For the non-tweeting out there, here's a run-down of what we chirped last week:
- Ezra Pound once claimed that he had never read any Russian literature.
- Elizabeth Bishop refused to have her poetry published in anthologies of women's writing.
- Hemingway's personal library had 7000+ volumes including (deliciously) THREE copies of FItzgerald's THE CRACK-UP.
- Faulkner wanted the text in The Sound in the Fury to be in four colors---one for each of the narrators.
- In 1572, Cervantes was captured by Algerian pirates and enslaved for 5 years, before eventually being ransomed.
- In 2010 dollars, Mr. Darcy's annual income would be about $600,000 per year.
- Shakespeare's only son died in 1596 at the age of 11. His name.....wait for it.........Hamnet. (yup, with an n).