Lucien Clergue, first photographer to be elected to the Académie des Beaux Arts in Paris, has published more than 75 books and numerous films. The artist’s life was made by encounters and friendships, his images of Picasso, Cocteau or St John Perse bear witness to these intimate exchanges between exceptional souls. Awaiting the opening of Lucien Clergue’s official website, please consider these pages as the only authorized website. Original photographs by Lucien Clergue are on sale at Galerie Patrice Trigano in Paris, and through this website. They are all silver gelatin prints, vintage or modern, numbered and signed by the artist, printed in his own studio in Arles (France).
Happy Birthday, Samuel R. Delany, born 1 April 1942
Seven Quotes On Writing
- It’s frightening for one artist to see another one, any other one, turn away from art.
- The pulp hero, though he may be a renegade, is a guy who doesn’t feel. Anything. Ever. And for the adolescent male — pummeled by emotions left and right, whether arising from sexuality or resulting from his necessary encounters with authority — this hero is a blessing, a relief and a release. The world he lives in, where feelings are totally under control, looks to the adolescent boy like heaven!
- The story process is like taking up such a piece of gossip, hunting down the people actually involved, questioning them, finding out what really occurred, and visiting pertinent locations. As with gossip, you can’t be too surprised if important things turn up that were left out of the first-heard version entirely; or if points initially made much of turn out to have been distorted, or simply not to have happened at all.
- The factors controlling a writer’s popularity are as mysterious and ultimately as unknowable as the number of stars in the sky
- Words mean things. When you put them together they speak. Yes, sometimes they flatten out and nothing they say is real, and that is one kind of magic. But sometimes a vision will rip up from them and shriek and clank wings clear as the sweat smudge on the paper under your thumb. And that is another kind.
- Good writing is clear. Talented writing is energetic. Good writing avoids errors. Talented writing makes things happen in the reader’s mind—-vividly, forcefully.
- As a prose writer, I work with language; and those who work with language turn to poetry for renewal.
Delany is an American author, professor and literary critic. His latest novel, Through the Valley of the Nest of Spiders was published in 2012.
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by Amanda Patterson for Writers Write
My girlfriend brought me a bunch of roses for our anniversary.
She thought there was some horrible irony in bringing me pictures of other attractive ladies (and guns n roses vocalists), I reckon it was metal as hell bringing me other the heads of other women like trophies.
Top tier GF.
Disclaimer: not all men insist on solving my problems for me, and I do appreciate helpful people in general… BUT, there are also often dudes who aggressively try to take over situations and won’t take no for an answer. If you’ve ever experienced this, you know how annoying it can be!
Math and Science Week!
Bhāskarāchārya / Bhāskara II (1114–1185) was an Indian mathematician and astronomer.
Among his many achievements are the following:
1. He was the first person to explain that when you divide by zero, the result is infinity.
2. He was also the first person to note that a positive number has two square roots - a positive and a negative one.
3. He described the principles of differential calculus 500 years before Leibniz and Newton. (He definitively came up with Rolle’s theorem half a millennium before Rolle himself.)
4. He calculated the length of the rotation of the earth around the sun to 365.2588 days - he was just off by 3 minutes.
Intriguingly, his treatise on arithmetic and geometry, Līlāvatī, is named after his daughter. He addresses her as an eager student:
Oh Līlāvatī, intelligent girl, if you understand addition and subtraction, tell me the sum of the amounts 2, 5, 32, 193, 18, 10, and 100, as well as [the remainder of] those when subtracted from 10000.” and “Fawn-eyed child Līlāvatī, tell me, how much is the number [resulting from] 135 multiplied by 12, if you understand multiplication by separate parts and by separate digits. And tell [me], beautiful one, how much is that product divided by the same multiplier?
These invocations have led some to surmise that Līlāvatī, too, was a mathematician.
Image from here: http://mathdept.ucr.edu/pdf/iwm1.pdf
Story of her introduction to math here: http://4go10tales.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/lilavati.html
well my math teacher never talked to me that way