10 successful books by authors who regretted that wrote them
The dream of every writer is to write a bestseller, or perhaps even a bestseller on which will be filmed blockbuster. Certainly, anyone who would like to see the fruits of his artistic works have influenced the lives of millions. After all, the book can truly change the reader and inspire him to good deeds. However, sometimes it is completely different. And the authors are beginning to experience the books that have made them famous, to say the least hostility.
1. "Brokeback Mountain," Annie Proulx
In 1997, Annie Proulx published short story "Brokeback Mountain." In 2005, it was filmed, which won three Oscars and four Golden Globes. The film, whose plot is built on the love story of two men, has caused a flurry of controversy and debate. After the release of the film literally Proulx began to fill up with letters, mostly on the occasion of ending her work. This is so sick of the writer, that once she confessed: "I wish I never wrote the story he became for me a cause of trouble after the film came out before the film was all right..."
2 "Keepers, V - for Vendetta, From Hell," Alan Moore
Alan Moore is the author of several comics that have become hits. He worked in DC Comics, when he published some of his most famous works, including "Keepers", "V - for Vendetta" and "From Hell." Moore broke up with DC Comics in the late 1980s for several reasons, one of which was that he did not agree to put on their comics age limit. He was furious when he did not return the publishing rights to the book, but promised to do so. However, after the dismissal of Moore's DC Comics quietly continued to publish his comics. Moreover, when they started making films in his comics, the writer refused to take part in writing the script to him and refused any profits from the films. Moore is not going to watch the film adaptation of his comic book and asked that his name is not mentioned anywhere.
3. "My Struggle" Karl Ove Knausgord
The Norwegian writer Karl Ove Knausgord - author of a fascinating autobiographical novel in six parts, under the name of "Mein Kampf". Although initially at the opening of the book in 2009, it was announced that the events of the novel fictional statement was made in the publication of the novel completely honest and truthful.
In 2012, the book was translated and published in English, then the critics considered it a real literary masterpiece. Knausgorda all praised for its unparalleled honesty and how he described his life. As it turned out, Knausgord wrote about real people in his life and used real names.
After the novels of Karl Ove were published, it turned against all friends and family. Today, the writer does not like to talk about his book, because it makes him very depressed, and recalls that it hurt loved ones.
4. "Alice in Wonderland" by Lewis Carroll
"Alice in Wonderland" has become a cultural phenomenon. Although this story was published in 1865, its popularity has not diminished to this day. Hard to believe that the person who created the magical world of Wonderland, where he could - or hate it. the letter was published recently by Charles Dodgson, a real person who took the pseudonym Lewis Carroll. In it, he wrote in 1891 to her friend Mrs. Symonds was very sorry about writing a book, since hates and despises fame.
5. "Anarchist Cookbook" by William Powell
"Anarchist Cookbook" was written in 1969 by William Powell, who opposed the war in Vietnam. In fact the book is a guide to killing and homegrown terrorism. Many mass murderers and terrorists claimed that the book has become their inspiration. As for the William Powell, now he wants the book was removed from the press. Unfortunately for him, the publisher, who bought the rights to the "Anarchist Cookbook" in 2002, refuses to do so.
6. "Rage" Stephen King
Stephen King is one of the most prolific and successful authors in the world. It has sold more than 350 million copies of his books. King fans know that the writer also published under the pseudonym Richard Bachman. It is under this pseudonym in 1977 was born novel "Rage".
Protagonist of the novel takes her class hostage, killing one student and two teachers, and then tries to commit suicide in the next two decades, there were four shootouts in schools, the perpetrators of which have stated that they are inspired by the "Rage".
Unlike William Powell, Stephen King had the right to withdraw the book from publication, which he did. The writer stated that he does not want his books pushed mentally unstable children to crime.
7. "Jaws," Peter Benchley
Peter Benchley - author of the popular 1974 novel "Jaws," in which Steven Spielberg blockbuster was filmed a year later. Benchley really liked the film on his book, but he was frustrated by the number of people who began to fear the water after watching. Later, Benchley became a kind of an expert on sharks and oceanography, which was to protect these predators, and expressed regret that depicted their evil ruthless killers. Many of his future books also describe the various horrors of the water. The last book he wrote in 2005, called "The Life of Sharks". A year later, Benchley died.
8. "Aeneid" Virgil
Virgil, who lived in the 70 - 19 of BC. e., is best known for his poem "Aeneid." This work and the students learn today. Virgil was an educated man, and he patronized the future Roman Emperor Augustus.
The poet began to write "Aeneid" in 30 BC. e. When he fell ill and died in 19 BC. e., the poem was still unfinished. While on his deathbed, he asked to burn the manuscript. Why Virgil wanted his masterpiece destroyed is unknown. Virgil died, not wanting to share with the world a poem that made him immortal.
9. "All of the literature and cinema" Elmore Leonard
Elmore Leonard has been incredibly successful American writer who received such outstanding awards such as the National Book Award and a Peabody Award. He died aged 87 in August 2013 By the time Elmore wrote a total of 45 novels, most of which subsequently turned into Hollywood blockbusters and popular television shows, including "Get Shorty," "The 3:10 to Yuma" and "Justice".
Leonard, who has written a number of scripts, did not hesitate to admit that he did it purely for the money, but in fact he hated the whole process and outcomes. He also hated literature - Leonard liked to write, but he despised the world.
10. "Winnie the Pooh" A.A. Milne
Winnie the Pooh is perhaps one of the most beloved characters in children's literature. Author Alan Alexander Milne wrote the original "Winnie the Pooh" and dedicated work of his son. He even called the boy in the book by the name of his son - Christopher Robin. The real Christopher Robin also hated the fact that it is constantly associated with Winnie the Pooh. As a child of the same age we are constantly made fun of him. And even in adulthood, when Christopher became a political cartoonist, he was always in the shadow of his famous father and Winnie the Pooh. Milne eventually regretted itself of writing the book because he felt that this book is overshadowed his other work.