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FEDERICO GARCIA LORCA ~ NO ONE IS SLEEPING IN THIS WORLD

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Federico Garcia Lorca

Federico Garcia Lorca

“Let there be a landscape of open eyes and bitter wounds on fire. No one is sleeping in this world. No one, no one. I have said it before.”

 

Who was Federico Garcia Lorca?

Federico del Sagrado Corazón de Jesús García Lorca, known as Federico García Lorca; (5 June 1898 – 19 August 1936), was a Spanish poet, playwright, and theatre director.

García Lorca achieved international recognition as an emblematic member of the Generation of ’27, a group consisting of mostly poets who introduced the tenets of European movements (such as symbolism, futurism, and surrealism) into Spanish literature.

He was executed by Nationalist forces at the beginning of the Spanish Civil War. His body has never been found.  (source wikipedia)

The Spanish poet Federico Garcia Lorca

JAMES BALDWIN ~ THE IMPORTANCE OF LITERATURE

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What does the American writer James Baldwin think about reading?…

“You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read.”
~ James Baldwin  (1924-1987)

 

Who was James Baldwin?

James Arthur Baldwin was an American novelist, playwright, and activist. His essays, as collected in Notes of a Native Son, explore intricacies of racial, sexual, and class distinctions in Western societies, most notably in mid-20th-century America. (source wikipedia)

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The importance of Literature, James Baldwin

HAPPY WOMEN’S DAY ~ 8 March 2019

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Simone de Beauvoir
French Writer Simone de Beauvoir

Some quotes by writer Simone de Beauvoir (1908-1986)

“I wish that every human life might be pure transparent freedom.”

“One is not born, but rather becomes, a woman.”

Simone de Beauvoir

 

Simone Lucie Ernestine Marie Bertrand de Beauvoir was a French writer, intellectual, existentialist philosopher, political activist, feminist and social theorist. Though she did not consider herself a philosopher, she had a significant influence on both feminist existentialism and feminist theory.

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NADINE GORDIMER ~ HOW TO MAKE SENSE OF LIFE…

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Nadine Gordimer

“Writing is making sense of life. You work your whole life and perhaps you’ve made sense of one small area.”
Nadine Gordimer (born 1923, South Africa –  died 2014, South Africa)

“Truth isn’t always beauty, but the hunger for it is.”

Nadine Gordimer was a South African writer, political activist and recipient of the 1991 Nobel Prize in Literature. She was recognised as a woman “who through her magnificent epic writing has – in the words of Alfred Nobel – been of very great benefit to humanity”

She was one of the most prominent literary voices for political freedom and racial equality in South Africa.

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DORIS LESSING ~ THE WAY TO READ BOOKS

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Doris Lessing

 

ONE WAY TO READ A BOOK

In the opinion of the famous writer Doris Lessing there is only one way to read.

“There is only one way to read, which is to browse in libraries and bookshops, picking up books that attract you, reading only those, dropping them when they bore you, skipping the parts that drag-and never, never reading anything because you feel you ought, or because it is part of a trend or a movement. Remember that the book which bores you when you are twenty or thirty will open doors for you when you are forty or fifty-and vise versa. Don’t read a book out of its right time for you. ”
― Doris Lessing

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FERNANDO PESSOA ~ AN AWARENESS OF FEELING

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Dreams by Frederic William Burton and a quote by Fernando Pessoa

Some Wisdom by Fernando Pessoa

From The Book of Disquiet written by Fernando Pessoa. (1888-1935)

“What can I expect from myself? My sensation in all their horrible acuity, and a profound awareness of feeling. A sharp mind that only destroys me, and an unusual capacity for dreaming to keep me entertained. A dead will and a reflection that cradles it, like a living child.”

 Dreams

Frederic William Burton (1816-1900)
Dreams
Watercolor and body color over
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What is an Illusion? Voltaire knows.

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Voltaire once said:

“Illusion is the first of all Pleasures.”

What is she thinking about, it makes you wonder if her disillusion – as depicted in this painting – could actually be an illusion in itself. A trick of the mind that causes this emotion inside, a feeling of sadness and disappointment. I so wish it could be true…

The large painting above dates back to around 1640 and is titled “The Disillusioned Medea”  (also known as The Enchantress)

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HARUKI MURAKAMI ~ HUGE COSMIC LOVE

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“Sometimes, when one is moving silently through such an utterly desolate landscape, an overwhelming hallucination can make one feel that oneself, as an individual human being, is slowly being unraveled. The surrounding space is so vast that it becomes increasingly difficult to keep a balanced grip on one’s own being. The mind swells out to fill the entire landscape, becoming so diffuse in the process that one loses the ability to keep it fastened to the physical self. The sun would rise from the eastern horizon, and cut it’s way across the empty sky, and sink below the western horizon. This was the only perceptible change in our surroundings. And in the movement of the sun, I felt something I hardly know how to name: some huge, cosmic love.”
― Haruki Murakami, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle

Peyrelebade Landscape, 1869
Odilon Redon

ELIE WIESEL ~ IN MEMORIAM

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“There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest.”

Elie Wiesel

Eliezer “Elie” Wiesel KBE was a Romanian-born American Jewish writer, professor, political activist, Holocaust survivor, and Nobel Laureate. Wikipedia 
Born: September 30, 1928, Sighetu Marmației, Romania
Died: July 2, 2016, Upper East Side, New York City, New York, United States

 

RALPH WALDO EMERSON ~ ON BOOKS

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Some books leave us free and some books make us free – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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