nypl:

The image above from NYPL’s Rare Books Division is a fragment of Walt Whitman’s revision of his poem “The Mississippi at Midnight,” which was first published on this day in 1848 in the New Orleans Daily Crescent. 
(H/T to Book Pilgrim for sharing the poem on the Walt Whitman Archive, the finished text can be read here.)
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theparisreview:

A manuscript page from Gore Vidal’s Myra Breckinridge
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divine-despair:

Flowers feed the soul (by MargreetM-Art)
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teachingliteracy:

 (by randomeyes62)
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bookmania:

Dream (Photo by Pepe)
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bookmania:

Stand Still Like the Hummingbird by Henry Miller. One of Henry Miller’s most luminous statements of his personal philosophy of life, Stand Still Like the Hummingbird, provides a symbolic title for this collection of stories and essays. Many of them have appeared only in foreign magazines while others were printed in small limited editions which have gone out of print.
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