A Real Blast

In the long tradition of a good book being an excellent way to make the best of a bad situation, the Guardian‘s got a fun quiz on volcanoes in literature. It doesn’t, however, include the (true!) bit from Javier Marias‘ wonderful Written Lives about the time Malcolm Lowry, author of Under the Volcano, punched a horse. In the face.

Since we’re clearly being highly serious today, here: have a bonus Great Gatsby comic.

Oooh! And another bonus! Nell in Malibu reads Y.B. Yeats‘ “Lake of Innisfree”:

Check out the full archive of poetry videos here!


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