Thursday, May 15, 2008

Inside Eudora Welty's Bedroom (and Other Places You Never Thought You'd See)

“This is the phone that William Faulkner was summoned to while working in the fields, to learn the news that he had won the Nobel Prize for Literature. The writing above the phone is Faulkner's informal address book, preserved in his own handwriting.”

Faulkner's home -- as well as the homes of other Southern literary giants Eudora Welty and Flannery O'Connor -- is featured in a series called "A Sense of Place" by photographer Susana Raab. What's even cooler is that you can buy some of these prints in her Etsy shop.

To be honest, as interesting as I find this series, the idea of my own bedroom being preserved as a shrine freaks me out a little. Like, I hope somebody at least hides the porn. That won't go over well with the more sensitive tourists.

(via Apartment Therapy)


Paula Reece said...

Love this! Can't wait to look up the prints. I'd have to agree, though, I'm not sure I'd want photos of my bedroom hanging on someone's wall--unless someone considers an unmade bed and piles of clean clothes all over the floor "art!"

I so enjoy reading your posts! I'm a mom blog newbie myself, and I've listed your blog as one of my favorites...Keep writing!


Anonymous said...

Flannery O'Connor is one of my favorites! I even portrayed her as my highschool senior english project. She was an awesome woman.