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mark twain’s grave

from mark twain posted in literature by donkeyoti

Mark Twain is buried, along with his family, at Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira, NY.

Twain died of a heart attack on April 21, 1910 at the age of 74.

The family plot has a plaque that is hung 2 fathoms (12 feet) high, the same distance that gave the writer his pen name.

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iowa house hotel

from raymond carver, john cheever posted in literature by donkeyoti

John Cheever and Raymond Carver taught at the Iowa Writer's Workshop at the same time in 1973.

From a Paris Review article:

"When we were teaching in the Iowa Writers' Workshop in the fall semester of 1973, he and I did nothing but drink. I mean we met our classes, in a manner of speaking. But the entire time we were there—we were living in this hotel they have on campus, the Iowa House—I don't think either of us ever took the covers off our typewriters. We made trips to a liquor store twice a week in my car."

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arthur miller’s house

from arthur miller posted in literature by donkeyoti

Arthur Miller, playwright of All My Sons, The Crucible, lived at this address in the Brooklyn Heights neighborhood while finishing Death of a Salesman.

In 1955, he sold the property to W. E. B. DuBois.

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donnelly’s pub

from kurt vonnegut posted in literature by donkeyoti

While teaching at the Iowa Writer's Workshop, Kurt Vonnegut hung out at Donnelly's Pub in Iowa City. He recommended it in a letter to a new faculty member.

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kurt vonnegut memorial library

from kurt vonnegut posted in literature by donkeyoti

Located in the The Emelie Building in Indianapolis, the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library was created to honor his legacy. The KVML holds a collection of Vonnegut photos, writings, and possessions of the famous writer. The library serves as a cultural and educational resource facility, museum, art gallery, and reading room, as well as supporting language and visual arts education through programs and outreach activities with other groups.

Admission is free, donations are accepted, and the library is open 12-5 pm daily (except Wednesday).

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