Monthly Archives: October 2009

Literary Birthdays – Week of October 25 – 31

Tweet us today with author birthdays! October 25 Geoffrey Chaucer (born October 25, 1342 or 1343) British writer – The Canterbury Tales Excerpt from Troilus and Cressida “When that the cock, commune astrologer, Gan on his breast to beat, and … Continue reading

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Literary Birthdays – Week of October 18 – 24

Tweet us today with author birthdays! October 18 Thomas Love Peacock (born October 18, 1785) – U.K. novelist, satirist – Nightmare Abbey (1818) Excerpt from Nightmare Abbey Chapter VII A NEW visitor arrived at the Abbey, in the person of … Continue reading

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Literary Birthdays – Week of October 11 – 17

Tweet us today with author birthdays! October 11 Elmore Leonard (born October 11, 1925) – U.S. novelist – Get Shorty (1991) Watch Elmore Leonard talk about his writing in this excellent interview: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9QbTQpiDsM   October 12 Ding Ling (Jiǎng Bīngzhī … Continue reading

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Literary Birthdays – Week of October 4 – 10

Tweet us today with author birthdays! October 4 Anne Rice (born October 4, 1941) – U.S. novelist – Interview with the Vampire (1976) Excerpt from Interview with the Vampire “No,” said the vampire abruptly. “We can’t begin that way. Is … Continue reading

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