the higher common sense

"Well, when I am fifty-three or so, I would like to write a novel as good as Persuasion but with a modern setting, of course. For the next thirty years or so I shall be collecting material for it. If anyone asks me what I work at, I shall say, 'Collecting material.' No one can object to that."

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thecindercone:

1960 something

thecindercone:

1960 something

(via sincerely-elenaa)

bbougeottee:

Rain and hail in Rome, Italy. April 2014

bbougeottee:

Rain and hail in Rome, Italy. April 2014

jenni kayne fall 2014

(Source: style.com)

quentindebriey:

steffy.musée rodin june 2014

quentindebriey:

steffy.musée rodin june 2014

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chambaron:

trumpetstrumpet:

Evelyn Waugh wouldn’t be caught dead at your dinner party. 
fresherhells:
Waugh, one of my favorite misanthropic bastards in literary history, put a lot of effort into putting as much distance between himself & the rest of humanity as possible. To that end, he went to the trouble of printing up these all-purpose “Mr. Evelyn Waugh is not interested in your petty invitations and cordially invites you to fuck off” cards, which he would hand out to people who made demands on him (e.g. aspiring writers seeking critiques of their manuscripts, friends requesting his presence at dinner parties, his children asking him to stop publicly referring to them as “physically inept, monotonous, defective adults who fill me with depression”)

chambaron:

trumpetstrumpet:

Evelyn Waugh wouldn’t be caught dead at your dinner party. 

fresherhells:

Waugh, one of my favorite misanthropic bastards in literary history, put a lot of effort into putting as much distance between himself & the rest of humanity as possible. To that end, he went to the trouble of printing up these all-purpose “Mr. Evelyn Waugh is not interested in your petty invitations and cordially invites you to fuck off” cards, which he would hand out to people who made demands on him (e.g. aspiring writers seeking critiques of their manuscripts, friends requesting his presence at dinner parties, his children asking him to stop publicly referring to them as “physically inept, monotonous, defective adults who fill me with depression”)

nprbooks:

Today marks the 100th anniversary of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand — the event that triggered World War I and reshaped the world as we know it.
World War I produced a host of poets and authors who recorded its horrors in memorable words — if you haven’t read Vera Brittain’s Testament of Youth yet, go get yourself a copy right now.
The poem that has always stuck with me, though, is Wilfred Owen’s ”Dulce et Decorum Est”

For a real punch in the gut, here it is being read by Christopher Eccleston, as part of the UK Channel Four’s war remembrance series:

— Petra

nprbooks:

Today marks the 100th anniversary of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand — the event that triggered World War I and reshaped the world as we know it.

World War I produced a host of poets and authors who recorded its horrors in memorable words — if you haven’t read Vera Brittain’s Testament of Youth yet, go get yourself a copy right now.

The poem that has always stuck with me, though, is Wilfred Owen’s ”Dulce et Decorum Est

For a real punch in the gut, here it is being read by Christopher Eccleston, as part of the UK Channel Four’s war remembrance series:

— Petra

françoise sagan & catherine deneuve

françoise sagan & catherine deneuve

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allthingseurope:

Rennes, France (by Paolo Trabattoni)

allthingseurope:

Rennes, France (by Paolo Trabattoni)