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  • Sylvia Plath has been sadly memorialized by her suicide more than her body of work. What people seem to miss is that Plath changed an entire hemisphere of readers and writers, influencing many of the top thinkers today. What is in the history of this woman, so understood for her mental instability and talent for writing?

    Sylvia Plath: Her Life and Importance to American Literature and History

    Sylvia Plath: Her Life and Importance to American Literature and History

    by DIMIR10

  • Despite being a late starter, Charles Bukowski had many lovers in middle life. He wrote about his women extensively in his poems and fiction, often with humor. This article takes a look at the wives and girlfriends of Charles Bukowski.

    The Wives and Girlfriends of Charles Bukowski

    The Wives and Girlfriends of Charles Bukowski

    by Paul Goodman2

  • Elinor Wylie's life attracts more attention than her poems, but some of those poems are worth revisiting.

    Elinor Wylie:  A Sordid Life

    Elinor Wylie: A Sordid Life

    by Linda Sue Grimes2

  • A broken tree on Mt. Petit Jean, golden droplets of resin could become pure amber in centuries. There's a common myth that artists, writers and people in creative professions suffer from mental illness. Specific famous artists like Van Gogh and...

    Creativity, Isolation and Mental Illness

    Creativity, Isolation and Mental Illness

    by robertsloan220

  • Writers have been using pen names for centuries but we readers sometimes forget that. You may be surprised at which famous authors use pen names and why.

    Pen Names for Famous Authors

    Pen Names for Famous Authors

    by LisaKoski9

  • F. Scott Fitzgerald with only daughter, "Scottie." www.google.com Born to the most famous and celebrated couple of the 20th century, during the Jazz Age, an era that her father named himself, Frances Scott Fitzgerald was born in 1921 in St. Paul,...

    Frances Scott "Scottie" Fitzgerald  1921-1986

    Frances Scott "Scottie" Fitzgerald 1921-1986

    by Suzette Walker13

  • Dante's Beatrice attraction was not based on unrequited love or adulterous lust. The poet's feelings for Beatrice were motivated by pure spiritual bliss.

    Dante's Beatrice

    Dante's Beatrice

    by Linda Sue Grimes0

  • Louis Bromfield was one of the more interesting authors of the 20th century in my opinion, as the somewhat flamboyant man lived a fascinating life, leaving the United States to live in France, and then returning to the United States as World War II...

    Author Louis Bromfield and Malabar Farm

    Author Louis Bromfield and Malabar Farm

    by MakinBacon0

  • Whether or not one loves or hates the writing of Ernest Hemingway is never much of a consideration regarding his stature, as his stature as one of the finest of America's writers is cemented in history. The life of Earnest Hemingway was complex, and full of danger, intrigue, and adventure, just like his writing, the man was totally unique.

    Ernest Hemingway - An American Literary Giant

    Ernest Hemingway - An American Literary Giant

    by Wesman Todd Shaw19

  • Robert Frost is America's most beloved poet. He considered himself a "lone wolf." While other poets were clinging to schools of poetry, he clung only to poetry itself.

    Robert Frost:  A Lone Wolf

    Robert Frost:  A Lone Wolf

    by Linda Sue Grimes0

  • The Hon. Louise Bennett-Coverley is a hero to poets, storytellers, entertainers, and Jamaicans at home and abroad. Her works were witty and informational. They are historical pieces that changed the way people all over the world views the Jamaican Patios.

    "Tenk Yuh Miss Lou"- The Life and Works of Louise Bennett-Coverley

    "Tenk Yuh Miss Lou"- The Life and Works of Louise Bennett-Coverley

    by Loi-Renee17

  • Stephen King, a master of horror, and one of my favorite entertainers. A look at the life and work of the great horror master, Stephen King.

    My Favorite Writer:  Stephen King

    My Favorite Writer: Stephen King

    by Anna Marie Bowman29

  • With another book in the bookstores and a singing appearance at the upcoming Nobel Prize gala, Patti Smith is maturing as a writer

    The Literary World of Patti Smith

    The Literary World of Patti Smith

    by Harry Nielsen2

  • Successful writers have come from all walks of life. Some writers such as Mark Twain, never attended college, while others, including Jack Kerouac and Jack London, dropped out of their academic studies for a variety of reasons.

    Famous Writers Who Dropped Out of College

    Famous Writers Who Dropped Out of College

    by Harry Nielsen7

  • Edward Taylor immigrated to the United States of America on April 26, 1668, from England. Thomas H. Johnson discovered Taylor's poetry manuscripts at the Yale University library in 1939.

    The Reverend Edward Taylor:  Physician, Pastor, Poet

    The Reverend Edward Taylor: Physician, Pastor, Poet

    by Linda Sue Grimes0

  • Anne Sexton's poetry is unique in that it confronts mental illness head on, gives direct access to the heart and soul of a troubled mother, artist and poet. 'I hold back nothing,' she wrote. So true.

    Anne Sexton and the Poetry of Mental Illness

    Anne Sexton and the Poetry of Mental Illness

    by Andrew Spacey19

  • As writers, we love to hear what goes on in the mind of other writers, especially "successful" ones, for lack of a better term. Here is a sampling of writers of fame, infamy, and obscurity.

    Quotes By Writers on Writing Fiction

    Quotes By Writers on Writing Fiction

    by Lori Colbo15