ATG Quirkies: “Frock Consciousness” Among the Literati

This post in the Fashion & Style section of the NY Times features the “most counterintuitive book of summer thus far, “Legendary Authors and the Clothes They Wore.” published this week by Harper Design.”

In her book, author Terry Newman shows that the stereotype of the writer closeted away at home too wrapped up in their work to worry about their sartorial choices is way off the mark.

Rather, Ms. Newman argues that the clothes these literary idols wore “are deeply connected to the narrative choices they make — or, as Beckett put it, “the fabric of language” they use. And that as a result, in developing their own idiosyncratic style signatures, they created trends that fashion itself seized on, was inspired by and still finds a fertile source of ideation today…”

(Thanks to John Riley of Gabriel Books for providing ATG Quirkies)

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