Monthly Archives: August 2009

Literary Birthdays – August 30 – September 5

Tweet us today with author birthdays! Sunday August 30 Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (b. 1797) – British novelist – Frankenstein Frankenstein illustration by U.S. artist Lynd Ward Monday August 31 William Saroyan (b. 1908) – U.S. novelist playwright, story writer – … Continue reading

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Literary Birthdays – August 23 – 29

Tweet us today with author birthdays! Sunday August 23 Nazik al-Mala’ika (b. 1922) – Iraqi poet, essayist – “Love Song for Words” in Modern Arabic Poetry Read the excellent biography of Nazik al-Malaika at Authors Calendar: http://www.kirjasto.sci.fi/malaika.htm Read some of … Continue reading

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Revised Literary Birthdays – August 16 – 22

Tweet us today with author birthdays! Sunday August 16 Charles Bukowski (b. 1920) – German-American poet, novelist Read the Wikipedia article about Charles Bukowski Bukowski wrote thousands of poems, hundreds of short stories, and six novels, eventually having over 60 … Continue reading

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Literary Birthdays – August 9 – 15

Tweet us today with author birthdays! Sunday August 9 Izaak Walton (b. 1593) – British writer – The Compleat Angler (1653) Read about Walton at the Author’s Calendar: http://www.kirjasto.sci.fi/iwalton.htm Excerpt from the first chapter of The Compleat Angler Piscator: And … Continue reading

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