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Euphoria by Lily King (Grove Atlantic; On Sale June 3, 2014)
From New England Book Award winner Lily King comes a breathtaking novel about three young anthropologists of the ‘30’s caught in a passionate love triangle that threatens their bonds, their careers, and, ultimately, their lives.
English anthropologist Andrew Bankson has been alone in the field for several years, studying the Kiona river tribe in the Territory of New Guinea. Haunted by the memory of his brothers’ deaths and increasingly frustrated and isolated by his research, Bankson is on the verge of suicide when a chance encounter with colleagues, the controversial Nell Stone and her wry and mercurial Australian husband Fen, pulls him back from the brink. Nell and Fen have just fled the bloodthirsty Mumbanyo and, in spite of Nell’s poor health, are hungry for a new discovery. When Bankson finds them a new tribe nearby, the artistic, female-dominated Tam, he ignites an intellectual and romantic firestorm between the three of them that burns out of anyone’s control.
Set between two World Wars and inspired by events in the life of revolutionary anthropologist Margaret Mead, Euphoria is an enthralling story of passion, possession, exploration, and sacrifice from accomplished author Lily King.
When famous anthropologist Nell Stone and her husband Fen move down the river to study a tribe closer to Andrew Bankson, they interrupt his thoughts of suicide and loneliness. Finally, people to talk to! Turns out that this couple’s presence adds some complications to Andrew’s already complicated life. Drawn to Nell and Fen like a moth to the fire, an intellectual affair ignites among this threesome. Eventually it gets physical and emotional with Nell (who was inspired by Margaret Mead) – leading to accomplishment, tragedy, and violence.
In college, I briefly toyed with becoming an anthropology major. While it didn’t end up being my future career, that doesn’t mean it hasn’t been an enduring passion. You don’t need an interest in anthropology to dive into Euphoria, though. Nell and Fen were studying the cruel Mumbanyo tribe in New Guinea, when Nell convinces her reluctant husband to study elsewhere. Fen, however, is after a flute that he believes will garner him fame and glory. When Andrew (fresh off a failed suicide attempt) meets them, he’s determined to keep this power couple close by – and installs them up the river with the Tam tribe. While Nell falls in love with the tribe, and begins her life’s work, her husband is focused on “procuring” – really he just plans on stealing – the Mumbanyo tribe’s totemic flute.
Between philosophical discussions of the field of anthropology itself, to a beautiful and doomed romance, this was a fantastic and gripping read.
Aug 5, 2014 / 3 notes

Euphoria by Lily King (Grove Atlantic; On Sale June 3, 2014)

From New England Book Award winner Lily King comes a breathtaking novel about three young anthropologists of the ‘30’s caught in a passionate love triangle that threatens their bonds, their careers, and, ultimately, their lives.

English anthropologist Andrew Bankson has been alone in the field for several years, studying the Kiona river tribe in the Territory of New Guinea. Haunted by the memory of his brothers’ deaths and increasingly frustrated and isolated by his research, Bankson is on the verge of suicide when a chance encounter with colleagues, the controversial Nell Stone and her wry and mercurial Australian husband Fen, pulls him back from the brink. Nell and Fen have just fled the bloodthirsty Mumbanyo and, in spite of Nell’s poor health, are hungry for a new discovery. When Bankson finds them a new tribe nearby, the artistic, female-dominated Tam, he ignites an intellectual and romantic firestorm between the three of them that burns out of anyone’s control.

Set between two World Wars and inspired by events in the life of revolutionary anthropologist Margaret Mead, Euphoria is an enthralling story of passion, possession, exploration, and sacrifice from accomplished author Lily King.

When famous anthropologist Nell Stone and her husband Fen move down the river to study a tribe closer to Andrew Bankson, they interrupt his thoughts of suicide and loneliness. Finally, people to talk to! Turns out that this couple’s presence adds some complications to Andrew’s already complicated life. Drawn to Nell and Fen like a moth to the fire, an intellectual affair ignites among this threesome. Eventually it gets physical and emotional with Nell (who was inspired by Margaret Mead) – leading to accomplishment, tragedy, and violence.

