Tuesday, January 20, 2009


What do Hans Christian Anderson, Virginia Woolf, Charles Dickens, Ernest Hemmingway, C. S. Lewis, Edgar Allen Poe, Leo Tolstoy, Jane Austen, Mark Twain, and Isak Dinesen have in common? It’s true that all are all famous authors. But there’s another common thread that binds them.

Without exception, every single one of them suffered tremendous personal loss, most often in their formative years. The depth of their losses translated to depth in their writing – which is why their work has stood the test of time.

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Mary Lindsey said...

I'm heading right over to read it. You are brilliant and I love your insight.

Brian said...

My mom's friend's friend just came. Into possesion of piles of first edition Poe works, some of which he never published. A big discovery for literature.

Bethany said...

That is amazing. I guess sorrow can be an asset.