“We’re going to comply with the right to carry,” said Marilynne Gardner, the Seattle Public Library’s chief financial officer. “People will not be able to brandish a gun in the library. But they will be able to bring them in.”
The folks at the library said they don’t expect the new rule, effective Monday, to change much. There’s unlikely to be a sudden arming-up of Seattle’s bookworms.
Symbolically, though, it does show how unsettled — confused? — we are as a society about guns. Because the day after the library voted to let guns in, a hundred private Seattle businesses held a news conference to announce they are keeping guns out.
The Romantics were the superheroes of 18th century literature. These poets wrote about nature, emotions, and personal themes when the current trends favored Enlightenment ideals (scientific thought, skepticism, and intellect).
This group of men used their collective power of colloquial language to create poetry that emphasized intuition and the pastoral. Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Shelley, and Keats banded together to form the Romantics: the Avengers of classic literature.
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This is a memoir novella about a woman with an addiction, a mental illness & a feminist identity. This is the story of one woman’s journey from anxiety-ridden child to delinquent teenager to divorced alcoholic & how she turned all those years of experience into a beautiful existence. Heavy Hangs the Head is the story of the first thirty-four years of my life which included losing a parent, losing myself, losing everything & fighting back with the help of a community I didn’t realize I had. It’s about falling in love & getting hurt, falling apart & getting back up. Heavy Hangs the Head is my journey towards learning to overcome the things that hold me back & accepting that sometimes, it’s ok to not move at all.
Out August 22nd - PREORDER NOW!
"As Hernandez matures, he’s expanding his style of storytelling into something close to the work of Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Harumi Murakami and other creators of haunted landscapes where reality becomes a question of perception rather than a set of objective facts." – San Francisco Chronicle
"Some of Gilbert’s loveliest art ever." – The Comics Reporter
"This may be Gilbert Hernandez’s best work so far. Minimal without seeming spare and a huge argument for the ‘comics as literature’ thing having some traction." – Kevin Church
"You don’t need to know the backstory of Love and Rockets to love these [stories]… (In fact, this is a pretty good introduction to Beto’s world, and it’s mostly kid-friendly to boot.) …[The Children of Palomar] gives proof that the cartoonist’s universe is as weird, wonderful, and expansive as any community cooked up by William Faulkner or Wendell Berry.” – Quiet Bubble
The Children of Palomar
by Gilbert Hernandez
108-page black & white 8.25” x 10.75” hardcover • $22.99
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"Fiction is dangerous, Gaiman explained, because “it lets you into others’ heads, it gives you empathy, and it shows you that the world doesn’t have to be like the one you live in.” That imaginative leap into other minds and other worlds is surely the reason many of us read fiction."
"Half the world is full of women, but it’s rare to hear a narrative that doesn’t speak of women as the people who have things done to them instead of the people who do things. More often, women are talked about as a man’s daughter. A man’s wife."