In a ghastly vision of future desolation, Lord Byron foresees the contemporary American novelist’s dust-jacket photo:

… and some did rest
Their chins upon their clenchéd hands, and smiled

‘Darkness’, lines 25-26

John Updike

John Updike

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TC Boyle

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Anne Tyler

Don DeLillo

Don DeLillo

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Cynthia Ozick

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