Monthly Archives: June 2009

Literary Birthdays – Week of June 28 – July 4

TWEET LitBirthdays June 28 Jean-Jacques Rousseau (b. 1712) – Swiss-French philosopher Read about Jean Jacques Rousseau here June 29 Stokely Carmichael (Kwame Toure) (b. 1941) – U.S. political activist June 30 James Goldman (b. 1927) – U.S. screenwriter and playwright … Continue reading

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Literary Birthdays – Week of June 21 – 27

TWEET LitBirthdays June 21 Jean-Paul Sartre (b. 1905) – French philosopher, playwright, novelist, 1964 Nobel prize winner, literature – Black Orpheus (1948) Mary McCarthy (b. 1912) – U.S. novelist, essayist, theater critic – “The Unimportance of Being Oscar” ┬áJune 22 … Continue reading

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Literary Birthdays – Week of June 14 – 20

TWEET LitBirthdays June 14 Margaret Bourke-White (b. 1904) – U.S. photojournalist – Portrait of Myself Mona Simpson (b. 1957) – U.S. novelist – Anywhere but Here (1987) Read Simpson’s eulogy to her brother, Steve Jobs: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/30/opinion/mona-simpsons-eulogy-for-steve-jobs.html Listen to this 2015 … Continue reading

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Literary Birthdays – Week of June 7 – June 13

TWEET LitBirthdays June 7 Orhan Pamuk (b. 1952) – Turkish novelist, 2006 Literature Nobel Prize winner – The Black Book See Orhan Pamuk talk about himself, his writing, and Islam in this 2007 speech at the University of California (1 … Continue reading

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