I sing the small songs of the soul,
because the soul sees itself like that.
I see the soul the way the morning
light sees the Parthenon,
as Oedipus saw Colonus. The soul
moving the dark around.
Linda Gregg, section V of “The Old Songs,” from Things and Flesh (Graywolf Press, 1999)

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"Haunted Spooks" (1920)

"Haunted Spooks" (1920)

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Houston, Texas - 1955 and 2013

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Houston, Texas - 1955 and 2013

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           When Publishers Ran Bookshops
            Book Shops How to Run Them by Ruth Brown Park
Doubleday Doran Book Shops, 1929. First Edition.
Introduction by Cedric R. Crowell, General Manager of the Doubleday Doran Book Shops

bookpatrol:

           When Publishers Ran Bookshops

            Book Shops How to Run Them by Ruth Brown Park

Doubleday Doran Book Shops, 1929. First Edition.

Introduction by Cedric R. Crowell, General Manager of the Doubleday Doran Book Shops

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