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“I think we ought to read only the kind of books that wound and stab us. If the book we’re reading doesn’t wake us up with a blow on the head, what are we reading it for? So that it will make us happy, as you write? Good Lord, we would be happy precisely if we had no books, and the kind of books that make us happy are the kind we could write ourselves if we had to. But we need the books that affect us like a disaster, that grieve us deeply, like the death of someone we loved more than ourselves, like being banished into forests far from everyone, like a suicide. A book must be the axe for the frozen sea inside us. That is my belief.”

—   

20-year-old Franz Kafka

Happy birthday, love.

xo &

ampersandvagabond:

SCHOOL’S OUT 4 SUMMER but that doesn’t mean you can’t indulge in the cool, sweet, red dye #40 artificially colored drippings of a good book.
So tweet at us at @fuampersand and tell us what books you’re lovin’ this summer and see what your other amperpals are reading by the pool side.
Also, when you’re taking a break from the MISCELLANEOUS WILD BEACH PARTIES and getting THE SICKEST AIR OF YOUR LIFE on the WATER CRAFT OF YOUR CHOICE, I hope you CRAZY CATS are working on some GNARLY pieces to submit to THE VAGABOND (WICKED) and possibly the FALL 2014 AMPERSAND (OH MAN) this coming semester (WHAT). In the mean time, boogie down with a nice piece of literature!!
-EE



SQUEE thanks EE

ampersandvagabond:

SCHOOL’S OUT 4 SUMMER but that doesn’t mean you can’t indulge in the cool, sweet, red dye #40 artificially colored drippings of a good book.

So tweet at us at @fuampersand and tell us what books you’re lovin’ this summer and see what your other amperpals are reading by the pool side.

Also, when you’re taking a break from the MISCELLANEOUS WILD BEACH PARTIES and getting THE SICKEST AIR OF YOUR LIFE on the WATER CRAFT OF YOUR CHOICE, I hope you CRAZY CATS are working on some GNARLY pieces to submit to THE VAGABOND (WICKED) and possibly the FALL 2014 AMPERSAND (OH MAN) this coming semester (WHAT). In the mean time, boogie down with a nice piece of literature!!

-EE

SQUEE thanks EE
Happy Spring Week, Rams!
ampersandvagabond:

**BONUS**
Since you Amperkids have been such good eggs I’d like to give you a complimentary 1440x900 desktop wallpaper. Literary bunnies never go out of style. 

Thank you, benevolent Editor

ampersandvagabond:

**BONUS**

Since you Amperkids have been such good eggs I’d like to give you a complimentary 1440x900 desktop wallpaper. Literary bunnies never go out of style. 

Thank you, benevolent Editor

booklust:

ampersandvagabond:

Well here we are again, friends. Another issue of the Vagabond fresh off the digital printing press.

The Vagabond makes for a great conversation topic at Easter brunch! Everyone young and old loves it! Definitely! Trust me!

This issue has:

  • Festive Bunnies
  • Soup
  • Existentialism
  • A Dead thing
  • Words like “pandemonium” and “noodles”
  • No mention of your Aunt Cheryl’s freeloader ex-husband, so she hopefully won’t go into a rant that ruins Easter dinner like last year.
  • AND MUCH MORE!!!

ANOTHER DELICIOUS EDITION

THIS IS NOT YOUR GRANDMA’S VAGABOND 

SO YOU SHOULD PRINT ONE OUT AND GIVE ONE TO HER

ampersandvagabond:

Presenting the March 2014 Vagabond for your reading pleasure. Its loving embrace will keep you warm until the sun decides to get its act together. Fear not, it will be frisbee throwing weather soon. Until then, toss this issue of The Vagabond across the lawn to your friends. Maybe print it out first. And maybe don’t throw it. Gently hand it to your friends.

-EE

The Vagabond is my favorite flavor.

ampersandvagabond:

But wait, there’s more!

Introducing Snippets. I was going to call it Clippings but snippets is a much funnier word.

Special thanks to the paper and The Fordham Ram. Go check them out.

Gabriel García Márquez

Happy belated 
<3 &
R.I.P. Mavis Gallant
“I write every day … It is not a burden. It is the way I live.”

R.I.P. Mavis Gallant

“I write every day … It is not a burden. It is the way I live.”

ampersandvagabond:

But wait! There’s more!

This collage features excerpts from Fordham’s very own the paper and The Fordham Ram. Go check them out. They do good work.

Everybody knows that when push comes to shove, nothing feels better than feeling the love.

ampersandvagabond:

Presenting the February 2014 issue of The Vagabond! Even if you don’t have someone to hold tonight, you at least have The Vagabond. The Vagabond is always here for you. Always. <3

If you don’t see your submission in this issue, fear not, for it will be published at a later date. Everything will be okay, my dear. Do you want a back rub? Come here.

Can you feel it? Can you feel the love? Nothing feels better than feeling the love.

“If I gave it all up immediately, I’d lose my immortality. I’ve put in so many enigmas and puzzles that it will keep the professors busy for centuries arguing over what I meant, and that’s the only way of insuring one’s immortality.”

—   James Joyce’s reply for a request for a plan of Ulysses, as quoted in James Joyce (1959) by Richard Ellmann (via Vintage Books & Anchor Books)

(Source: booklust)

Happy Super Joyce Sunday
Happy birthday to Jim the comedian.

A Drinking Song by William Butler Yeats

Wine comes in at the mouth
And love comes in at the eye;
That’s all we shall know for truth
Before we grow old and die.
I lift the glass to my mouth,
I look at you, and I sigh.