This week, Alisa Kolenovic and Nicole Lebenson ask, "Disregarding the constraints of the time-space continuum, which two authors do you think should have dated or gotten married?"
Mark Twain and Audre Lord (a famous black lesbian author).
John Milton had a total hard on for Edmund Spenser. He'd make blind love to him all night if he wasn't so religious. Spenser might not mind though, just look at the Fairy Queen, a whole lot of same sex relations going on there. So yeah, my choices are Edmund Spenser and John Milton.
J. D. Salinger and Emily Dickinson, because both seriously needed to get laid.
Albert Camus (really deep existentialist philosopher and writer) and Plum Sykes (really shallow chick lit author and Vogue contributor). That would be a fun trainwreck to watch.
Dumas and Morrison—they both have such intensity and passion in their prose but they channel it into masculinity and femininity, respectively. Can you imagine Sula, or Denver from Beloved meeting Edmund from the Count of Monte Cristo? They might fight, sure, but with such passion! I also think if Frank O'hara had been friends (but not romantically involved) with Ernest Hemingway, there is a chance a suicide could have been prevented.
Charlotte Bronte and Frank McCourt.
Dr. Seuss and Mary Shelley.
J.D. Salinger and Doris Lessing.
F. Scott Fitzgerald and Sapphire (Ramona Lofton) or Charles Dickens and Nicole Krauss. (I would have said Jonathan Safran Foer with Krauss but they're already married which I was completely unaware of.)
Jane Austen and Jimmy Buffet. She would love it. Move to the islands and trade in her corset for a hawaiian print, button down t-shirt.
Hunter s. Thompson and Edgar Allen Poe
- John Luvett
Cicero and Pat Robertson, because there is nothing hotter than Roman-on-homophobe action!
- David Jochnowitz