Wouldn't mind following Hemingway around for a while.
Raymond Carver. For the whole blue collar thing.
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^Yeah, that's the same reason I'd want to follow Shakespeare around. He's not my favorite, but you've got to be curious.
As for who's life intrigues me most, that would be Lord Byron.
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"Personal note: When I was a little kid my mother told me not to stare into the sun. So once when I was six, I did. At first the brightness was overwhelming, but I had seen that before. I kept looking, forcing myself not to blink, and then the brightness began to dissolve. My pupils shrunk to pinholes and everything came into focus and for a moment I understood. The doctors didn't know if my eyes would ever heal."
Definitely Pynchon, purely because no one really knows anything about him. But at the same time, I don't think the illusion should be broken, as i reckon he's a pretty regular guy.
Good to see that you included Hafiz, Iqbal and Faiz. The first two are among my favorite poets. Have you read any thing by Mir Taqi Mir? He led an interesting and troubled life.
Sylvia Plath always intrigued me a lot. I'll say that for Ted Hughes too as their lives are so interwoven that you can't help thinking about both together. Also Kafka, Beckett and Dostoevsky are quite interesting.
I must create a system, or be enslaved by another man's. ~ William Blake
Captivity is consciousness,
So's liberty. ~ Emily Dickinson
I think Shakespeare would be a fascinating person to meet. I imagine having a conversation with him, in which he is mocking you with such eloquence and intelligence that you don't catch his insults till several minutes after he's delivered them, by which time he has already moved on to new ones.
“Yesterday's rose endures in its name, we hold empty names.”
― Umberto Eco, The Name of the Rose
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