6 famous writers who wrote with mistakes, but conquered the world
It is hard to imagine that famous writers wrote with errors. However, such cases are not uncommon in the literary environment. Quite well-known writers and poets often neglect the rules of the language in which they write. Fortunately, all products are prepress and editors correct the texts, all the grammatical and punctuation errors of great writers.
In Vladimir Mayakovsky’s manuscripts all points and commas could be completely absent. Explained this paradox he their hatred of these punctuation marks and, accordingly, their complete disregard. In memoirs of the poet the record about delivery in the press of “Flute of a backbone” and “Clouds” when editors had to place points in the continuous text on 6 pages remained.
At first, friends helped Mayakovsky to arrange punctuation marks in the right places and correct grammatical errors in words, and later Osip Brick took over the editing, proofreading and editing.
There is an opinion that Mayakovsky did not allow to master punctuation dyslexia. Perhaps it is this feature and allowed for a special style of his poems, when the words he wrote down a kind of ladder.
The English writer was unlucky with teachers in her childhood. In one of the schools where she had to learn the whole educational process was based on the fear of students before the headmaster, the lady is very oppressive. She managed to bring the girls to nervous and physical exhaustion, but to instill interest in learning in such a barbaric way was very problematic. In another school, teachers did not pay attention to academic performance.
Jane Austen’s father had to transfer her daughter to home schooling. Despite Jane’s love of literature and a large number of books read, she did not become literate. In her works there were many grammatical errors, which were corrected later by proofreaders.
Charles Lutwidge Dodgson was an amazing man who is known in two seemingly completely opposite fields: mathematics and literature. However, even training in a special grammar school did not give positive results. However, there is to transfer to another school, he studied briefly. As the author of many works, Lewis Carroll in all his works did just an incredible amount of mistakes.
He himself is not particularly concerned, though in those days writing illiterate was considered just indecent. Researchers of the writer’s life tend to believe that he suffered from dyslexia and simply could not write without mistakes.
Not was very different literacy American writer and journalist Ernest Hemingway. However, in his case, grammatical errors and misspellings in the manuscripts are explained by banal laziness. The writer categorically refused to return to the written for elimination of shortcomings. Sometimes the mistakes were so gross that the editors just shrugged. However, the winner of the Nobel prize in literature did not get upset about this: his works were already in the corrected form in print. The main thing is his literary talent, not impeccable literacy.
At one time, Agatha Christie received a home education, and the girl’s mother seriously believed that up to 8 years, it is not necessary to load the child with learning to read and write. However, talented girl to read learned still in five years without any help. Little Agatha fell in love with books and read them in huge quantities. But she just physically could not write correctly because of dyslexia, which caused problems with literacy. But this did not prevent her from becoming one of the most famous and beloved writers, whose works are still published in huge editions.
Hans Christian Andersen
The writer, whose fairy tales are read more than one generation of children, and could not properly learn to read and write. At school, he tried very hard, but he was always too hurt by criticism of teachers. In every school where he studied, he was made remarks, causing suffering. How to learn to write without mistakes, if all thoughts only about how to avoid the next portion of criticism. As a result, in Andersen’s fairy tales were always so many errors that the publishers at first refused even to meet with the manuscripts, bringing them back to the author. As a result, the storyteller had to pay proofreaders to correct all grammatical and punctuation errors in his works.