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Literature meme: [2/2] movements

Symbolism

Symbolism was an artistic and literary movement, most prominent in France, Russia, and Belgium. The symbolist movement began in the late 19th century; it was a response to naturalism and realism, choosing to focus on spiritual and psychological experiences rather than the dull drone of day-to-day life.

The most influential precursor to the symbolists was Charles Baudelaire, whose poetry volume Les Fleurs du mal and translations of the works of Edgar Allan Poe left a deep impression on the budding movement.

Above all, symbolism valued confusion of the senses and creating new meanings to existing objects and ideas. Symbolism believed that the purpose of art is to depict that which cannot be depicted; by using symbols to signify concepts that cannot be conveyed in simple terms, symbolists hoped to create a more accurate image of the ineffable than matter-of-fact descriptions ever could.

Notable symbolists include Paul Verlaine, Arthur Rimbaud, Jurgis Baltrušaitis, Innokenty Annensky, Maximilian Voloshin, Siamanto, and Rachilde.

As Adam stared at his lap, penitent, he mused that there was something musical about Ronan when he swore, a careful and loving precision to the way he fit the words together, a black-painted poetry. It was far less hateful sounding than when he didn’t swear.

endless list of favourite books

We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson

“All our land was enriched with my treasures buried in it, thickly inhabited just below the surface with my marbles and my teeth and my colored stones, all perhaps turned to jewels by now, held together under the ground in a powerful taut web which never loosened, but held fast to guard us.” 

reasons to get out of bed tomorrow

  • there are soft animals out there that you haven’t petted 
  • there are soft people out there that you haven’t squeezed 
  • there are movies that haven’t been released at the cinema yet
  • there are movies that have been released at the cinema that you haven’t gone to see 
  • there are amazing books you haven’t read
  • there are pools filled with bioluminescent creatures, and bioluminescence is amazing
  • someone invented cotton candy
  • humans looked at each other one day and decided that squeezing hands was one of the best ways to say ‘i love you, friend’, 'i love you’
  • poetry exists, and certain combinations of sounds sound amazing
  • dogs will love you if you’re nice to them no matter who you are
  • there’s a whole side of google dedicated specifically to snakes wearing hats
  • hot leaf juice tastes delicious if you make it with the right leaves
  • chocolate milk, too
  • not the leaf part just chocolate milk you know
  • someone invented the ostrich pillow
  • LED sneakers
  • fruits that are way tinier than they should be are special and to be protected
  • you are special and to be protected

tiny wee courfeyrac though

courfeyrac holding hands with his new friend combeferre all day for the first day of preschool because combeferre was scared to spend that much time without his mother

courfeyrac making absolutely sure he is friends with every kid in his kindergarten class

courfeyrac trading his dunkaroos for carrot sticks at snack time because that poor kid has carrot sticks every day and she deserves a day to have icing-coated marsupial cookies

courfeyrac dragging enjolras and combeferre around the field playing dragons because he just read a book about them and they're so cool come on enjolras, combeferre is totally having fun too

courfeyrac pouring water on the mattress when he has a nightmare and pretending to have wet the bed so his mum’ll let him sleep in her bed

courfeyrac crying at sleepovers until combeferre and/or enjolras crawl into his sleeping bag with him so that the adults don’t have to take him home at one in the morning

courfeyrac giving enjolras his absolute favorite pokémon card to cheer him up after he got put in time-out for arguing

courfeyrac inviting bahorel over to his house to play with his puppy and then getting upset for forgetting to tell his mum (he’s really, really sorry) (it’s okay, if he remembers to ask next time)

courfeyrac asking if he can keep all of his friend prouvaire’s drawings if he doesn’t want them because they're so cool they’d look so awesome on my wall i mean only if you don’t want it though….

(prouvaire drawing lots of dragons just for courfeyrac)

courfeyrac going out of school bounds to get kick balls for younger students even if he might get a talking-to at recess

tiny wee courfeyrac

okay hear me out on this college au whatever idk and Bruce has this little part of his hair dyed green and he stops on his way to the school building for every homeless person he passes and gives them like a dollar a day and he has this little stray cat in his home and it was dark grey when he saved it from a thunderstorm in November but he’s washed it clean and its this tiny light grey fuzzy ball and whenever Bruce is doing yoga the cat comes to sit across from him

Bruce always drinks tea. Always. No coffee. Just tea.

Also he has like this enormous amount of shirts from charities or sweaters or pens all with different charity logos on them and he has a sweat that says “Stop pollution” and goes to protests about the environment and his  instagram is filled with beautiful and breathtaking pictures of nature in the city and just

hipster hippie college Bruce Banner