Hungry Hollow Book Tank: A Lexiconigraphic Omnibus Digitalis

"By lack of understanding they remained sane." -Orwell.................. Our door lies open to all lovers of language. May words enrich your lives and grant you the power to affect physical change upon the universe. This site is staunchly dedicated to the freedom of information, the power of language, the history of literature and the beauty of poetry in the hopes that some turning of the earth will result of our utopian discord. By naming things we remember.

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Interview with Pablo Neruda

"I insist on telling you that I am not a political poet. I detest that classification which insists on designating me as the representative of an ideologically committed poetry. My ambition as a writer, if there is an ambition, is to write about all the things that I see, that I touch, that I know, that I love, or that I hate. But in pointing out to me “the world of the workers” you make me, in an unconscious and generous way, the spokesman for the anxieties of the masses or of the legions of organized workers, and that’s not the case. I am only the echo in a certain part of my poetry of the anxieties of the contemporary world, of the anxieties of the Latin American world. But I refuse to be classified as a political poet."

Courtesy of Memorius 5: A forum for new verse and poetics.

Sunday, March 19, 2006

A Tribute To The Best Book Catalog In The World

Okay, so I know all these links are broken now since Loompanics redid their website upon closing, but most of the articles are still available via this page, I'm just too lazy to go back and fix all this html code. R.I.P. Loompanics, thanks for all the books!

Thirty Years of Loompanics Unlimited has left this country a free-er crazier place.

I rustled up some excellent articles & links on Loompanics & wanted to draw some attention to them before the doors close on the most clandestine book publishers/distributors of all time.

Why Corporations Are Not People, And The Unsavory Consequences of Pretending That They Are

Covert Censorship on the Web

How to Escape the Tyranny of the Social Security Number

Which Corporation Owns Your Vote?

“The Undisputed Power of the Jury to Acquit” - The Gutting of the Sixth Amendment

Fake ID After 9-11

Rape in Prison

INDUSTRIAL HEMP: Fiber, Food and Fuel for the Future

Your Car Will Tell On You

Delta Press
Eden Press
New Falcon
Paladin Press
The Libertarian
Ronin Publishing
The Gun Room

Happy terrorizing, hiding, obfuscating and profiting! And if you hurry they've still got a 75% off sale going on!!!

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Interview with Henry Miller

from The Art of Fiction No. 28
Paris Review
Interviewed by George Wickes
Issue 28, Summer-Fall 1962

Sunday, March 05, 2006

Book a gift for the ages: Man donates 300-year-old Latin volume to library

Brought to you by one of the world's shittiest newspapers, The Olympian or The Daily Zero as we refer to it.

By Jennifer Latson

The Olympian

Dale Riepe has more books than he needs at home, so he’s been slowly shedding tomes during the past six months.
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Every week, the 87-year-old retired philosophy professor takes a few to the Olympia library, some because they’re too heavy for him to enjoy, others because he just doesn’t plan to read them again.

The Friends of the Library group takes them off his hands and puts them on its sale shelf to raise money for the library.

But the group was surprised last week when Riepe produced a 300-year-old Latin volume librarians say won’t go on the $1 table: it’s likely worth as much as $1,000.

Group members will meet with rare book dealers to find its true value, and then auction it off and spend the proceeds on library programs.

Riepe, long a benefactor of the arts — he’s been active with a half-dozen galleries and museums, the Washington State Historical Society and The Evergreen State College library — suddenly is something of a library celebrity.

‘De Rerum Natura”

The book, an edition of the poem “De Rerum Natura” (On the Nature of Things) by the Roman author Lucretius, has generated a buzz.

“We were all very excited when we got it here last week,” said librarian Cheryl Heywood, cradling the gold-embossed, calf-skin-bound volume, published in 1712. “It’s fun to touch history.” Read More...