Tag: modernism

Matches struck unexpectedly in the dark…..

First of all – this post about Umberto Eco’s children’s book from the 1960s is worth a gander if you like beautifully drawn children’s literature (with a good moral message) but more importantly, the site for the post – Brain Pickings – has such…

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Let the poppy seed itself….

What power could now prevent the fertility, the insensibility of nature? Mrs. McNab’s dream of a lady, of a child, of a plate of milk soup? It had wavered over the walls like a spot of sunlight and vanished. She had locked the door;…

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The People, Yes

For my birthday, Brian gave me a first edition copy (1936) of The People, Yes – a booklength poem by modernist author Carl Sandburg. At first I didn’t realize that it was a book length work – I thought each numbered poem was separate…

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