LitBirthdays December 9 – 15, 2012

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December is
Universal Human Rights
Month

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Monday December 10
Tuesday December 11
Wednesday December 12
Thursday December 13
Friday December 14
Saturday December 15

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Sunday December 9

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Born December 9

Imogen Heap (b. 1977) – U.K. singer/songwriter

Joel Chandler Harris [b. 1848] – U.S. journalist, short story writer – Uncle Remus

Grace Hopper (b. 1906) – U.S. computer scientist, computer language developer – FLOWMATIC (computer compiler language)

Edoardo Sanguineti (b. 1930) – Italian poet, critic, playwright


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Monday December 10

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Born December 10

Marina Orlova ( Марина Владимировна Орлова ) (b. 1980) – Russian – U.S. philologist “putting the LOL in phiLOLogy” – Hot For Words (2009)

Emily Dickinson (b. 1830) – U.S. poet – “If I can stop one heart from breaking”

Maria Benitez (Maria Bibiana Benitez Constanza) (b. 1783) – Puerto Rican poet – Soneto (1839)


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Tuesday December 11

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Born December 11

Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn (Алекса́ндр Иса́евич Солжени́цын ) (b. 1918) – Russian novelist, 1970 Nobel Prize winner

Subramanya Bharathi (b. 1882) – Indian poet

Harriet Stratemeyer Adams (b. 1892) – U.S. children’s mystery series contributor (Nancy Drew, Hardy Boys) – The Ringmaster’s Secret (Nancy Drew series)


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Wednesday December 12

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Born December 12

Christian Metz (b. 1931) – French film theorist, semioticist – Film Language – A Semiotics of Cinema (1974)

Robert Lepage (b. 1957) – Canadian playwright, actor, producer/director

Gustave Flaubert (b. 1821) – French novelist – Madame Bovary

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Thursday December 13

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Born December 13

James Wright (b. 1927) – U.S. poet

Amy Lee (b. 1981) – U.S. songwriter, musician, lead singer of Evanescence

Heinrich Heine (b. 1797) – German romantic poet – “Ein Fichtenbaum steht einsam”

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Friday December 14

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Born December 14

Tove Ditlevsen (b. 1917) – Danish poet, essayist, novelist

Nostradamus (Michel de Nostredame) (b. 1503) – French clairvoyant / prophet – Les Propheties

Lucrecia Martel (b. 1966) – Argentinian film director, screenwriter – La Ciénaga / The Swamp (2001)


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Saturday December 15

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Born December 15

Donald Goines (pseudonym Al C Clark) (b. 1937 or 1936) – U.S. novelist (black experience novels) – Kenyatta’s Last Hit 1974

Betty Smith (Elisabeth Wehner) (b. 1896) – U.S. Novelist / playwright – A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Ludwik Łazarz Zamenhof (b. 1859) – Polish philologist (A Yiddish Grammar)

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