Talk about context: look at these literary listings

From Ernest Hemingway to Thomas Mann, the homes of eight iconic wordsmiths are currently on the market
May 31, 2014 12:00PM

 Are you an avid reader with cash to spare? Then why not pick up the former home of your favorite author. From Ray Bradbury to Elizabeth Bishop, these literary homes are currently on the market. 

The Cheviot Hills home of science fiction writer Ray Bradbury, most remembered for his dystopian novel Fahrenheit 451, is currently asking $1.495 million.

For just $362,000, you can own the childhood home of one of America’s best loved children’s authors. The home of Beverly Cleary has hit the market in northeast Portland.

Feeling counter-culture? Get sloshed in the Provincetown, Massachusetts home of Norman Mailer for $3.9 million.

Ernest Hemingway moved around a lot over the years, but why not settle down in one of the author’s Oak Park, Illinois homes for just $799,000.

“It stood in a sort of little island behind flint walls which we then thought high enough, and almost beneath some big ilex trees. It was small, none too well built, but cheap, and so suited us,” the Victorian author Rudyard Kipling once wrote of his East Sussex home, known as the Elms. If it suits you, the ask is roughly $2.4 million.

This 10,000-square-foot El Fureidis estate in Montecito, California made a splash when it hit the market recently. And no wonder since it is the setting for the 1983 film Scarface. But the mansion also has literary prestige as the home of German author Thomas Mann. It’s currently on the market for $35 million.

Finally, the Great Village, Nova Scotia home of Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Elizabeth Bishop has hit the market asking $135,000. [Flavorwire] Christopher Cameron