The founding members of the Algonquin Round Table partying
Gertrude Stein & Alice B. Toklas, 1922
Writing is an art....Alert!! Get your ticket to hear the the lecture on "Swann's Way." March 4, 2013, at The Morgan Library's Proust exhibit. ( http://www.themorgan.org/exhibitions/exhibition.asp?id=71) Lecture: "Reading and Rereading Proust" by Antoine Compagnon. http://www.themorgan.org/public/program.asp?id=609
Marcel Proust and his mother and brother Robert, ca. 1895. Bibliotheque Nationale de France (BnF), Paris, France © BnF, Dist. RMN-Grand Palais / Art Resource, NY
Rudyard Kipling in his study in Naulakha.
“My name is Ernest Miller Hemingway. I was born on July 21, 1899. My favorite authors are Kipling, O. Henry and Steuart Edward White. My favorite flower is lady slipper and tiger lily. My favorite sports are trout fishing, hiking, shooting, football and boxing. My favorite studies are English, zoology and chemistry. I intend to travel and write.” — Ernest Hemingway, Age 9.
The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function. One should, for example, be able to see that things are hopeless and yet be determined to make them otherwise. F. Scott Fitzgerald 1896-1940
Today is the 200th anniversary of the publication of PRIDE AND PREJUDICE. LA Times has this nifty timeline of the book's history.
William Faulkner works on a screenplay on a balcony, Hollywood in the early 1940s.