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William Burroughs by Robert Mapplethorpe.  American novelist, short story writer, essayist and spoken word performer.

William Burroughs by Robert Mapplethorpe. American novelist, short story writer, essayist and spoken word performer.

"Drove all night, came at dawn to a warm misty place..." - William Burroughs, 1959

"Drove all night, came at dawn to a warm misty place." - William Burroughs, 1959 Clique na foto para garantir livros da Beat Generation.

Marguerite Yourcenar (1903-1987) is a Belgian born French novelist and essayist. Photo by Boubat

Women in Art - Marguerite Yourcenar - - Photo Edouard Boubat

"Were it not for coffee one could not write, which is to say one could not live." Honore de Balzac

Honoré de Balzac French novelist and playwright. His magnum opus was a sequence of short stories and novels collectively entitled La Comédie humaine, which presents a panorama of French life in the years after the 1815 fall of Napoleon.

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Suzanne Vega Brings Her Carson McCullers Songs to Café Carlyle

News about Carson McCullers. Commentary and archival information about Carson McCullers from The New York Times.

Julio Cortázar

Julio Cortazar - Julio Cortázar was an Argentine novelist, short story writer, and essayist. Known as one of the founders of the Latin American Boom, Cortázar influenced an entire generation of Spanish-speaking readers and writers in the Americas a

William Burroughs and Jack Kerouac

William S. Burroughs, left, and Jack Kerouac in Courtesy of the Allen Ginsberg Trust. Books of The Times - A Jack Kerouac-William S. Burroughs Collaboration - ‘And the Hippos Were Boiled in Their Tanks’

( - p.mc.n.) Dostoevsky - Photographic portrait of Dostoevsky, inscribed

Dostoevsky - Photographic portrait of Dostoevsky, inscribed / famed Russian writer and novelist.

Novels (1926) The Torrents of Spring (1926) The Sun Also Rises (1929) A Farewell to Arms (1937) To Have and Have Not (1940) For Whom the Bell Tolls (1950) Across the River and into the Trees (1952) The Old Man and the Sea (1970) Islands in the Stream (1986) The Garden of Eden (1999) True at First Light

From Hemingway to Fitzgerald, modernism in literature has produced some of the most popular and influential writers. What is modernism in literature? Learn about the movement behind the writings here.

JACK KEROUAC Beat writer of 'ON THE ROAD' 1957. "Gregory Corso (behind Jack) may be having a good time at this 1959 party, but a despondent (& most probaly drunk) Kerouac is most definitely not" from Jack Kerouac by David Sandison (1999) (please follow minkshmink on pinterest)

JACK KEROUAC Beat writer of 'ON THE ROAD' 1957. "Gregory Corso (behind Jack) may be having a good time at this 1959 party, but a despondent (& most probaly drunk) Kerouac is most definitely not" from Jack Kerouac by David Sandison (1999) (please follow minkshmink on pinterest)

Burroughs and Kerouac

Burroughs & Jack Kerouac, photographed by Allen Ginsberg in his East Village living room

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