The Sapient Pig

The musings of Toby, the original Sapient or Learned Pig
The Little Pig Monthly, via merrycoz.files.wordpress.com

The Little Pig Monthly, via merrycoz.files.wordpress.com

Pinchbeck’s Pig of Knowledge — from openlibrary.org via flickr

Pinchbeck’s Pig of Knowledge — from openlibrary.org via flickr

geisterseher:

Lady Delaware and Thomas Crane. Life and adventures of Mr. Pig and Miss Crane: A Nursery Tale (1836?)

geisterseher:

Lady Delaware and Thomas Crane. Life and adventures of Mr. Pig and Miss Crane: A Nursery Tale (1836?)

(Source: openlibrary.org)

An early riff on the idea of a “Learned Pig,” 1786

An early riff on the idea of a “Learned Pig,” 1786

Looks as though this book means to teach us a lesson!
geisterseher:

The ancient story of the old dame and her pig: a legend of obstinacy shewing how it cost the old lady a world of trouble & the pig his tail illustrated by Luke Limner (1847)

Looks as though this book means to teach us a lesson!

geisterseher:

The ancient story of the old dame and her pig: a legend of obstinacy shewing how it cost the old lady a world of trouble & the pig his tail illustrated by Luke Limner (1847)

Here’s to my all-time favorite author, Steven Millhauser … many years ago, when I worked as a floor clerk at the Yale Co-Op Bookstore, I’d see him now and then when he came to browse … I’d always put all his books “face out” in case he came to look at them, but he never went to the literature section …
vintageanchor:

“Art, he said, was a controlled madness…He said that books weren’t made of themes, which you could write essays about, but of images that inserted themselves into your brain and replaced what you were seeing with your eyes.” — Steven Millhauser, Dangerous Laughter

Here’s to my all-time favorite author, Steven Millhauser … many years ago, when I worked as a floor clerk at the Yale Co-Op Bookstore, I’d see him now and then when he came to browse … I’d always put all his books “face out” in case he came to look at them, but he never went to the literature section …

vintageanchor:

“Art, he said, was a controlled madness…He said that books weren’t made of themes, which you could write essays about, but of images that inserted themselves into your brain and replaced what you were seeing with your eyes.”
— Steven Millhauser, Dangerous Laughter

(Source: vintageanchorbooks)

Adventures of a Pig family, via Google Books and the Bodleian …

Adventures of a Pig family, via Google Books and the Bodleian …

A not-often-remembered — but quite elegant — porcine protagonist: Count Curly Wee

A not-often-remembered — but quite elegant — porcine protagonist: Count Curly Wee