lives.

Everyone knows that, right?

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20th September 2014

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“What can be sadder than a discouraged artist dying not from his own commonplace maladies, but from the cancer of oblivion?” ― Vladimir Nabokov, The Original of Laura

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“What can be sadder than a discouraged artist dying not from his own commonplace maladies, but from the cancer of oblivion?” 
― Vladimir NabokovThe Original of Laura

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20th September 2014

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Library book sale in Andover, MA

Library book sale in Andover, MA

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19th September 2014

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Fuse Book Interview: David Albahari’s “Globetrotter” — The Postmodern Émigré Blues » The Arts Fuse →

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19th September 2014

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BOMB Magazine — Three Stories by S.D. Chrostowska →

How about some stories for a Friday night?

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18th September 2014

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Major literary holidays other than Read an eBook Day » MobyLives →

This is a funny list from melvillehouse.

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17th September 2014

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Novels can make one giddy, because they can open one to the expansiveness of human life.
— Halldor Laxness, The Great Weaver from Kashmir

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