“Of the demonstrably wise there are but two: those who commit suicide, and those who keep their reasoning faculties atrophied with drink.” ~ Mark Twain
It’s Mr.Samuel Langhorne Clemens aka Mark Twain’s birthday today. I just know being a lifelong devotee of his writings and works that he’d be revelling in the fact that his autobiography is now, as it should be, in the bestseller lists! Twain was an American author who, as a humorist, narrator, and social observer, is unsurpassed in American literature. Twain grew up in a port town on the Mississippi River and eventually became a river pilot. He first won fame with the comic masterpiece “The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County.” His 1885 novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn has been called the first modern American novel.
A tall, thick pine tree on the highest peak of Bongraesan,
Evergreen alone when white snow covers the whole world
les six & jean cocteau
(francis poulenc, germaine tailleferre, louis durey, dessin de georges auric, jean cocteau, darius milhaud et arthur honegger)
André Kertész, Le Chartier du Quartier Latin, Paris nd
[orig. caption: Ady déjeunait souvent ici, le Chartier du Quartier Latin qui a gardé son caractère 1900]
André Kertész went on to visit places where the poet Endre Ady (1877-1919) had lived. Then in 1934, György Bölöni wrote a book [Az igazi Ady (The true Ady)] and asked Kertész for photographs to illustrate it. The book, published in Paris, is rare (i think it has been reedited in the ’50s in Hungary) - notice bio
|—||Susan Hill (via 500daysofkissingmypillow)|
Photographer - Dmitry G. Pavlov
Painting. Not photoshopped.
By Chadwick Tyler