interesting~bad romance: History’s Ill-Fated Literary Couples

Writers who marry or woo other writers — it’s a bold move, considering the egos involved and the social isolation necessary to get a decent amount of good work done. And yet the authors below tried to make it work; some stayed together for months and some were even able to make it last years. Many of the following authors even acted as mentors to their younger paramours, giving their careers a boost by introducing them to editors and other important members of literary circles. If you’re interested in learning more about writers’ affairs of the heart, Katie Roiphe details some of the following relationships in her book, Uncommon Arrangements: Seven Marriages. So read on, dear readers, and tell us which couples we missed in the comments section below.
via FLAVORWIRE cultural news & critique ~ 10:30 am Wednesday Aug 17, 2011 by 
@FlavorPill via @HuffPostBooks


i can relate to this… as i was once half of an “Ill-Fated” filmmaking couple~snb

ps~i think they need to append the article with Anaïs Nin & Henry Miller
who were the epitome of Ill-Fated Creative Couples…
my favorite Anaïs Nin Quote:
“And the day came
when the risk to remain
tight in a bud,
was more painful
than the risk it took to blossom.”

an infamous literary couple: Anaïs Nin & Henry Miller (Wiki Image)

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