Street Scene (1926) by Stuart Davis:
Encore post from 5 years ago.
Another year has gone by, and I still find you as enigmatic and problematic as ever. You, who could write such beautiful words, ruffle my feathers like few others. You, who squandered such exemplary gifts, frustrate me to the point of madness. Although I’ve never loved you, not even a bit, I have spent some wonderful time in your company. At this point in the game, I realize that I will never stop questioning you and, in questioning you, relentlessly, learn more about myself than I ever cared to know. Happy birthday, you beautiful bastard.
Yours (but not really),
F. Scott Fitzgerald by Gordon Bryant. Shadowland, 1921.
“I don’t want to repeat my innocence. I want the pleasure of losing it again.”-This Side of Paradise, F. Scott Fitzgerald
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Benjamin Banneker is trapped under thousands of tons of rubble – and he’s not alone.
Will he make it out alive?
There’s only one way to find out…
Laura Reading (1885) by Walter Crane:
I couldn’t resist this copy of Evelina (circa 1970), which I snagged for six cents less than the original price.
Isn’t the illustration beautiful?
I bought a great copy of the first paperback edition of Jack Kerouac’s Big Sur while on vacation.
We’re vacationing 50 minutes from home, in lovely and eclectic Yellow Springs, Ohio.