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Authors in Bathing Suits

May 29, 2012 | by

Summer has kicked off, and hereabouts, at least, it actually feels like it. In honor of the stifling humidity, enjoy Flavorwire’s gallery of writers in bathing suits. Chances are you’ve seen Sylvia Plath and Papa in their respective kits, but Eugene O’Neill? Anne Sexton? Special points to Hunter S. Thompson, left, for actually working (and drinking) in swimwear.



  1. greg hoey | May 30, 2012 at 1:01 am

    can’t beat the hunter, hair then too!

  2. Richard Ede | May 30, 2012 at 1:42 am

    Upon a slope of note the poet dreamed,
    And danced. To the music of time and place
    The poet dreamed and danced and considered,
    And to the ideas that form and the options that dance
    And display as the music plays and time and place perform,
    And something suggests.

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