December 24, 2012
the-library-and-step-on-it:

Christmas Card from Ernest Hemingway to his Mother, With Handwritten Greeting, Signed “Ernie.”

the-library-and-step-on-it:

Christmas Card from Ernest Hemingway to his Mother, With Handwritten Greeting, Signed “Ernie.”

December 19, 2012
theparisreview:

Manuscript page of John Berryman’s “68th Dream Song.”

theparisreview:

Manuscript page of John Berryman’s “68th Dream Song.”

December 16, 2012

likeafieldmouse:

Ludwig van Beethoven - The “Immortal Beloved” Letters (1812)

These are Beethoven’s 5-part unsent love letters written in pencil to a woman, his “Immortal Beloved”, whose identity remains unknown, found in his estate by his friend Anton Schindler after his death.

Angel, I have just heard that the mail coach goes every day – and thus I must finish so that you may receive the letter immediately. – be patient – only through quiet contemplation of our existence can we achieve our purpose to live together – Be calm; for only by calmly considering our lives can we achieve our purpose of living together.- be calm - love me - today - yesterday - What yearning with tears for you - you - you my life – my everything - farewell - oh continue to love me - never misjudge the most faithful heart of your Beloved

L.

Ever thine.

Ever mine.

Ever ours.  

(Source: likeafieldmouse)

December 15, 2012
phytos:

“I love June Carter, I do. Yes I do. I love June Carter I do. And she loves me. But now she’s an angel and I’m not. Now she’s an angel and I’m not.”
— A note written by Johnny Cash shortly after her death in 2003

phytos:

“I love June Carter, I do. Yes I do. I love June Carter I do. And she loves me. But now she’s an angel and I’m not. Now she’s an angel and I’m not.”

— A note written by Johnny Cash shortly after her death in 2003

(Source: blue-voids)

December 14, 2012
youmightfindyourself:

“Truffaut searches for a title for his first feature film” (in “François Truffaut at Work” by Carole Le Berre, New York: Phaidon, 2005)

youmightfindyourself:

“Truffaut searches for a title for his first feature film” (in “François Truffaut at Work” by Carole Le Berre, New York: Phaidon, 2005)

December 13, 2012
proustitute:

Marcel Proust’s manuscript of the last page of A la recherche du temps perdu#Proust2013 

proustitute:

Marcel Proust’s manuscript of the last page of A la recherche du temps perdu

#Proust2013 

(via alyosha-karamazov)

December 12, 2012
naranjitoo:

From Andrei Tarkovsky’s working diary for Mirror

naranjitoo:

From Andrei Tarkovsky’s working diary for Mirror

December 9, 2012
fuckyeahvintage-retro:

John Lennon’s word association list, 1976

fuckyeahvintage-retro:

John Lennon’s word association list, 1976

(via ghost-of-syd)

December 4, 2012

teencenterspl:

The Picture Letters of Beatrix Potter

(via 336bc)

December 3, 2012

thevictorianlady:

His list of favorite poets includes “myself” and his favorite occupation is “reading my own sonnets”.

Oh Oscar.

Ladies and gentlemen, Oscar Wilde.

(Source: lord-dandy, via thefourthship)