December 28, 2012
thepenguinpress:

Vladimir Nabokov’s note card, c. 1969.

thepenguinpress:

Vladimir Nabokov’s note card, c. 1969.

December 27, 2012
proustitute:

Henry James, letter to Dr. James Jackson Putnam, 4 January 1912

proustitute:

Henry James, letter to Dr. James Jackson Putnam, 4 January 1912

December 26, 2012
fyeahgothicromance:


I have endeavoured in this Ghostly little book, to raise the Ghost of an Idea, which shall not put my readers out of humour with themselves, with each other, with the season, or with me.

 A Christmas Carol (introduction); Charles Dickens

fyeahgothicromance:

I have endeavoured in this Ghostly little book, to raise the Ghost of an Idea, which shall not put my readers out of humour with themselves, with each other, with the season, or with me.

 A Christmas Carol (introduction); Charles Dickens

December 25, 2012
peerintothepast:

Manuscript Page from “Great Expectations” 12 Oct 1864 Charles Dickens 

peerintothepast:

Manuscript Page from “Great Expectations” 12 Oct 1864 Charles Dickens 

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)