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Literary corner

An appropriate setting for us to amass books. Also discussion and recommendations of various literature. Ultimately a group centering on your expression.

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Latest Activity: May 23

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The Morgan Library & Museum

Started by Eva. Last reply by Katja Feb 8, 2013. 3 Replies

February in the Da Costa Hours calls for pruning vines and breaking ground. Take a closer look at all the wonderful details:…Continue

Tags: museum, library, Morgan

The Rhetorica

Started by Nada Jung. Last reply by Béatrice LATEUR LACROIX Aug 8, 2012. 1 Reply

 The illuminated manuscript images below are owned by Fondation Martin Bodmer in the Geneva municipality of Cologny and hosted online…Continue

Tags: cologny, virtual manuscripts library of switzerland, fondation martin bodmer, 1471, guillaume fichet

Janet Frames novel "When owls scream"

Started by Eva. Last reply by Eva May 11, 2012. 3 Replies

 Janet Frame…Continue

Tags: when.owls.scream, novel, janet.frames

A book I would like to recommend

Started by Katalin. Last reply by Katalin Mar 21, 2012. 1 Reply


OSHO: Books I have Loved

Started by Eva Mar 24, 2010. 0 Replies

To me a book is not just a book, it is a love affair... I have loved reading from my very childhood. My own personal library consisted of one hundred fifty thousand rare books of all the…Continue

Tags: Osho, lovers, library, books

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Comment by Katja on September 9, 2013 at 9:58pm

Oh liebe Eva, so traurig.

Aber Buddha sagt, wir geboren sind zum Lieben!

und am ersten Stelle - sich selbst - manchmal es ist schwer zu lernen.

Es ist eine Philosophie.

Comment by Eva on September 9, 2013 at 9:03pm

Danke Katja!

Leider gibt es auch Augenblicke im Leben wo es gesünder ist nicht zu lieben.

Und es gibt auch Augenblicke wo man unfähig ist zu lieben.

Alles hat seine Zeit !

Comment by Katja on September 9, 2013 at 8:09pm

Am 9. September wurde der große russische Schriftsteller Lew Nikolajewitsch Graf Tolstoi (1828-1910), im Deutschen als Leo Tolstoi etabliert, geboren. Seine Hauptwerke Krieg und Frieden und Anna Karenina sind Klassiker des realistischen Romans. 

"Du brauchst nur zu lieben, und alles ist Freude."

"Jeder Mensch hat die Keime aller menschlichen Eigenschaften in sich. Manchmal kommen die einen zum Vorschein, manchmal die anderen."

"Wenn Du keinen Menschen töten kannst - gut; kannst Du auch kein Vieh und keine Vögel töten - noch besser; keine Fische und Insekten - noch besser. Bemüh Dich, soweit wie möglich zu kommen. Grüble nicht, was möglich ist und was nicht. Tu, was Du mit Deinen Kräften zustande bringst. Darauf kommt alles an."

"Wir werden nicht geliebt, weil wir so gut sind, sondern weil diejenigen, die uns lieben gut sind."

Comment by Eva on September 3, 2013 at 5:34pm

I wish everyone a great tuesday afternoon !! :-))

Instalación de Alicia Martín en la Casa de América de Madrid en 2003.

Comment by Luna Arjuna on February 19, 2013 at 4:36am

Take a look at the gorgeous night sky as depicted in the Hours of Henry VIII, illuminated around 1500 by Jean Poyer.

Comment by Luna Arjuna on February 14, 2013 at 4:49pm

Happy you-know-who’s Day!

Comment by Luna Arjuna on February 14, 2013 at 4:45pm

The Morgan Library & Museum

The Hours of Catherine of Cleves


Created in Utrecht, The Netherlands, around 1440, the manuscript was taken apart sometime before 1856. Its leaves were shuffled and then rebound into two volumes to make each look more or less complete. The first part was acquired by the duke of Arenberg, whose descendants owned it until 1957, when it was bought by New York dealer H. P. Kraus, who sold it to Alistair Bradley Martin. This volume had been known by scholars as the "Hours of Catherine of Cleves."

Meanwhile, the second part had been acquired by the Rothschild family, who kept their manuscripts secret. In 1963 their volume was sold to the Morgan as yet another "Hours of Catherine of Cleves." Studying the newly acquired book (it became MS M.917) along with the Martin volume, Morgan curator John Plummer determined that they were actually two halves of one and the same codex. In 1964 the Morgan mounted an exhibition of both volumes, displaying all the miniatures via color transparencies. When a facsimile of the manuscript was published by George Braziller in 1966, the exhibition was repeated. Finally, in 1970, the Morgan was able to buy the Martin volume (it became MS M.945), and thus came to own both parts of this greatest of all Dutch manuscripts.

Both volumes have been disbound in preparation for rebinding the leaves in proper order.

Comment by Luna Arjuna on February 7, 2013 at 9:58am

Some of the earliest books produced in Venice bridged the gap between illumination and printing. This lavish Bible features borders and initials by an anonymous miniaturist known as the Master of the Putti.

Comment by Luna Arjuna on February 7, 2013 at 9:51am

For your viewing pleasure, a show stopper from the Breviary of Eleanor of Portugal.

Comment by Luna Arjuna on February 7, 2013 at 9:48am

How did this portrait of a handsome gentleman fall into the hands of the princess Shirin? Learn about the story of Shirin, an Armenian princess:

Nice that you like it, Katja.


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