Blue Forest Bookshop & Collectables

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Hi there... hope you are well... I have been searching for the Spider world series by Colin Wilson for years after I found a copy of The Tower in a second hand book store 20 years ago... please be so kind as to share how I can get hold of the entire series...?
Hi Camille and Wolfgang. If you happen to have any Clare Francis spy novels I should like to have them. If you could WhatsApp 073 515 6054 so that we can arrange delivery and payment. Have a good day. Regards Wena maartens
Ons is opsoek na die volgende boeke: 1. Skrywer : Simon van Garderen a. Christo de Lange Leerlingvlienier b. Christo de Lange Vegvlienier c. Christo de Lange Toetsvlienier 2. Skrywer : ID Lambrecht a. Swaai van die boomerang b. Die Swart engel c. ‘n Knak in die riet 3. Skrywer : Mikro Burgers van die kleingeldkommando Baie dankie Frikkie Boshoff 0828096741
AL-Mutanabbi for learning and selling libraries. We Collect you Read. #edu.albatra.com #books_one_source
I am looking for afrikaans books of Saartjie; Maasdorp reeks en Trompie en die Boksembende...
Thank you! I have always loved your bookshop! But today my baby loved it too... Your children's space was perfect for these pictures!
Do you maybe have Time to trek by Schalk van Heerden? (easily recognisable by the orange-white-blue cover ;-) )
Het jul dalk "Hammie" en/of "noudat slapende honde" deur Ronelda Kamfer?
Made my day!
Apart from my parents' home - this place is my literary incubator. ###

In The Blue Forest every book is a passion, a wonder, a treasure and the best of friends. A wide selection of genres and plenty of literary gems.

Operating as usual

Minimal Press

Marais was een van veelsydigste en ook die vroegste Afrikaansskrywers. Sy prosa en poësie het deur die jare heen geliefd gebly. Hiervan is sy gedig “Winternag” en “Die dans van die reën” seker die bekendste maar allermins die enigste. Hoewel hy ook in Engels geskryf het, het hy ’n groot skat in die Afrikaanse literatuur nagelaat.
Skrander. Hy het byvoorbeeld op sestienjarige leeftyd reeds matriek geslaag. Op twintig, terwyl hy ’n regsklerk was, was hy ook die eienaar van die koerant Land en Volk en sy politieke oortuigings het indertyd van hom ’n kontroversiële figuur gemaak.

As natuurwetenskaplike het hy naam gemaak dermate dat Robert Ardrey aan hom erkenning gegee het: "As a scientist he was unique, supreme in his time, yet a worker in a science unborn.” Sy belangrike werk oor miere, bobbejane en plantlewe het van hom ’n bekende en geliefde naam gemaak. Trouens, sy Die siel van die mier was – ironies – belangrik genoeg om geplunder te word deur die Nobelprys-wenner, Maurice Maeterlinck, in wat beskou word as ’n klassieke geval van akademiese plagiaat. Hy was ook die ontdekker van die sogenaamde Waterberg-cycad, wat na hom vernoem is (Encephalartos eugene-maraisii).
Mistiek het die man, sy lewe en sy werk omring. Sy grootliks tragiese lewe en einde en sy stryd met dwelms en depressie het, soos in die geval van Ingrid Jonker, ’n aura van droefheid om hom geskep. Soos so baie groot figure was hy inderdaad kontroversieel, hoogs fassinerend en onthoubaar.
Sy Versamelde werke is in 1984 deur Leon Rousseau byeengebring en in 2013 heruitgegee deur Human & Rousseau. Katinka Heyns se film, Die wonderwerker, het in 2012 groot gehore gelok. Jong Afrikaanslesers is steeds diep bewus van Marais, sy werk en sy betekenis.

Vyf en tagtig jaar ná hierdie gevierde kunstenaar, joernalis en wetenskaplike wat soveel tot Afrikaans bygedra het, sal dit gepas wees om hierdie projek aan te pak. In gesprekke met die skrywer Jeanette Ferreira – wat as uitgewersredakteur die heruitgawe van sy Versamelde werke in 2013 geïnisieer en deurgevoer het – het haar entoesiasme Minimal Press verder oortuig dat die projek lewensvatbaar is en ’n waardige bydrae tot sy nalatenskap sal wees.

