A Primer on Literary Executors, Part 1
Nov 01, 2016
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When doctors die, they can no longer treat patients. When plumbers die, they no longer fix leaky toilets. Writers though often go on to have active and lucrative careers for years—and, in some cases, generations—after they’ve left this world. One of the many virtues of the literary arts is that plays, novels, and poems live and endure apart from their creators. Even writers who did not enjoy enormous commercial or critical success while they were alive have a chance of making it big after they die. A compelling recent example is Jonathan Larson, who died unexpectedly on the day of Rent’s first preview performance.
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