Visu­al Arts

100 Years: Wis­dom From Famous Writ­ers on Every Year of Your Life

Joshua Prager and Mil­ton Glaswer
  • From the Publisher
December 10, 2015

100 Years cel­e­brates every age from birth to 100 with quo­ta­tions from the world’s great­est writers.This lit­er­ary tapes­try of the human expe­ri­ence will delight read­ers of all back­grounds. Mov­ing year by year through the words of our most beloved authors, the great sequence of life reveals itself — the won­ders and con­fine­ments of child­hood, the eman­ci­pa­tions and frus­tra­tions of ado­les­cence, the empow­er­ments and mill­stones of adult­hood, the recog­ni­tions and res­ig­na­tions of old age. This trove of wis­dom — fea­tur­ing immor­tal pas­sages from Arthur Rim­baud, Sylvia Plath, Vir­ginia Woolf, David Fos­ter Wal­lace, William Shake­speare, Her­man Melville, Jane Austen, and Maya Angelou, among many oth­ers — reminds us that the pat­terns of life tran­scend con­ti­nents, cul­tures, and gen­er­a­tions. As Thomas Mann wrote of our most shared human expe­ri­ence: It will hap­pen to me as to them.” Designed by the leg­endary Mil­ton Glaser, 100 Years brings togeth­er col­or, type, and text, to illu­mi­nate the ebb and flow of an entire life.

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