come on up to the house: sequinedk: “In that... →
sequinedk: “In that difference lies the racism implicit in the abortion/slavery analogy Santorum employs and Klein defends. The analogy necessarily holds that the enslaved were the equivalent of embryos—helpless, voiceless beings in need of saviors. In this view of American history, the…
The Ambiguous Tales of the Fantastic Mr. Taylor:... →
jtaylor: It seemed to Myop as she skipped lightly from hen house to pigpen to smokehouse that the days had never been as beautiful as these. The air held a keenness that made her nose twitch. The harvesting of the corn and cotton, peanuts and squash, made each day a golden surprise that caused excited…
Don't Go Back To Sleep
crashinglybeautiful: For years, copying other people, I tried to know myself. From within, I couldn’t decide what to do. Unable to see, I heard my name being called. Then I walked outside. The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you. Don’t go back to sleep. You must ask for what you really want. Don’t go back to sleep. People are going back and forth across the doorsill where the two worlds...
When all the rivers and valleys and forests and hills of the world have been...– ~Arundhati Roy, “The Reincarnation of Rumpelstiltskin,” (2000)
The Reincarnation of Rumpelstiltskin -- Arundhati...
Published on Monday, November 27, 2000 by Outlook IndiaPower Politics by Arundhati Roy Remember him? The gnome who could turn straw into gold? Well he’s back now, but you wouldn’t recognize him. To begin with, he’s not an individual gnome anymore. I’m not sure how best to describe him. Let’s just say he’s metamorphosed into an accretion, a cabal, an assemblage,...
Reading, by Jean Rhys
kameelahwrites: Reading makes immigrants of us all. It takes us away from home, but more important, it finds homes for us everywhere. ~Jean Rhys
Future of reading: Book publishers see their role... →
kameelahwrites: Joe Konrath can’t wait for his books to go out of print. When that happens, the 40-year-old crime novelist plans to reclaim the copyrights from his publisher, Hyperion Books, and self-publish them on Amazon.com, Apple Inc.’s iBooks and other online outlets. That way he’ll be able to collect 70% of the sale price, compared with the 6% to 18% he receives from Hyperion. As for...
Ships at a distance have every man’s wish on board. For some they come in with...– Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston (via sothisismorning)
lineone: “Dear God, I am fourteen years old. I am I have always been a good girl. Maybe you can give me a sign letting me know what is happening to me.” The Color Purple - Alice Walker