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"Art is one of the best forms that people have found to contain chaos and make sense of it."

- Jenny Offill at the Brooklyn Book Festival (via amongthemadones)

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Messy Room by Shel Silverstein Whosever room this is should be ashamed!
His underwear is hanging on the lamp.
His raincoat is there in the overstuffed chair,
And the chair is becoming quite mucky and damp.
His workbook is wedged in the window,
His sweater’s been thrown on the floor.
His scarf and one ski are beneath the TV,
And his pants have been carelessly hung on the door.
His books are all jammed in…

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An old favorite author:

The Last Question by Isaac Asimov

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“When in July 1953 Kermit “Kim” Roosevelt entered Iran under a false name to carry out perhaps the best-known CIA covert operation of the early Cold War era – the coup that toppled Iranian prime minister Mohammed Mosaddeq – it was not the first time he had pretended to be someone else.”

~ America’s Great Game by Hugh Wilford

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Ypres by LAURENCE BINYONShe was a city of patience; of proud name, Dimmed by neglecting Time; of beauty and loss; Of acquiescence in the creeping moss. But on a sudden fierce destruction came Tigerishly pouncing: thunderbolt and flame Showered on her streets, to shatter them and toss Her ancient towers to ashes. Riven across, She rose, dead, into never-dying fame. White against heavens of storm,…

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gobookyourself:

Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell

For more unique dystopian visions of the future, try these…

A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess for a violent future Britain where the establishment seeks order by reforming dangerous youth.

Little Brother by Cory Doctorow for a 1984-inspired YA thriller set in the near future that explores the dystopian effect of post 9/11 policy.

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel for a literary love letter to humanity after a flu pandemic wipes out 99% of the population.

The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell for a genre-busting epic that starts in 1984 and ends in 2043.

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George and the Man Who for Some Reason Is Not Wearing His Yellow Hat read.

bookpatrol:

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Read Together.

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Ghost Frescoes by MARIA TERRONE Basilica of San Zeno Maggiore, Verona A chubby fist and wing float…

Ghost Frescoes by MARIA TERRONE

Basilica of San Zeno Maggiore, Verona

A chubby fist and wing float free, severed from the landscape of human affairs.

Below, a barefoot saint seems to straddle acres, beaming casual self-possession, the divine

right to stake eternal claim—but in the space between both legs, a third intrudes,

last remnant of a man fading to white dust. Nine hundred years ago…

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