View previous topic | View next topic

K Writers

Page 1 of 1

966774.  Sat Jan 26, 2013 3:34 pm Reply with quote

There's already a Kipling thread, but there are many more K authors than just him -- Nikos Kazantzakis, Franz Kafka, Yasunari Kawabata, Jack Kerouac, Ken Kesey, Sarah Kane, John Keats, Stephen King, Milan Kundera, etc.

Kafka is credited with inventing the hard had.

In Kundera's book The Unbearable Lightness of Being, the epitaph of the character Karenin (a dog) reads, "Here lies Karenin. He gave birth to two rolls and a bee."

Jack Kerouac's most famous book, On the Road, was originally written on one massive pieced-together "scroll" of tracing paper without paragraph breaks or margins.

966782.  Sat Jan 26, 2013 4:05 pm Reply with quote

Søren Kierkegaard.

966797.  Sat Jan 26, 2013 4:59 pm Reply with quote

Who was a hunchback.

966871.  Sun Jan 27, 2013 4:42 am Reply with quote

EXE wrote:
Who was a hunchback.

Is there evidence of this? The Danish encyclopedia "Den Store Danske [Encyklopædi]" states that he refused to have his portrait painted, as he believed it would detract attention from his written works. [source]

For this reason, the encyclopedia uses this “paparrazi drawing” of him. The artist observed that Kirkegaard passed his window every day, so he drew him in “sessions”. Encyclopedia version. Museum version.

On the other hand, Wikipedia uses the beautiful sketch of Kierkegaard, done by his cousin Niels Christian Kierkegaard.

Both are on display at Det Nationalhistoriske Museum in Hillerød, Denmark. They also stock portrait paintings of Kierkegaard, all created after his death. Oddly.

967087.  Sun Jan 27, 2013 1:35 pm Reply with quote

It's debated, but Troels Frederik Lund, who was a historian and also the son of Kierkegaard's brother-in-law, is reported to have said as much.

967159.  Mon Jan 28, 2013 1:47 am Reply with quote

Also, perhaps less edifying, but certainly amusing:

967363.  Mon Jan 28, 2013 1:35 pm Reply with quote

Love it!

968928.  Sun Feb 03, 2013 1:17 am Reply with quote

Ken Kesey was a volunteer in the MKUltra experiments conducted by the CIA. As part of the experiment, he was administered LSD, and his time as a medical test subject contributed to his writing of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.


Page 1 of 1

All times are GMT - 5 Hours

Display posts from previous:   

Search Search Forums

Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2002 phpBB Group