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April 5, 2013

20 Awesome Examples Of Literary Graffiti

enhanced-buzz-27754-1363039938-15  Thank you, graffiti artists, for making our streets a little bit smarter. How many of these literary references do you recognize?

1. Kurt Vonnegut, “Slaughterhouse Five”

 

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November 18, 2012

Robertson Davies

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Robertson Davies

November 12, 2012

How a Cat Boosts Your Creativity

  By Maria Popova

“… the tranquility of the cat will gradually come to affect you.”

History is laced with cat-loving creators, from Hemingway’s profound affection for his felines to Edison’s pre-YouTube boxing cats to the traditions of Indian folk art. But hardly anyone has made a greater case for the cat as a creative stimulant and a mystical muse of writing than Muriel Spark in this wonderful passage from A Far Cry from Kensington (public library):

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October 30, 2012

Introducing Literary Jukebox: Daily Book Quote Matched with a Song

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By Maria Popova

An experiment in cross-pollinating the arts.

As a lover of both literature and music, I frequently find myself immersed in a passage, with a conceptually related song beginning to play in my mind’s ear. I recently started making such matches more consciously and was quickly drawn into a highly addictive exercise in creative intersections and associations. So I decided to make a little side project out of it. Enter Literary Jukebox, a minimalist site where I match a passage from a favorite book with a thematically related song each day. Sometimes, the connections will be fairly obvious. Other times, they might be more esoteric and require some reflection.

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June 10, 2012

Remembering Ray Bradbury with 11 Timeless Quotes on Joy, Failure, Writing, Creativity, and Purpose

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  By Maria Popova

What a tragic season it’s been for literary heroes who defined generations of readers and creators. Last month, we lost Maurice Sendak, and this week, Ray Bradbury — beloved author, champion of curiosity, relentless advocate of libraries — passed way at the age of 91. To celebrate his life and legacy, here are eleven of his most timeless insights on writing, culture, creativity, failure, happiness, and more.

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January 18, 2011

Verbatim

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I have never felt any real attachment to home and I fail to produce the normal emotive response whenever the word is mentioned — except when traveling….

—the novelist and travel writer Bruce Chatwin, who died on this day in 1989

January 17, 2011

Verbatim

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Any idiot can face a crisis — it’s the day-to-day living that wears you out.

Anton Chekhov, born on this day in 1860

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