Archive for August 7th, 2010

Literary last words

Saturday, August 7th, 2010

Just a quick taste of historical fun today. The Guardian has a slideshow of famous authors and their last words. They must have picked the particularly awesome ones, because they’re all A material.

Emily Dickinson: “I must go in, the fog is rising.”

Robert Louis Stevenson: “What’s that? Do I look strange?”

Leo Tolstoy: “We all reveal … our manifestations … This manifestation is over … That’s all.”

Go through the slideshow, though, because it has details about their deathbed circumstances. I find many of them genuinely affecting.

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