Monthly Archives: January 2009

Literary Birthdays: Week of January 25 – January 31

Sunday January 25 Virginia Woolf (b. 1882) – British novelist, essayist – Three Guineas [1938] Excerpt from Three Guineas: The whole iniquity of dictatorship, whether in Oxford or Cambridge, in Whitehall or Downing Street, against Jews or against women, in … Continue reading

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Literary Birthdays: Week of January 18 – January 24

Sunday January 18 A. A. (Alan Alexander) Milne (b. 1882) – British children’s book author, playwright, novelist, poet – Winnie the Pooh See this charming Russian cartoon on Youtube – Winnie the Pooh visits Rabbit’s house: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kN0UlxJa2_E Monday January 19 … Continue reading

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Literary Birthdays: January 11 – January 17

Sunday January 11 Alan Paton (b. 1903) – South African novelist, anti-apartheid activist – Cry, the Beloved Country [1948] Essay by Alan Paton: “Who Is Really To Blame for the Crime Wave in South Africa?” (1945) http://www.cliffsnotes.com/WileyCDA/LitNote/Cry-the-Beloved-Country-About-the-Novel-Alan-Paton-s-Who-is-Really-to-Blame-for-the-Crime-Wave-in-South-Africa-.id-70,pageNum-3.html Essay by Paton’s … Continue reading

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Literary Birthdays: January 4 – January 10

Sunday January 4 Gao Xingjian (b. 1940) – Chinese-French novelist – 2000 Nobel Prize in Literature – Soul Mountain Monday January 5 Umberto Eco (b. 1932) – Italian novelist, medievalist – The Name of the Rose Tuesday January 6 Carl … Continue reading

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