May 2, 2012

SLIDESHOW: When great authors pick up the brush

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As seen below, sometimes even great writers need an escape from the restrictions of language. Here are some examples of what happens when authors switch words for images …

 

“Travellers in a Landscape” by Goethe (1787)

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“Town beside a lake” by Victo Hugo (1850)

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Pen and ink drawing by Marcel Proust (1910)

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Untitled by Herman Hesse (1917)

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“Maria Nys Huxley at Siesta” by Aldous Huxley (1920)

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“Mt. Chocorua” by E.E. Cummings (1938)

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“Times Square, 1944” by Zelda Fitzgerald (1945)

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“Dr. Sax” by Jack Kerouac (1952)

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“Self-Portrait” by Flannery O’Connor (1953)

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“Chin Chin” from the Insomnia Series by Henry Miller (1965)

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“Trout’s Tomb” by Kurt Vonnegut (2005)

 

 

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