In college, I briefly toyed with becoming an anthropology major. While it didn’t end up being my future career, that doesn’t mean it hasn’t been an enduring passion. You don’t need an interest in anthropology to dive into Euphoria, though. Nell and Fen were studying the cruel Mumbanyo tribe in New Guinea, when Nell convinces her reluctant husband to study elsewhere. Fen, however, is after a flute that he believes will garner him fame and glory. When Andrew (fresh off a failed suicide attempt) meets them, he’s determined to keep this power couple close by – and installs them up the river with the Tam tribe. While Nell falls in love with the tribe, and begins her life’s work, her husband is focused on “procuring” – really he just plans on stealing – the Mumbanyo tribe’s totemic flute.

Between philosophical discussions of the field of anthropology itself, to a beautiful and doomed romance, this was a fantastic and gripping read.

Aug 4, 2014 / 27 notes

carpe-cerevisi:

Continued attempts to Snapchat seduce this guy.

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cloysterbell:

I think my favorite thing about this generation is how seriously everyone takes their Hogwarts house.

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giarose:

mollotov-cocktail:

literally my hall right now

But like, I also watch sports like that. And cooking shows. And all the things. I just scream at my tv all night.
Aug 4, 2014 / 254 notes

giarose:

mollotov-cocktail:

literally my hall right now

But like, I also watch sports like that. And cooking shows. And all the things. I just scream at my tv all night.

If you’re poor, the only way you’re likely to injure someone is the old traditional way: artisanal violence, we could call it – by hands, by knife, by club, or maybe modern hands-on violence, by gun or by car.

But if you’re tremendously wealthy, you can practice industrial-scale violence without any manual labor on your own part. You can, say, build a sweatshop factory that will collapse in Bangladesh and kill more people than any hands-on mass murderer ever did, or you can calculate risk and benefit about putting poisons or unsafe machines into the world, as manufacturers do every day. If you’re the leader of a country, you can declare war and kill by the hundreds of thousands or millions. And the nuclear superpowers – the US and Russia – still hold the option of destroying quite a lot of life on Earth.

So do the carbon barons. But when we talk about violence, we almost always talk about violence from below, not above.

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sixpenceee:

Like I always say, the real horror in life isn’t monsters, demons or ghosts but us, humans and what we are capable of

Here’s the original video

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Oh—you wouldn’t date a girl who’s ever been a stripper?
In that case, I wouldn’t date a guy who’s ever been to a strip club.

Oh—you wouldn’t date a girl who’s ever done porn?
In that case, I wouldn’t date a guy who’s ever watched porn.

You’re the reason we exist.
You’re the demand to our supply.
If you disdain sex workers, don’t you dare consume our labor.

As they say in the industry, “People jack off with the left hand and point with the right.”

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jumpingjacktrash:

Harp Seal (Phoca groenlandicus)

coconut bun with a face

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lightspeedsound:

avante-gardeian:

squigglydigg:

notasamalander:

noxtheox:

Let’s get down to business.

To outbid the huns!
Here I have some figures
and some facts and sums!

It’s the saddest lot you’ve ever bought
but if you bet on this one too
Mister I’ll
make you a buck
or two

Business man!We must be swift as the stock exchangesBusiness man!With all the force of a great tycoon 
Business man!
With all the strength of a thriving market
Mysterious as the Romney’s revenues!

I’m never gonna get this back
Say good bye to my salary 
Boy was I fool in school for cutting STATS
This guy’s got them scared to death
Hope he doesn’t see my assets 
Now I really wish I knew how to add! 
Jul 21, 2014 / 168,000 notes

lightspeedsound:

avante-gardeian:

squigglydigg:

notasamalander:

noxtheox:

Let’s get down to business.

To outbid the huns!

Here I have some figures

and some facts and sums!

It’s the saddest lot you’ve ever bought

but if you bet on this one too

Mister I’ll

make you a buck

or two

Business man!
We must be swift as the stock exchanges
Business man!
With all the force of a great tycoon 

Business man!

With all the strength of a thriving market

Mysterious as the Romney’s revenues!

I’m never gonna get this back

Say good bye to my salary 

Boy was I fool in school for cutting STATS

This guy’s got them scared to death

Hope he doesn’t see my assets 

Now I really wish I knew how to add! 

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Jul 21, 2014 / 696,770 notes

commandereyebrows:

chachipistachis:

theamericankid:

Tumblr needs more of this….whatever this is.

Is this the same artist who made the original for this

image

how women actually are

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lovesexdevotion:

That was so beautiful
Jul 19, 2014 / 957,816 notes

lovesexdevotion:

That was so beautiful

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pulchraimagines:

Scarlett Johansson images

never been so into her
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