durante

“I got a million of ’em.”

Behan2

He mixed total irreverence with profound compassion.

mailer

He tested limits, courted demons, and thrashed it all out on the page.

freya-stark_web

She loved waking up, quite alone, in a strange town.

angela-davis

The primary purpose of prison is not rehabilitation but repression.

stranger-than-paradise3

A gift for pacing and episodic structure, a deadpan sense of humor.

jemaine

He is brilliant at blending comedy with sensuality.

collins

A shimmer of thievery, deceit, and undependable identities.

cornell

His art was populated with talismanic objects.

bester thumb

Teleportation, space travel, and the id.

ford

“this is the saddest story I have ever heard”

pauline lab

Machines can be absurd, surprising, ridiculous, sublime.

george-macdonald

His constant concern was the other side of the dark mirror.

thurber

That is no St. Bernard, madam; that is a bear.

miley-cyrus-hannah-montana-movie-photos

Miley Cyrus is at once surface and symbol.

Alan Moore

A restive blue-collar visionary.

DJ Run

“Like Martin Luther King, I will do my thing”

g-e-moore

Trying to write about one clearly defined question at a time.

Arthur+Rimbaud+rimbaud+1871

A teenage runaway who happened to be possessed of genius.

nathanaelwest

The great striker of sentences between Joyce and Nabokov.

Mikhail_lermontov

His antihero, Pechorin, would kill on reality TV.

kingsley

An astute proto-ethnologist attired in full Victorian garb.

“That saving incertitude which is our supreme consolation.”

coen

Deliverance from chaos and meaningless is their obsession.