Flannery O’Connor, Southern writer (of the novel Wise Blood and short stories) - in 1964, aged 39, from lupus…  “Whenever I’m asked why Southern writers particularly have a penchant for writing about freaks, I say it is because we are still able to recognize one.” — F. O’C.  Photo of Flannery in front of her self-portrait w. peacock…

Flannery O’Connor, Southern writer (of the novel Wise Blood and short stories) - in 1964, aged 39, from lupus… “Whenever I’m asked why Southern writers particularly have a penchant for writing about freaks, I say it is because we are still able to recognize one.” — F. O’C. Photo of Flannery in front of her self-portrait w. peacock…

Mark Strand: "The Night, the Porch" To stare at nothing is to learn by heart What all of us will be swept into, and baring oneself To the wind is feeling the ungraspable somewhere close by. Trees can sway or be still. Day or night can be what they wish.

Mark Strand: "The Night, the Porch" To stare at nothing is to learn by heart What all of us will be swept into, and baring oneself To the wind is feeling the ungraspable somewhere close by. Trees can sway or be still. Day or night can be what they wish.

Cold winter nights, Faulkner’s medicine of choice was Hot Toddy. His niece, Dean Faulkner Wells, described recipe favored by her uncle in The Great American Writers’ Cookbook:- A heavy glass tumbler. Fill approx half full w/Heaven Hill Bourbon (Jack Daniel’s reserved for author).  Add 1 TBsp Sugar, Juice 1/2 Lemon. Stir til Sugar Dissolves. Fill glass with Boiling Water. Serve w/ potholder to protect patient’s hands. http://centeredlibrarian.blogspot.com/2011/02/william-faulkner-faq.html

Cold winter nights, Faulkner’s medicine of choice was Hot Toddy. His niece, Dean Faulkner Wells, described recipe favored by her uncle in The Great American Writers’ Cookbook:- A heavy glass tumbler. Fill approx half full w/Heaven Hill Bourbon (Jack Daniel’s reserved for author). Add 1 TBsp Sugar, Juice 1/2 Lemon. Stir til Sugar Dissolves. Fill glass with Boiling Water. Serve w/ potholder to protect patient’s hands. http://centeredlibrarian.blogspot.com/2011/02/william-faulkner-faq.html

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James Baldwin was one of the great writers of the last century. In works that have become part of the American canon Go Tell It on a Mountain , Giovannis Room , Another Country , The Fire Next Time ,

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