Posts Tagged ‘junkets’

  • The Grasshopper and the Cricket

    September 17th, 2014 | Poetry | journalpulp | 11 Comments

    Did you know that John Keats pronounced his own name with such a thick Cockney accent that his friend Leigh Hunt nicknamed him “Junkets” — “Junkets” evidently being the way “John Keats” sounded coming out of Keats’s own mouth. On December 30th, 1816, Leigh Hunt challenged his twenty-one-year-old friend Junkets to a sonnet-writing contest. The […]

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  • Lice In The Locks Of Literature (And Other Curious Quotations)

    Lice In The Locks Of Literature (And Other Curious Quotations)

    July 16th, 2011 | Literature, Quotes | journalpulp | 2 Comments

    The fact is, I did not eat every day during that period of my life. Said the surrealist Andre Breton, explaining the possible provenance of some of his strange and early literature. They rowed her in across the rolling foam — The cruel, crawling foam — to her grave beside the sea. Wrote the English […]

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