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25 Fascinating Photos of Famous Writers at Home

This week, we caught a glimpse of author Tao Lin's Murray Hill apartment in this cheeky review over at Vice. Though somewhat alarmed at the squalor of Lin's digs (seriously, can you blame us?), we ...

from the Guardian

To Kill a Mockingbird: 50 years on

Harper Lee, author of To Kill a Mockingbird has passed away at the age of 89.

Franz Kafka (3 July 1883 – 3 June 1924) was a German-language writer of novels and short stories, regarded by critics as one of the most influential authors of the 20th century. Kafka strongly influenced genres such as existentialism.

"Nothing proves that we are more than nothing." -- Emil Cioran: Romanian philosopher & essayist, author of "A Short History of Decay", and ... Eraserhead lookalike!

from Gimme Some Oven

{Literary Birthday} Fyodor Dostoevsky

Dostoevsky in Paris 1863 | "Though The Brothers Karamazov is by far his longest novel, and is by no means a quick read, it is so worth the time to read it. Certainly an amazing final piece of writing to offer the world before you die." ~ Ali @ gimmesomeoven.com