Literatura

Bikinis inspirados em capas de livros

 

“I do things like get in a taxi and say, “The library, and step on it.”

“I have this disease late at night sometimes, involving alcohol and the telephone.”

“I was fifteen when I first met Sherlock Holmes, fifteen years old with a nose in my book as I walked the Sussex Downs, and nearly stepped on him.”

“Lie to me by the moonlight. Do a fabulous story.”

“So much of one’s life was spent reading; it made sense not to do it alone.”

“I suspected that there were things he knew that I had been waiting all my life to learn.”

“Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so.”

“Don’t ever tell anybody anything. If you do, you start missing everybody.”

“My thoughts are stars I cannot fathom into constellations.”

“Louis Creed, who had lost his father at three and who had never known a grandfather, never expected to find a father as he entered middle age, but that is exactly what happened.”

“There are no people on earth in whom a spirit of enthusiastic zeal is so readily kindled, and burns so remarkably, as Americans”

“At the beginning of July, during an extremely hot spell, towards evening, a young man left the closet he rented from tenants in S—-y Lane, walked out onto the street, and slowly, if indecisively, headed for K—-n Bridge.”

The book: And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
The first sentence: “In the corner of the first class smoking carriage, Mr. Justice Wargrave, lately retired from the bench, puffed at a cigar and ran an interested eye through the political news in The Times.”
The bikini: Colorblock Zipper Bandeau by Tavik at Free People. Top for $39.95.

The book: The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene. 
The first sentence: “Nicholas Fouquet, Louis XIV’s finance minister in the first years of his reign, was a generous man who loved lavish parties, pretty women, and poetry.”
The bikini: Stripe Bikini by Modern Amusement. Top for $46.

The book: Winner of the National Book Award by Jincy Willett
The first line: “Abigal Mather was special from the very beginning.”
The bikini: Abbie Polka Dot by Victoria’s Secret. Top $11.99

The book: The Tiger’s Wife by Tea Obreht
The first sentence: “In my earliest memory, my grandfather is bald as a stone and he takes me to see the tigers.”
The book designer: Virginia Norey
The bathing suit: The King Panel One Piece by We Are Handsome. $340. 

The book: Ava Gardner : My Story 
The bathing suit: La Blanca black Solid One Shoulder One Piece from Soma Intimates. $113.The book: The Shape of Water by Andrea Camilleri
The first sentence: “No light of daybreak filtered yet into the courtyard of Splendor, the company under contract to collect trash in the town of Vigata.”
The bikini: We Found Love Bikini by Beach Bunny. Top for $111.

 

Fonte

Kottke

Matchbook

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Arte, Literatura, Poesia

The last poem in the world

by Benny Andersen

If this were the last poem in the world
I would make it as long as possible
infinitely long
but I would slow down the last few lines
and stop just before it ended
afraid of falling into space
or I would lie down
and creep on my belly out to the edge
hang on to the very last words
and carefully lean over the abyss
where all poems end
and try to look under the poem
use this rare opportunity
to see a poem from the other side
and just imagine if there I would see
the first poem in the world
then like a fly I would move
along this underside
clinging to every word
until I knew it by heart
and when I was done with the last line
try to get back on top
hanging and kicking and panting a little
twist myself up over the edge
and turn up in the first line of this poem
or maybe some place completely different

If this were the last poem in the world
I would refuse to believe it
or I’d put it off until later
and work on another one

If this were the last poem in the world
I would refuse to write it
in any case I would stop as soon as possible
like right here

Published by The Cincinnati Review .

The last poem in the world

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Arte, Ideias, Imagens, Literatura

People Reading

Ourit Ben-Haim

Freelance photographer Ourit Ben-Haim wanders on the New York  City subway lines  sticking her nose on paperbacks, over the shoulders of Big Apple’s commuters.

“It’s a formula of getting attention. I’m taking photos of other people, I’m posting it online. Obviously it’s going to attract attention.” The Wall Street Journal

Be it all-time classics or best-selling page-turners, this is an undeniably useful resource for publishing companies, in a time when e-books sales  have surpassed those of the traditional market.

“There is something fascinating about voyeurism. At its core, voyeurism — when it’s healthy — it’s just a desire for connection.” The Wall Street Journal

Check out her website Underground New York Public Library if you’re a bookaholic with a fetish for voyeurism.

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Literatura

nightlife

my father always said, “early to bed and
early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy
and wise.”

it was lights out at 8 p.m. in our house
and we were up at dawn to the smell of
coffee, frying bacon and scrambled
eggs.

my father followed this general routine
for a lifetime and died young, broke,
and, I think, not too
wise.

taking note, I rejected his advice and it
became, for me, late to bed and late
to rise.

now, I’m not saying that I’ve conquered
the world but I’ve avoided
numberless early traffic jams, bypassed some
common pitfalls
and have met some strange, wonderful
people

one of whom
was
myself—someone my father
never
knew.

 

Charles Bukowski – Throwing Away the Alarm Clock

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