Pictures of authors
I just saw this photo of James Joyce on the NYRB website. I'd never seen it before. I don't know why I feel so uncomfortable about it. Maybe it's because I'm so used to seeing Joyce in the common authorial poses that anything that strays from that is peculiar.
It is a cool picture, what is he doing?
He looks like a depressed pirate that got invited to a wedding but got lost, had to go cross country, tore his good trousers on some barbed wire, had to borrow some slacks from a boating team. Now he is sitting around sad that he missed Angelica McTeagle's wedding to Samuel Carnform, only the most prestigious pirate wedding that Devon has seen for 50 years. But any moment now he will be interrupted by the Smaels family, and although they will laugh at his claims to be a dangerous pirate and significant modernist author, they will embark on an adventure together to reclaim Angelica's necklace from a desert island off the coast of Zurich.
Apparently Hemingway is the tall guy in the glasses at the back who can be barely seen. Also seen here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ernest_Hemingway#/media/File:Bundesarchiv_Bild_183-84600-0001,_Ivens_und_Hemingway_bei_Ludwig_Renn,_Chef_der_XI._Internationalen_Brigaden.jpg
No one else there looks remotely like Orwell, the tallest guy in this picture.
I don't think the pic above is of Orwell, but this one is. You can see him as the tall bloke right at the back.
This photo was actually taken after one of his eye surgeries. He is actually as depressed and distraught as he appears...
Just think about getting eye surgery in 1922...
Sorry if you've all seen this one before, but I still think Lovecraft photographs are the best.
yeah... he died in poverty.
His last words were "Does nobody understand?" very fitting... unfortunately.
Photographic evidence of Edward Said attacking the state of Israel. Yes, that is a ROCK in his hand.
Gabo and Fidel have been pretty good friends since the 50s
Just Leo Tolstoy playing footsy during a game of chess
Boy, this Gorky fella sure loved taking pohotos with famous writers.
This is Kafka at the holiday resort that inspired the setting for The Castle. He's the guy at the right leaning on the cane.
ment to post this one.
>that creepy camus smile
Here is Hunter and the Brown Buffalo
I always wonder if Jodie Foster write a book or not.
>Also, this picture made me happy haha
Extremely rare Joyce and Hemmingway, spoilered for mild boy-love.
Raymond Chandler and Dashiell Hammett both attending a meeting of Black Mask writers. Of the other writers in the picture, probably Horace McCoy is the best known (seated second from right).
>so vague so eluding
>i remember his cat is called
S-senpai, stop t-touching my nothingness
Camus, you trendy cafe existentialist.
The Book of Sand was narrated orally to Norman Thomas di Giovanni, and is one of the best books of his.
Also, here's Kafka on a danish beach.
Based Borges and Italo Calvino
García Márquez with a black eye from getting punched by Vargas Llosa.
>implying anyone here even knows who this is
here's a rare color pic of Camus :^)
Castro and Sartre seemed to have known everyone
Tolstoy was a badass. Too bad he was so arrogant that he wanted to be Jesus in the end of his life; to be rich, a patriarch, respected and one of the greatest writers of all time was not enough for him.
Just look at those terrible eagle eyes.
And here is hes daughter speaking about him:
you aren't kidding anyone.
Everybody looks cooler with a cigarette
Cigarettes are in part cool because of the fact that they kill you. Indifference is cool, and indifference to death is the ultimate form of indifference.
The other aspect that's missing from e-cigs is the element of lighting. Lighting a cigarette is akin to the cocking of a gun. It's just a cool action that draws attention. E-cigs are like weird midget hookahs.
>cigs are no longer portrayed as something cool and edgy.
No, they're portrayed as filth and poverty-tier. It's funny how quickly cigarettes went from cool to ok to pestilential.
>Cigarettes are in part cool because of the fact that they kill you. Indifference is cool
Indifference might be cool but paying someone lots of money to kill you is just stupid. Face it man, they're not cool anymore. They're trashy. They're like tramp stamps.
They were always for poor people. But cool poor people. Like soldiers in the trenches hiding the light with the palm or hobo writers sharing a crumpled last cigarette or factory workers taiking a break from working their lives away for the nation. Poverty is less glamorous now.
A young, digitally colored picture of the eternaly pure Jane Austen.
Here's Durkheim after a wormhole allowed him to return from the steampunk dimension
>I don't know why I feel so uncomfortable about it
that's because he's trying to
sniff his own farts
>Indifference might be cool but paying someone lots of money to kill you is just stupid. Face it man, they're not cool anymore. They're trashy. They're like tramp stamps.
Everything costs money. Water costs money (you pay taxes for it). I want to die at a ripe age and I'm fine paying for that. Keep in mind nicotine is a potent nootropic and if you don't live in a shithole like America a pack of cigarettes is no more than a couple dollars
portrayed as something cool and edgy (I assume you mean in the media)=///= being cool irl
also why do you think so many shows/movies are period pieces that feature a ton of smoking...it's because they can get away with it and directors love smoke, it's visually unmatchable
of course smoking is a poor decision in real life, but saying it's not "cool" is a pretty goober statement, did you just come from your middle school dare class?
I got off track, what I meant to say was looking down on cigarettes is just something goody good middle class children and teenagers do in large because of the association with poverty, even though they would say/'believe' that it's because of health and being "dirty/stupid"(the same words they would associate with poor people, what a coincidence!).
Look at the difference between number of smokers at any community college versus any state school (not counting art major brats or at parties, like during the day). The poor and the top rich are going to keep smoking.
Pffffffft. Government's constantly raise taxes on the fucking things because it's a tax nicotine addicts are going to pay. It's ten euro for a pack of Marlboro or Benson and Hedges in Ireland, and 6 euro for a box of roll ups. Seriously, fuck that, it's hard enough trying to make ends meet as it is. I'm glad I packed in poisoning myself with the fucking things.
I used to have an extensive DFW folder with hundreds of gems from 2011-14
I deleted it a while ago and I've lived to regret it
Not entirely, but The Skin is...I've seen it discussed very little on /lit/, mostly in confusion and kind of swept under the rug.
I consider it one of the best books ever written.
Kaputt has scenes of the same quality, the surreal, hallucinatory nightmares of WW2, but the aim was different because Malaparte still didn't know who would win.
Start with The Skin and if it grabs you and haunts you like it did with me, definitely follow it up with Kaputt
>stalked by laura palmer's dad