February 27, 2014 | Author: Katherine Collom | Category: Interesting discoveries | 1 Comment »
Everyone generally has a different definition of what they would consider ‘great’ literature. These days, it seems the lines are becoming more and more blurry when it comes to good literature and great literature and it can be quite frustrating to see the publishing market booming with popular books which are, quite simply put, at times atrociously written.
But there are some things which probably will never change in the book world. For example, War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy will probably always be considered a giant of literature and many classics will hopefully be must-reads for a long time to come.
If you’re looking for some great literature to add to your reading list, you may feel at a bit of a loss. You don’t want to take just anyone’s word for it, right? But what about famous authors? These are the professionals, the guys who know what they’re doing, and the true masters of words. If they can’t suggest great literature, then I’d say that the rest of us mere mortals are probably in a bit of trouble.
This Brain Pickings article titled The Greatest Books of All Time, As Voted by 125 Famous Authors provides a rather concise list of great literature according to votes and points provided by an array of well-known writers. And who is the number one writer with 327 points earned? You guessed it, Leo Tolstoy! I guess some things never change and some authors will always remain great.
If you’re looking for a way to add a new dimension to the works of a magnificent author such as Leo Tolstoy, be sure to check out our collection of posters. Yep, both War and Peace and Anna Karenina are featured posters which use Tolstoy’s original words to create thought provoking images. So if you don’t want to sit and read these great works of literature, you can always try reading them as they hang from your wall. Happy reading!
February 27, 2014 | Author: Katherine Collom | Category: Funny | No Comments »
A little mid-week humor for the literary-minded. Pop Quiz: Can you remember who wrote the novel The Grapes of Wrath?
February 25, 2014 | Author: Katherine Collom | Category: Quotes | No Comments »
It’s not just the Doctor Who fans who will appreciate this quote! Every avid reader knows that the books they hold in their hands are powerful weapons!
February 22, 2014 | Author: Katherine Collom | Category: Posters | No Comments »
We are excited to inform you that we now have a brand new poster available! Celebrate the month of love through our Cyrano de Bergerac art print.
Cyrano de Bergerac (24×36” - 61×91.4cm)
This Cyrano de Bergerac poster is created using the entire text from the book.
Edmond Rostand’s work, Cyrano de Bergerac, follows the adventures of the bold and fearless Cyrano, a man whose most notable feature is his abnormally large nose. Believing himself too ugly to claim the hand of the beautiful Roxane, Cyrano uses his quick wit and passionate rhetoric to help the foolish but exceedingly handsome Christian woo Roxane instead. The final acts of this daring tale reveal Cyrano as a strong and kind-hearted man who is unwilling to break the spell of love between Roxane and Christian, even when he possesses the power to do so.
The words of the magnetic Cyrano de Bergerac are used here to form a rich illustration which brings alive a unique and strange love story. Cyrano is shown here taking his talents to the page as he writes yet another soul-capturing love letter to his beloved Roxane. In the background, Roxane offers her lover Christian a kiss, believing that those fervent letters of the heart come from him. Cyrano’s ardent and lengthy page of prose enwraps the couple as a symbol of his words being the actual reason these two opposite souls are together. His back is turned and his focus is unwaveringly upon the page before him, absorbed within the ideal that although Roxane cannot love him, she can love his passionate writing. Although Roxane doesn’t know it to be him, in some small way Cyrano’s generous and breaking heart is revealed upon that tear-stained manuscript before his beloved’s eyes.
With courageous aplomb, Cyrano de Bergerac weaves a story that is both humorous and heart-felt. Through this touching work of art, the fiery passions and beautiful sacrifices of true love are given life in an enigmatic way.
View this poster in our store.
February 14, 2014 | Author: Katherine Collom | Category: Holiday, Interesting discoveries | No Comments »
Happy Valentine’s Day to all our readers! I hope you have some fantastic V-Day plans, and hopefully they involve some good literature. If you’d like to give Valentine’s Day a particularly adorable literary turn, these Literary V-Day Cards should do the trick! A few of these border on the slightly scandalous, but they’re lots of fun nonetheless. One of my favorites is the above J.R.R. Tolkien card, what about you?
May you have a wonderful Valentine’s Day filled with much literary love and laughter!