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‘I Am Going Mad Again’: The Tragic Tale Of Virginia Woolf’s Suicide

‘I Am Going Mad Again’: The Tragic Tale Of Virginia Woolf’s Suicide

Virginia Woolf's suicide note and fateful decision to walk into the River Ouse with rocks in her pockets only begin to tell the story of her heartbreaking death.
27 Interesting Facts About William Shakespeare The Bard Probably Wouldn’t Want You To Know About

27 Interesting Facts About William Shakespeare The Bard Probably Wouldn’t Want You To Know About

These interesting facts about William Shakespeare will change everything you thought you knew about the infamous bard.
Bonnie And Clyde’s Tragic Poetry Found In Newly-Uncovered Notebook

Bonnie And Clyde’s Tragic Poetry Found In Newly-Uncovered Notebook

"Some day they’ll go down together, they’ll bury them side by side. To few it’ll be grief, to the law a relief, but it’s death for Bonnie and Clyde."
Newfound Letters Reveal Charles Dickens Wanted His Sane Wife, Catherine Dickens, Locked In An Asylum

Newfound Letters Reveal Charles Dickens Wanted His Sane Wife, Catherine Dickens, Locked In An Asylum

In the midst of a messy divorce, Charles Dickens tried to have his wife Catherine Dickens committed to an asylum so he could move in with his young mistress.
The True Story Of Lee Israel: The Biographer Who Turned Into A Literary Forger

The True Story Of Lee Israel: The Biographer Who Turned Into A Literary Forger

For Lee Israel, forgery started out as a way to help her sick cat, but it quickly snowballed into years of literary crimes.
Crime Author Liu Yongbiao Was Just Sentenced To Death — For The Murders That Inspired His Works

Crime Author Liu Yongbiao Was Just Sentenced To Death — For The Murders That Inspired His Works

For 22 years, Liu Yongbiao got away with murder while writing novels inspired by those murders. Then the police tricked him into giving himself up.
How H.A. Rey And Curious George Escaped The Nazis And Created A Classic

How H.A. Rey And Curious George Escaped The Nazis And Created A Classic

If author H.A. Rey hadn't avoided the Nazis in dramatic fashion, the world wouldn't even know about Curious George today.
From Theodor Geisel To Dr. Seuss, The Forgotten History Of Everyone’s Favorite Children’s Author

From Theodor Geisel To Dr. Seuss, The Forgotten History Of Everyone’s Favorite Children’s Author

While we know Dr. Seuss best for his tongue twisters and whimsical characters, the famed children's author actually got his start by drawing some rather controversial ads.
Eating Kids As A Solution To Food Shortages: Why One Famous Writer Once Proposed It In “A Modest Proposal”

Eating Kids As A Solution To Food Shortages: Why One Famous Writer Once Proposed It In “A Modest Proposal”

After several attempts to instigate policies with parliament, Irish writer Jonathan Swift channeled his ire into A Modest Proposal, a satirical pamphlet that posited child-eating as the only viable solution to the country's famine.
Zora Neale Hurston’s Interviews With Cudjo Lewis Set To Be Published After 80 Years

Zora Neale Hurston’s Interviews With Cudjo Lewis Set To Be Published After 80 Years

Her book chronicles the life of Cudjo Lewis, the last surviving slave from the last slave ship to bring Africans to the United States.
Neal Cassady’s Life May Have Been More Interesting Than The Characters He Inspired

Neal Cassady’s Life May Have Been More Interesting Than The Characters He Inspired

His story inspired several writers to base characters on him, but Neal Cassady's life hardly needed embellishment.