Sunday, November 15, 2009

The Monstrosity Gazette: A weekly smattering of all things literary...

Bookish Quote of the Day:

"The contents of someone's bookcase are part of his history, like an ancestral portrait."
-Anatole Broyard



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Today in Literary History...

On this day in 1762 James Boswell left Edinburgh for London, beginning the eight-and-a-half-month stay that would be recorded in his London Journal, and earn him a reputation as one of the great British diarists. From Boswell's account of his first meeting with his ticket to history: "Mr. Johnson, indeed I come from Scotland, but I cannot help it." "Sir, that, I find, is what a great many of your countrymen cannot help."

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Literary Pic of the Day:



       © 2006 by Liz Amini-Holmes and by Owl Square Press         

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New Book On My Radar:


Manhood for Amateurs
by Michael Chabon
Pub: Harper, Oct. 2009
ISBN: 9780061490187
320 pages
Genre: Autobiography

Summary in a Sentence:

A collection of personal writings by Michael Chabon that explore the encounters that have shaped his life and reflect on what he believes it means to be a son, husband, and father of four young children.

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2 comments:

Maria said...

I love that quote:
"The contents of someone's bookcase are part of his history, like an ancestral portrait."
-Anatole Broyard

http://fantasysink.blogspot.com/

Kirthi said...

I love that quote too! The picture is gorgeous, with the woman living in a house of books behind a starry night sky, mystical and lovely