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The Dark: An Illustrated Meditation on Overcoming Fear from Lemony Snicket and Jon Klassen
The Dark: An Illustrated Meditation on Overcoming Fear from Lemony Snicket and Jon Klassen

A heart-warming allegory about what it means to make peace with our demons.

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Annie Dillard on What a Stunt Pilot Knows About Impermanence, Creativity, and the Meaning of Life
Annie Dillard on What a Stunt Pilot Knows About Impermanence, Creativity, and the Meaning of Life

“Who could breathe, in a world where rhythm itself had no periods?”

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The Surprising History of the Pencil
The Surprising History of the Pencil

What medieval smuggling has to do with the atomic structure of carbon.

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Thoreau on Why Not to Quote Thoreau
Thoreau on Why Not to Quote Thoreau

“It would be a truer discipline for the writer to … clear a new field instead of manuring the old.”

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Virginia Woolf’s Never-Before-Seen Witty Family Newspaper, Illustrated by Her Nephew, Quentin Bell
Virginia Woolf’s Never-Before-Seen Witty Family Newspaper, Illustrated by Her Nephew, Quentin Bell

A heartwarming inter-generational collaboration of irreverent humor.

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Turning Abruptly from Friendship to Love: Sartre’s Love Letter to Simone de Beauvoir
Turning Abruptly from Friendship to Love: Sartre’s Love Letter to Simone de Beauvoir

“I am mastering my love for you and turning it inwards as a constituent element of myself.”

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