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The Horrifying Love Lives of Famous Authors

Happy Valentine’s Day! Here is an article about the less than perfect love lives of famous authors. This should cheer anyone up about their own situation.


In the abstract, everyone would like to fall in love with a famous writer. It holds out the promise of fabulous love letters and, if one is very lucky, immortalization as the subject of a super-romantic poem. I mean, Keats’ beloved Fanny Brawne really lucked out, I think, with “Bright star, bright star / would I were as steadfast as thou art.” I would be thrilled if someone would write that about me.

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