What terrible tragedies realism inflicts on people
— Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov (via bilinda-woolf)

(Source: flower-joyce)

 bookriot:

In which we translate important phrases for book lovers.

bookriot:

In which we translate important phrases for book lovers.

 aliteraryescape:

March Book Photo Challenge Day 24: Next Up

I’m about to finish The Fellowship of the Ring (re-read) and I’m going to start reading The Two Towers right away.

aliteraryescape:

March Book Photo Challenge Day 24: Next Up

I’m about to finish The Fellowship of the Ring (re-read) and I’m going to start reading The Two Towers right away.

 theparisreview:

Vladimir Nabokov on James Joyce.
All that day she had the strange feeling that she was taking part in a theatrical performance with better actors than herself and that her own bad performance was spoiling the whole show.
— Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina (via destroyingangels)
 lilacsinthedooryard:

Pyotr Konchalovsky The Window of the Poet 1935

lilacsinthedooryard:

Pyotr Konchalovsky
The Window of the Poet
1935

 closings:

untitled by deader than yesterday on Flickr.
Amazing how the heart clutches at anything familiar, whimpering, Mine! Mine!
The Year of the Flood, Margaret Atwood (via fyeahliteraryquotes)
 the-library-and-step-on-it:

LITERARY FRIENDSHIPS:
Alice Munro and Margaret Atwood.

Atwood: We’re all slightly furtive, we writers; especially we Canadian writers, and even more especially we Canadian female writers of an earlier generation. “Art is what you can get away with,” said Canadian Marshall McLuhan, and I invite the reader to count how many of the murderers in Munro’s stories are ever caught. (Answer: none.) Munro understands the undercover heist that is fiction writing, as well as its pleasures and fears: how delicious to have done it, but what if you get found out?

the-library-and-step-on-it:

LITERARY FRIENDSHIPS:

Alice Munro and Margaret Atwood.

Atwood: We’re all slightly furtive, we writers; especially we Canadian writers, and even more especially we Canadian female writers of an earlier generation. “Art is what you can get away with,” said Canadian Marshall McLuhan, and I invite the reader to count how many of the murderers in Munro’s stories are ever caught. (Answer: none.) Munro understands the undercover heist that is fiction writing, as well as its pleasures and fears: how delicious to have done it, but what if you get found out?

 prettybooks:

The Secret Garden
 theparisreview:

“I thought the author was a guy. I thought it was a guy for three years until someone clued me in very quietly at Arkansas. ‘It’s a woman, Barry.’ Her work is so mean. The women are treated so harshly. The misogyny and religion. It was so foreign and Southern to me. She certainly was amazing.”
Barry Hannah on Flannery O’Connor, who was born on this day in 1925.

theparisreview:

“I thought the author was a guy. I thought it was a guy for three years until someone clued me in very quietly at Arkansas. ‘It’s a woman, Barry.’ Her work is so mean. The women are treated so harshly. The misogyny and religion. It was so foreign and Southern to me. She certainly was amazing.”

Barry Hannah on Flannery O’Connor, who was born on this day in 1925.

 
by lechner13:
Wien - Vienna  2014
by   http://lechner13.tumblr.com

by lechner13:

Wien - Vienna  2014

by   http://lechner13.tumblr.com

When trouble strikes, head to the library. You will either be able to solve the problem, or simply have something to read as the world crashes down around you.
— Lemony Snicket (via witchqueen)

(Source: thesnicketfile)

 princehal9000:

Mallory Ortberg strikes again with Dirtbag Macbeth, next in her Dirtbag Shakespeare collection over at the-toast.

princehal9000:

Mallory Ortberg strikes again with Dirtbag Macbeth, next in her Dirtbag Shakespeare collection over at the-toast.

 
by Caroline VB. 

by Caroline VB. 

(Source: hellozela)