Posts tagged: American Literature

F. Scott Fitzgerald pictured at his writing desk, but now wearing a modern football helmet

College Football Time is F. Scott Fitzgerald Time

Blustery September Saturdays mean it’s time to dig out F. Scott Fitzgerald‘s masterpiece The Bowl¬†again for an annual reading. This is not The Cut-Glass Bowl, Fitzgerald’s more famous (and gloomier) …..

Happy Birthday, Charles Bukowski

Writer Charles Bukowski was born in Germany on 16 August 1920. He was drunk by 17 August 1920.

Gore Vidal, Ladies’ Man

There’s a good feature in Vanity Fair about writer and high society gossipmonger Gore Vidal.

Kurt Vonnegut’s Marital Contract

In 1947 Kurt Vonnegut drew up a contract with his wife — he didn’t want her to “nag, heckle or otherwise disturb” him.

Kristen Stewart Meets Jack Kerouac

The film adaptation of Jack Kerouac’s On the Road is coming to a theater near you. If you live near Cannes. The ads boast Kristen Stewart as one of the stars. The Twilight star is once again torn between two lovers, except this time they pretty much love each other.

Edgar Allan Poe’s Wife

 The Poe Museum in Richmond, Virginia currently has an exhibit that includes a rare photo of his young wife, Virginia. At least they think it’s her.