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Tim Wu, a professor at Columbia Law School and the author of “The Master Switch, has written a rather scathing take on the Obama Administration’s clear disregard for Net Neutrality.

 

 

lastnightsreading:

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie at the Schomburg Center, 3/19/14

“Writing fiction has developed in me an abiding respect for the unknown in a human lifetime and a sense of where to look for the threads, how to follow, how to connect, find in the thick of the tangle what clear line persists.”—Eudora Welty

“Writing fiction has developed in me an abiding respect for the unknown in a human lifetime and a sense of where to look for the threads, how to follow, how to connect, find in the thick of the tangle what clear line persists.”
—Eudora Welty

If you don’t think this is great, then “Methinks’t thou art a general offence.”

Icelandic novelist and Nobel Laureate Halldór Laxness was born in Reykjavík, Iceland on this day in 1902.“Whoever doesn’t live in poetry cannot survive here on earth.” ― Halldór Laxness, Under the Glacier

Icelandic novelist and Nobel Laureate Halldór Laxness was born in Reykjavík, Iceland on this day in 1902.

“Whoever doesn’t live in poetry cannot survive here on earth.”
― Halldór Laxness, Under the Glacier

Such a great idea! Have you ever had (or attended) a book exchange party?

Such a great idea! Have you ever had (or attended) a book exchange party?

AKA “Man with Slings and Arrows”

AKA “Man with Slings and Arrows”

(via citylit-books)

"A Dream Within A Dream" by Edgar Allan Poe

Take this kiss upon the brow!
And, in parting from you now,
Thus much let me avow-
You are not wrong, who deem
That my days have been a dream;
Yet if hope has flown away
In a night, or in a day,
In a vision, or in none,
Is it therefore the less gone?
All that we see or seem
Is but a dream within a dream.

I stand amid the roar
Of a surf-tormented shore,
And I hold within my hand
Grains of the golden sand-
How few! yet how they creep
Through my fingers to the deep,
While I weep- while I weep!
O God! can I not grasp
Them with a tighter clasp?
O God! can I not save
One from the pitiless wave?
Is all that we see or seem
But a dream within a dream?

Hey Brooklyn readers! Tomorrow night at BookCourt our pal Tao Lin joins Ruth Ozeki and Kimiko Hahn to celebrate the release of Granta 127!

4/24, 7pm, 163 Court Street. We’ll see you there!