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The Ambivalence of Open Spaces

A place on the web to park the writings, readings, music and musings for Youssef Alaoui Fdili

I create entire romances in my dreams.

Fyodor Dostoevsky, White Nights. (via communicants)

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sullenmoons:

Marta Nael

sullenmoons:

Marta Nael

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ucsdspecialcollections:

Daniel Defoe, The Life and Strange Surprizing Adventures of Robinson Crusoe of York, mariner…, London: 1719
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ucsdspecialcollections:

Daniel Defoe, The Life and Strange Surprizing Adventures of Robinson Crusoe of York, mariner…, London: 1719

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(via darksilenceinsuburbia)

tuesday-johnson:

ca. 1880’s, [portrait of Dr. Isreal P. Lecrone, M.D. in a rubberized suit with skull]
via Alex Peck’s Medical Archives

tuesday-johnson:

ca. 1880’s, [portrait of Dr. Isreal P. Lecrone, M.D. in a rubberized suit with skull]

via Alex Peck’s Medical Archives

(via my-ear-trumpet)

fuckyeahhistorycrushes:

Fyodor Dostoevsky. This man just gets it. The only man to understand and precisely describe us, Russians.

fuckyeahhistorycrushes:

Fyodor Dostoevsky. This man just gets it. The only man to understand and precisely describe us, Russians.

oursoulsaredamned:

The Illuminated Books of the middle ages; an account of the development and progress of the art of illumination … from the IVth to the XVIIth centuries … Illustrated by a series of examples … executed on stone and printed in colours by Owen Jones. Author: Henry Noel Humphreys Illustrator: “Jones, Owen (Owen Jones)” London, 1844-49. British Library

oursoulsaredamned:

The Illuminated Books of the middle ages; an account of the development and progress of the art of illumination … from the IVth to the XVIIth centuries … Illustrated by a series of examples … executed on stone and printed in colours by Owen Jones. Author: Henry Noel Humphreys Illustrator: “Jones, Owen (Owen Jones)” London, 1844-49. British Library

retrogasm:

The book of Dracula…

retrogasm:

The book of Dracula…

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deddale:

Aventures merveilleuses d’Huon de Bordeaux / The wonderful adventures of Huon of Bordeaux’ edited by Gaston Paris. With decorations by Eugène Grasset and coloured plates by Manuel Orazi. Published 1898 by L’académie française, Paris.

Huon of Bordeaux is the title character of a 13th-century French epic poem… He is a knight who, after unwittingly killing Charlot, the son of Emperor Charlemagne, is given a reprieve from death on condition that he fulfill a number of seemingly impossible tasks: he must travel to the court of the Amir in Babylon and return with a handful of the amir’s hair and teeth, kill the Amir’s mightiest knight, and three times kiss the Amir’s daughter, Esclarmonde. All these Huon eventually achieves with the assistance of the fairy king Oberon.

See the complete book here.

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