Chart: A Loose Affiliation of Literary Geniuses
Lapham's Quarterly is responsible for this fun chart showing how luminaries of literature and art including Virginia Woolf, Jackson Pollock, and, yes, Kevin Bacon, are all associated.
That Dante Gabriel Rossetti (who, by the way, was an English poet and painter ) was quite the hub. And Oona O'Neill, the daughter of playwright Eugene O'Neill, hooked up with Orson Welles and the elusive J.D. Salinger before marrying Charlie Chaplin.