Thanksgiving Is Ruined

The Personal is Political. The Political is Personal.

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April 15, 2008
contemplation of self-naughting, ashes

Below is a list of names of various writers and musicians.

Their life stories and circumstances are quite varied.

However, they all have one thing in common.

Anna Akhmatova

Bálint Bakfark

Johannes Brahms

Frances Burney

James Fenimore Cooper

Robert Fergusson

Henry Blake Fuller

Gao Xingjian

Nikolai Gogol

Gerald Griffin


Marcel Jouhandeau

Venerable Mary of Jesus of Agreda

Alfred H. Mendes

Zofia Nałkowska

Manuel Maria de Navarrete

Eugene O'Neill


Wilson Rawls

Arthur Rimbaud

Mari Sandoz

Patrick Augustine Sheehan

Jean Siblius

Adam Smith

Robert Tannahill

Andreas Vesalius

Charles Jeremiah Wells

Yuan-tsung Chen

Each is purported to have taken manuscripts that they wrote -- and burned them.