Through these witty, idiosyncratic essays, Ander Monson reflects on the human need to catalog, preserve, and annotate; the private and public pleasures of reading; the nature of libraries; and how the self can be formed through reading and ...
Author: Ander Monson
Publisher: Graywolf Press
An exuberant, expansive cataloging of the intimate physical relationship between a reader and a book A way to leave a trace of us, who we were or wanted to be, what we read and could imagine, what we did and what we left for you. Readers of physical books leave traces: marginalia, slips of paper, fingerprints, highlighting, inscriptions. All books have histories, and libraries are not just collections of books and databases but a medium of long-distance communication with other writers and readers. Letter to a Future Lover collects several dozen brief pieces written in response to library ephemera—with "library" defined broadly, ranging from university institutions to friends' shelves, from a seed library to a KGB prison library—and addressed to readers past, present, and future. Through these witty, idiosyncratic essays, Ander Monson reflects on the human need to catalog, preserve, and annotate; the private and public pleasures of reading; the nature of libraries; and how the self can be formed through reading and writing.
Apples and turnips could also be used for this purpose , to discover the first letter
of a future lover ' s name . Both turnips and apples had to be peeled carefully in
one long narrow strip , for if the peel broke in the peeling the charm could not ...
Author: Catrin Stevens
Publisher: Gomer Press
A volume examining the rich tapestry of customs and traditions fou nd in a predominantly rural Wales before the First World War. Bla ck-and-white photographs and illustrations.
Wat you can expect : When the peel lands , it will form the first letter of your future
lover ' s last name . ( We especially suggest this ritual if you have a crush on
someone whose last name begins with C , O , or U . ) If the peel breaks , or falls
Author: Alice La Plante
Publisher: Universe Pub
This delightfully whimsical guide to finding love through the aid of the saints contains more than 50 rituals to remedy a wide range of romantic woes. 50 illustrations.
If the peel assumes the form of a letter , or an approximation of a letter , that letter
is the first initial of your future lover or husband . Pluck a sprig of yarrow at the
time of the new moon ; place it under your pillow . Wish that the man whom you ...
Author: Norma J. Livo
Publisher: Libraries Unltd Incorporated
Collects characters, artifacts, customs, and motifs from oral traditions around the globe, providing a wide range of source material for storytellers
In the opening essay, which extends across the book in brief subsequent pieces, a trip through a storm sewer in Tucson inspires Monson to trace the city’s relationship to Jared Lee Loughner, the gunman who shot Gabrielle Giffords and ...
Author: Ander Monson
Publisher: Graywolf Press
A moving and wide-ranging collection of essays by the author of Letter to a Future Lover The idea of connection permeates I Will Take the Answer, Ander Monson’s fourth book of utterly original and intelligent essays. How is our present connected to our past and future? How do neural connections form memories, and why do we recall them when we do? And how do we connect with one another in meaningful ways across time and space? In the opening essay, which extends across the book in brief subsequent pieces, a trip through a storm sewer in Tucson inspires Monson to trace the city’s relationship to Jared Lee Loughner, the gunman who shot Gabrielle Giffords and killed six bystanders, along with how violence is produced and how we grieve and honor the dead. With the formally inventive “I in River,” he ruminates on water in a waterless city and the structures we use to attempt to contain and control it. Monson also visits the exuberantly nerdy kingdom of a Renaissance Faire, and elaborates on the enduring appeal of sad songs through the lens of March Sadness, an online competition that he cofounded, an engaging riff on the NCAA basketball tournament brackets in which sad songs replace teams. As personal and idiosyncratic as the best mixtape, I Will Take the Answer showcases Monson’s deep thinking and broad-ranging interests, his sly wit, his soft spot for heavy metal, and his ability to tunnel deeply into the odd and revealing, sometimes subterranean, worlds of American life.
Author: Kathleen McCormack
Publisher: Barrons Educational Series Incorporated
Tells how to use the magical arts to find a compatible mate; discusses the role of tarot cards, astrology, numerology, and tea leaves; and looks at spells, rituals, and incantations as aids in finding true love.
The first collection of Mark Rothko's writings, which range the entire span of his career While the collected writings of many major 20th-century artists, including Barnett Newman, Robert Motherwell, and Ad Reinhardt, have been published, ...
Author: Mark Rothko
Publisher: Yale University Press
The first collection of Mark Rothko's writings, which range the entire span of his career While the collected writings of many major 20th-century artists, including Barnett Newman, Robert Motherwell, and Ad Reinhardt, have been published, Mark Rothko's writings have only recently come to light, beginning with the critically acclaimed The Artist's Reality: Philosophies of Art. Rothko's other written works have yet to be brought together into a major publication. Writings on Art fills this significant void; it includes some 90 documents--including short essays, letters, statements, and lectures--written by Rothko over the course of his career. The texts are fully annotated, and a chronology of the artist's life and work is also included. This provocative compilation of both published and unpublished writings from 1934--69 reveals a number of things about Rothko: the importance of writing for an artist who many believed had renounced the written word; the meaning of transmission and transition that he experienced as an art teacher at the Brooklyn Jewish Center Academy; his deep concern for meditation and spirituality; and his private relationships with contemporary artists (including Newman, Motherwell, and Clyfford Still) as well as journalists and curators. As was revealed in Rothko's The Artist's Reality, what emerges from this collection is a more detailed picture of a sophisticated, deeply knowledgeable, and philosophical artist who was also a passionate and articulate writer.