Samuel Beckett

Samuel Beckett, avant-garde novelist, playwright, theatre director, and poet

Virginia Woolf working; photo taken by Lady Ottoline Morrell in 1926. (National Portrait Gallery)

“Lock up your libraries if you like; but there is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind.” ― A Room of One's Own Virginia Woolf working; photo taken by Lady Ottoline Morrell in (National Portrait Gallery)

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle reading.

Read a little Sherlock. Author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Seated Reading in Music Room of Home "Undershaw", EO Hoppe

Samuel Beckett

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Samuel Beckett was an Irish avant-garde novelist, playwright, theatre director, and poet. In 1969 he received the 1969 Nobel Prize in Literature.

Karen Blixen, 1961 -by Léon Herschtritt   Exhibition:Léon Herschtritt: Photography from 1960s ParisThe Foosaner Art Museum  (23 March-12 May)  via Journal de la photographie

Karen Blixen - Karen von Blixen-Finecke, née Karen Christenze Dinesen, was a Danish author also known by her pen name Isak Dinesen - Author of 'Out of Africa' - Published Photo by: Léon Herschtritt, 1961

On February 5, 1959 Marilyn Monroe, Karen Blixen, and Carson McCullers had lunch. Oh yeah, Arthur Miller was there, too. Taking place in Nyack, New York, the event was hosted by McCullers in honor of the great Karen Blixen

Carson McCullers, Isak Dinesen, Marilyn Monroe and Arthur Miller make a toast.

Charles Baudelaire.

Charles Baudelaire (French poet) by Felix Nadar

Georges Bataille

Georges Bataille: "Sacrifice is nothing other than the production of sacred things.

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