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A relative described him: "He was a big, handsome man in a white linen suit smoking cigarettes on the porch and drinking whiskey. With weakened lungs, he died of pneumonia at the age of He was the father of noted writer Madeleine L'Engle. Campbell, Jr. Among his repertoire of writers were such sci-fi greats as Robert A.
JOHN W. Chesterton A theologian, poet, art critic, and orator, Chesterton created the popular detective Father Brown.
He wrote some 80 books, several hundred poems, about short stories, 4, essays, and several plays. His witty works earned him the acclamation as "The Prince of Paradox. Kicked out of good schools, arrested for unpaid debts, and taken to court for writing bawdy novels, he was eventually awarded an annuity by the British government to prevent his writing further "obscenities.
He is noted for his Mortlake art pottery, large ornamental wares inspired by early Chinese styles and decorated with monochrome glazes. Contracting blackwater fever, he returned to London and began writing fiction.
He considered the Oedipal Complex to be a central tenet of his psychoanalytical theory. Appointed head of the philosophy department at Columbia University, he wrote numerous books on the subject.
He hosted presidents and celebrities, introducing them to sportfishing. He is listed in the Encyclopedia of Australian Science.
He was a forerunner of modern-day cryptozoologists. No, he never met a unicorn. Her stories are known for their "vibrant narratives and vivid descriptions. Van Dine called "extremely clever. Hexamer is an authority on foods and gardening. He served as a member of the Bedford Farmers Club.
He established himself as one of the most important poets, novelists and dramatists of his time, having assembled a massive body of work while living in Paris, Brussels and the Channel Islands. It became an immediate success in Europe and the United States. It is commonly called Les Miz, for short. Victor-Marie Hugo died on May 22, , in Paris. I ought to be better known as a humorist than George Ade and Mark Twain rolled into one, and I'm not.
The trouble with me is that I am always too ready and eager to break away and go gathering goat feathers. If it had not been for that I might be a millionaire or the President of the United States or the leading American Author, bound in Red Russia leather. I might have been a Set of Books, like Sir Walter Scott or Dickens or Balzac, and when people passed my house the natives would say, "No, that isn't the city hall or the court house; that's where Butler lives.
The real people would whisper, "Butler, the Author! Some of them would pick a blade of grass from my lawn and take it home to hand down to their children's children as the most treasured family possession.
As it is, I have gathered so many goat feathers that half the people introduce me as Ellis Butler Parker and the other half as Butler Parker Ellis, and if there is a ton of hay growing on my lawn nobody bothers to pick a pint.
My father has to cut it and rake it away. Goat feathers, you understand, are the feathers a man picks and sticks all over his hide to make himself look like the village goat. It often takes six days, three hours and eighteen minutes to gather one goat feather, and when a man has it and takes it home it is about as useful and valuable to him as a stone bruise on the back of his neck.