Posts tagged authors

The Eagle and Child at Oxford by Irene Tong Vesuvio Cafe by Nicholas Kaeser White Horse Tavern by Katie Killary El Floridita by Amy Goodman Carousel Bar, Monteleone Hotel by Weekly Dig Kennedy's Old Town Bar by Joseph A. Les Deux Magots by Robyn Lee Rey Key Tavern by Clack Maxwell La Rotonde by David Harmantas

bookporn:

12 Historic Bars Every Book Nerd Needs To Visit by ariannarebolini (BuzzFeed writer)

Click the link to read the full story about each place.

1. The Eagle and Child (Oxford, England).

Notable Patrons: J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis

Photograph by Irene Tong.

2. Vesuvio Cafe (San Francisco, US).

Notable Patrons: Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, Neal Cassady.

Photograph by Nicholas Kaeser.

3. White Horse Tavern (New York City, US).

Notable Patrons: Dylan Thomas, James Baldwin, Anais Nin, Norman Mailer.

Photograph by Katie Killary.

4. El Floridita (Havana, Cuba).

Notable Patron: Ernest Hemingway.

Photograph by Amy Goodman.

5. Cervecería Alemana (Madrid, Spain).

Notable Patron: Ernest Hemingway (you can’t be surprised by this, right?).

Photograph by Juan Antonio Flores Segal.

6. Carousel Bar at Hotel Monteleone (New Orleans, US).

Notable Patrons: Tennessee Williams, William Faulkner, Ernest Hemingway, Eudora Welty, Truman Capote.

Photograph by WeeklyDig.

7. Kennedy’s (Dublin, Ireland).

Notable Patrons: Samuel Beckett, James Joyce, Oscar Wilde.

Photograph source.

8. Old Town Bar (New York City, US).

Notable Patrons: Frank McCourt, Seamus Heaney, Nick Hornby, Billy Collins, Pete Hamill.

Photograph by Joseph A.

9. Les Deux Magots (Paris, France).

Notable Patrons: Simone de Beauvoir, Jean-Paul Sartre, Albert Camus, Ernest Hemingway.

Photograph by Robyn Lee.

10. Red Key Tavern (Indianapolis, US).

Notable Patron: Kurt Vonnegut.

Photograph by Clark Maxwell.

11. Antico Caffe Greco (Rome, Italy).

Notable Patrons: John Keats, Charles Dickens, Henrik Ibsen, Hans Christian Andersen, Mary Shelley, Lord Byron, Maria Zambrano.

Photograph by Richard.

12. La Rotonde (Paris, France).

Notable Patrons: Gertrude Stein, T.S. Eliot, F. Scott Fitzgerald.

Photograph by David Harmantas.

Remember to click to read the history about each place.

Also: you can now follow BuzzFeed Books on Tumblr.


mdthwomp asked:

What do you think of quotes attributed to authors but said by their characters? I've always found it strange, because what one of my characters says might not align with my beliefs at all. Do you ever feel like people are misinterpreting who you are by assuming your characters' beliefs are your own beliefs?

neil-gaiman answered:

No, but it’s sort of sloppy. Characters are characters. I’m me.

Then again, these days I’m just pleased when they don’t attribute them to Kanye West.


This is where – if you are the kind of person that thinks that books should be read with their authors in mind – it becomes relevant that JD Salinger saw more combat during World War II than almost any other American. The ‘Great American War Novels’ of that generation (Catch 22, Slaughterhouse-Five, The Naked and The Dead) were all written by men who saw far less of war’s horror than JD Salinger did. He was on Utah Beach on D-Day, at the Battle of the Bulge and he was one of the first Americans to enter a liberated concentration camp. And yet, Salinger returned home and wrote, not about war but, about Holden Caulfield bumming around New York City. So, you can say that the stakes aren’t high in this novel, but as Salinger well knew, the cruel and phony world of adults doesn’t just treat people like Holden Caulfield poorly, it kills them.

John Green, Crash Course (Literature)

(Relevant given the widening release of the documentary SALINGER)


  • Page 1 of 4