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Jedediah Smith

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Jedediah is a French dwarf. He was only 18 inches tall at the age of 11. However he ate 40 large cucumbers, 30 figs, and a whole watermelon for dessert each day. He was a guard at the monastery of St. Catherine on Biblical Mount Sinai. On his deathbed in the year 580, he pleaded to be permitted to continue his services. This unusual request was honored, and so after his death, Jedediah was placed outside the House of the Dead. There, his fully clothed skeleton still guards the entrance today.

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‎How To Make Verse by Vladimir Mayakovsky

Ok, so my translation of ‎How To Make Verse by Vladimir Mayakovsky is finally available in both print and on kindle. This is the first time the book has been in print as a solo work since 1985. It is fully annotated and includes a translation of his exemplary poem "To Sergei Yesenin." It's a great little book on aesthetics and would be useful to students of Russian literature or poetry in general.
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C.S. Lewis
“When I was a boy -- a bourgeois boy -- that term was applied to my social class by the class above it. Bourgeois meant "not aristocratic, therefore vulgar." When I was in my twenties this changed. My class was now vilified by the class below it; bourgeois began to mean "not proletarian, therefore parasitic, reactionary." Thus it has always been a reproach to assign a man to that class which has provided the world with nearly all its divines, poets, philosophers, scientists, musicians, painters, doctors, architects, and administrators.”
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Albert Camus
“To create today is to create dangerously. Any publication is an act, and that act exposes one to the passions of an age that forgives nothing.”
Albert Camus, Resistance, Rebellion and Death: Essays

David Wallechinsky
“In his book The Shadow Presidents, author Michael Medved relates the extreme disappointment of H.R. Haldeman over his failure to implement his plan to link up all the homes in America by coaxial cable. In Haldeman’s words, “There would be two-way communication. Through computer, you could use your television set to order up whatever you wanted. The morning paper, entertainment services, shopping services, coverage of sporting events and public events...Just as Eisenhower linked up the nation's cities by highways so that you could get there, the Nixon legacy would have linked them by cable communication so you wouldn't have to go there." One can almost see the dreamy eyes of Nixon and Haldeman as they sat around discussing a plan that would eliminate the need for newspapers, seemingly oblivious to its Big Brother aspects. Fortunately the Watergate scandal intervened, and Nixon was forced to resign before "the Wired Nation" could be hooked up.”
David Wallechinsky, The People's Almanac Presents The Book of Lists #2

George Orwell
“By 2050, earlier, probably – all real knowledge of Oldspeak will have disappeared. The whole literature of the past will have been destroyed. Chaucer, Shakespeare, Milton, Byron – they’ll exist only in Newspeak versions, not merely changed into something different, but actually changed into something contradictory of what they used to be. Even the literature of the Party will change. Even the slogans will change. How could you have a slogan like ‘freedom is slavery’ when the concept of freedom has been abolished? The whole climate of thought will be different. In fact there will be no thought, as we understand it now. Orthodoxy means not thinking – not needing to think. Orthodoxy is unconsciousness.”
George Orwell , 1984

Ursula K. Le Guin
“To think that realistic fiction is by definition superior to imaginative fiction is to think imitation is superior to invention.”
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