Alles wat kan bydra tot waardering, ook gesonde kritiese beskouings, sal teregkom in hierdie bundel. Dit is juis waarom Minimal Press nie die bundel tot een daarvan beperk nie. Die gedagte is dat dit so omvattend as moontlik sy bydrae tot Afrikaans op verskeie terreine sal weergee. Hoe sal fiksie ter ere van Marais lyk? Minimal Press dink aan gedigte of kortverhale oor hom, gedigte en verhale waarin van sy karakters byvoorbeeld ’n eie stem kry. Daar is talle moontlikhede waaraan kreatiewe siele reg sal kan laat geskied. Herwaardering en/of nuwe perspektief van natuurwetenskaplikes en historici sal hopelik lei tot ’n breër beskouing van ’n veelkantige figuur se bydrae tot die Suid-Afrikaanse erfenis. Joernaliste se perspektief op sy bydrae as koerantman kort voor die Anglo-Boereoorlog kan verdere interessante invalshoeke open.

Loer gerus na die uitnodiging vir meer inligting.

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"And Death Shall Have No Dominion" by Dylan Thomas

The Welsh poet Dylan Thomas was born on this day in 1914.

Watch Peter Capaldi recite Thomas's 'And death shall have no dominion' (in a moving scene from the BBC adaptation of Denise Mina's 'The Field of Blood'):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQHPZUwYM84

And death shall have no dominion.
Dead men naked they shall be one
With the man in the wind and the west moon;
When their bones are picked clean and the clean bones gone,
They shall have stars at elbow and foot;
Though they go mad they shall be sane,
Though they sink through the sea they shall rise again;
Though lovers be lost love shall not;
And death shall have no dominion.

And death shall have no dominion.
Under the windings of the sea
They lying long shall not die windily;
Twisting on racks when sinews give way,
Strapped to a wheel, yet they shall not break;
Faith in their hands shall snap in two,
And the unicorn evils run them through;
Split all ends up they shan't crack;
And death shall have no dominion.

And death shall have no dominion.
No more may gulls cry at their ears
Or waves break loud on the seashores;
Where blew a flower may a flower no more
Lift its head to the blows of the rain;
Though they be mad and dead as nails,
Heads of the characters hammer through daisies;
Break in the sun till the sun breaks down,
And death shall have no dominion.

Peter Capaldi recites Dylan Thomas' "And Death Shall Have No Dominion" as part of the BBC's adaptation of Denise Mina's "Field of Blood" (2011) Dead mean nak...

English Literature

"Every book, has a soul. The soul of the person who wrote it and of those who read it and lived and dreamed with it. Every time a book changes hands, every time someone runs his eyes down its pages, its spirit grows and strengthens."
~ Carlos Ruiz Zafón

Rest in Peace, Stephen Gray.
(1942 - 2020)

In the Blue Forest there are two 'pre-loved-almost-to-death' books we rarely receive in a good condition:
- Atlas Shrugged, by Ayn Rand.
- 1984, by George Orwell.

Which is the most worn book on your shelf?

What's your most beat-up book?

"Oh, the places you'll go!"

At the Blue Forest we have an entire room dedicated to shaping young minds. A room packed with adventure, mystery, curiosity and fairytales.

Here is a bumper photographic guide to some of the books we have available for children and teenagers. This is a guide to the ideal boredom-busters and the kindest teachers.
The keys to a mind unlocked, an imagination untamed and a world wide open. 🌱

Allen Ginsberg

Jack Kerouac passed away 51 years ago today. On that first night Allen wrote in his Journal:

“At dusk I went out to the pasture & saw thru Kerouac’s eyes the sun set on October universe, the first sun set on the first dusk after his death.”

over the following days continued to write what would become his poem to Kerouac, “Memory Gardens:”

covered with yellow leaves
in morning rain
—Quel Deluge
he threw up his hands
& wrote the Universe don’t exist
& died to prove it.
Full Moon over Ozone Park
Airport Bus rushing thru dusk to
Manhattan,
Jack the Wizard in his
grave at Lowell
for the first nite—
That Jack thru whose eyes I
saw
smog glory light
gold over Mannahatta’s spires
will never see these
chimneys smoking
anymore over statues of Mary
in the graveyard…

The poem ends with one of Allen’s more powerful lines:

Well, while I’m here I’ll
do the work—
and what’s the work?
To ease the pain of living.
Everything else, drunken
dumbshow.

