Miniature Monday! Large and small! This 1904 set of William Shakespeare’s Complete Works, comes with its own miniature sized shelves, and is hanging out with it much older and larger relative (and our most frequently requested book for class sessions here at Iowa), our copy of Shakespeare’s second folio.
David Bryce and Son, Glasgow, 1904.
Just bringing back one of our favorite Shakespeare posts to celebrate Shakespeare’s birthday week.
It’s Shakespeare’s 450th birthday today! Hooray!
Some of you may know this but I (Emily, the runner of this blog) am actually a Shakespearean studies postgraduate student, which means today is a pretty fun day for me.
So tell me, what’s your favorite Shakespeare play? Modern adaptation/remake? Are there any you hate?
She said, ‘I’m so afraid.’ And I said, ‘why?,’ and she said, ‘Because I’m so profoundly happy. Happiness like this is frightening.’ I asked her why and she said, ‘They only let you be this happy if they’re preparing to take something from you.’
Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner (via sexpansion)
Trafficking in cultural property, including rare books and manuscripts, is a six-billion-dollar-a-year industry, second only to arms and drugs, according to estimates often cited in international conferences.
You read something which you thought only happened to you, and you discover that it happened 100 years ago to Dostoyevsky. This is a very great liberation for the suffering, struggling person, who always thinks that he is alone. This is why art is important. Art would not be important if life were not important, and life is important.
James Baldwin, Conversations with James Baldwin (via bookshavepores)
by Tom Gauld myjetpack:
My book of cartoons “You’re All Just Jealous of My Jetpack” is out now. Click here for details. Also, I am talking and signing at the Edinburgh Book Festival with Stephen Collins on Saturday 24th August. Tickets are here.