The Cutthroat Diaries

Kim Barnes, author and angler, channeling a little Izaak Walton and dreaming of tight lines over white pages, blue waters.

muspeccoll:

Shakespeare’s sonnets : in two parts / illuminated by N. Leoni.  [Cambridge, Mass.?] : Geo. D. Sproul, 1901.  Saint Dunstan ed. 

MERLIN catalog record

"Eighteen copies only of this edition have been made for sale in America, and twelve copies only for sale in Europe, and … no future edition will be issued … this copy … has been specially illuminated throughout by Nestore Leoni for John E. Berwind, and no two copies are alike."  Our copy is no. sixteen, signed by the illuminator and publisher.

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A writer only begins a book. A reader finishes it.” - Samuel Johnson 

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magical-meow:

Irina Shvayakova ~ This Maine Coon cutie’s name is Orgami

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humansofnewyork:

"One time we tried to climb up on a shelf at the mall, and the whole thing came down!"

humansofnewyork:

"One time we tried to climb up on a shelf at the mall, and the whole thing came down!"

humansofnewyork:

"I wasn’t lucky enough to have ever found what I wanted to do. Don’t get me wrong— I did nicely. But I never found my passion."

humansofnewyork:

"I wasn’t lucky enough to have ever found what I wanted to do. Don’t get me wrong— I did nicely. But I never found my passion."

humansofnewyork:

"I dealt with people all my life, and now I’m burnt out. I just like to be alone. It’s more comfortable."

humansofnewyork:

"I dealt with people all my life, and now I’m burnt out. I just like to be alone. It’s more comfortable."


ladyytime:
I’ll never own Kindle. Reading by the light of the room, the smell of ink, glue, and musty paper with pages beneath my fingers makes all the difference.

ladyytime:

I’ll never own Kindle. Reading by the light of the room, the smell of ink, glue, and musty paper with pages beneath my fingers makes all the difference.

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humansofnewyork:

"My parents were immigrants from Vietnam. They’d been through a war, and they didn’t want their child to go through the same hardships they went through, so they tried to control my life as much as possible. For them, control was love. But I had to move away from it."

humansofnewyork:

"My parents were immigrants from Vietnam. They’d been through a war, and they didn’t want their child to go through the same hardships they went through, so they tried to control my life as much as possible. For them, control was love. But I had to move away from it."


by humansofnewyork:
"These experiences were so meaningful to me that I don’t want you to soundbite them."

by humansofnewyork:

"These experiences were so meaningful to me that I don’t want you to soundbite them."

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books0977:

Portrait of Ziegfeld Girl, Avonne Taylor, posing with a copy of The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám.  Photo by Edward Thayer Monroe, 1923.
Taylor (American, 1899-1992) was also an actress with MGM, known for My Best Girl (1927) and Honor Among Lovers (1931).

books0977:

Portrait of Ziegfeld Girl, Avonne Taylor, posing with a copy of The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám.  Photo by Edward Thayer Monroe, 1923.

Taylor (American, 1899-1992) was also an actress with MGM, known for My Best Girl (1927) and Honor Among Lovers (1931).

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flavorpill:

12 Riveting 2014 Cannes Film Festival Titles to Watch

“We work in our own darkness a great deal with little real knowledge of what we are doing.”

—   John Steinbeck, from “The Art of Fiction, No. 45,” The Paris Review (Fall 1969, No. 48)

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"How did it go in the madhouse? Rather badly. But what other place could one live in America?" Ezra Pound, upon his release, 56 years ago today.

"How did it go in the madhouse? Rather badly. But what other place could one live in America?" Ezra Pound, upon his release, 56 years ago today.

Team Names

Let’s just forget naming our sports teams after groups of people (although I kind of like the Battling Bishops), animals (Anteaters? Really?), vegetables (Go, Artichokes? Geez, Scotsdale!), and fantasies (Blue Dragons, maybe, but Centaurs? Just sayin’). How about after bands? The Steely Dans might draw a more literary crowd (and some snickers from those who have read Naked Lunch). I think the Dead Kennedys would be a fabulous choice for an East Coast team. The Velvet Underground has a nicely menacing tone. The Decemberists might bring an end to your year-long winning streak. And who wouldn’t follow a sports team named the Nirvanas? The Blacks are good, but the White Stripes might be better.