Photo: Jack Kerouac, 1945, snapped by Allen. Journal entries from the forthcoming Fall of America Journals from University of Minnesota Press, Ed Michael Schumacher.
#jackkerouac #kerouac #memorygardens #fallofamericajourals #allenginsberg #beatgeneration #poetry #poetrycommunity #instapoets #uminnpress

A noiseless, patient spider,
I mark’d, where, on a little promontory, it stood, isolated;
Mark’d how, to explore the vacant, vast surrounding,
It launch’d forth filament, filament, filament, out of itself;
Ever unreeling them—ever tirelessly speeding them.

And you, O my Soul, where you stand,
Surrounded, surrounded, in measureless oceans of space,
Ceaselessly musing, venturing, throwing,—seeking the spheres, to connect them;
Till the bridge you will need, be form’d—till the ductile anchor hold;
Till the gossamer thread you fling, catch somewhere, O my Soul.

- Walt Whitman

[Photograph of this Tropical Tent-web Spider's (Cyrtophora citricola) mastery taken in our garden. #BlueForestAtHome]

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English literature

Compare and contrast Christopher Marlowe and William Shakespeare as contemporary innovative dramatists.

William Shakespeare (1564–1616) and Christopher Marlowe (1564–1593) were born in the same year, but Marlowe died much earlier, meaning that he had a far shorter literary career. They both were the sons of tradesmen but their careers were quite different. Marlowe attended Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, where he obtained both BA and MA degrees. After graduation, he entered into service to the Queen and may have worked as a government spy, although details about his life are not known with any degree of accuracy. Shakespeare, on the other hand, did not attend university and began his theatrical career as an actor.

Marlowe and Shakespeare wrote both poetry and drama. Marlowe, however, wrote only five plays, all of which were histories and tragedies, while Shakespeare wrote comedies as well as historical and tragic plays. Both also wrote both short and long poems, but Marlowe also produced acclaimed translations of Ovid and Lucan from Latin, while Shakespeare, with "small Latin and less Greek", did not engage in translation.

The greater volume and variety of Shakespeare's work has made him acclaimed as the most important English playwright, and thus he has received far more attention in popular culture as a writer than Marlowe, while Marlowe has also been the subject of much speculation concerning his possible role as a spy and the complicated circumstances of his death, as well as being an admired writer, but less famous than Shakespeare.

Marlowe was one of the University Wits, and combined great erudition with a flair for dramatic, heroic narrative. He is considered an innovator in use of blank verse and development of the genre of revenge tragedy. His work was strongly influenced by the Latin writer Seneca.

Shakespeare, on the other hand, combined some of the classical tradition Marlowe followed with a more popular one, mixed comedy with tragedy, and include many "mechanicals" and other characters from the lower classes in his plays. His characters, style, and plots display more variety than those of Marlowe, ranging from romantic comedy to historical tragedy.

Christopher Marlowe and William Shakespeare were contemporaries of the age. There are many similarities in their literary styles; so many, in fact, that it has often been speculated that Marlowe wrote some of Shakespeare’s plays. Marlowe definitely had an influence on Shakespeare. One of the most obvious similarities between the two was that they both wrote in blank verse. Marlowe took the idea of blank verse common to his time and changed its conventional form to a more flexible structure known as “the Mighty Line.” Shakespeare then perfected Marlowe’s form into the blank verse that we know in his plays today.

Both men also wrote tragedies following Aristotle’s idea of the tragic hero who has an inherent tragic flaw. Although their tragic heroes were very similar, however, there were some differences in their tragedies. Shakespeare was very fond of using supernatural elements in his plays in order to produce mystery, but Marlowe’s plays did not contain the supernatural and were more straightforward. Shakespeare was also known for using characters as foils (contrasts to the tragic hero to show his flaws), but Marlowe did not use this technique. Both men also used comedy in their plays, but comic scenes in Marlowe’s plays did not contain the genuine comic relief so apparent in Shakespeare.

Source: https://www.enotes.com/.../compare-contrast-christopher...

Dozen Best Books

She was wise

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Bill Bryson says he's retiring – is he really putting away his pen?

theguardian.com The beloved American author will be sorely missed, but some writers find it hard to call time on a literary career

Amy Clipston

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This picture just became 100% funnier because Sir Ian McKellen shared it.

