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The Odyssey Map
This story map was created with the Esri Map Tour application in ArcGIS Online.
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yesterday by nununo
The Man Who Led the Harlem Renaissance—and His Hidden Hungers | The New Yorker
Review of a biography of Alain Locke, who promoted and helped publish many of the writers and artists of the Harlem Renaissance, but whose relationship to them and the debates of the day was strained and full of tensions.
harlem_renaissance  alain_locke  writers  writing  race  history  literature  book_review  biography 
yesterday by johnmfrench
The Trek Collective: Trek-lit reading order
As the continuity of Star Trek novels grows the question is ever changing, but if you're wondering: "What do I need to read before Articles of the Federation?" or "...Destiny?" or "...The Fall?", here are the answers.

If you're a bit lost navigating the sometimes complex web of interconnectivity between the various Star Trek novels in the modern continuity, this is the resource you need. TrekBBS user Thrawn found a most elegant solution, with his brilliant Star Trek Lit-Verse Reading Order Flowchart. Now on the version five, Thrawn and I guide you through the world of Star Trek fiction.

Whether you're a fan of TNG, DS9, Voyager, or Enterprise the chart below will show how they spin off into New Frontier, Titan, IKS Gorkon, Vanguard, or Seekers, and crossover into Destiny, Typhon Pact, The Fall, Mirror Universe, and more; letting you chart your own path through the Trek-litverse. Once you've got to grips with the flow chart you might also find some of my lists a useful reference too.
startrek  st  trek  tng  literature  books  reading  order 
yesterday by CyborgHobbit
Homer and Hatred: On Jordan Peterson’s Mythology – BLARB
It seems he feels the effect of feminine chaos everywhere. On Joe Rogan’s podcast, he says today’s world could be “what a female totalitarianism would look like.” He calls for a return to  “mythology,” which will re-stabilize us in these times of great uncertainty. But for someone apparently obsessed with the power of myth, Peterson does not include a single collection of myths among the books he says are most important to him, a list of which appears on his web site. (For what it’s worth, here is the Peterson canon: Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, 1984 and Road to Wigan Pier by George Orwell, Crime and Punishment and Demons by Fyodor Dostoevsky, Beyond Good and Evil by Friederich Nietzsche, Ordinary Men by Christopher Browning, The Painted Bird by Jerzy Kosinski, The Rape of Nanking by Iris Chang, The Gulag Archipelago by Aleksander Solzhenitzyn, Man’s Search For Meaning by Viktor Frankl, Modern Man in Search of a Soul by Carl Jung, Maps of Meaning by Jordan B. Peterson, A History of Religious Ideas by Mircea Eliade, Affective Neuroscience by Jaan Panskepp.)

People are always the same, he implies; women are always crazy and men are always trying to keep them in line. If we read myths through his quixotic Jungian lens, he says, we can learn to navigate the chaos — that is, the over-feminization — of our times. There is a larky whimsicality to this thought, an almost charming Da Vinci Code-style theory-of-everythingness, a yearning for magic answers.
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yesterday by kmt
Marcin Wichary on Twitter: "Fascinated by UIs that accidentally amass memories. One of them is the wi-fi “preferred networks” pane – unexpected reminders of business trips, vacations, accidental detours, once frequented and now closed cafés.… htt
Fascinated by UIs that accidentally amass memories. One of them is the wi-fi “preferred networks” pane – unexpected reminders of business trips, vacations, accidental detours, once frequented and now closed cafés.
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yesterday by janpeuker
Hollow Men, Wooden People – China Heritage
T.S. Elliot inspired Ye Kuangzheng's poem We are the Wooden People read by a Chinese rights lawyer.
poem  literature  China 
2 days ago by dcowhig
Wynken, Blynken, and Nod by Eugene Field - Poems | poets.org
Wynken, Blynken, and Nod
Eugene Field
Wynken, Blynken, and Nod one night
Sailed off in a wooden shoe,—
Sailed on a river of crystal light
Into a sea of dew.
“Where are you going, and what do you wish?”
The old moon asked the three.
“We have come to fish for the herring-fish
That live in this beautiful sea;
Nets of silver and gold have we,"
Said Wynken,
Blynken,
And Nod.

The old moon laughed and sang a song,
As they rocked in the wooden shoe;
And the wind that sped them all night long
Ruffled the waves of dew;
The little stars were the herring-fish
That lived in the beautiful sea.
“Now cast your nets wherever you wish,—
Never afraid are we!”
So cried the stars to the fishermen three,
Wynken,
Blynken,
And Nod.

All night long their nets they threw
To the stars in the twinkling foam,—
Then down from the skies came the wooden shoe,
Bringing the fishermen home:
‘Twas all so pretty a sail, it seemed
As if it could not be;
And some folk thought ‘twas a dream they’d dreamed
Of sailing that beautiful sea;
But I shall name you the fishermen three:
Wynken,
Blynken,
And Nod.

Wynken and Blynken are two little eyes,
And Nod is a little head,
And the wooden shoe that sailed the skies
Is a wee one’s trundle-bed;
So shut your eyes while Mother sings
Of wonderful sights that be,
And you shall see the beautiful things
As you rock in the misty sea
Where the old shoe rocked the fishermen three:—
Wynken,
Blynken,
And Nod.
poem  kids  literature 
2 days ago by coreycaitlin
THE 20 OLDEST BOOKS OF ALL TIME
A list of ancient literature. Some "wisdom texts". These books have withstood the test of time. Mostly from ancient Sumeria, Akkadia and Egypt. With links to more detailed descriptions of each.
books  ancient  sumeria  akkadia  egypt  wisdomtexts  wisdomliterature  literature 
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