Following my post last week on literary beards, a fair few readers posted suggestions in the comments. Here are the images from their links for those too lazy busy to check them out themselves. Thanks to all those who pointed me in the direction of writers’ beards I’d missed.
Suggested by Anonymous with a link to Richard B’s blog goingfastgettingnowhere , Empson’s beard, it seems, reflects the unique nature of the man. It takes a man who is very sure of himself to sport a beard like that.
Suggested by Scott Underwood. I’ve actually read a Nicholson Baker book years ago. Had no idea he had such an excellent beard. Certainly the writer to call if you want a literary Santa Claus.
Suggested by Subin Shukla. I love the fact that even with such a lengthy beard beneath it, the ‘tache here manages to impress all on its own. A quality addition to the list of literary beards.
Suggested by Anonymous. Not sure if these whiskers qualify as a full beard if the chin or moustache aren’t joined, but their sheer impressiveness assures them a place on this list.
The least remarkable of the beards suggested in the comments of my previous beardy post but still worth featuring here.
Children’s author Philip Ardagh’s beard follows in the Dostoevskian tradition.
Easily the best suggestion from the comments has to be Robertson Davies. Andy provided a link to a gallery of the Canadian writer’s various beardstyles. Click here to take a look at the many beards of Robertson Davies.
6 Responses to Best writers’ beards – readers’ suggestions.
I wasn’t aware that I had suggested anyone, as ‘Anonymous’ who suggested Empron in the comments was not me. However, I would agree that Empson’s barbage is startlingly adventurous, and I am delighted that he may become more widely known because of it. He’s a better critic than he is a poet, but some of his work is outstandingly good. The ‘Missing Dates’ of my original post is one of my life-long favourites.
Empron? That’s Empson, of course. And mine’s a biker goatee, for the record.
Sorry for the confusion Richard. I have amended the post to reflect that the comment was made by someone else linking to your post on Empson. As i said in my post, Empson is not someone I was aware of prior to reading your post but I will be taking a look at his other work. Again, sorry for the incorrect assumption on my part and thanks for stopping by.
No need to apologise! I hadn’t seen your blog before, but this is what I love about the serendipity of blogging. You get ‘finds’ in all kinds of ways. No offence taken, I assure you.
Mr Empson doesn’t qualify as a literary beard – he is sporting neck hair, not the same thing at all. I say this because it’s true, I am not jealous in anyway of all the beardage going on. No sir. I could have one if I wanted, I just don’t want to. Fact.
Kathryn Evans: “I could have one if I wanted”
Jpegs, or we don’t believe you.
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