1. Jack Kerouac.
1. Jack Kerouac.
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I suspect the hottest will be the least talented and vice versa.
Prove me wrong!
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Young Ethan Canin.
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The younger Mark Twain looks a bit like a cute millennial.
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The Bolivian marching powder guy was hot in his day.
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John Steinbeck was a fox.
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Wow, Oliver Sacks was a pretty sexy guy when he got a little older too.
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Dunno about hottest writers ever, but I can contribute faves, as in head shots with smouldering or come-hither eyes
Philip Roth pre-1975
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Not that he's all that bad now, but the younger Michael Chabon was a stunning man.
And I saw him in person several times. None of his photos do him even the slightest justice. He was sex on two legs.
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Ted Hughes had a lot of sex appeal. Plath told a friend, "You know, in bed, he smells like a butcher."
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Im sure there are some good looking black writers,but Malcom isnt one of them.
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Mario Vargas Llosa.
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r19 isn't racist, just jealous of the jawline.
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The young Sam Shepard looks like the young Joe Dallesandro.
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Andrew Sean Greer; ginger studly yet sensitive.
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^ He is gorgeous.
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I meant Andrew Sean Greer.
No offense to Lord Byron.
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Tolstoy was fug really, big nose.
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Hot zaddy John Irving and one of his hot sons!
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I would go with Malcom except that he was such a nation of islam racist
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Malcolm X had a nose that looks like someone flattened for him but was otherwise good looking. He had a strong jawline and chin and a generous full mouth. The glasses didn't take away from his looks IMO.
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r36, you need to explain yourself.
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Washington Irving was handsome in his youth. But he matured into a pumpkin.
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I knew about pretty much all of them. But Lawrence Durrell is a nice surprise. Love his looks.
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Guy de Maupassant
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Here's another photo of Jack Kerouac. He was photogenic. But his appearance deteriorated due to heavy drinking.
Some biographies state that he was bisexual.
Incidentally, he lived the same years as Judy Garland, from 1922 to 1969.
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Chuck Palahniuk; perhaps more fuckable in his youth, but still a hot nerd-daddy today.
And fuckable simply because of who he is.
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Jack Kerouac looks like a hunkier Colton Haynes in the OP photo.
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Colton Haynes looks like a prissier Jack Kerouac in the OP photo.
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I don't know if this Peter Orlovsky actually wrote anything I want to pick up, but still...
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Haruki Murakami .... i love his writing. i thought that was the topic. let's see what he looks like....
well, check it out for your self......... he's no jack Kerouac but this man can write.
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Robert Frost could take my road less traveled any day.
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Scruffy and sexy James Agee.
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I posted the frost pic. He's not hot, but he's a very pretty Ivy League Twink with blow job lips a century before they became common.
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Where is 'North Morgan'— or whatever he calls himself?
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Thanks for turning me on to Kerouac, op.
I had no idea what he looked like, but he was certainly hot!
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Was Jack Kerouak gay? Tons of photos that pinged for me.
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Lots of male/male bonding ...
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Kerouac was a closeted bi. Had sex with Gore Vidal, Allan Ginsberg, and probably a few guys when we was a merchant marine.
Sadly, not Neal Cassidy, who had a legendary cock (which Ginsberg sucked).
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Kerouak wasn't gay but he was one of those guy guys. Love his friends, bonded with men.
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R77, you can't even spell his name. STFU and go back to your Real Housewives threads.
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Someone up-thread posted a young Mark Twain. Here is an older Twain.
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I think Kerouac was bi but deeply troubled by his gay side, probably due to his traditional Catholic upbringing. He probably never really accepted that part of himself, though he accepted it in his close friends, i.e., Allen Ginsberg and others. In his writing in "Visions of Cody" and "On the Road" I kind of get the feeling Kerouac had a bit of a crush on Neal Cassidy, though it was never consumated. (Although apparently Allen got a taste of Neal.) Kerouac became an alcoholic and the photo in R74 shows him in his decline. He only lived to be 47.
Someone posted a photo of Peter Orlovsky above. He was part of the circle of "Beat Poets" in the San Francisco poetry "renaissance" of th mid 1950s. I'm pretty sure Peter Orlovsky and Allen Ginsberg were boyfriends, possibly for a long time. These guys were pioneers in the conformist 1950s, not only with their new writing styles but also in their openness about their gay sides, during a homophobic period in America.
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I can totally see Cassidy and Kerouac hooking up, R80.
They're a very handsome couple.
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Both Lawrence Durrell and his brother Gerald were very handsome men - till the drink took over. Lawrence retained his looks, but Gerald was a bloated mess.
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Another vote for the beautiful Rupert Brooke.
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Siegfried Sassoon was a hot piece of rough.
