Monthly Archives: April 2009

Literary Birthdays – Week of April 26 – May 2

Sunday April 26 Marcus Aurelius (b. 121) – Roman emperor (161-180 AD), philosopher – Meditations (167) Excerpt from Meditations From my grandfather Verus I learned good morals and the government of my temper. From the reputation and remembrance of my … Continue reading

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April 23: Happy Birthday Will! And it is World Book Day

April 23 is William Shakespeare’s birthday. It is also World Book Day. Visit Mr. Shakespeare’s blog to find out more about both: http://mrshakespeare.typepad.com/mrshakespeare/ Muppets do Shakespeare jokes:

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Literary Birthdays – Week of April 19 – 25

Sunday April 19 Etheridge Knight (b. 1931) – U.S. poet – The Idea of Ancestry Taped to the wall of my cell are 47 pictures: 47 black faces: my father, mother, grandmothers (1 dead), grand- fathers (both dead), brothers, sisters, … Continue reading

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Literary Birthdays – Week of April 12 – 18

Sunday April 12 Tom Clancy (b. 1947) – U.S. novelist – The Hunt for Red October (1984) Listen to Clancy talk about the beginning of his career and his first book, The Hunt for Red October, in this 1984 interview. … Continue reading

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