Authors at Work
9 April 2011
These are pretty great (from LIFE Magazine via Flavorwire) and seem to me the ultimate in “literary eye candy.” Why is this? I suppose we love to witness the creative process, like beholding a magician. At the same time, these are obviously posed. Maybe we need to uphold the illusion, the fantasy, that it’s not all sweat and tears, that there is glamour somewhere in the writing process.
Love this – Alfred Hitchcock with his hunt-and-peck, and stocked bar
Dorothy Parker – smoke-and-type
Tennessee Williams – oblivious to clutter
The ultimate romanticised Hemingway