Heartbreakingly honest writer... “I write entirely to find out what I’m thinking, what I’m looking at, what I see and what it means. What I want and what I fear.” Joan Didion (born December 5, 1934) is an American author best known for her novels and her literary journalism.

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Gustave Flaubert (French, 1821- 1880) was a French writer who is counted among the greatest novelists in Western literature. He is known especially for his first published novel, Madame Bovary (1857), for his Correspondence, and for his scrupulous devotion to his art and style.

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Anne Sexton at work.

Clarice Lispector (1920-1977). Clarice Lispector was a Brazilian writer who has been described as the most important Jewish writer since Franz Kafka. Acclaimed internationally for her innovative novels and short stories, she was also a journalist.

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Walter White's copy of Walt Whitman's "Leaves of Grass" is being auctioned, with bids starting at $3,000.

The Iliad and the Odyssey", A Giant Golden Book - Deluxe Edition, Simon and Schuster 1956. Illustrated by Alice and Martin Provensen.