“Ultimately, literature is nothing but carpentry. With both you are working with reality, a material just as hard as wood.”
Gabriel García Márquez has just passed away at the age of 87.
1927 - 2014
“I see dreams as part of life in general, but reality is much richer.”
The Korean artist Jee Young Lee created an elaborate installation in her studio, in Seoul, using everyday materials—plywood, paper cups, straws—and handmade props. The constructed landscapes are her interpretations of personal experiences, dreams, and Korean folk tales. Take a look: http://nyr.kr/QrERhB
Top: “Reaching for the Stars”
Bottom: “I’ll Be Back”
All photographs by Jee Young Lee
From the BBC:
Nobel prize-winning Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez has died in Mexico aged 87, his family says.
Garcia Marquez was considered one of the greatest Spanish-language authors, best known for his masterpiece of magical realism, One Hundred Years of Solitude.
The 1967 novel sold more than 30 million copies and he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982.
Garcia Marquez had been ill and had made few public appearances recently.
He achieved fame for pioneering magical realism, a unique blending of the marvellous and the mundane in a way that made the extraordinary seem routine.
With his books, he brought Latin America’s charm and teaming contradictions to life in the minds of millions of people.
Victor Hugo’s original handwritten manuscript of Les Misérables.
Macklemore meets Shakespeare
So, I was kinda confused on what to do for some homework and as we’re studying Shakespeare, I decided to email my professor in iambic pentameter
AND GUESS WHAT HAPPENED?! THIS. THIS BEAUTEOUS THING!