Inspirations

04 Oct Book of the Week — Empire Builders

“We have all our elephants to see.” Empire BuildersCarol Inderieden and Chandler O’LearyTacoma, WA: Anagram Press, 2015N7433.4 I52 E47 2015 From the authors’ essay: “To see the elephant was to embark on a quest for riches and prosperity…The elephant is an illusion, an impossible...

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30 Sep Banned! — Quipu

“It is a prayer for the rebirth of a way of writing with breath.” CHANCCANI QUIPU Cecilia Vicuña New York: Granary Books, 2012 Quipu, or knotted cords, encoded the spoken language of the Inca, representing both single sounds and whole words, and was used as a form of communication...

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29 Sep Banned! — Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

“Animals should not use human language.” Alice’s adventures in wonderland… Lewis Carroll (1832-1898) London: Macmillan and Co., 1866 First published edition Charles Lutwidge Dodgson’s now-famous Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland was intended solely for Alice Liddell and her two sisters. Dodgson made the story up to entertain the bored children...

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28 Sep Banned! — Лолита

«Лолита , свет моей жизни , огонь моих чресел . Грех mой , душа моя . Ло -ли –та…” Лолита Владимир Набоков (1899-1977) New York: Phaedra, Inc., Publishers, 1967 First hardcover edition in Russian First published in Paris in 1955, then in New York City in 1958 and...

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27 Sep Book of the week — An Inflammatory Guide: Banned and Challenged…

An inflammatory guide: banned & challenged… Jessica Spring Tacoma, WA: Springtide Press, 2012 xN7433.4 S713 I54 2012 From the colophon: “…printed by hand to commemorate Banned Books Week…” Letterpress printed. Accordion folded pages attached to match-book style binding with staples. View the original article on the OpenBook Blog...

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22 Sep A Window Into History: Home Movie Collections in the Audio Visual Archives

Home movies are one of the most valuable components of the Audio Visual Archives in Special Collections at J. Willard Marriott Library. Whether on 8mm film or VHS or another format, these films give the viewer rare access to unguarded moments in the lives of everyday...

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22 Sep Book of the week — The Poems of Shakespeare

  So long as men can breathe or eyes can see, So long lives this, and this gives life to thee. — William Shakespeare, Sonnet XVIII The Poems of William Shakespeare William Shakespeare (1564-1616) Stamford, CT: Overbrook Press, 1939 PR2841 A2 K5 1939 Edited by George Lyman Kittredge, Gurney Professor of English Literature,...

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