Sunday, February 16, 2014

Nine works inspired by writers’ love lives

Joni Rendon and Shannon McKenna Schmidt are the authors of Writers Between the Covers: The Scandalous Romantic Lives of Legendary Literary Casanovas, Coquettes, and Cads.

For The Daily Beast they came up with a list of nine works inspired by writers’ love lives, including:
Lady Chatterley’s Lover
by D.H. Lawrence

Lusty Frieda Lawrence believed she deserved equal credit for her husband’s novels since she was the one who tapped into his amorous side. Lawrence liberally drew on her traits and experiences for his characters, including Lady Chatterley, the adulterous noblewoman who cheats on her wheelchair-bound husband. The novel mirrored the writer’s own struggle with impotence, which put an end to the couple’s once-active sex life and prompted Frieda to take a lover.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue