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Authors De Luxe

My friend Tonya has just sent me some pics of an intriguing, if incomprehensible card-game featuring famous authors (the likes of Walter Scott, Booth Tarkington, and Oliver Wendell Holmes, to name a few). We’d be intrigued to learn how this game was played. Perhaps it was an early essay at calibrating literary prizes?

Authors de Luxe

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authors

Written by Dave Lovely

August 5, 2009 at 10:10 pm

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Marking time

A day in a medieval city.

News from an invisible library.

nkisi

Charme”, “objet sacré”,” objet de pouvoir”, “objet de protection”, “talisman”, “grigri”, “objet magique”, “objet personne”, autant de termes utilisés par les explorateurs, missionnaires et ethnographes d’Afrique pour désigner le fétiche, cet objet fait et utilisé pour établir un lien entre les vivants et les puissances invisibles, pour lutter contre le chaos, pour protéger du mal. …choses ligotées, assemblages, croûtes et enchevêtrements de cordes…

Recettes des dieux, esthétique du fétiche, at the Musée du quai Branly, Paris; via Le Divan Fumoir Bohémien.
 

girl reclining with a book

Girl reclining with a book

University of Washington Libraries

A watchmaker’s declaration.

What goes around, comes around:

circularbridge

Circular Bridge, Mt. Lowe Railway, 1901

Detroit Photographic Company’s Views Of North America, Ca. 1897-1924

via wood s lot

Written by Dave Lovely

March 11, 2009 at 9:11 am

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