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Through the First Antarctic Night (1900)

- June 21, 2019 in antarctica, aurora borealis, darkness, exploration, Frederick Cook, light, midwinter, midwinter south pole, penguins, Roald Amundsen, south pole

Journal of one of the first to spend winter on Antarctica, including more than 2 months of total darkness.

The Beast of Gévaudan (1764–1767)

- June 19, 2019 in Beast of Gévaudan, France, François Antoine, Panic, wolf, Wolf of Chazes, wolves

Illustrations of a mysterious and terrifying animal that terrorised a small region of France in the 1760s.

The Beast of Gévaudan (1764–1767)

- June 19, 2019 in Beast of Gévaudan, France, François Antoine, Panic, Wolf of Chazes, wolves

Illustrations of a mysterious and terrifying animal that terrorised a small region of France in the 1760s.

Lustucru: From Severed Heads to Ready-Made Meals

- June 13, 2019 in bogeyman, Culture & History, decapitation, folklore, forge, les précieuses, Lustucru, misogyny, pasta, violence

Jé Wilson charts the migration of the Lustucru figure through the French cultural imagination — from misogynistic blacksmith bent on curbing female empowerment, to child-stealing bogeyman, to jolly purveyor of packaged pasta.

X is for…

- June 12, 2019 in Alphabet, alphabet books, langauge, letter x, X, x-rays

What did the makers of alphabet books do before the ubiquity of x-rays and xylophones?

John Martin’s Illustrations of Paradise Lost (1827)

- June 6, 2019 in adam and eve, eden, Garden of Eden, hell, john martin, john milton, satan

John Martin's epic mezzotint illustrations for John Milton's classic tale of falling from paradise.

Agnes Catlow’s Drops of Water (1851)

- June 4, 2019 in micrography, microscope, water

From the golden age of the microscope, a book on the animalcules that infuse stagnant water, undetectable to the naked eye.

Bob’s Electrical Theatre (1906)

- May 29, 2019 in electricity, puppets, Segundo Chomón, theatre

Very early animation in which puppets get up to various routines, including wrestling, fencing, and what appears to be a short bout of bum smacking.

Walt Whitman in Russia: Three Love Affairs

- May 29, 2019 in Featured Articles, Konstantin Balmont, Kornei Chukovsky, Literature, poetry, russia, translation, Vera Ermolaeva, walt whitman, walt whitman reception in russia

Walt Whitman’s influence on the creative output of 20th-century Russia — particularly in the years surrounding the 1917 Revolution — was enormous. For the 200th anniversary of Whitman's birth, Nina Murray looks at the translators through which Russians experienced his work, not only in a literary sense — through the efforts of Konstantin Balmont and Kornei Chukovsky — but also artistic, in the avant-garde printmaking of Vera Ermolaeva.

Walt Whitman in Russia: Three Love Affairs

- May 29, 2019 in Featured Articles, Konstantin Balmont, Kornei Chukovsky, Literature, poetry, russia, translation, Vera Ermolaeva, walt whitman, walt whitman reception in russia

Walt Whitman’s influence on the creative output of 20th-century Russia — particularly in the years surrounding the 1917 Revolution — was enormous. For the 200th anniversary of Whitman's birth, Nina Murray looks at the translators through which Russians experienced his work, not only in a literary sense — through the efforts of Konstantin Balmont and Kornei Chukovsky — but also artistic, in the avant-garde printmaking of Vera Ermolaeva.