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Anaïs Nin on Life, Hand-Lettered by Artist Lisa Congdon
Anaïs Nin on Life, Hand-Lettered by Artist Lisa Congdon

“You live out the confusions until they become clear.”

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Anaïs Nin on Paris vs. New York, 1939
Anaïs Nin on Paris vs. New York, 1939

“The ivory tower of the artist may be the only stronghold left for human values, cultural treasures, man’s cult of beauty.”

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Susan Sontag on Aphorisms and the Commodification of Wisdom
Susan Sontag on Aphorisms and the Commodification of Wisdom

“Aphoristic thinking is impatient thinking.”

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Mrs. Robinson’s Disgrace: Tracing the Evolution of Women’s Rights in a Victorian Lady’s Journals
Mrs. Robinson’s Disgrace: Tracing the Evolution of Women’s Rights in a Victorian Lady’s Journals

How the most private of frontiers became a public front for the gender dialogue.

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New York Diaries: 400 Years of Great Writers’ Reflections on a Great City
New York Diaries: 400 Years of Great Writers’ Reflections on a Great City

What Jack Kerouac’s existential divide has to do with earmuffs, 9/11, and Edison’s “mechanical mind.”

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Susan Sontag on Love: Illustrated Diary Excerpts
Susan Sontag on Love: Illustrated Diary Excerpts

“Nothing is mysterious, no human relation. Except love.”

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Susan Sontag on Writing
Susan Sontag on Writing

“There is a great deal that either has to be given up or be taken away from you if you are going to succeed in writing a body of work.”

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Susan Sontag on Censorship and the Three Steps to Refuting Any Argument
Susan Sontag on Censorship and the Three Steps to Refuting Any Argument

“A just/ discriminating censorship is impossible.”

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18-Year-Old Sylvia Plath on Loving Everybody and Living with Curiosity
18-Year-Old Sylvia Plath on Loving Everybody and Living with Curiosity

“Every story, every incident, every bit of conversation is raw material for me.”

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