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Dead Writer’s Club

Posted on January 15, 2014 by peter bell

“The meaning of life is that it stops.” – Franz Kafka To respectfully follow Kafka’s brevity, here is a list of the exit points, final resting places and grave markers of nary a scribe’s mortal coil.

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ernest hemingway locations

Posted on July 16, 2013 by peter bell

Ernest Miller Hemingway was born in Oak Park, IL on July 21, 1899.  The son of a physician (Clarence Edmonds Hemingway) and a musician (Grace Hall-Hemingway), Ernest spent the summers of his youth in northern Michigan where he learned to hunt and fish, as he began to develop a habit for writing stories.  Later in […]

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jack kerouac locations

Posted on May 8, 2013 by peter bell

Born Jean-Louis Kerouac on March 12, 1922 to French-Canadian parents in the second-story apartment of a Lowell, MA home, Jack Kerouac became one of the preeminent writers (along with Allen Ginsberg and William S. Burroughs) of what was later dubbed “the Beat generation.” Before beatniks or hippies or even punk rock- this group of writers, […]

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Edgar Allan Poe: Life and Locations

Posted on May 2, 2012 by peter bell

Edgar Allan Poe was an American poet and writer known for his brilliant grasp of macabre storytelling, his gift for the rhythm and beauty of language, and (less complimentary) the dangers of addictive personality with maniacal artistic temperaments. What is often left out of the discussion is that E.A. Poe was one of the first […]

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locations from the life of philip k. dick

Posted on March 13, 2012 by matt

One ridiculous goal I have is to read every book by Philip K. Dick. It sounds even more ridiculous as I write that here, but I promise it’s not an obsessive goal, just something I think I can do. At my current pace though, I’m not going to accomplish this any time soon. I have […]

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