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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


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

February 1959 Marilyn Monroe, Karen Blixen, Arthur Miller and Carson McCullers had lunch.

Georges Bataille

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

Carson Mccullers

Famous Writers and Their Favorite Cocktails Carson McCullers - Sonnie Boy cup of dry sherry cup of citrus tea Lemon wedges Brew and steep tea and add sherry. Stir and pour into a thermos or serve it in a tea cup.

“We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect” – Anais Nin, with Henry Miller in the photo

Hugh Parker Guiler also known as Ian Hugo with his wife Anaïs Nin.

Carson McCullers

Carson McCullers, she wrote a book that changed me, "The Heart is a Lonely Hunter.