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Literary Pets: The Cats, Dogs, and Birds Famous Authors Loved

Karel Capek, 1890-1938, Josef Capek, 1887-1945, Czechoslovakia.  Key works:  R.U.R. (Rossum's Universal Robots) (1920, with Josef); The Insect Play (1921, with Josef); The Makropulos Affair (1922); The White Disease (1937); The Mother (1938).

Dášenka, the dog of Czechoslovak writer and journalist Karel Capek

Qi Baishi (1864-1957), painter, with his Cat.

Qi Baishi, - Chinese painter, and feline friend. New Culture Movement. Birds and Flower Paintings.

Virginia y Leonard Wolf

Virginia y Leonard Wolf

Mark Twain

Mark Twain

Natalie Clifford Barney, expatriate poet and writer in Paris, France during the Belle Époque.  Boldly open about her lesbian sexuality and lifestyle.  Per the Library of Congress, this image was by the Bain News Service in 1910.  Barney was 24 years-old that year.

Natalie Clifford Barney, expatriate poet and writer in Paris, France during the Belle Époque. Boldly open about her lesbian sexuality and lifestyle. Per the Library of Congress, this image was by the Bain News Service in Barney was 24 years-old that year.

Virginia Wolfe and her dog, Pinska

Adorable Pictures of Famous Writers and Their Pets

Virginia Woolf and her dog Pinka. Pinka is almost invisible in this photo. But I like how Pinka and Virginia are talking to the same person.

Citation: Moses Soyer letter to Daniel Soyer, ca. 1964 . Moses Soyer papers, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Citation: Moses Soyer letter to Daniel Soyer, ca. Moses Soyer papers, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Happy Birthday: Jean Cocteau ( 1889 )  I. “There are truths which one can only say after having won the right to say them.” II. “Asking an artist to talk about his work is like asking a plant to discuss horticulture.” III. “The poet doesn't invent. He listens.” IV. “I am a lie who always speaks the truth.” V. “Style is a simple way of saying complicated things”

Jean Cocteau et Jean Marais avec son chien, Moulouk, photo par Sam Lévin.

Literary Pets: The Cats, Dogs, and Birds Famous Authors Loved – Brain Pickings

Literary Pets: The Cats, Dogs, and Birds Famous Authors Loved

'Grip, The Late Mr. Charles Dickens's Raven' 1870 print (Image: Free Library of Philadelphia)

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John Muir is the patron saint of environmentalism, an epic figure whose writings of mystical enlightenment attained during lone treks in California's wilderness glorified individualism, saved Yosemite and helped establish the national park system.