Odd Writers #2. Victor Hugo

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Charged with just a few scant months to write ‘The Hunchback of Notre Dame’, Monsieur Hugo apparently prepared by buying himself a large grey shawl, reaching to his feet. He then locked away all of his other clothes so that he was not tempted to leave his house.

Dressed for six months clad only in a grey shawl, he met his deadline.

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Odd Writers #1. Truman Capote

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“I am a completely horizontal author. I can’t think unless I’m lying down, either in bed or stretched on a couch and with a cigarette and coffee handy. I’ve got to be puffing and sipping.”

PARIS REVIEW Article, 1957

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