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heart-deco:

marykatewiles:

yulinkuang:

I Didn’t Write This is a new literary adaptation series in which I adapt and direct excerpts of poetry and literature written by other people. Basically one long commercial for why we read. My goal is to get parts of poetry and literature stuck in your head like a good song. Or John Mulaney’s standup. 

Sometimes I say things at the end of the videos; you don’t have to watch those parts. New episodes every Friday, until we run out of world enough and time. Subscribe, maybe? 

Also I’m using “yulinisworking” as the official Tumblr tag on this series, because IDWT and “I Didn’t Write This” get a decent amount of outside traffic as it is.

I Didn’t Write This - Ep. 2: As I Walked Out One Evening by W.H. Auden

Directed by Yulin Kuang

Starring Mary Kate Wiles and Sean Persaud

Shot by Zack Wallnau
Styled by Julika Engols
Sound by Justin Lee Dixon

I first discovered W.H. Auden back in high school, when this boy (who I had a giant crush on) put a quote from an Auden poem in his Facebook profile. I never mentioned it to said crush, but I ended up reading a whole bunch of Auden because of him, and that worked out because Auden is a pretty rad poet who doesn’t get enough love, in my opinion. I rediscovered this poem while reading John Green’s Looking for Alaska and so I had Sean record it and here we are.

We filmed this on location in Solstice Canyon in Malibu, California. It’s a really pretty hiking spot that ends up at the ruins of this 1950’s mansion, and then you can scramble up through the backyard onto these different waterfall landings. Highly recommend if you’re in the area.

Reblog and tell me your thoughts about the poem, about your favorite lines, about this adaptation, I would love to hear them!

Full text of “As I Walked Out One Evening”, by W. H. Auden

Much love,

Yulin Kuang
youtube.com/yulinisworking
youtube.com/shipwreckedcomedy

I didn’t promote these at the time because they feature Sean and me and I wanted to save the suspense of seeing us together for the end of our KitR chapter, but now that that’s over, if you haven’t checked these out yet, they’re lovely little visualizations of poems by Yulin, as well as some YA passages as well. This one in particular is my favorite, but head on over to her channel and check them all out.

Others in this series: Looking for Alaska, Fangirl, The Lovesong of J. Alfred Prufrock, Sonnet 116, and more!

lexical-girl:

The Arthur Conan Doyle collection at the Toronto Reference Library is one of the world’s largest collections of works relating to Arthur Conan Doyle and Sherlock Holmes.

Photos by lexical-girl.

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'The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet' sequel slated for 2015 →

pemberleyintern:

For realsies!

1hollygolightly1:

Baudelaire, Les Fleurs du mal (first edition)

1hollygolightly1:

Baudelaire, Les Fleurs du mal (first edition)

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oldfilmsflicker:

Book-Cut Artworks by Thomas Allen

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SO COOL

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deromanus:

LITERATURE MEME | 2 movements - (2) dark romanticism

Dark Romanticism, also called American Romanticism, is a subgenre of literature that arose in reaction to Transcendentalism. Dark Romanticism involves sin, self-destruction, and often supernatural forces.

G.R. Thompson describes the movement as follows:

"Fallen man’s inability fully to comprehend haunting reminders of another, supernatural realm that yet seemed not to exist, the constant perplexity of inexplicable and vastly metaphysical phenomena, a propensity for seemingly perverse or evil moral choices that had no firm or fixed measure or rule, and a sense of nameless guilt combined with a suspicion the external world was a delusive projection of the mind—these were major elements in the vision of man the Dark Romantics opposed to the mainstream of Romantic thought."

Notable writers include Edgar Allan Poe, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Herman Melville.

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pau-ii:

obstreperous-honey:

encontrate:

thisispureinsanity:

candlejack:



WHAT IS THIS
WHAT IS THIS
WHAT
IS THIS A LIBRARY IN A THEATRE
ALL OF MY DREAMS HAVE JUST COME TRUE


oh. oh my god.

this is genuinely the most beautiful thing i have ever seen

This is a book store called El Ateneo in Buenos Aires, Argentina! You can have coffee while sitting on the stage. One of my favorite places in my city.

It’s a BOOKSTORE?!


there are balconies where you can sit to read too 

and that’s the stage where you can have a coffee :)

pau-ii:

obstreperous-honey:

encontrate:

thisispureinsanity:

candlejack:

WHAT IS THIS

WHAT IS THIS

WHAT

IS THIS A LIBRARY IN A THEATRE

ALL OF MY DREAMS HAVE JUST COME TRUE

oh. oh my god.

this is genuinely the most beautiful thing i have ever seen

This is a book store called El Ateneo in Buenos Aires, Argentina! You can have coffee while sitting on the stage. One of my favorite places in my city.

It’s a BOOKSTORE?!

image

there are balconies where you can sit to read too 

image

and that’s the stage where you can have a coffee :)

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Ekaterina Panikanova's Paintings On Books

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erikkwakkel:

Sleeping beauties

Resting, that is what these old books appear to be doing. And they deserve it. The volumes date from the 17th and 18th centuries and have been on these shelves for several hundreds of years. They are part of York Cathedral Library and occupy a packed room (Pic 5) just adjacent to a larger reading room. When I visited the place, last week, I found myself whispering and walking slowly, so as not to wake them. These images transmit, I hope, some of the magic that hangs in the air: the red and green shine of leather bindings mixed with the distinct musky smell of old books.

Pics (my own): York Minster Library, established precisely 600 years ago this year. More about the library here.