History CreatorBreakdown / Literature

13th Jul '17 12:31:11 AM Doug86
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* Originally, ''Literature/DeadSouls'' was supposed to have three parts (like Dante's ''Literature/DivineComedy'', standing for Inferno, Purgatory and Paradise respectively). But then Gogol went through a religious crisis, mixed with paranoid schizophrenia, destroyed the third book and also parts of the second. Until his death, he wouldn't restore them. He also stated that he felt that VillainProtagonist Chichikov and other characters couldn't be redeemed.

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* Originally, ''Literature/DeadSouls'' was supposed to have three parts (like Dante's ''Literature/DivineComedy'', ''Literature/TheDivineComedy'', standing for Inferno, Purgatory and Paradise respectively). But then Gogol went through a religious crisis, mixed with paranoid schizophrenia, destroyed the third book and also parts of the second. Until his death, he wouldn't restore them. He also stated that he felt that VillainProtagonist Chichikov and other characters couldn't be redeemed.
2nd Jul '17 11:21:24 AM nombretomado
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* According to TheOtherWiki, Creator/RobertMunsch wrote his book ''Love You Forever'' after he and his wife had given birth to two stillborn babies.

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* According to TheOtherWiki, Wiki/TheOtherWiki, Creator/RobertMunsch wrote his book ''Love You Forever'' after he and his wife had given birth to two stillborn babies.
27th May '17 11:44:21 AM nombretomado
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** Stieg Larsson's career went in a similar direction; the reason the ''[[TheGirlWithTheDragonTattoo Girl with the Dragon Tattoo]]'' trilogy deals so much with sexual violence was because Larsson felt lingering guilt for failing to stop his friends from committing a gang rape when he was young.

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** Stieg Larsson's career went in a similar direction; the reason the ''[[TheGirlWithTheDragonTattoo ''[[Literature/TheMillenniumTrilogy Girl with the Dragon Tattoo]]'' trilogy deals so much with sexual violence was because Larsson felt lingering guilt for failing to stop his friends from committing a gang rape when he was young.
17th May '17 8:45:05 AM WillBGood
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* At first, Cornelia Funke, author of ''Literature/TheInkworldTrilogy'', was planning to name the third book "Inkdeath" (for reasons associated with the plot), but she soon changed her mind and decided to name it "Inkdawn" instead. However, she later changed her mind again, and the book's official name turned out to be "Inkdeath" after all. This and [[spoiler:the trilogy's tragic ending, despite earlier promises that all ends well]] can easily be explained if one takes into consideration that ''Funke's husband, Rolf - also the inspiration for the character Dustfinger - died of cancer in 2006'', after the publication of the second volume, ''Inkspell'', but before ''Inkdeath'' was released. (This is strongly suggested in the third book's dedications, most of which mention "dark days" and/or Rolf's death.)

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* At first, Cornelia Funke, author of ''Literature/TheInkworldTrilogy'', was planning to name the third book "Inkdeath" (for reasons associated with the plot), but she soon changed her mind and decided to name it "Inkdawn" instead. However, she later changed her mind again, and the book's official name turned out to be "Inkdeath" after all. This and [[spoiler:the trilogy's tragic ending, despite earlier promises that all ends well]] can easily be explained if one takes into consideration that ''Funke's Funke's husband, Rolf - also the inspiration for the character Dustfinger - died of cancer in 2006'', 2006, after the publication of the second volume, ''Inkspell'', volume ''Inkspell'' but before ''Inkdeath'' was released. (This is strongly suggested in the third book's dedications, most of which mention "dark days" and/or Rolf's death.)
23rd Nov '16 6:34:44 AM Morgenthaler
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** Rice very vocally disowned the ''Vampire Chronicles'' after a (re-)conversion to Roman Catholicism. She shocked pretty much everyone with her next series of novels: ''Christ the Lord''. Yes, from the author of ''InterviewWithTheVampire''.
*** That didn't hold long, now she's off religion again.

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** Rice very vocally disowned the ''Vampire Chronicles'' after a (re-)conversion to Roman Catholicism. She shocked pretty much everyone with her next series of novels: ''Christ the Lord''. Yes, from the author of ''InterviewWithTheVampire''.
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''Interview With the Vampire''. That didn't hold long, now she's off religion again.
23rd Nov '16 6:34:03 AM Morgenthaler
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* The character of Claudia the vampire child in AnneRice's ''TheVampireChronicles'' was originally written as a response to Rice's young daughter's death from leukemia. Rice explained in an interview that she had not realized she was doing that. She did not notice the connection between the character and her daughter until someone else pointed it out to her.

