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somethingtoseeorhear: “The most dangerous creation of any society is the man who has nothing to lose.” James Baldwin

Citation: Walt Whitman, ca. 1887 / George Collins Cox, photographer. [John Flanagan photographs], Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.


Robert Louis Stevenson at Vailima, Samoa not long before his untimely death in 1894


allthingsjamesbaldwin: James Baldwin.Van Vechten, Carl, 1880-1964.1955 Sept 13

Author Victor Hugo ~ born 26 Feb, 1802, died 22 May, 1885. Occupation Poet, playwright, novelist, essayist, visual artist, statesman, human rights campaigner[citation needed] Nationality French


e.e. cummings - on being nobody-but-yourself - Writers Write

from the Guardian

Wislawa Szymborska, 'Mozart of poetry', dies aged 88

Cuando pronuncio la palabra F u t u r o , la primera sílaba pertenece ya al pasado. Cuando pronuncio la palabra S i l e n c i o , lo destruyo. Cuando pronuncio la palabra N a d a , creo algo que no cabe en ninguna no-existencia. Wisława Szymborska.


Alexandre Herculano (1810-1877) was a poet, novelist, historian and essayist. His work, in the fullest sense of length and diversity, exhibits a deep consistency, following a romantic-liberal program that has guided not only his work but also his life. His political activity, a defender of liberal ideas, takes him out of Portugal. In exile, he perfected the study of history, becoming familiar with the works of historians as Thiers, Thierry, and read Chateaubriand, Lamennais, Klopstock.