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And it grows, the vain
even for us with our
bright green sins:
behold the dry guest,
as it stirs up quarrels
among magnolia boughs
and plays its serene
the prows of all the leaves—
and then is gone,
leaving the leaves
the tree still green, but breaking
the heart of the air.
DID Y’ALL HEAR? We’re hosting John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats at Lincoln Hall on 10/07/14! If you’d like to hear him talk about his moving new novel Wolf in White Van, get your tickets at lincolnhallchicago.com ! #themountaingoats #johndarnielle (at Unabridged Bookstore)
Sylvia Plath. 1932-1963
“I can never read all the books I want; I can never be all the people I want and live all the lives I want. I can never train myself in all the skills I want. And why do I want? I want to live and feel all the shades, tones and variations of mental and physical experience possible in life. And I am horribly limited.”
Us being us.
Advertisement for the Chicago and Alton RR, service to St. Louis and Kansas City, 1878, Chicago.
The ad calls out the “Palace Reclining Chairs” as a perk of the cars used on its railroad.
Note that the Chicago and Alton route is outlined on the side and front of the recliner.
Sean is a consistently generous and sympathetic hero, and if the novel’s closing pages substitute ambiguity for plainspokenness, they highlight the book’s theme of finding things worth living for within physical and psychological despair. A pop culture–infused novel that thoughtfully and nonjudgmentally considers the dark side of nerddom.
Starred Kirkus for Wolk in White Van by John Darnielle!
THIS IS WHY YOU SHOULD COME TO OUR EVENT WITH JOHN DARNIELLE
A GIRL IS A HALF-FORMED THING, Eimear McBride (via jennirl)
WE LOOOOOVED this book so much. Releases on 9/9/14!