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Have you ever read a novel, short story, poem, or narrative and then found yourself wondering about it's creator, their backstory, and what type of person could construct the piece of literature in your hands? ​Well, I know I have.​Being an avid book worm and all around knowledge-seeking nerd, I discovered one of my favorite things to do after completing either a series or a book that made me question life, reality, or morality as a whole, was to figure out who it was that crafted such a work. Everyone from the bizarre and twisted universe of Thompson to the devout and classic writings of Milton, Legacy investigates who these writers were and what sort of events impacted their lives and their writing, all to give you a bigger picture of context for your library. ​Just a forewarning: I am not choosing artists who had what I would deem as relatively ordinary existences. We are diving into the personal lives of people who I think are borderline on the crazy train, with experiences and stories that will shock you, awe you, make you laugh, and most importantly, maybe grasp a better understanding of what inspired their literature.

Legacy: the Artists Behind the Legends Whiskey Emerson

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Have you ever read a novel, short story, poem, or narrative and then found yourself wondering about it's creator, their backstory, and what type of person could construct the piece of literature in your hands? ​Well, I know I have.​Being an avid book worm and all around knowledge-seeking nerd, I discovered one of my favorite things to do after completing either a series or a book that made me question life, reality, or morality as a whole, was to figure out who it was that crafted such a work. Everyone from the bizarre and twisted universe of Thompson to the devout and classic writings of Milton, Legacy investigates who these writers were and what sort of events impacted their lives and their writing, all to give you a bigger picture of context for your library. ​Just a forewarning: I am not choosing artists who had what I would deem as relatively ordinary existences. We are diving into the personal lives of people who I think are borderline on the crazy train, with experiences and stories that will shock you, awe you, make you laugh, and most importantly, maybe grasp a better understanding of what inspired their literature.

    Lorraine Hansberry and Nina Simone

    Lorraine Hansberry and Nina Simone

    Lorraine Vivian Hansberry was an American playwright, activist, and writer active throughout the middle of the 20th century. She is probably best known for being the first African American female author to have a play performed on Broadway – this of...

    • 45 min
    Langston Hughes

    Langston Hughes

    James Mercer Langston Hughes was an American poet, novelist, playwright, columnist, and social activist active throughout the early to middle 20th century, probably best known as one of the leaders of the Harlem Renaissance. Through his work, Hughes...

    • 40 min
    Toni Morrison

    Toni Morrison

    Chloe Anthony Wofford Morrison, or as we all have come to know and love her, Toni Morrison, was an American novelist, essayist, college professor, and editor active throughout the later 20th and early 21st centuries. Throughout the course of her career,...

    • 32 min
    James Baldwin

    James Baldwin

    James Arthur Baldwin, aka Jimmy (as everyone called him), was an American novelist, playwright, essayist, poet, and activist throughout the course of the 20th century. Born and raised in Harlem, New York, Baldwin streamlined onto the writing scene in...

    • 50 min
    Hermann Hesse

    Hermann Hesse

    Hermann Karl Hesse was a German novelist, poet, and water color painter active from the late 19th to early 20th centuries, and while his works have run relatively under the radar in the Western Hemisphere, Hesse did win the Nobel Prize in Literature in...

    • 35 min
    Pablo Neruda

    Pablo Neruda

    Ricardo Eliecer Fertali Reyes Basoalto, or better known under his pen name Pablo Neruda, was a Chilean poet, politician, and diplomat active during the 20thcentury. From the VERY young age of 13, Neruda’s writing career commenced with producing poetry,...

    • 41 min

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