lionofchaeronea:

The Return of Persephone, Frederic Leighton (Lord Leighton), 1891

lionofchaeronea:

The Return of Persephone, Frederic Leighton (Lord Leighton), 1891

Antonio Muñoz Degrain, Otelo y Desdémona (1881). Museo de Bellas Artes Lisboa.

Antonio Muñoz Degrain, Otelo y Desdémona (1881). Museo de Bellas Artes Lisboa.

Gustave Doré, Dante et Vergil dans le neuvième cercle de l’enfer (1861)

Gustave Doré, Dante et Vergil dans le neuvième cercle de l’enfer (1861)

katemarie999:

incidentalcomics:

The Shape of Ideas

ALL OF THESE ARE 100% TRUE!!

neil-gaiman:

Amanda’s book cover.

It’s a remarkable book. It’s partly a memoir, partly an extended meditation and guide to asking for help in life and on the internet, and, which came as a bit of a surprise, there’s an awful lot about me and our marriage in there too.

Lots of ordering information at http://amandapalmer.net/ and NSFW blog with pictures of the cover body painting at http://amandapalmer.net/blog/20140820/

neil-gaiman:

Amanda’s book cover.

It’s a remarkable book. It’s partly a memoir, partly an extended meditation and guide to asking for help in life and on the internet, and, which came as a bit of a surprise, there’s an awful lot about me and our marriage in there too.

Lots of ordering information at http://amandapalmer.net/ and NSFW blog with pictures of the cover body painting at http://amandapalmer.net/blog/20140820/

thepioden:

wordsofdiana:

corpsecaddy:

So I found this harlequin romance paperback today, and normally I just toss those right over without paying them much mind, but the cover of this one made me pause. Sure that the artist was just taking liberties, I checked out the back.

I’m dubious. I should read a passage:

It is a literal bear.
Okay yeah I’ll admit it I’m going to read this but only because it sounds like the most fucked up romance novel in existence.
But wait….

You have some explaining to do, Canada.

You guys don’t understand. Screw it being a bestseller, 50 Shades of Gray is a bestseller, this book won the Governor General’s Award. That’s the highest literary award in Canada. That’s the pulitzer prize of Canadian literature. Bear is a part of Canadian literary history.

There’s an audiobook. 

thepioden:

wordsofdiana:

corpsecaddy:

So I found this harlequin romance paperback today, and normally I just toss those right over without paying them much mind, but the cover of this one made me pause. Sure that the artist was just taking liberties, I checked out the back.

image

I’m dubious. I should read a passage:

image

It is a literal bear.

Okay yeah I’ll admit it I’m going to read this but only because it sounds like the most fucked up romance novel in existence.

But wait….

image

You have some explaining to do, Canada.

You guys don’t understand. Screw it being a bestseller, 50 Shades of Gray is a bestseller, this book won the Governor General’s Award. That’s the highest literary award in Canada. That’s the pulitzer prize of Canadian literature. Bear is a part of Canadian literary history.

There’s an audiobook. 

I tramp a perpetual journey, (come listen all!)
My signs are a rain-proof coat, good shoes, and a staff cut from the woods,
No friend of mine takes his ease in my chair,
I have no chair, no church, no philosophy,
I lead no man to a dinner-table, library, exchange,
But each man and each woman of you I lead upon a knoll,
My left hand hooking you round the waist,
My right hand pointing to landscapes of continents and the public road.

Not I, not any one else can travel that road for you,
You must travel it for yourself.
It is not far, it is within reach,
Perhaps you have been on it since you were born and did not know,
Perhaps it is everywhere on water and on land.

Shoulder your duds dear son, and I will mine, and let us hasten forth,
Wonderful cities and free nations we shall fetch as we go.
If you tire, give me both burdens, and rest the chuff of your hand
    on my hip,
And in due time you shall repay the same service to me,
For after we start we never lie by again.

Walt Whitman, A Song of Myself (Part 46), Leaves of Grass (1855)

Book List Tag

"Rules: In a text post, list ten books that have stayed with you in some way. Don’t take but a few minutes, and don’t think too hard — they don’t have to be the “right” or “great” works, just the ones that have touched you. Tag [ten] friends, including me, so I’ll see your list. Make sure you let your friends know you’ve tagged them."

