“Two-Typewriter Homes: Famous Literary Roommates”
Between 1940 and 1942, W.H. Auden acted as “house mother” to a series of writers, artists and performers, who shared a house on Middagh Street in Brooklyn. Carson McCullers, having escaped from her husband, lived on the top floor, where she wrote and drank in more or less equal measure. The friends called their home the “February House,” since so many of its occupants had February birthdays.
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