"Today’s literary professionals are caught between institutional professionalism and the subversive impulse that brought them to literature in the first place. Whereas the mods were defiantly stylish and mildly rebellious while longing for a greater degree of respectability, English professors are respectable and professional while longing for the passion and engagement and excitement of literature, the Thing Itself of reading. This Thing—call it insight, inspiration, or truth—whatever it was at first, it wasn’t about wanting to publish papers. It wasn’t about wanting to be right. It wasn’t about wanting to talk well or talk fast. It wasn’t about wanting an open schedule, praise for one’s own thoughts, or (though I’m not sure about this one) sex with admirers. It was about literature telling us something we weren’t getting anywhere else. We stayed up late thinking about it and it changed the way we saw the world the next morning."

Going Underground by Raphael Allison - Guernica / A Magazine of Art & Politics (via arabellesicardi)

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trout2:

im going to buy a poster of this

trout2:

im going to buy a poster of this

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ll-0-ll:

saturday #2

ll-0-ll:

saturday #2

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"Oh rascal children of Gaza. You who constantly disturbed me with your screams under my window. You who filled every morning with rush and chaos. You who broke my vase and stole the lonely flower on my balcony. Come back, and scream as you want and break all the vases. Steal all the flowers. Come back.. Just come back.."

Khaled Juma, a Palestinian poet from Gaza. (via nowinexile)

More than 600 Palestinians are no longer with us in the space of 14 days, 25% of whom were children. May God bless the little darlings and may He grant their parents sabr. (via standwithpalestine)

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willmoncayophoto:

pity sex

bottom of the hill, san francisco

june 2014

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f0xyshy:

If Linkin Park plays in the forest and no one is around to hear it, in the end, does it even matter?

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1109-83:

Megumi Satsu and Jean Baudrillard

"Satsu was a close friend of Jean Baudrilliard. Later the famed sociologist would write two songs for her, ‘Motel Suicide’ and ‘Lifting Zodiacal’."

1109-83:

Megumi Satsu and Jean Baudrillard

"Satsu was a close friend of Jean Baudrilliard. Later the famed sociologist would write two songs for her, ‘Motel Suicide’ and ‘Lifting Zodiacal’."

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"…we know nothing about Sappho. Or worse: everything we know is wrong. Even the most basic “facts” are simply not so, or in need of a stringent critical reexamination. A single example. We are told over and over again that Sappho “was married to Kerkylas of Andros, who is never mentioned in any of the extant fragments of her poetry” (Snyder 1989:3). Not surprising, since it’s a joke name: he’s Dick Allcock from the Isle of MAN. It’s been over 139 years since William Mure pointed this out… yet one finds this piece of information repeated without question from book to book, usually omitting the dubious source, usually omitting any reference at all."

Holt Parker, ‘Sappho Schoolmistress’, Transactions of the American Philological Association 123 (1993)

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sheeplord420:

the campsite was #toomanyheads so we partied at this kids house and his neighbors got mad truly Failure Fest 2k14

billroots

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emo b logging

emo b logging

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