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Patti Smith on Time, Transformation, and How the Radiance of Love Redeems the Rupture of Loss
Patti Smith on Time, Transformation, and How the Radiance of Love Redeems the Rupture of Loss

“The transformation of the heart is a wondrous thing, no matter how you land there.”

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Beastly Verse: From Lewis Carroll to William Blake, Beloved Poems About Animals in Vibrant and Unusual Illustrations
Beastly Verse: From Lewis Carroll to William Blake, Beloved Poems About Animals in Vibrant and Unusual Illustrations

“Stories are a meal. But poetry is a glass of water, perhaps even a single drop that will save your life.”

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William Blake’s Mesmerizing Illustrations for John Milton’s Paradise Lost
William Blake’s Mesmerizing Illustrations for John Milton’s Paradise Lost

Aesthetic rapture between heaven and hell.

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Diane Ackerman on the Secret Life of the Senses and the Measure of Our Aliveness
Diane Ackerman on the Secret Life of the Senses and the Measure of Our Aliveness

“The great affair, the love affair with life, is to live as variously as possible, to groom one’s curiosity like a high-spirited thoroughbred, climb aboard, and gallop…”

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Allen Ginsberg Sings William Blake’s “Songs of Innocence and of Experience”
Allen Ginsberg Sings William Blake’s “Songs of Innocence and of Experience”

“Come live, and be merry, and join with me, / To sing the sweet chorus of ‘Ha ha he!’”

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William Blake’s Breathtaking Drawings for Dante’s Divine Comedy, Over Which He Labored Until His Dying Day
William Blake’s Breathtaking Drawings for Dante’s Divine Comedy, Over Which He Labored Until His Dying Day

The sinister and sublime, in transcendent watercolors.

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