Writers Laughing: Kurt Vonnegut and John Irving

Here’s a reminder that life has moments of joy as well as sorrow.

 

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What a great picture. Why do I think that Vonnegut must have said something funny (unexpected and acerbic and witty), and Irving started laughing uncontrollably, and finally Vonnegut joined in because Irving’s laughter was infectious…

Have a great day, everyone! Onward and upward!

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Writers Laughing: Flannery O’Connor

Oh, I know, I know. I should be promoting my latest book (price drop! we broke the buck!). I have another Object almost ready to go. I should be working on that. But how can I resist this one? Robie Macauley and Arthur Koestler – themselves two titans of the mid-century literary scene. And…

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…and that’s Flannery O’Connor! Laughing! Here’s a close-up:

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Love this! And guess where they were? The Amana Colonies. Of all places. The Amana Colonies. This is such a spectacular piece of the story I hardly know what to do with myself.

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Writers Laughing: James Baldwin

Here we go again!

These are harder to find than you might think. So many poses, so many polite smiles, so many serious looks… and then now and then you find a gem like this one…

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…and everything’s worth it. Like an extra shot of espresso added to my cup of Thursday.

Have a great day, everyone! Onward and upward!

Image Credit: LA Times