First above, a Southerner. Famous for her short stories. I recently read a novel excerpt of hers named after a season of the year.
Second above, Southerner who loved his bourbon. Quote: “The past isn’t dead. Hell, it’s not even past.”.
Third above, Canadian? From Ontario? Writes about rural areas a lot?
Fourth above, wrote about New York City and the moral depravity of the rich.
Fifth above, wrote about New England and New York City. Famous short story about a man in the water.
Sixth above, he was also very much a racist. An example of a leftwing racist, a rare breed nowadays but as you can see, they can exist. He was a White Supremacist but most Whites were back then as it was just normal to be like that.
Seventh above, she was also a Black conservative all through her life. Deserves to be better known.
Eighth above, had a serious thing for young women even in middle age. He liked them about 18-23/25, and around the latter age, he completely lost interest in them. Is that an actual ephebophile? Not that ephebophilia is a disorder. Hell, it’s not even abnormal. It seems a bit weird to me though. I still love young women, but older women have their place too and in my experience legal teenage girls and women in their 20’s are notoriously unstable. Not to mention at my age, they’re greedy as Hell and all want to drain my bank account.
Ninth above, to my surprise, I recently found out that she was quite a lesbian, though she doesn’t look it in this picture. I’ve seen another photo though where she is quite mannish and dykey. She also wrote a very famous novel on the subject of homosexuality, perhaps one of the first famous novels on the subject. It was written at around the time of Gore Vidal’s early novel on this subject, Myra Breckenridge.
Tenth above, she was also a deeply religious Catholic and this intense religiously also pulsated throughout her work. Her books have apocalyptic titles that suggest religiosity, violence, or death.
Eleventh above, he was also gay as Hell, very effeminate, and quite obviously out most of his life. He wrote a few “Gothic” novels and a book of short stories like the author above him. They are little known, but they are very beautifully written. Highly recommended!