But we were not born to survive
Only to live
|—||Walker Evans (via cloudsthatsailinheavnalong)|
It’s happened to all if us
john green should use this as an advertisement for his books
The first book that comes to mind that made me feel like way was Timoleon Vieta Come Home. It still makes me angry six or seven years later.
Love Among the Haystacks by D. H. Lawrence (Penguin, 1964 edition).
4 penguin maigrets (1963 eds.)
The Movie: Invasion of the Body Snatchers (Philip Kaufman, 1978)
Follow up from our post last week featuring Autumn, the art and design blog Colossal asked to see all four volumes and posted about them today. These are scientific books on the seasons by Robert Mudie from 1837 and were donated by Charlotte Smith. See it in the catalog: http://infohawk.uiowa.edu/F/?func=find-b&find_code=SYS&local_base=UIOWA&request=002786455.
The new book Lolita: The Story of a Cover Girl looks at the challenges of designing covers for the Nabokov classic. Co-editor John Bertram tells The New Yorker that “designing a cover for a controversial novel is always a fraught endeavor, but few novels come with as much visual baggage as Lolita.”
One of my favorite book nerd fun facts remains that the Vintage 50th Anniversary cover with the pale half-mouth was originally supposed to have the lips vertical, but that was too provocative.