An interview with E. M. Forster, 1958.
- Hermann Hesse died on 8/9/1962. “Everything becomes a little different as soon as it is spoken out loud.”
- Louise Bogan was born on 8/11/1897. “Your work is carved out of agony as a statue is carved out of marble.”
- Edith Wharton died on 8/11/1937. “Life is always a tightrope or a feather bed. Give me the tightrope.”
- William Blake died on 8/12/1827. “A fool sees not the same tree that a wise man sees.”
- Mary Roberts Rinehart was born on 8/12/1876. “The writing career is not a romantic one. The writer’s life may be colorful, but his work itself is rather drab.”
- Radclyffe Hall was born on 8/12/1880. “The world hid its head in the sands of convention, so that by seeing nothing it might avoid Truth.”-The Well of Loneliness
- Helen Hunt Jackson died on 8/12/1885. “Bee to the blossom, moth to the flame; Each to his passion; what’s in a name?
- Thomas Mann died on 8/12/1955. “A writer is somebody for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people.”
[All images are in the Public Domain and are courtesy of Wikimedia Commons]
You’ve probably seen text-based artwork by now. Although my favourite site, Etsy, has some lovely examples, today I am spotlighting a couple of images from NovelPoster. In addition to the artwork shown below, they also offer posters of Pride & Prejudice, the Odyssey, Alice in Wonderland, Huckleberry Finn and The Wizard of Oz. Enjoy!
The grey-ish background is actually comprised of the full text of the books.
Images courtesy of novelposter.com.