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5 Sexiest Writers in History

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 10, 2009 1:35 PM CDT

(Newser) – The Pulitzer is fine and all, but James Brady Ryan issues a different sort of a honor in Nerve. The five sexiest authors of all time:

  • Sylvia Plath: A tragic figure for sure, but still a beauty.
  • Jack Kerouac: So he’s a little bit of a cliché at this point; he’s still got that “roguish charm.”

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  • Zadie Smith: Her novels explore “standards of beauty” in a deep and meaningful way, but let’s simplify: “She’s very pretty.”
  • Anais Nin: Let this French writer speak for herself: “I only believe in intoxication, in ecstasy, and when ordinary life shackles me, I escape, one way or another.”
  • Langston Hughes: A  “giant of the Harlem Renaissance” and handsome to boot.
  (Read more writers stories.)

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