Posts tagged ‘Smoking’

May 31, 2013

Smoking Makes You Look Cool (Part III)

by Biblioklept
Clarice Lispector

Clarice Lispector


Joseph Conrad

james baldwin

James Baldwin

Barry Hannah

Barry Hannah

art spiegelman

Art Spiegelman

paul bowles

Paul Bowles

langston hughes

Langston Hughes

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Patricia Highsmith



(Parts I and II (don’t worry, everyone already yelled at me re: “smoking unhealthy,” etc., and yes, whole post was probably just an excuse to run that pic of Lispector)).


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May 17, 2012

Mark Twain of a Morning

by Biblioklept

February 17, 2012

Smoking Makes You Look Cool, Part II (More Pics of Writers Smoking)

by Biblioklept
Zora Neale Hurston
Rudyard Kipling
Anne Sexton 

A.A. Milne

Virginia Woolf

Carson McCullers

Dylan Thomas

Arthur Conan Doyle

Lillian Hellman

Raymond Carver

(For more pics of writers smoking, check out our first gallery—and don’t worry, people already expressed their hatred for what they perceived to be our endorsement of smoking there).

November 2, 2010

“I Had Made a Bad Trade” — Kurt Vonnegut on Quitting (and Resuming) Smoking

by Biblioklept

From The Paris Review interview archive: Kurt Vonnegut discusses quitting smoking and then starting again and then quitting and then stating again–

INTERVIEWER: Have you ever stopped smoking?

VONNEGUT: Twice. Once I did it cold turkey, and turned into Santa Claus. I became roly-poly. I was approaching two hundred and fifty pounds. I stopped for almost a year, and then the University of Hawaii brought me to Oahu to speak. I was drinking out of a coconut on the roof of the Ili Kai one night, and all I had to do to complete the ring of my happiness was to smoke a cigarette. Which I did.

INTERVIEWER: The second time?

VONNEGUT: Very recently—last year. I paid Smokenders a hundred and fifty dollars to help me quit, over a period of six weeks. It was exactly as they had promised—easy and instructive. I won my graduation certificate and recognition pin. The only trouble was that I had also gone insane. I was supremely happy and proud, but those around me found me unbearably opinionated and abrupt and boisterous. Also: I had stopped writing. I didn’t even write letters anymore. I had made a bad trade, evidently. So I started smoking again. As the National Association of Manufacturers used to say, “There’s no such thing as a free lunch.”

October 20, 2010

Smoking Makes You Look Cool

by Biblioklept

Mark Twain

Albert Camus

Kurt Vonnegut

Roland Barthes

John Steinbeck

Charles Bukowski

William Faulkner

Roberto Bolaño

Samuel Beckett

William Burroughs

JRR Tolkien

Oscar Wilde

Henry Miller


Barry O'Bama


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