Month: October 2012

The Weekly Bookshelf

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Literary Birthday – 31 October – John Keats

John Keats was born 31 October 1795, and died 23 February 1821 A thing of beauty is a joy forever: Its loveliness increases; It will never Pass into nothingness. Quotes I want a brighter word than bright. We read fine things but never feel them to…

7 Memorable Literary Quotes For Halloween

 One need not be a chamber to be haunted; One need not be a house; The brain has corridors surpassing Material place. ~Emily Dickinson I don’t know that there are real ghosts and goblins, but there are always more trick-or-treaters than neighbourhood kids. ~Robert Brault Where…

Book Review – It Worked For Me

by Colin Powell and Tony Koltz (HarperCollins) ISBN: 9780062135124 When I picked up this book by Colin Powell about Life and Leadership, I wondered how relevant four-star general Colin Powell still was, and just then a breaking news story of Powell endorsing Barack Obama again,…

Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

Did you know? Robert Louis Stevenson wrote the first draft of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde in three days while high on cocaine, burnt the manuscript after his wife read it, and then took six days to rewrite it. (via narrativemag)  

Literary Birthday – 30 October – Ezra Pound

Ezra Pound was born 30 October 1885, and died 1 November 1972 Nine Ezra Pound Quotes Good writers are those who keep the language efficient. That is to say, keep it accurate, keep it clear. It ought to be illegal for an artist to marry. If…
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