Tagged by: le-plus-beau-des-mensonges :3

1. Fahrenheit 451 (Ray Bradbury, 1953)
2. Trajecte Final (Manuel de Pedrolo, 1975)
3. The Divine Comedy (Dante Alighieri, c.1308-21)
4. El cavaller de la carreta (Lancelot, the Knight of the Cart, Chrétien de Troyes, c.1175-1181)
5. La pasión turca (Antonio Gala, 1993)
6. K.L. Reich (Joaquim Amat-Pinella, 1963)
7. The Metamorphosis (Franz Kafka, 1915)
8. The Persian Boy (Mary Renault, 1972)
9. Wuthering Heights (Emily Brontë, 1847)
10. En Busca del Unicornio (Juan Eslava Galán, 1987)

BONUS, because I couldn’t really choose between them all: El último catón (Matilde Asensi, 2001), Lee Miller: A life (Carolyn Burke, 2005), Spring Awakening (Frank Wedekind, 1891), The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (Douglas Adams, 1979), In Cold Blood (Truman Capote, 1966), Matilda (Roald Dahl, 1988), The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (Mark Haddon, 2003), Stardust (Neil Gaiman, 1999).

I tag (Don’t feel obligated if you don’t want to do it :3): aceitedelucernas, mutantoftheseas, thenymphofthemoon, dadazbk, snowfey, wallacewellsbian, deborahmpidal, rostova, strayobject, imjustasmith

myjetpack:

My book of cartoons ‘You’re All Just Jealous of my Jetpack’ is available now:US: http://www.amazon.com/dp/1770461043UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1770461043Other stockists and info at www.tomgauld.com

myjetpack:

My book of cartoons ‘You’re All Just Jealous of my Jetpack’ is available now:
US: http://www.amazon.com/dp/1770461043
UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1770461043
Other stockists and info at www.tomgauld.com

"Fantasy, abandoned by reason, produces impossible monsters; united with it, she is the mother of the arts and the origin of marvels."
- Francisco de Goya (via severusalways)
A poem Neil wrote for Amanda and read aloud at her concert at the Sydney Opera House in 2011. From The Art of Neil Gaiman by Hayley Campbell | writing by Neil Gaiman, NG Archive | Image copyright © Neil Gaiman

A poem Neil wrote for Amanda and read aloud at her concert at the Sydney Opera House in 2011. From The Art of Neil Gaiman by Hayley Campbell | writing by Neil Gaiman, NG Archive | Image copyright © Neil Gaiman

"On its world, the people are people. The leaders are lizards. The people hate the lizards and the lizards rule the people.”
“Odd,” said Arthur, “I thought you said it was a democracy.”
“I did,” said Ford. “It is.”
“So,” said Arthur, hoping he wasn’t sounding ridiculously obtuse, “why don’t the people get rid of the lizards?”
“It honestly doesn’t occur to them,” said Ford. “They’ve all got the vote, so they all pretty much assume that the government they’ve voted in more or less approximates to the government they want.”
“You mean they actually vote for the lizards?”
“Oh yes,” said Ford with a shrug, “of course.”
“But,” said Arthur, going for the big one again, “why?”
“Because if they didn’t vote for a lizard,” said Ford, “the wrong lizard might get in."


Jacques Wagrez - The Storyteller (1890)

The Decameron (Italian: Decamerone) is a collection of novellas by the 14th-century Italian author Giovanni Boccaccio (1313–1375). The book is structured as a frame story containing 100 tales told by a group of seven young women and three young men sheltering in a secluded villa just outside Florence to escape the Black Death, which was afflicting the city. Boccaccio probably conceived the Decameron after the epidemic of 1348, and completed it by 1353. The various tales of love in The Decameron range from the erotic to the tragic. Tales of wit, practical jokes, and life lessons contribute to the mosaic. In addition to its literary value and widespread influence (for example on Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales), it provides a document of life at the time. Written in the vernacular of the Florentine language, it is considered a masterpiece of classical early Italian prose.

