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  • 26th September
    2014
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Celeste West

womenoflibraryhistory:

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Today’s submission comes from Tina Perricone, Celeste’s widow. The black-and-white photo below was taken by Denis Manness and published in Synergy Magazine.

Celeste West (1942-2008) quite deservedly belongs in whatever women in library hall of fame there might ever be. In “Unbossed and Unbought: Booklegger Press—the First Women-Owned American Library Publisher”*, Toni Samek describes West’s concern with self-censorship among librarians and the limitations of a philosophy of neutrality. West founded “Booklegger Press, the first women-owned American library published, [which] became a key communication tool for some of librarianship’s leading alternative voices in the 1970s, countered mainstream library publishing, challenged limitations to freedom of expression within librarianship, introduced a wave of alternative library publishing that persists to this day, served as an open forum for library workers’ dissent, and advanced women’s library causes, as well as those of other alienated library groups, such as gays and lesbians, politically active library school students, individuals interested in library unions, and alternative library publishers.”

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Library Juice Press published a book about her in 2010; here is the paragraph that they have describing her:

She Was a Booklegger: Remembering Celeste West is a compilation of reflections and tales from friends and other admirers who were influenced and inspired by this larger than life feminist librarian, lesbian, publisher, and activist.

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  • 23rd September
    2014
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  • 23rd September
    2014
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the-sleepless-draughtsman:

fishingboatproceeds:

Since the TFIOS movie became available On Demand and for digital download and people can now pause and zoom in and stuff, many people have asked who wrote the pages of An Imperial Affliction that appear in the movie.
I did. Executive producer Isaac Klausner asked me to write four pages (the two you see here and the final two pages of the book) for the movie edition of An Imperial Affliction, so I did. In this passage, Anna is recalling intense pain breaking through her high doses of narcotic pain medication. 
The book that Hazel reads in the movie is just the four pages I wrote printed over and over again hundreds of times. I have a copy of it in my house; it’s my only souvenir from the movie set.

Fascinating! A small quibble: John might have made a mistake with “chung hai jxong he”. I think what he meant was “chung hai jxong tian” (沧海桑田), a Chinese proverb which literally means “blue seas turning into mulberry fields”, used to describe the evanescence and ephemerality of the world. 

This is brilliant commentary. I love it. Thank you.

the-sleepless-draughtsman:

fishingboatproceeds:

Since the TFIOS movie became available On Demand and for digital download and people can now pause and zoom in and stuff, many people have asked who wrote the pages of An Imperial Affliction that appear in the movie.

I did. Executive producer Isaac Klausner asked me to write four pages (the two you see here and the final two pages of the book) for the movie edition of An Imperial Affliction, so I did. In this passage, Anna is recalling intense pain breaking through her high doses of narcotic pain medication. 

The book that Hazel reads in the movie is just the four pages I wrote printed over and over again hundreds of times. I have a copy of it in my house; it’s my only souvenir from the movie set.

Fascinating! A small quibble: John might have made a mistake with “chung hai jxong he”. I think what he meant was “chung hai jxong tian” (沧海桑田), a Chinese proverb which literally means “blue seas turning into mulberry fields”, used to describe the evanescence and ephemerality of the world. 

This is brilliant commentary. I love it. Thank you.

  • 11th September
    2014
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  • 5th September
    2014
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hermioneofvulcan:

sylvar:

hermioneofvulcan:

star trek ds9 + text posts

'The human version of period cramps'? …I see a Bajoran and a Cardassian. *puzzled*

If this is some massive spoiler, never mind. I’m only around S3.

It’s Kira Nerys and Gul Dukat. She finds being around him about as pleasant as period cramps.

Yes, Dukat was in the very first episode. I was trying to figure out who the ‘human version’ was. I could totally imagine Miles thinking Julian was a human version of period cramps, even though Miles doesn’t have a period. And of course Q is an awful pain. Lwaxana can be awfully annoying. They just aren’t human, which was confusing me. But I suspect I’m reading too much into this delightful frippery. :)

  • 5th September
    2014
  • 05

hermioneofvulcan:

star trek ds9 + text posts

'The human version of period cramps'? …I see a Bajoran and a Cardassian. *puzzled*

If this is some massive spoiler, never mind. I’m only around S3.

(via lgbtlaughs)

  • 5th September
    2014
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From the Archives: Civil War Letter

atlantahistorycenter:

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Monday morning
Sept 5th 1864

Dear Lizy We are now near Griffin 1 ½ miles I am all sitting up yet; but the tiredest [sic] you ever saw a fellow; my feet are not quite as soar [sore] as they were yesterday; when we first started on our march the road was very dusty; day before yesterday we had…

Why the [sic] after ‘tiredest’? It’s just an early attestation of a word that’s still in use.

  • 19th August
    2014
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    2014
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  • 13th August
    2014
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