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    Robert Graves

    Zora Neale Hurston (January 7, 1891 – January 28, 1960) was an American folklorist, anthropologist, and author during the time of the Harlem Renaissance. Of Hurston's four novels and more than 50 published short stories, plays, and essays, she is best known for her 1937 novel Their Eyes Were Watching God.

    Leo Tolstoy, author of Anna Karenina and War and Peace.

    Colette, French novelist and performer Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette (1873 – 1954). She is best known for her novel Gigi.

    This 2014 Man Booker Prize winning tale of love and war could have broad appeal, but the protracted particulars of the prisoners’ treatment may put off quite a few readers. Evans performs at one point a major medical procedure under such primitive and inhuman conditions that it will make even tough-minded readers cringe in disgust. Though much of this fine novel (whose title is taken from the Japanese poet Basho) is extraordinarily beautiful, intelligent, and sharply insightful...

    Ray Bradbury, sitting in the original time machine from the classic film, around 1960.

    Watership Down

    Ray Bradbury and his proto sci-fi, outter space kitty.

    “Waves of thought are stirring. In a twilight corner of her consciousness, one tiny fragment and another tiny fragment call out wordlessly to each other, their spreading ripples intermingling.” ―...

    Vladimir Nabokov (1899-1977), Gstaad, Switzerland, 1971 -by Horts Tappe

    Earnest Hemingway

    Anna Quindlen: “Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home.”

    Jack Kerouac

    Meinrad Craighead's *Crow Mother and the Dog God*

    Little Black Sambo - I LOVED this book when I was little. I didn't realize the kid was any different than me... I never even considered the color of his skin.

    George Bernard Shaw (July 26, 1856 - 1950), the eminent Irish playwright, is the only person to have been awarded both the Nobel Prize for Literature (1925) and an Oscar (1938), for his contributions to literature and for his work on the film Pygmalion, respectively. “The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” ― GBS, Man & Superman Photo by Sir Emery Walker, 1888.

    Virginia Woolf (1902)

    Louis L'Amour, Western novelist

    Maya Angelou

    Charles Bukowski, 1991. Gottfried Helnwein

    Karen Blixen aka Isak Dinesen: "People are always telling me to hurry up or come on and do this or do that. Once when I was sailing around the Cape of Good Hope and there were albatrosses, people kept saying, 'Why do you stay on deck? Come on in, it's time for lunch,' and I said, 'Damn lunch. I can eat lunch any day, but I shan't see albatrosses again.'”

    Life of Pi

    Just finished reading my first ever graphic novel, Maus. Incredible story. Who knew a graphic novel could be so powerful?!