I have, as it were, my own sun and moon and stars, and a little world all to myself
Artists are people driven by the tension between the desire to communicate and the desire to hide.
Arundhati Roy (1990s)
Regno Unito, 3 novembre 1960: finalmente arriva nelle librerie L’amante di Lady Chatterley.
Short Story Number One Thousand Four Hundred and Eighty Eight
Today was going to be perfect. We were going to stay in bed all day and read some books and drink some coffee and then go out somewhere for dinner and not worry about anything. We were going to spend every day like this until the end of time. Until our bones all turned to dust.
My own definition is a feminist is a man or a woman who says, yes, there’s a problem with gender as it is today and we must fix it, we must do better.
So this really happened. How can I thank you all one by one :***
The library at Mafra National Palace in Portugal. Where, to keep books from being damaged by insects, they uses 500 bats! The bats are kept in boxes during the day but at night they are let out and eat up to double their own body weight in insects. (Info taken from this article at bookwire. )
All novelists should live in two different worlds: a real one and an unreal one.
In “Moral Disorder”, the title story from her acclaimed collection, Margaret Atwood tells a simple farm tale, but with all the skill and invention of her other fantastic worlds. Now available as an eBook short!
At first, for Nell and Tig, livestock would mean deadstock. Newly-arrived city slickers shouldn’t have animals, they think, corroborated by the real farmers down the road. But Tig’s kids from his first marriage are at the farm on weekends, and it’s not a bad education for children to learn where their food comes from. First come the chickens, then the ducks, and before Nell knows it the cows have arrived too. Soon Nell finds herself becoming a different type of woman than she ever thought she might be.
"Moral Disorder" is a perfect entryway into the vivid worlds of Atwood’s fiction, whether you’re a newcomer or a longtime fan of her incredible novels. Read more about this and other #VintageShorts here:
Jay and I decided to start reading together whenever we get the chance. He picked out a collection of books by Edgar Allan Poe and so far it’s been a sweet experience. Reading and getting weirded out together is nicer than watching our 4th movie in one day. It let’s us imagine. Whenever we finish reading we jot a little note about it on the contents page.