"People prefer their poets dead. If they're dead, they can't turn up drunk."     
-Peter Forbes, editor of Poetry Review, explains the renewed interest in Ted Hughes


When asked why Shakespeare's birthday was not listed in the Royal Shakespeare''s calendar, a spokesperson said:"'
"There have been thousands of famous people throughout history. We simply cannot include everyone."


"The only completely consistent people are the dead."
- Aldous Huxley


"SAINT, n. A dead sinner revised and edited."
-from Ambrose Bierce's Devil's Dictionary



Mini-profiles, Trivia, and Articles on
    .... dead authors.

Faces of Poe

(on Sepulchritude)
Portraits and daguerreotypes of Poe

George Sand Fan Page - Literally

A painted fan by Charpentier, featuring George Sand and co.

Charles Baudelaire


J.-K Huysmans




NOTE: The Dead Authors' pages contain a few remnants from an older site project that I've discontinued.


One day we'll be dead
authors too.

In the meantime,
watch us suffer.