Jacques Wagrez - The Storyteller (1890)

The Decameron (Italian: Decamerone) is a collection of novellas by the 14th-century Italian author Giovanni Boccaccio (1313–1375). The book is structured as a frame story containing 100 tales told by a group of seven young women and three young men sheltering in a secluded villa just outside Florence to escape the Black Death, which was afflicting the city. Boccaccio probably conceived the Decameron after the epidemic of 1348, and completed it by 1353. The various tales of love in The Decameron range from the erotic to the tragic. Tales of wit, practical jokes, and life lessons contribute to the mosaic. In addition to its literary value and widespread influence (for example on Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales), it provides a document of life at the time. Written in the vernacular of the Florentine language, it is considered a masterpiece of classical early Italian prose.

nevver:

Conflict in Literature

nevver:

Conflict in Literature

drdavidmrmack:

I have these prints that I did with Neil Gaiman available at my signing in Chicago C2E2 this Friday-Sunday. & here is the kickstarter of my new BOOK of art: MUSE. I hope you will reserve your book here. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/337503446/david-mack-muse-life-drawings-2012-2014 And thank you for all the love & response to my work on the #CaptainAmericaTheWInterSoldier film credit sequence that I made w @Sarofsky! I’m grateful, and I hope you enjoy the film!
drdavidmrmack:

11x17 print of this Neil Gaiman Poem collaboration- available here!
The other prints have sold out, and @neverwear is offering this here:
http://kittysneverwear.blogspot.com/2014/01/new-print-neil-gaimandavid-mack-i-will.html
Neil Gaiman reading and discussing the origin of the poem and collaboration here:
http://neil-gaiman.tumblr.com/post/21476192465/from-the-evening-with-neil-and-amanda-cd-from-the
 A PORTION OF EACH PRINT PRICE WILL GO TO BENEFIT THE GAIMAN FOUNDATION.
here is the entire text of the beautiful poem Neil composed:
I will write in words of fire.
I will write them on your skin.
I will write about desire.
Write beginnings, write of sin.
You’re the book I love the best,
your skin only holds my truth,
you will be a palimpsest
lines of age rewriting youth.
You will not burn upon the pyre.
Or be buried on the shelf.
You’re my letter to desire:
And you’ll never read yourself
I will trace each word and comma
As the final dusk descends,
You’re my tale of dreams and drama,
Let us find out how it ends.
-Neil Gaiman

drdavidmrmack:

I have these prints that I did with Neil Gaiman available at my signing in Chicago C2E2 this Friday-Sunday. & here is the kickstarter of my new BOOK of art: MUSE. I hope you will reserve your book here. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/337503446/david-mack-muse-life-drawings-2012-2014 And thank you for all the love & response to my work on the #CaptainAmericaTheWInterSoldier film credit sequence that I made w @Sarofsky! I’m grateful, and I hope you enjoy the film!

drdavidmrmack:

11x17 print of this Neil Gaiman Poem collaboration- available here!

The other prints have sold out, and @neverwear is offering this here:

http://kittysneverwear.blogspot.com/2014/01/new-print-neil-gaimandavid-mack-i-will.html

Neil Gaiman reading and discussing the origin of the poem and collaboration here:

http://neil-gaiman.tumblr.com/post/21476192465/from-the-evening-with-neil-and-amanda-cd-from-the


A PORTION OF EACH PRINT PRICE WILL GO TO BENEFIT THE GAIMAN FOUNDATION.

here is the entire text of the beautiful poem Neil composed:

I will write in words of fire.

I will write them on your skin.

I will write about desire.

Write beginnings, write of sin.

You’re the book I love the best,

your skin only holds my truth,

you will be a palimpsest

lines of age rewriting youth.

You will not burn upon the pyre.

Or be buried on the shelf.

You’re my letter to desire:

And you’ll never read yourself

I will trace each word and comma

As the final dusk descends,

You’re my tale of dreams and drama,

Let us find out how it ends.

-Neil Gaiman

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