"Then it is dark; a night where kings in golden suits ride elephants over the mountains." - John Cheever

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Writer's Rooms

I find things like this strangely fascinating - particularly when you see how makeshift and uncomfortable some of their set ups are. There was a good programme on Radio 4 about this once too, although I can't remember who any of the anecdotes were about - people who could only write standing up, or by dictating perfectly formed sentences to a scribe and so on. The collected Paris Review interviews are also good on this stuff.

1 comment:

Tom said...

Yes, few of them look anything like the idealized image of the relaxing, creative workplace. If I had the chance, my desk at work would look like these.