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The 5 Most Reclusive Authors Of The 20th Century: In Defense Of Privacy

First Posted: 07/02/10 11:53 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 05:55 PM ET

Harper Lee


In an age where widespread self promotion (and in many cases, oversharing) is just 140 characters away, the idea of a reclusive author seems both counter intuitive and strangely romantic. Inspired by Harper Lee's recent chocolate-fueled assault by a British tabloid reporter, we've decided to examine why a few authors of a certain age decided to shut themselves away from media, and in some cases, from publication and society as well.

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Filed by Caroline Eisenmann  |