Day Jobs

Jorge Luis Borges - librarian
C.P. Cavafy
- government clerk at the Third Circle of Irrigation, Alexandria, Egypt
Anton Chekhov
- doctor ("My work is my wife. Literature is my mistress.")
Isak Dinesen - coffee farmer
T.S. Eliot - banker
William Faulkner - postmaster
E.M. Forster - Red Cross "searcher" (interviewing soldiers about the missing)
Henry Green - factory manager
D.H. Lawrence - school teacher
Magnus Mills - bus driver
Rainer Maria Rilke - secretary to Auguste Rodin
Dorothy Sayers - advertising creator
Wallace Stevens - insurance agent