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Who you lookin’ at? (Taken with Instagram)

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Who you lookin’ at? (Taken with Instagram)


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Famous Notebooks

1. Mark Twain - “He had his leather bound notebooks custom made according to his own design idea. Each page had a tab; once a page had been used, he would tear off its tab, allowing him to easily find the next blank page for his jottings”

2. Charles Darwin - “The notebooks were filled with memorandum to himself on things to look further into, questions he wanted to answer, scientific speculations, notes on the many books he was currently reading, natural observations, sketches, and lists of the books he had read and wanted to read. But the progression is far from orderly: the entries are chaotically arranged and wide-ranging; they jump from one scientific subject to the next and are interspersed with notes on correspondences and conversations. He would rest the notebook on his desk and write horizontally down the page with a pen, and, like Isaac Newton, he would sometimes start in from both ends of the notebook at once and work towards the middle.

3. Jack Kerouac - The notebook entry reads: 

“Ginsberg — intelligent enuf, interested in the outward appearance & pose of great things, intelligent enuf to know where to find them, but once there he acts like Jerry Newman, the photographer anxious to be photographed photographing —— Ginsberg wants to run his hand up the backs of people, for this he gives and seldom takes — He is also a mental screwball

*(Tape recorder anxious to be tape recorded tape recording) (like Seymour Barab anxious to have his name in larger letters than Robert Louis Stevenson, like Steinberg & Verlaine Rimbaud Baudelaire”

4. Ernest Hemingway - The notebook entry reads:

“My name is Ernest Miller Hemingway

I was born on July 21, 1899

My favorite authors are Kipling, O. Henry and Steuart Edward White.

My favorite flower is lady slipper and tiger lily.

My favorite sports are trout fishing, hiking, shooting, football and boxing.

My favorite studies are English, zoology and chemistry.

I intend to travel and write.”

(Source: likeafieldmouse, via fuckyeahmanuscripts)


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unypl:

Friday eReader
Here is our friday eReader. This week he’s wearing a quote on his shirt. It reads as follows:

“Of course the people don’t want war. But after all, it’s the leaders of the country who determine the policy, and it’s always a simple matter to drag the people along whether it’s a democracy, a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism, and exposing the country to greater danger.”
- Herman Göring  at the Nuremberg trials 

It was another great week at the UNYPL! Thanks for the moments. If you’d like to have your own library, here is a kit for it (via pantheonbooks).

Happy weekend!
UNYPL on FacebookUNYPL on Twitter

unypl:

Friday eReader

Here is our friday eReader. This week he’s wearing a quote on his shirt. It reads as follows:

“Of course the people don’t want war. But after all, it’s the leaders of the country who determine the policy, and it’s always a simple matter to drag the people along whether it’s a democracy, a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism, and exposing the country to greater danger.”

- Herman Göring  at the Nuremberg trials 

It was another great week at the UNYPL! Thanks for the moments. If you’d like to have your own library, here is a kit for it (via pantheonbooks).

Happy weekend!

UNYPL on Facebook
UNYPL on Twitter


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maybebutabsolutelynot:

@theshannonsmith (Taken with Instagram)

maybebutabsolutelynot:

@theshannonsmith (Taken with Instagram)


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thepenguinpress:

The Criterion Collection rounds up the literary output of The Royal Tenenbaums’s characters.

We’d like to think the Penguin Press published Old Custer. And yes, we were all excited when Eli Cash was profiled in The New York Times Mag- er, The Sunday Magazine Section.


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thepenguinpress:

If you’re a novelist, you may want to move to Argentina.

The city of Buenos Aires now gives pensions to published writers in a program that attempts to strengthen the “vertebral column of society,” as drafters of the law described their goal. Since its enactment recently, more than 80 writers have been awarded pensions, which can reach almost $900 a month, supplementing often meager retirement income.
“The program is magnificent, delivering some dignity to those of us who have toiled our entire life for literature,” said Alberto Laiseca, 71, one of the recipients, who has written more than a dozen books of horror fiction, including “The Garden of Talking Machines” and “The Adventures of Professor Eusebio Filigranati.”
The pensions reflect how Argentina has sought to bolster what is already one of the strongest literary traditions in the Spanish-speaking world; Borges, the acclaimed short-story writer and poet, easily comes to mind, but Argentina also boasts classics like “Facundo: Civilization and Barbarism,” a 19th century cornerstone of Latin American literature by Domingo Faustino Sarmiento, who went on to become Argentina’s president.
“Argentina’s New Literary Tradition: Pensions for Aging Writers”

Photograph of Bernardo Kleiner by Tomas Munita for The New York Times

thepenguinpress:

If you’re a novelist, you may want to move to Argentina.

The city of Buenos Aires now gives pensions to published writers in a program that attempts to strengthen the “vertebral column of society,” as drafters of the law described their goal. Since its enactment recently, more than 80 writers have been awarded pensions, which can reach almost $900 a month, supplementing often meager retirement income.

“The program is magnificent, delivering some dignity to those of us who have toiled our entire life for literature,” said Alberto Laiseca, 71, one of the recipients, who has written more than a dozen books of horror fiction, including “The Garden of Talking Machines” and “The Adventures of Professor Eusebio Filigranati.”

The pensions reflect how Argentina has sought to bolster what is already one of the strongest literary traditions in the Spanish-speaking world; Borges, the acclaimed short-story writer and poet, easily comes to mind, but Argentina also boasts classics like “Facundo: Civilization and Barbarism,” a 19th century cornerstone of Latin American literature by Domingo Faustino Sarmiento, who went on to become Argentina’s president.

“Argentina’s New Literary Tradition: Pensions for Aging Writers”

Photograph of Bernardo Kleiner by Tomas Munita for The New York Times


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ransomcenter:

In honor of Julia Child’s birthday today, enjoy these images from the Knopf archive at the Ransom Center that document the road to publication for “Mastering the Art of French Cooking.” 

To learn more about these letters, read “‘The Proper Binge’: Julia Child in the Ransom Center Archives.”

“L’École des Trois Gourmandes: Louisette Bertholle, Simone (Simca) Beck, and Julia Child.” 1953. Photograph by Paul Child. Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. records.

Cover of a first edition of “Mastering the Art of French Cooking,” 1961.

A letter from Judith Jones to Avis DeVoto dated May 6, 1960. Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. records.

A letter from Julia Child to Judith Jones dated February 25, 1961. Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. records.

A letter from Julia Child to Judith Jones dated October 31, 1960. Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. records.


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awesomepeoplehangingouttogether:

Robin Williams, Billy Crystal, Steve Martin and Chevy Chase

awesomepeoplehangingouttogether:

Robin Williams, Billy Crystal, Steve Martin and Chevy Chase


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