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Archive for the ‘Literature’ Category

  • The Pan Book of Horror Series

    • 5283 Views • Book Covers, LiteratureComments Off on The Pan Book of Horror Series

    We must confess that horror literature has never been a favourite of ours, but The Pan Book of Horror series of books, has always fascinated us…. Come with us, and journey back in time…. Started in 1959, and edited and compiled by Herbert Van...

  • The First Book of Jazz

    • 6271 Views • 1950s, Art, Book Covers, Literature, MusicComments Off on The First Book of Jazz

    J is for Jazz – some cool illustrations from the childrens book The First Book of Jazz  by Langston Hughes. The Artwork was created by Animator and Cartoonist Cliff Roberts. His pictures appeared in magazines such as the New Yorker and Playboy. He...

  • Jack Kerouac – On the Road again

    • 5360 Views • 1950s, 1960s, Book Covers, LiteratureComments Off on Jack Kerouac – On the Road again

    Legend has it that Kerouac wrote On the Road in 1951 virtually non-stop over a three week period (presumably stopping occasionally for food and sleep) and the text has that almost breathless, stream-of-consciousness feel to it. Influenced by a long, rambling...

  • Downbeat Magazine covers

    • 5527 Views • 1960s, 1970s, Literature, MagazineComments Off on Downbeat Magazine covers

    Still going today, Downbeat magazine features Jazz, Blues and Rock. Here are some nice scans of various covers from the sixties and seventies. Cover stars include Stevie Wonder, Roland Kirk, Miles Davis, Dr John, John Coltrane and more. Nice!...

  • Cat Toilet Training Guide by Charles Mingus

    • 4851 Views • Literature, Music1 Comment

    If you’ve read the title of this post and you’re now heading off to Google to check if it’s true, we don’t blame you. We did the same. We’ve heard music trivia like Delia Smith was involved in cooking the cake on the Rolling...

  • Getting Shirty with Woody Allen

    • 2609 Views • 1970s, LiteratureComments Off on Getting Shirty with Woody Allen

    And it came to pass that a man who sold shirts was smitten by hard times. Neither did any of his merchandise move nor did he prosper. And he prayed and said, “Lord, why has thou left me to suffer thus? All mine enemies sell their goods except I. And...