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Hughes was beautiful
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After Kerouac sold The Subterraneans to the movies he moved in next door to us on a dead end street in Northport, NY the town where Peter Orlovsky was from. The photos of him above looking older and drunk are from that house, I think. He looked like what he was, a rapidly-aging drunk. All the housewives loved him but he wouldn't give them the time of day. He didn't hang out with any of the neighbors except for my dad who had him over for a drink one Christmas (Dad was kind of hunky back then). Kerouac had that kind of glazed bennies and booze look that freaked out my mom. She told my father never to invite him over again.
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Why do so many writers drink?
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To slow down the imagery so they can jot it down?
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Gore Vidal was never hot.
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I would agree with Chuck P and Oliver S, and some of the other pics surprised me. Cool thread
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langston hughes all the way.....great writer, gay and yes beautiful....
let us not forget the genius walt whitman
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Young Kerouac was definitely hot. Middle-aged Kerouac was not.
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Young Gore was quite OK looking - not really hot, but patrician and glamorous.
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Rupert Brooke once bathed naked with Virginia Woolf.
This photo makes him look rather like Milo Yianoppolis.
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[quote] Why do so many writers drink?
Thought flow a bit easier when you drink.
Alcohol definitely makes a person more uninhibited, and thus the mind flows more freely. At least for me, it does.
It really does tend to open your mind, which is good for writing.
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D.H. Lawrence looked like he'd be good in bed.
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R94 Thanks for posting that video. It was odd watching Kerouac speak such fluent French. Forgot he was from Montreal. He isn't bad there, as bad as he got, booze-wise. I've seen him worse on another show, maybe Steve Allen. In this video, you could see his sensitivity. He was shy. There's a bar down on Main Street called Gunther's where Kerouac used to drink which burned down recently and everyone has been writing graffiti about Kerouac, telling them to rebuild, which I'm sure they will. They make too much money from it. Kerouac had groupies back in the 60s. They'd come down the street and throw pebbles at his windows. His mother was a big woman. She'd get rid of them.
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He isn't from Montreal.
Jack Kerouac was born on March 12, 1922 in Lowell, Massachusetts, to French Canadian parents.
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You're right R102. My mistake. Didn't realize there was such a large French-Canadian population in Lowell. I read this: “I am French Canadian, brought to the world in New England. When I am angry I often swear in French. When I dream I often dream in French. When I cry I always cry in French.”
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Well, his parents were. It doesn't vanish right away.
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T.E. Lawrence liked to be rudely sodomized by Moors!
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Herman Melville-Moby DIck
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Jens lapidus (suspected bi man) writes a very sweet/sad gay love story in the conclusion of his trilogy "Life Deluxe" which was made into a swedish movie staring DL fav Martin Wallstrom.
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Zadie Smith is beautiful
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I agree with R56 about Hawthorne. Jack London was really attractive.
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[quote] Jack London was really attractive
No so much.
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I guess the HItler photos are a lame joke (not only was he not a writer, he was plug ugly) but why is Kennedy in this thread? He wasn't a writer either (he didn't write "Profiles In Courage (that book was written by Ted Sorensen) and he wasn't hot.
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I think Ken Kesey and his balding head are pretty sexy.
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Alan Seeger (Pete's uncle), killed in WWI.
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Kerouac in living color.
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R111, google "pics of Jack London." You will see the pic you have, but a lot of others when he was younger and in much better health. I should have qualified that he was very good looking when young but looked very rough in the years shortly before his death at 40. By that time, he was a serious alcoholic and user of morphine (near his death and for pain) and he also suffered from various diseases, including the disfiguring tropical disease yaws that he had contracted in his travels, and the uremia, which is what killed him along with a purported accidental (older accounts said intentional) overdose of morphine.
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That interview with Kerouac is ...surreal.
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I think Kerouac was slightly drunk during that Steve Allen show and somewhat nervous at the same time. He didn't like fame or being in the spotlight. I think the fame and attention contributed to his alcoholism. He grew up in Lowell, MA and spoke only French until he learned English at the age of 6. His given name was Jean-Louis Kérouac, though he called himself Jean-Louis Lebris de Kérouac.
Someone mentioned Ken Kesey, and he was very muscular and in his youth very hot. I saw him in person at a lecture/poetry reading he hosted at Reed College in Portland, OR in 1982, and he was still hot then. I am a fan of his work. I did have an opportunity to talk with him at one point that evening but I checkened out and did not approach him. Years later I wrote a fan letter to him and sent it to him via his neighbor who owns the ranch next to Kesey's, who I do know, and he gave it to Ken. Kesey passed away unexpectedly in 2001 at the age of 66.
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hot author of Norway....Jo Nesbo
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Yukio Mishima owns this thread.
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Thanks for the fun clip, R116. What a beautiful, colorful set, too. Too bad there is nothing like that on TV now.
