Literary Crimes

From The Believer's 2009 Art Issue- Barbara Anderson was asked to create forensic sketches of eight literary criminals.

Raskolnikov, from Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment.

"He was, by the way, exceptionally handsome, above the average in height, slim, well-built, with beautiful dark eyes and dark brown hair … his face was pale and distorted."

Judge Holden, from Cormac McCarthy's Blood Meridian.

"… bald as a stone and he had no trace of beard and he had no brows to his eyes nor lashes to them … His face was serene and strangely childlike."


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