Entries Tagged as 'Modern'

Thursday, February 11th, 2016

“A New Standard of Laziness”

This post is part of an ongoing series featuring items recently cataloged from the Julio Mario Santo Domingo Collection. Tuli Kupferberg’s 1001 Ways to Live Without Working is a handbook, political satire, and collage all-in-one. Nestled between the actual 1005 point list are newspaper advertisements, photographs of protest, slave sale notices, and other pieces of […]

Thursday, February 4th, 2016

Images of the grotesque

This post is part of an ongoing series featuring items recently cataloged from the Julio Mario Santo Domingo Collection.  The Gypsy’s first issue was published in London in 1915 and contained short stories, essays, poems, illustrations, sonnets, and prose.  In their foreword the editors of the magazine acknowledged that many people would criticize their endeavor in […]

Sunday, January 31st, 2016

Perhaps Silence Is More Decent: Thomas Merton at 100

January 31st marks the closing of the centenary of Thomas Merton’s birth. Merton is best known for his 1948 autobiography The Seven Story Mountain, which charted his trajectory from world citizen and aspiring literati to cloistered monk at the Abbey of Our Lady of Gethsemani in Kentucky. In addition to writing prose and poetry related […]

Thursday, January 28th, 2016

“50 Centuries of Service to Mankind”

This post is part of an ongoing series featuring items recently cataloged from the Julio Mario Santo Domingo Collection. A History of Pharmacy in Pictures, a depiction of the history of the pharmaceutical profession through oil paintings, was first conceived by pharmacist and journalist George A. Bender before the Second World War. He was inspired […]

Thursday, January 21st, 2016

Home grown

This post is part of an ongoing series featuring items recently cataloged from the Julio Mario Santo Domingo Collection. Touted as Europe’s first dope magazine, Home Grown’s first publication was in 1977 and presented an “enlightened and informative, as well as entertaining, attitude to dope and related subjects – views and approaches not expressed by the […]

Thursday, January 14th, 2016

This is a political newspaper/This is not a political newspaper

This post is part of an ongoing series featuring items recently cataloged from the Julio Mario Santo Domingo Collection. During the blossoming of the counterculture movement of the late 1960s, San Francisco saw the formation of an anarchist collective: the Diggers.  Taking inspiration (and their name) from the 17th century English Protestant radical group which […]

Thursday, January 7th, 2016

Magnificent vellucent!

This post is part of an ongoing series featuring items recently cataloged from the Julio Mario Santo Domingo Collection. This collection has been especially rich with volumes by Charles Baudelaire who though most famous as a French poet was also an art critic, essay writer, and translator of Edgar Allen Poe.  La Fleurs du Mal, […]

Thursday, December 17th, 2015

“The Surrealist Miracle”

This post is part of an ongoing series featuring items recently cataloged from the Julio Mario Santo Domingo Collection. “Everywhere the hands, heads, eyes, arms and legs of millions are manipulated through abominable choreographics of obligations, restrictions, responsibilities, laws; life itself becomes inside out, upside down, flattened to the pastel walls of bureaucratic insensitivity—what is […]

Friday, December 11th, 2015

Baking Emily Dickinson’s Black Cake

  The Emily Dickinson manuscripts are a cherished part of Houghton Library’s collections and while it is her poems and letters that are most often celebrated, we’ve lately been dwelling on the poet’s lesser known lines: “2 Butter. / 19 eggs. / 5 pounds Raisins.” Dickinson’s manuscript recipe for black cake, from which these lines come, was sent […]

Thursday, December 10th, 2015

A Yogi’s thoughts

  This post is part of an ongoing series featuring items recently cataloged from the Julio Mario Santo Domingo Collection. This colorful volume is the work of Peter Max, a German artist, who dedicated this book to the brothers and sisters of the Integral Yoga Institute.  The founder of the Integral Yoga Institute was Satchidananda Saraswati, […]