The Dead Writers Round-Up: 9th-13th January

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    Simone de Beauvoir was born on 1/9/1908. “Art is an attempt to integrate evil.”
  • Katherine Mansfield died on 1/9/1923. “Could we change our attitude, we should not only see life differently, but life itself would come to be different.”
  • Countee Cullen died on 1/9/1946. Although best known as a poet, he also wrote the novel ‘One Way to Heaven’ (1932).
  • Robinson Jeffers was born on 1/10/1887. “Imagination, the traitor of the mind, has taken my solitude and slain it.”
  • Sinclair Lewis died on 1/10/1951. He was the first American awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature (1930).
  • Dashiell Hammett died on 1/10/1961. The author of ‘The Maltese Falcon’ and ‘The Thin Man’ was involved with caustic playwright Lillian Hellman for 30 years.
  • Thomas Hardy died on 1/11/1929. “A lover without indiscretion is no lover at all.”
  • Naomi Mitchison died on 1/11/1999. The Scottish writer, who lived to the age of 101, penned more than 90 books.
  • Jack London was born on 1/12/1876. “You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.”
  • Lorraine Hansberry died on 1/12/1965. Known for the still-popular ‘A Raisin in the Sun’, she died of cancer at 34.
  • Agatha Christie died on 1/12/1976. “Very few of us are what we seem.”
  • James Joyce died on 1/13/1941. “No pen, no ink, no table, no room, no time, no quiet, no inclination.”

4 thoughts on “The Dead Writers Round-Up: 9th-13th January

  1. “You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.”

    Love that quote. The Joyce too – I’ve included Ulysses on my list of 196 for my global reading project this year. Hey, in for a penny, in for a pound. Good luck with 366.


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