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F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Handwritten Manuscript for the First Page of Gatsby

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“Prayer to Persephone” — Edna St. Vincent Millay

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Rumi quotes

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Rumi Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Balkhī or simply Rumi was a 13th century persian mystic,poet and theologian. Rumi’s importance is considered to transcend national and ethnic borders. His poems have been widely translated into many of the…

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Oh, grassy glades! oh, ever vernal endless landscapes in the soul; in ye,—though long parched by the dead drought of the earthy life,—in ye, men yet may roll, like young horses in new morning clover; and…

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Chekhov on Happiness

In Chekhov’s story “Happiness” (1887), two shepherds talk to an overseer about fabulous treasure buried somewhere in the vast Russian steppe. We recognize the men’s search for treasure as an allegory on the quest for true happiness. The old shepherd … Continue reading

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This Unknown World

It’s about time that everyone who writes—especially genuine literary artists—admitted that “in this world you can’t figure things out.” . . . The crowd thinks it knows and understands everything; the stupider it is, the broader it imagines its outlook. … Continue reading

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Enlightenment without Ideas

People have the wrong ideas about ideas. They think that, to live right, one needs the correct abstractions, but more often ideas get in the way. In [Chekhov’s] “The Name-Day Party” (1888), a husband given to endless political argument exasperates … Continue reading

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