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F. Scott Fitzgerald as a young man - @~ Mlle  CURIOUSLY looks like Toby Maguire.

Scott Fitzgerald was born Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald on September in St. His namesake (and second cousin three times removed on his father's side) was Francis Scott Key, who wrote the lyrics to the "Star-Spangled Banner.

Aniversario del nacimiento de D. H. Lawrence en 1885: «Guarda silencio cuando no tengas nada que decir; pero cuando una pasión genuina te mueva, di lo que tengas que decir y dilo con fervor». http://www.veniracuento.com/

The recent discovery of an unpublished D. Lawrence letter proves that he’s got your back, ladies. Writing in response to a misogynistic 1924 article titled “The Ugliness of Women,” Lawrence lay down the law: “ The hideousness {the author] sees is.

Samuel Clemens, known by his nom de plume Mark Twain, circa 1867.

Samuel Langhorne Clemens, aka Mark Twain, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing front. via LC

Katherine Anne Porter (1890 – 1980) was a Pulitzer Prize-winning American journalist, essayist, short story writer, novelist, and political activist.

Katherine Anne Porter (May 1890 – September was a Pulitzer Prize-winning American journalist, essayist, short story writer, novelist, and political activist.

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April 3, 1920: Zelda and F. Scott Fitzgerald Get Married and One of History’s Most Turbulent Romances Ensues, Recounted in Zelda’s Letter | Brain Pickings

April 3, 1920: Zelda and F. Scott Fitzgerald Get Married and One of History’s Most Turbulent Romances Ensues, Recounted in Zelda’s Letter

Sometimes Madness Is Wisdom: Zelda and Scott Fitzgerald: A Marriage by Kendall Taylor

Jack Kerouac

“Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain.” Jack Kerouac via theimpossiblecool

Upton Sinclair, author of "The Jungle," the 1906 novel about immigrant workers in the Chicago meat packing houses, and with the passage of the Pure Food and Drugs & the Meat Inspection Acts in 1906, Sinclair was able to show that novelists could help change the law.

This picture counts as both Upton Sinclair and Uma Thurman. Upton Sinclair, author of The Jungle, King Coal, and many other novels about industrialization.

Instead of writing a novel, I lie back with this book and a pen, and dream, and indulge in refractions and defractions… I see in the echoes and reverberations, the transfigurations which alone keep wonder pure. Otherwise all magic is lost. All matter must be fused this way through the lens of my vice or the rust of living would slow down my rhythm to a sob.”~From The Diary of Anaïs Nin, Volume 1

Our culture made a virtue of living only as extroverts. We discouraged the inner journey, the quest for a center. Photo Anaïs Nin by

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