Posts Tagged ‘Thales’

  • The Individualistic, The Eccentric, The Cool, The Anachronistic

    September 30th, 2012 | Writers | journalpulp | 2 Comments

    Jean Jacques Rousseau, who categorically believed in the existence of vampires. Persistent legend that the young Leonardo De Vinci was so strong he could — and frequently did — straighten horseshoes with his bare hands. Charles Dickens, a hyper-manic walker who sometimes went twenty-five miles at a headlong pace. A walk? What on earth for? […]

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  • Literary Factoids

    Literary Factoids

    August 8th, 2011 | Literary trivia, Quotes | journalpulp | 2 Comments

    Elie Wiesel’s Auschwitz novel Night was rejected by twenty American publishers. Charles Baudelaire spent two hours a day getting dressed. The genius poet-priest Gerard Manley Hopkins wanted to change his name to Pook Tunks. “I am a eunuch,” Gerard Hopkins told his friend and fellow poet Robert Bridges, “but it is for the Kingdom of […]

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