Monthly Archives: December 2008

Literary Birthdays: December 28 – January 3

December 28 Mortimer J. Adler (b. 1902) – U.S. philosopher, essayist – How To Read a Book (1940) ======================== December 29 Dallas Austin (b. 1970) – U.S. Songwriter – First Verse and Chorus – Silly Ho (1999) (performed by TLC) … Continue reading

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Literary Birthdays: Week of December 21 – 27

December 21 Edward Hoagland (b. 1932) – U.S. essayist, travel and nature writer – “The Big Cats” Esquire April 1961 December 22 Eduard Uspensky (b.1937) – Russian children’s fiction – Uncle Fyodor, His Dog and His Cat December 23 Giuseppe … Continue reading

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Literary Birthdays: Week of December 14 – 20

December 14 Nostradamus (Michel de Nostredame) (b. 1503) – French clairvoyant / prophet – Les Propheties December 15 Betty Smith (Elisabeth Wehner) (b. 1896) – U.S. Novelist / playwright – A Tree Grows in Brooklyn December 16 Noel Coward (b. … Continue reading

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