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L. Frank Baum, uncredited photo

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I'm afraid of losing my obscurity. Genuineness only thrives in the dark. Like celery. Adlous Huxley 1894-1963

Interview (1962) with Aldous Huxley

Karen Blixen (1885-1962) famous for her memoir, Out of Africa. Also known by her pseudonym, Isak Dinesen, she was nominated several times for the Nobel Prize in Literature. ~ “The cure for everything is saltwater: sweat, tears, or the sea.”

Dorothy Parker (1893-1967) "I like to have a martini, Two at the very most. After three I’m under the table, after four I’m under my host."

Le Salon Annex: You Were Perfectly Fine by Dorothy Parker

Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Writer, New York City Richard Avedon (American, New York City 1923–2004 San Antonio, Texas)

George Bernard Shaw's writing hut, dubbed "London" so his staff wouldn't be lying when they said he had "gone to London."

Famous Writers' Small Writing Sheds and Off-the-Grid Huts

Nicolas Sparks

William Golding (1911-1993) Author of "Lord of the Flies", winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature

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Mildred Wirt Benson, author of the original Nancy Drew books.

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"It is often said that before you die your life passes before your eyes. It is in fact true. It's called living." ~ Sir Terry Pratchett

"Being Irish, he had an abiding sense of tragedy, which sustained him through temporary periods of joy." Of William Butler Yeats by Alice Boughton

Maya Angelou

The question is not how to get cured, but how to live. Joseph Conrad (Józef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski, 1857-1924)

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Jules Verne (Father of "steam punk"?)

Thornton Wilder

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Writer and abolitionist, Harriet Beecher Stowe was Mark Twain's neighbor, in the literary enclave known as Nook Farm, in Hartford.

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Eugene Gladstone O'Neill (October 16, 1888 – November 27, 1953) A famous playwright, author of "Long Day's Journey into Night," and "Ah, Wilderness!” came from a deeply troubled family background, suffering from clinical depression the greater portion of his life. His most famous plays were written between 1935 and 1943 despite persistent mental illness. He is the only American playwright to have won the Nobel Prize for literature.

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Crime novelist and creator of Mike Hammer, Frank Morrison “Mickey” Spillane

The Brothers Grimm: Jacob 1785 –1863 and Wilhelm 1786 – 1859 great creative imaginations

Louis L'Amour - "he lived what he wrote"

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Herman Melville (1819 – 1891) was an American novelist,wrote whaling novel Moby-Dick (1851); the short work Bartleby, the Scrivener (1853) about a clerk in a Wall Street office; the slave ship narrative Benito Cereno (1855); and Billy Budd, Sailor (1924).

Edith Wharton (1862–1937) was a Pulitzer Prize-winning American novelist, short story writer, and designer.

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Isaac Asimov (c. January 2, 1920 – April 6, 1992) was an American author and professor of biochemistry at Boston University, best known for his works of science fiction and for his popular science books.

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Thomas Hardy, 1840-1928. (Br.) novelist, poet. The Return of the Native, Tess of the D'Urbervilles, Jude the Obscure.

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Lydia Maria Francis Child was the author of "The Frugal Housewife", a book aimed at poorer housewives who didn't have servants (e.g. the vast majority of women in the world.) She is perhaps best remembered for her 1844 poem, "A Boy's Thanksgiving Day." "Over the river, and through the wood, to Grandfather's house we go; the horse knows the way to carry the sleigh through the white and drifted snow."