Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Depictions of writers

Certain writers never go out of style. Ernest Hemingway's portrait of the 1920s expatriate experience in A Moveable Feast is always apropos, as is F. Scott Fitzgerald's fictional account of the same period in Tender Is the Night. (Papa Hemingway looks quite affable at a bar in El Floridita, Havana, in the sculpture by Cuban artist José Villa Soberón.)

Mark Twain, by Gary Lee Price
Poor Poe, he never caught a break. The 1916 sculpture by Moses Ezekiel resides in Baltimore, where the destitute Poe died and was buried at the age of 40. In Wild Nights!: Stories About the Last Days of Poe, Dickinson, Twain, James, and Hemingway, Joyce Carol Oates delves into the personae of these five icons of American literature with the same psychological astuteness that characterizes her many novels.
We invite you to visit our pages of books by and about Henry James and these other classic authors before Friday, September 30, 2011 at midnight. Just click any of the links in this blog to start browsing, then use the code 11569 when you check out to receive 10 percent off of your entire order.


  1. Is there a special story to go along with the picture of the Mark Twain sculpture?

  2. Not really ... it looks like from the sculptor's blog that it's a bronze anyone can order! Nice homage though.