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R. Crumb Illustrates Kafka
R. Crumb Illustrates Kafka

…and why “Kafkaesque” doesn’t mean what you think it does.

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Viva Frida: A Beautiful and Unusual Children’s Book Celebrating Frida Kahlo’s Story and Spirit
Viva Frida: A Beautiful and Unusual Children’s Book Celebrating Frida Kahlo’s Story and Spirit

The story of creative culture’s most uncommon Alice in a luminous Wonderland of her own making.

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Amanda Palmer Reads Polish Nobel Laureate Wislawa Szymborska’s Glorious Poem “Possibilities”
Amanda Palmer Reads Polish Nobel Laureate Wislawa Szymborska’s Glorious Poem “Possibilities”

“I prefer cunning kindness to the over-trustful kind.”

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Enormous Smallness: The Sweet Illustrated Story of E. E. Cummings and His Creative Bravery
Enormous Smallness: The Sweet Illustrated Story of E. E. Cummings and His Creative Bravery

“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.”

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Dear Data: Two Designers Visualize the Mundane Details of Daily Life in Magical Illustrated Postcards Mailed Across the Atlantic
Dear Data: Two Designers Visualize the Mundane Details of Daily Life in Magical Illustrated Postcards Mailed Across the Atlantic

A celebration of the infinitesimal, incomplete, imperfect, yet exquisitely human details of life.

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Mark Strand on Dreams: A Lyrical Love Letter to Where We Go When We Go to Sleep
Mark Strand on Dreams: A Lyrical Love Letter to Where We Go When We Go to Sleep

“Something nameless hums us into sleep… We feel dreamed by someone else, a sleeping counterpart…”

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