Writers (Men)


Writers (Men)

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Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860-1904): a very handsome Russian author and playwright, 1887.

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Leon Uris on patrol in the Negev Desert during research for his book, Exodus

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“Show me an optimist and, almost without exception, I’ll show you a bad poet.”—G. J. Nathan, Monks Are Monks, 1929.

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“No poet or novelist wishes he were the only one who ever lived, but most of them wish they were the only one alive, and quite a number believe their wish has been granted.”—W.H. Auden, from “Writing,” in The Dyer’s Hand, 1962.

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“The art of the pen is to rouse the inward vision … That is why the poets, who spring imagination with a word or a phrase, paint lasting pictures.” —George Meredith, from Diana of the Crossways, 1885.

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“Easy writing makes damned hard reading.”—Rupert Brooke, “Democracy and the Arts,” Paper to Cambridge University Fabian Society, 1910.

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“What is written is merely the dregs of experience.” —Franz Kafka

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“What is freedom of expression? Without the freedom to offend, it ceases to exist.” —Salman Rushdie

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T.S. Eliot: “Anxiety is the hand maiden of creativity.”

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Oscar Wilde: "In all matters of opinion, our adversaries are insane." "No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist."

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Truman Capote

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Ken Follett ... great suspense/historical fiction author. His site is here: www.ken-follett.c...

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Ernest Hemingway

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Joseph Rudyard Kipling (30 December 1865 – 18 January 1936) was an English poet, short-story writer, and novelist chiefly remembered for his celebration of British imperialism, tales and poems of British soldiers in India, and his tales for children. Kipling received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1907.

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William Faulkner works on a screenplay on a balcony, Hollywood in the early 1940s.

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John Keats

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Anton Pavlovich Chekhov Born 29 January 1860 Taganrog, Russian Empire Died 15 July 1904 (aged 44) Badenweiler, German Empire

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Charles Dickens reads to his daughters.

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J.D. Salinger

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Dale Carnegie (1888-1955) Born in poverty on a farm in Missouri, he found success from many trials & errors. One can only wonder how Dale transformed his own struggles in career success into practical ways to help others enhance their interpersonal skills and public speaking abilities in a U.S. population where many were devastated by the Great Depression. "How to Win Friends and Influence People" was and still is an inspiration of timeless wisdom with many biblical truths.

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Dean Koontz with Trixie

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Ernest Miller Hemingway (July 21, 1899 – July 2, 1961) was an American writer and journalist. He was part of the 1920s expatriate community in Paris, and one of the veterans of World War I later known as "the Lost Generation." He received the Pulitzer Prize in 1953 for The Old Man and the Sea, and the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1954.

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Pablo Neruda. Won the Nobel Prize for Literature 1971. We read "La infinita" and "Oda al tomate". Here's a translation of "La infinita": solmar.multiply.c...

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Jack Kerouac

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