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An Appreciation of the Quintessential

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Jack Kerouac at Staten Island Ferry wharf, we used to wander night time docksides under Manhattan’s bridges & through truck parkinglots along East River singing rawbone blues, Leadbelly’s “Black Girl”, “Eli, Eli”, chanting Poe’s “Annabelle Lee” & shouting Hart Crane’s “O harp and altar of the fury fused”… and “Atlantis” to Brooklyn Bridge’s traffic spanned above.  Time of his Doctor Sax and The Subterraneans—New York Fall 1953. 

Jack Kerouac at Staten Island Ferry wharf, we used to wander night time docksides under Manhattan’s bridges & through truck parkinglots along East River singing rawbone blues, Leadbelly’s “Black Girl”, “Eli, Eli”, chanting Poe’s “Annabelle Lee” & shouting Hart Crane’s “O harp and altar of the fury fused”… and “Atlantis” to Brooklyn Bridge’s traffic spanned above.  Time of his Doctor Sax and The SubterraneansNew York Fall 1953. 

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When all of the family was stilled in sleep, when the streetlamp a few paces from the house shone at night and made grotesque shadows of the trees upon the house, when the river sighed off into the darkness, when the trains hooted on their way to Montreal far upriver, when the winds swished in the soft treeleaves and something knocked and rattled on the old barn, you could stand in the road and look at this home and know that there is nothing more haunting than a house at night when the family is asleep, something strangely tragic, something beautiful forever.
Jack Kerouac, The Town and the City (via sarcolinedream)

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A white man carries a black girl on his shoulders during a march with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Alabama, ca. 1965.

This has to be one of my favorite things ever

OMG this picture is so precious


And there’s a Shia Leboeuf vibe…future role?

A white man carries a black girl on his shoulders during a march with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Alabama, ca. 1965.

This has to be one of my favorite things ever

OMG this picture is so precious

And there’s a Shia Leboeuf vibe…future role?

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The cover of Two Stories, published by the Hogarth Press—the Woolf’s publishing house—and final pages of Virginia Woolfs “The Mark on the Wall.” This is the first publication of the story. The beautiful woodcut of the snail is by Dora Carrington. 

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beatbopped:

Dora Carrington….an obscure muse. A student of Slade Art School, noted as having outstanding promise, yet she was an artist without a major exhibition in her own lifetime. She was a inspiration to at least three major authors, D.H Lawrence, Aldous Huxley and Wyndham Lewis…all of who placed her in their books. The artist Mark Gertler was put on suicide watch by his friends when she finally rejected him. The first modern biographer Lytton Strechey depended upon her. Men and women of the Bloomsbury Group loved her, wanted her and were devoted to her…and yet she took her own life when Lytton died…Dora Carrington was willing to live in the shadows but couldn’t hide the light within.

beatbopped:

Dora Carrington….an obscure muse. A student of Slade Art School, noted as having outstanding promise, yet she was an artist without a major exhibition in her own lifetime. She was a inspiration to at least three major authors, D.H Lawrence, Aldous Huxley and Wyndham Lewis…all of who placed her in their books. The artist Mark Gertler was put on suicide watch by his friends when she finally rejected him. The first modern biographer Lytton Strechey depended upon her. Men and women of the Bloomsbury Group loved her, wanted her and were devoted to her…and yet she took her own life when Lytton died…Dora Carrington was willing to live in the shadows but couldn’t hide the light within.