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* Creator/AnneRice's ''Literature/TheVampireChronicles'':
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The character of Claudia the vampire child in AnneRice's ''TheVampireChronicles'' was originally written as a response to Rice's young daughter's death from leukemia. Rice explained in an interview that she had not realized she was doing that. She did not notice the connection between the character and her daughter until someone else pointed it out to her.
20th Nov '16 8:17:02 AM Morgenthaler
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* Famous Danish playwright and writer Creator/HansChristianAndersen led a depressing life (father dead, having to support himself and his mother, bullied by teachers and students alike in school, being dyslexic, probably gay, his early works failing to sell...), and that's likely the reason why some of his literary works ("Literature/TheLittleMermaid", "Literature/TheUglyDuckling", "The Story of a Mother", "Literature/TheLittleMatchGirl", "Literature/TheSteadfastTinSoldier"...) [[TearJerker are so]], [[TrueArtIsAngsty so depressing]].

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* Famous Danish playwright and writer Creator/HansChristianAndersen led a depressing life (father dead, having to support himself and his mother, bullied by teachers and students alike in school, being dyslexic, probably gay, his early works failing to sell...), and that's likely the reason why some of his literary works ("Literature/TheLittleMermaid", "Literature/TheUglyDuckling", "The Story of a Mother", "Literature/TheLittleMatchGirl", "Literature/TheSteadfastTinSoldier"...) [[TearJerker are so]], so, [[TrueArtIsAngsty so depressing]].



* Creator/TerryPratchett was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's Disease, and then wrote ''Literature/{{Nation}}'', a book about losing faith and salvaging life in the aftermath of [[AfterTheEnd a horrible disaster]]. From the guy who continued to bring you Literature/{{Discworld}}, there's quite a lot in this book that [[TearJerker just isn't funny]].

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* Creator/TerryPratchett was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's Disease, and then wrote ''Literature/{{Nation}}'', a book about losing faith and salvaging life in the aftermath of [[AfterTheEnd a horrible disaster]]. From the guy who continued to bring you Literature/{{Discworld}}, there's quite a lot in this book that [[TearJerker just isn't funny]].funny.



* Creator/LurleneMcDaniel started writing [[TearJerker books about dying children]] as a way of coping with the pain of her child's diabetes. That was in 1985 and she's still at it, so it doesn't seem to be working.

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* Creator/LurleneMcDaniel started writing [[TearJerker books about dying children]] children as a way of coping with the pain of her child's diabetes. That was in 1985 and she's still at it, so it doesn't seem to be working.
20th Nov '16 8:16:37 AM Morgenthaler
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* Creator/TadWilliams went through a painful divorce during the writing of the third novel of ''MemorySorrowAndThorn'', and noted in his commentary that he was concerned about it affecting the mood of the story. In a possible aversion, he decided to go with a [[EarnYourHappyEnding semi-happy]] ending rather than the KillEmAll version he had been contemplating.
* Creator/TerryPratchett was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's Disease, and then wrote ''{{Nation}}'', a book about losing faith and salvaging life in the aftermath of [[AfterTheEnd a horrible disaster]]. From the guy who continued to bring you Literature/{{Discworld}}, there's quite a lot in this book that [[TearJerker just isn't funny]].

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* Creator/TadWilliams went through a painful divorce during the writing of the third novel of ''MemorySorrowAndThorn'', ''Literature/MemorySorrowAndThorn'', and noted in his commentary that he was concerned about it affecting the mood of the story. In a possible aversion, he decided to go with a [[EarnYourHappyEnding semi-happy]] ending rather than the KillEmAll version he had been contemplating.
* Creator/TerryPratchett was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's Disease, and then wrote ''{{Nation}}'', ''Literature/{{Nation}}'', a book about losing faith and salvaging life in the aftermath of [[AfterTheEnd a horrible disaster]]. From the guy who continued to bring you Literature/{{Discworld}}, there's quite a lot in this book that [[TearJerker just isn't funny]].
18th Nov '16 4:57:28 PM Prfnoff
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* According to TheOtherWiki, Robert Munsch wrote his book ''Love You Forever'' after he and his wife had given birth to two stillborn babies.

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* According to TheOtherWiki, Robert Munsch Creator/RobertMunsch wrote his book ''Love You Forever'' after he and his wife had given birth to two stillborn babies.
25th Oct '16 7:57:32 PM nombretomado
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* After GeorgeRRMartin's best friend ran off with his girlfriend, he wrote a number of stories with this theme. One of his stories written during this time (''Meathouse Man'') about brainless humans being used for sex, even ends on the line that love is the cruelest lie anyone can be told.

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* After GeorgeRRMartin's Creator/GeorgeRRMartin's best friend ran off with his girlfriend, he wrote a number of stories with this theme. One of his stories written during this time (''Meathouse Man'') about brainless humans being used for sex, even ends on the line that love is the cruelest lie anyone can be told.
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