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Censorship and the Art of Writing

Sorge aber als besorgende Fürsorge umfaßt das Sein des Daseins so ursprünglich und ganz, daß sie in der Scheidung von theoretischem und praktischem Verhalten je schon als Ganzes vorausgesetzt werden muß und aus diesen Vermögen nicht erst zusammengebaut werden kann mit Hilfe einer notwendig grundlosen, weil existenzial ungegründeten Dialektik.

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Robert Mapplethorpe, Rose

“A rose is a rose is a rose is a rose.”

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A juxtaposition of cool quotes

Gertrude Stein

We are all the same age inside.

Thomas Pynchon

If they can get you to ask the wrong questions they don’t have to worry about the answers. 617 more words

Read "Miss Furr and Miss Skeene," a fiction by Gertrude Stein

“Miss Furr and Miss Skeene”


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Helen Furr had quite a pleasant home. Mrs. Furr was quite a pleasant woman. Mr. Furr was quite a pleasant man. 2,078 more words


Tender Buttons[A Long Dress]- Gertrude Stein

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Today’s poem is an ode to womanhood that landed in my mailbox via Academy of American Poets. It’s a poem that I would love to cover with my students just because of the composition.  145 more words


Gertrude Stein

A light in the moon the only light is on Sunday. What was the sensible decision was that notwithstanding many declarations and more music, not even notwithstanding the choice and a torch and a collection, notwithstanding the celebrating hat and a vacation and even more noise than cutting, notwithstanding Europe and Asia and being overbearing, not even notwithstanding an elephant and a strict occasion, not even withstanding more cultivation and some seasoning, not even with drowning and with the ocean being encircling, not even with more likeness and any cloud, not even with terrific sacrifice of pedestrianism and a special resolution, not even more likely to be pleasing. 71 more words


Exploring Poetry as a Response to Literature


City of promises
The world makes no sense
If I ask you what a rose is
Will the answer be nonsense?

I have no home anymore… 326 more words

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