a woman’s place is in space, with the aliens
Luigi Serafini (Italian, b. 1949)
Imaginary Flora from Codex Seraphinianus, 1976-78
"One summer afternoon in 1978, a voluminous parcel arrived in the offices of the publisher in Milan… When we opened it we saw that it contained a large collection of illustrated pages depicting a number of strange objects… The accompanying letter explained that the author, Luigi Serafini, had created an encyclopedia of an imaginary world along the lines of a medieval scientific compendium: in a nonsensical alphabet which Serafini had also invented during two long years in a small apartment in Rome."
- Alberto Manguel, History of Reading
A woman from the audience asks: ‘Why were there so few women among the Beat writers?’ and [Gregory] Corso, suddenly utterly serious, leans forward and says: “There were women, they were there, I knew them, their families put them in institutions, they were given electric shock. In the ’50s if you were male you could be a rebel, but if you were female your families had you locked up. by
Stephen Scobie, on the Naropa Institute’s 1994 tribute to Allen Ginsberg (via thisisendless)
I’m just frozen. Absences of women in history don’t “just happen,” they are made.
^could not cosign that thought harder as an historian
reblogged this before, would reblog again
Forever not worshipping white, man-dominated 20th century ‘radical’ movements
(Source: fuckyeahbeatniks, via scuminese)