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Chekhov, who died of tb

Physician and author, Anton Chekhov. "Medicine is my lawful wife and literature is my mistress.

Maxim Gorkiy (Максим Горький)

Maxim Gorky [pseudonym meaning "Maxim the Bitter" of Aleksey Maximovich Pyeshkov] Russian author considered the "Father of Soviet Revolutionary Literature" and founder of the doctrine of socialist realism.

Dylan Thomas.  Famous Welsh poet and writer.  He caught the attention of the literary world in 1934 with 'Light breaks where no sun shines'.  Some of his great works 'And death shall have no dominion' and 'Do not go gentle into that good night'.  In 1953 he became gravely ill and sadly died at the young age of 39 in New York.

Dylan Thomas ~ Welsh poet and writer - "Do not go gentle into that good night.

Franz Kafka. Author. His works were mostly ignored during his lifetime and fell under censorship during the Nazi regime in Germany. However, his re-discovery lead to his works being one of the main founders of Weird Fiction and his personality a great curiosity for Biographers.

Franz Kafka July 1883 – 3 June was a German-language novelist and short story writer.

Kahlil Gibran, platinum print by Fred Holland Day, 1897  "When love beckons you, follow him"

the fabulous poet Kahlil Gibran, platinum print by Fred Holland Day, 1897

Guy de Maupassant (Tourville sur-Arques 1850- Paris 1893) ~  Ecrivain français                                                                                                                                                     Plus

Tales of Mystery and Imagination: Guy de Maupassant: La nuit

F. Scott Fitzgerald as a young man - @~ Mlle  CURIOUSLY looks like Toby Maguire.

Scott Fitzgerald was born Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald on September in St. His namesake (and second cousin three times removed on his father's side) was Francis Scott Key, who wrote the lyrics to the "Star-Spangled Banner.

Guy de Maupassant-  Both his writings and his mustach are amazing

Henri René Albert Guy de Maupassant Tourville-sur-Arcques (France) August 5 1850 Paris (France) July 6 1893 French writer, remembered as a master of the short story form, and as a representative of the naturalist school of writers.

William Faulkner, author photo for “Sanctuary,” 1931. Photo by J. R. Cofield of Oxford, Mississi

William Faulkner, author photo for “Sanctuary,” 1931 // Photo by J. Cofield of Oxford, Mississippi.