Monthly Archives: May 2016

A Poem From Ghérasim Luca

at the edge of a forest whose trees are slender ideas and each leaf a thought at bay the vegetal reveals to us the damned depths of an animal sect or more precisely an old insect anguish waking up as man the only way the only basic weapon to animate a mental state that I […]

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Free Union

Originally posted on cakeordeathsite:
Elisa Breton Full of startling and vivid imagery, Andre Breton’s 1931 poem Free Union is one of the finest examples of Surrealist poetry as well as a magnificent and powerful declaration of love. It was a major influence on the Beats, particularly Allen Ginsberg. A free union is a romantic bond between…

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Leonora Carrington – Top 10 Facts

She Was a Founding Member of the Women’s Liberation Movement in Mexico

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We are the Makers of Maps

Originally posted on A (W) Baader:
In a sense, every human construction, whether mental or material, is a component in a landscape of fear because it exists in constant chaos. -Yi fu Tuan ‘Landscapes of Fear’ So, after what seems like a forever of anxiety driven huhming and hahing I finally approved the proof copy…

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Lord Dunsany (Edward Plunkett)

The King of Elfland’s Daughter is my favourite so far, and it’s probably the most famous of his books too. It’s well known that Dunsany was a keen hunter and it’s not so well known that I’m a keen vegetarian and animal lover, so I’m sure I receive The King of Elfland’s Daughter (which contains a fair amount of hunting) quite differently to how he perhaps intended. Having said that, Dunsany was also an animal rights campaigner and was president of his local RSPCA branch, so he confuses me greatly! I guess it had something to do with the difference between animal and pet.

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10 Lord Dunsany Book Covers

Here are ten amazing Lord Dunsany book covers!

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Wonderful Photographs of Clouds

Because you can never tire of cloud-watching…

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Mike Russell and his Surreal Stories

Mike Russell is the author of two short story collections; Nothing Is Strange and Strange Medicine. His work is surreal and often humorous, with some stories even being described as erotic, absurd or disturbing. Mike has been performing his stories in the South of England for over a decade, wearing his famous top hat with its seeing eye.

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5 Books Set on Mars

Want to escape? Here are five books set on Mars. Bon voyage! Across the Zodiac: The Story of a Wrecked Record by Percy Greg – The book is notable as containing what is probably the first alien language in any work of fiction to be described with linguistic and grammatical terminology. It also contains what is […]

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Wise Words from Thich Nhat Hanh

Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh is a global spiritual leader, poet and peace activist, revered around the world for his powerful teachings and bestselling writings on mindfulness and peace. He is the man Martin Luther King called “An Apostle of peace and nonviolence.” His key teaching is that, through mindfulness, we can learn to live happily […]

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