BOOK LOOKS LOOK BOOK
If you got the brains, you got the looks.
BOOK LOOKS LOOK BOOK
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thetinhouse:

FAVORITE PHOTO FRIDAY! 
F. Scott Fitzgerald and Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald!

The Fitzgerald’s know how to werrrqqqqqq…Contestants on The Face better take note. 
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First warm day of 2013. Take your shirt off! 
(courtesy of)skullvomit:


amipunkyet:


David Wojnarowicz by Peter Hujar
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theparisreview:

“Forty-five years after her death, Dorothy Parker continues to draw new fans.” When writers tweet from beyond the grave, they are strangely prolific.
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wwnorton:

THIS IS WHAT A FEMINIST LOOKS LIKE: GILBERT, GUBAR, AND THE FEMININE MYSTIQUE
On February 28th, the National Book Critics Circle will present their lifetime achievement award to Sandra Gilbert and Susan Gubar. Their 1979 book, The Madwoman in the Attic, changed the way we think about Victorian literature. And in 1985, they co-edited the indispensable Norton Anthology of Literature by Women, currently in its third edition. Ron Charles at the Washington Post has written a great review of their pioneering work over the years.
We mention this background simply to convey how incredible it is to see these two brilliant women who have contributed so much to feminist thought over the past four decades discussing The Feminine Mystique as it celebrates its 50th anniversary this month. Watch the video.
wwnorton:

THIS IS WHAT A FEMINIST LOOKS LIKE: GILBERT, GUBAR, AND THE FEMININE MYSTIQUE
On February 28th, the National Book Critics Circle will present their lifetime achievement award to Sandra Gilbert and Susan Gubar. Their 1979 book, The Madwoman in the Attic, changed the way we think about Victorian literature. And in 1985, they co-edited the indispensable Norton Anthology of Literature by Women, currently in its third edition. Ron Charles at the Washington Post has written a great review of their pioneering work over the years.
We mention this background simply to convey how incredible it is to see these two brilliant women who have contributed so much to feminist thought over the past four decades discussing The Feminine Mystique as it celebrates its 50th anniversary this month. Watch the video.
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Gertrude Stein poses in a western vest.
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peerintothepast:

Jack London at the age of 9 with his dog ‘Rollo’, 1885 #Writers #History

You’re never too young to wear a bowtie
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Richard Blanco will be the 2013 Inaugural Poet. It’s yet to be determined if his basenji Joey will be accompanying him :)
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vintageblackglamour:

Zora Neale Hurston, born on this day in 1891, wrote these words in her 1950 essay, What White Publishers Won’t Print. ”For various reasons, the average, struggling, non-morbid Negro is the best-kept secret in America. His revelation to the public is the thing needed to do away with that feeling of difference which inspires fear, and which ever expresses itself in dislike. It is inevitable that this knowledge will destroy many illusions and romantic traditions which America probably likes to have around. But then, we have no record of anybody sinking into a lingering death on finding out that there was no Santa Claus. The old world will take it in its stride. The realization that Negroes are no better nor no worse, and at times just as bonny as everybody else, will hardly kill off the population of the nation.”  This photo was taken on November 9, 1934 in Chicago by Carl Van Vechten. Via Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
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Richard Howard’s bold blue eyeglasses
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handsomeyoungwriters:

Jennifer Egan, 1977, age 15