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Hunter S. Thompson. I don't give a fig what anyone thinks of him personally, I find his life fascinating.
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Surprised he was so nerd-cute in his youth.
Too bad he went bald, got old and went insane.
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I think we're getting close to the end of these portraits.
These portraits were taken long before the author matured into writing anything any way readable.
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I'm surprised at not only the number of replies (I was expecting this thread to be super short), but some of the authors in this thread really are super hot.
My contribution: Despite the evidence that he was a (celibate) pedophile, Charles Dodgson (aka Lewis Carroll) was appealing in a brooding, Victorian, prissy way. He looked like a more attractive Tom Hiddleston.
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Gomorrah's Roberto Saviano is not bad looking at all
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Robert W. Service
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A young Charles Dickens
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Young John Rechy.
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So far Oliver Sachs and Jack Kerouac are winning this race.
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Richard Farina, folksinger & cult author (namely the novel ‘Been Down So Long It Looks Like Up To Me). He was a college friend to Pynchon and Bob Dylan, and a total Latin fox. Legend tells that ladies loved and gentlemen alike adored him on campus.
He died very young, before his genius was recognised by mainstream America.
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Jack Kerouac was handsome, masculine, athletic, yet also cultured and intellectual; a published author and poet, gay-friendly, though his own orientation is unclear, he had close gay friends during a homophobic time in America, unfortunately an alcoholic later... in other words, all the makings of a DL icon, yet he's not.
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Gore Vidal only when he was young and a twink
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Young James Joyce
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The beautiful Sergei Yesenin (1895-1925) was a Russian poet that was married to Isadora Duncan, a older and famous dancer. He was a known bisexual. Sadly he was an alcoholic and suffered from depression and committed suicide at age 30.
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Love this thread. Kudos, OP.
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Jean- Marie GUSTAVE (JMG) Le Clézio, Nobel Prize of litterature 2008. A life of writing, travelling and clamming up. Un faux air de Robert Redford
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Sorry wrong link
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Edward Albee. Thread closed.
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I would have given five years of my life to have gotten a go at this man.
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4 chub chasers
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Federico García Lorca
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I'm from Mass. and have often gone to the annual Lowell Folk Festival and heard about Jack Kerouac but didn't realize he was so hot! Thanks to the people who posted pix.
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Gardner McKay (Toyer, The Kinsman, Trompe L'Oeil)
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Two couplings if not couples.
R141 and R142
Vidal said he slept with Kerouac. Kerouac was the bottom.
Dominick Dunne on Gardner McKay: "In 1959, I was the co-executive producer of a television series called Adventures in Paradise, created by the late James Michener and starring the then unknown Gardner McKay as the captain-for-hire of a schooner called the Tiki, which sailed the islands of the South Pacific. There are several versions of how Gardner got the part, but I was there and this is the correct one. We were screen-testing all the best-looking young actors in Hollywood for the coveted part of Captain Adam Troy. Ron Ely, who later played Tarzan on TV, had the inside track on the part, but we were still testing. One day in a coffee shop, I saw, sitting at a nearby table in a languid pose, reading a book of poetry, a startlingly handsome young man with attitude, whom I later described to Martin Manulis, the head of television at Fox, as “a little Gary Cooper, a little Cary Grant, a little Ty Power and a lot of Errol Flynn.” He was at the time, in the parlance of the town, nobody, absolutely nobody, but his attitude declared that he was somebody. I dropped my Fox business card on his table and said, “If you’re interested in discussing a television series, call me.” He did, and we tested him. Gardner’s test was certainly not among the top three or four in the acting department, but as the production staff sat in the projection room, we’d keep going back to it, and one of us would say, “This guy’s got something.” Finally, we gave him the part."
One wonders if Dunne found out how much "something" he had.
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R156, Dominick Dunne must've orgasmed on the spot. Not only was Gardner McKay tall, dark, and handsome, but he came from high society. His great grandfather was shipbuilder Donald McKay, his dad was a NY ad exec assigned in Paris, and his mother was socialite Kitty McKay-Parsons. Had there been a scandal or murder, Dunne would've written about it for Vanity Fair.
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R69: here it is -
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R39, Faulkner as a young man with a beard was rafishly goodlooking. That picture, if I remember correctly, was taken when he was in Paris in the 1920s. He seldom wore a beard, but often did have a moustache. without the beard, however, his weak chin and his thin, pointed nose gave his face a birdlike quality. In later years, his white hair gave him a distinguished look, but I don't think he was ever hot.
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He's ugly but all those cock and balls poems were pretty hot!
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Aw OP, we all had a crush on Jack once.
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More Gardner McKay
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More Gardner McKay in a 1958 Impala convertible for those of you who can't get enough GM, although he'd likely be busted for animal abuse nowadays...
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