Saturday, August 14, 2010

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia New York 1895 Vol 1. A.B.Celt

Better Book Titles

Friday, August 13, 2010

from Unicorn Being a Jerk

The early poems of John Clare

Summer Evening

The sinken sun is takin leave
& sweetly gilds the edge of eve
While purple [clouds] of deepening dye
Huddling hang the western skye
Crows crowd quaking oever head
Hastening to the woods to bed
Cooing sits the lonly dove
Calling home her abscent love
Kirchip Kirchip mong the wheat
Partridge distant partridge greet

The later poems of John Clare

...I love to see the Beach Hill mounting high,
The brook without a bridge, and nearly dry.
There's Bucket's Hill, a place of furze and clouds,
Which evening in a golden blaze enshrouds:
I hear the cows go home with tinkling bell,
And see the woodman in the forest dwell,
Whose dog runs eager where the rabbit's gone;
He eats the grass, then kicks and hurries on;
Then scrapes for hoarded bone, and tries to play,
And barks at larger dogs and runs away...

Thursday, August 12, 2010

don't forget to watch the Perseids tonight!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

a master's thesis on guitarist John Fahey by Nick Schillace

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

out & about

A Journey Round My Skull: French Children's Books of the 30s and 40s

"Gladiator Cat Helmet" from Cats and Mice

covers of Minotaure

“Filled with colour and black and white reproductions of a technical excellence unusual for the time, Minotaure first appeared in June 1933, and continued through thirteen issues, ceasing publication at the onset of World War II. The publishers set themselves the difficult task of bearing witness to the different movements in contemporary art, through text and image, demonstrating the interaction between the visual arts, literature, and science. Thus Minotaure documented the vast panorama of the 1930s, and served as a forum for encounters and discussions… Each number of Minotaure included contributions from artists, writers, philosophers, critics, psychoanalysts, and ethnologists, and was meant to be read as a collective work, many-voiced.”

Sunday, August 08, 2010