Saturday, August 13, 2011

Death by Writing

Though some of the deaths listed by The Huffington Post as the “Weirdest Writer Deaths” are pushing things a little hard, the piece is still a fun exploration. At the very least, it’s an interesting way of getting people talking.

“The two most written about themes in fiction?” asks HuffPost. “Love and death. Yet however strange the circumstances that writers may invent, real circumstances of death are often weirder than anything that anyone could imagine.”

As it turns out, the weirdest offerings here come from readers who commented. It turns out Lord Byron, Frank O’Hara, Edgar Allan Poe, Ambrose Bierce, Tycho Brahe (admittedly a stretch) and others all came to questionable ends.


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