centuriespast: Neanderthal culture: Old masters gwebarchaeology: wanderlustintraining: The earliest known cave paintings fuel arguments about whether Neanderthals were the mental equals of modern humans. Tim Appenzeller | NATURE In a damp Spanish cave, Alistair Pike applies a small grinder to the world’s oldest known paintings. Every few minutes, the dentist-drill sound stops and Pike, an...
8 Signs You're A Book Person →
4. You will buy another copy of a book you already own if you encounter a particularly beautiful edition. Fancy endpapers! Genuine leather binding! It’s a collector’s item, really. You’d be foolish NOT to buy it. ahahah I bear NO RESEMBLANCE AT ALL to this remark
I feel that the characters in the story already exist in a limbo outside my...– P. D. James (via theparisreview)
I hope you have a book like this, a book that makes you feel sane when other...– When a Book Gets Everything Right (via bookriot)
mythologyofblue: I write only of interior landscapes, and the majority of people don’t see those: they see almost nothing that is “inside.” Because they always think that if something is internal, it’s obscure, and therefore they don’t see anything… -Thomas Bernhard, (Interview, 1981) (via weltinnenraum) +
Men are all in the light always; with women you swim at once into the silent...– Virginia Woolf, 1925 (quoted in Hermione Lee’s biography)
"Kafka on the shores of occupied France"
nyrbclassics: Though it was originally published in the ‘50s (and this month, newly translated by New York Review Books Classics), the absurdity of Transit makes it feel timeless — like it exists outside of any real time or place. But that’s the haunting part: Transit is a very real story, based on Seghers’s own experience as a German Jew trying to flee France. The result is a darker...
Hickory and Hop
nyrbclassics: “The grasshopper’s name was Hope, so Hickory called her Hop for short. Together they went exploring, and they discovered the sweetness of blackberries and the sharpness of sassafras twigs. They learned useful things—that chicory is bitter, but sorrel only sour. And they learned useless things too—that the track of a snail is silver winding through the grass, but the light of...
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why music criticism is bullshit
It was a lean, transparent sound that could be swinging, haunted, meditative, suspenseful or circuslike. - Jon Pareles on the Doors LEAN AND TRANSPARENT. That does not deserve even a “WTF.” It’s just meaningless. You could replace it with any two related words! “Supple and clear.” “Muscular and translucent.” “Rutabaga and pellucid.”...
a very specific type of male reviewer who pastes their reviews (sometimes, very...– Kate Zambreno And then if anyone disagrees with him he tweets about how persecuted and oppressed and attacked he is. And if anyone asks for proof, well, DMs and @ replies can be deleted! he says….
Guide to the David Wojnarowicz Papers →
David Wojnarowicz’s journals have been digitized and can be viewed in their entirety via links below each journal title.
Don't Go to Goodreads (dontgoodreads) on Twitter →
The latest from Dont Go to Goodreads (@dontgoodreads). Hi, Author. I love you. I love your books. That’s all you need. Don’t go to Goodreads. Nothing good can come of it. Daily reminders of why this is so