Patrick Kavanagh reading The Hospital.
- Nathaniel Hawthorne died on 5/18/1864. “No man, for any considerable period, can wear one face to himself and another to the multitude, without finally getting bewildered as to which one is true.” (The Scarlet Letter; The House of the Seven Gables; The Blithedale Romance; Twice-Told Tales)
- George Meredith died on 5/18/1909. “There is nothing the body suffers the soul may not profit by.” (The Adventures of Harry Richmond; Diana of the Crossways; Modern Love)
- William Saroyan died on 5/18/1981. “No enemy is so annoying as one who was a friend, or still is a friend, and there are many more of these than one would expect.” (The Daring Young Man on the Flying Trapeze; The Human Comedy; The Time of Your Life)
- James Boswell died on 5/19/1795. “I hate mankind, for I think myself one of the best of them, and I know how bad I am.” (The Journal of a Tour of the Hebrides; Life of Samuel Johnson) Continue reading
The frontispiece from Gentle Julia by Booth Tarkington. 1922. Illustrated by: C. Allan Gilbert and Worth Brehm.
[R]evolving Incarnations: A Questionnaire For Passionate Readers is an interview series done in classic Q&A format. Each entry features one intrepid writer/blogger/artist/creative mastermind as they take on the same 40 reading-themed questions and scenarios.
So far we’ve featured 3 amazing bloggers. If you missed any of their interviews, now is a great time to catch up!
I had to do it, eventually.
I hate packing my books. Even though I am just getting started, my studio already seems bereft of a certain energy.
“A book reads the better which is our own, and has been so long known to us, that we know the topography of its blots, and dog’s ears, and can trace the dirt in it to having read it at tea with buttered muffins.”-Charles Lamb, Last Essays of Elia, 1833.
Writer-painter August Strindberg died on 14 May 1912. Here he is, looking suitably bohemian…
QUOTE: “I dream, therefore I exist.”
SOME WORKS: Master Olof; The Free Thinker; The Outlaw; The Father; The Dance of Death; A Dream Play; The Great Highway; The Son of a Servant.
Daily Rituals of Famous Authors [courtesy Huff Post Books]
Famous Authors’ Handwritten Outlines for Great Works of Literature [courtesy Flavorwire]
An extract from The Make Believe World of Daphne du Maurier.
FYI-Daphne du Maurier was born 106 years ago today!