The Kenyon Review

The International Journal of Literature, Culture and the Arts

Our Kenyon Review Young Writers Workshops are coming to an end as session two wraps up at the end of these week. We’ve loved watching our campers grow and discover themselves through the art of writing. We hope to see them in one of our issues one day!

“I have lived a thousand lives and I’ve loved a thousand loves. I’ve walked on distant worlds and seen the end of time. Because I read.”

—   George R. R. Martin. (via ifreakinlovebooks)

(via figmentdotcom)

newyorker:

Richard Avedon first photographed Gabriel García Márquez on a rainy day in 1976, but he felt that the portrait was a failure. Avedon finally had another chance to photograph the writer in 2004. This is the portrait that emerged from that second session: http://nyr.kr/1h2usmA

newyorker:

Richard Avedon first photographed Gabriel García Márquez on a rainy day in 1976, but he felt that the portrait was a failure. Avedon finally had another chance to photograph the writer in 2004. This is the portrait that emerged from that second session: http://nyr.kr/1h2usmA

(Source: newyorker.com)

theparisreview:

“I remember him saying that he had to be a magician for his readers, but that magicians always start with reality and come back to reality.”
All this week, we will present Silvana Paternostro’s oral biography of Gabriel García Márquez, first published in our Summer 2003 issue.

theparisreview:

“I remember him saying that he had to be a magician for his readers, but that magicians always start with reality and come back to reality.”

All this week, we will present Silvana Paternostro’s oral biography of Gabriel García Márquez, first published in our Summer 2003 issue.

“She imagined doing it now. Going to his trailer and finding him, his body just a reservoir for the disease at this point, his virus load huge. She thought of him sitting there, all of the things the girls loved about him oozing out in the same thick mucus that made it hard for her to breathe. “No,” she said.”

—   Leigh Camacho Rourks, "The Plague"

houghtonlib:

Boccaccio, Giovanni, 1313-1375. Le décameron : manuscript, [ca. 1460]

MS Richardson 31

Houghton Library, Harvard University


William Shakespeare was born 450 years ago this month, in April 1564, and to celebrate Oxford Scholarly Editions Online is testing your knowledge on Shakespeare quotes. Do you know your sonnets from your speeches? Find out with our Shakespeare quotes quiz!

“Poems saved me when I found them by accident in my teens and twenties, and poetry has never let me down as a source of deep pleasure and guidance. Whenever I am lost, it harbors and renews my spirit.”

—   Tony Hoagland

(Source: bit.ly)