Sweet dreams are made of this

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Luminarium Editions. Jonathan Swift. Cadenus and Vanessa. (1713)

🌳 FUN LITERARY FACT OF THE DAY:

Is your name Vanessa? Is it the name of somebody you love?
The next time you feel this name delectably roll along the surface of your tongue, thank Jonathan Swift!

In his poem Cadenus and Vanessa (written in 1713), Swift used the neologism 'Vanessa' to secretly refer to his lover, Esther Vanhomrigh - thereby creating the now-popular woman's name.

Read the poem here:
http://www.luminarium.org/editions/cadenusvanessa.htm

luminarium.org The text of Jonathan Swift's poem 'Cadenus and Vanessa', written for Esther (or Hester) Vanhomrigh, about her love for Swift, presented in a poem. Considered one of Swift's best poems.

Wait - that was meant as an insult? 😯

🐢 FUN LITERARY FACT OF THE DAY:

The Athenian tragedian, Aeschylus, is said to have been killed when an eagle mistook his bald head for a rock (suitable for shattering the shell of its prey) and dropped a tortoise on it.

A separate account alleges that Aeschylus had received a prophecy that he would be killed by a falling object, and had been
living outdoors at the time of this fatality in an attempt to preclude it.

[Illustration taken from the 15th century Florentine Picture Chronicle by Maso Finiguerra]

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Just a shelf of books? Take a closer look ...

All credits to artist: Mr. Phil Shaw !!!

Nobel Prize

This telephonic interview with Louise Glück, the recipient of this year's Nobel Prize for Literature, is a warmly reassuring reminder that EVEN Nobel Laureates find it very difficult to function without that first morning cup of coffee. ☕
I am certain most writers and readers on this page can relate. ❤

"My first thought was 'I won't have any friends,' because most of my friends are writers," says Louise Glück, having just heard the news that she had been awarded the 2020 Nobel Prize in Literature. "But mostly," she continues, "I’m concerned with the preservation of daily life with people I love."

Longing for an early morning cup of coffee, she spoke briefly to us shortly after the prize announcement. She suggests new readers start with any of her works "because they’re very different, one from another." But not her first book, she says, "Unless they want to feel contempt!"

It's Friday! Let's have a bit of fun 😁

The Monster at the End of This Book With a Chainsaw

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Louise Glück Wins Nobel Prize in Literature

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/08/books/nobel-prize-literature-winner.html

nytimes.com The American writer was lauded “for her unmistakable poetic voice.”

The Book Budgeteer

True enough bookworms? ☺️♥️

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Make sure to like and follow facebook.com/thebookbudgeteer & shopee.ph/thebudgeteer for more bookish fun! 😍

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Mark Twain

"The pitifulest thing out is a mob; that's what an army is--a mob; they don't fight with courage that's born in them, but with courage that's borrowed from their mass, and from their officers. But a mob without any man at the head of it, is beneath pitifulness."

- Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

A Mighty Girl

"A truly great library contains something in it to offend everyone." -- Jo Goodwin

For this week's Banned Books Week​, we're honoring an author who has spent decades fighting against censorship: Judy Blume. As she once observed: "It's not just the books under fire now that worry me. It is the books that will never be written. The books that will never be read. And all due to the fear of censorship. As always, young readers will be the real losers.”

For two inspiring books about girls fighting against censorship in schools - both for ages 9 to 12 - we highly recommend "Property of the Rebel Librarian" (https://www.amightygirl.com/property-of-the-rebel-librarian) and "Ban This Book" (https://www.amightygirl.com/ban-this-book)

For a thought-provoking young adult novel exploring censorship, we recommend "Suggested Reading" for ages 14 and up at https://www.amightygirl.com/suggested-reading

For two excellent books about Mighty Girls who find hope by reading forbidden books - both for ages 12 and up - we recommend "Voices" (https://www.amightygirl.com/voices) and "The Book Thief" (https://www.amightygirl.com/the-book-thief)

For stories about girls living in oppressive societies with little respect for freedom of expression, you can find many titles for children and teens in our "Oppression & Repression" book section at http://amgrl.co/2gAoIGs

And, for Mighty Girl stories that pay tribute to the transformative power of books, check out our blog post "Celebrating a Love of Reading: 35 Mighty Girl Stories about Books, Libraries, and Literacy" at https://www.amightygirl.com/blog?p=11656

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