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March 25 – Dorothy C. Fontana

Happy Birthday Dorothy C. Fontana! Dorothy C. Fontana (born March 25, 1939) – screenwriter and story editor of first Star Trek television series, and Star Trek – the Next Generation, and several other popular U.S. television programs. Read the Wikipedia … Continue reading

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March 21 – Slavoj Žižek

Happy Birthday Slavoj Žižek! Slavoj Žižek, born March 21, 1949 – Slovenian philosopher – Refugees, Terror and Other Troubles with the Neighbors: Against the Double Blackmail (2016) Read the Wikepedia article about Slavoj Žižek. Watch a 2016 interview (Tavis Smiley … Continue reading

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LitBirthdays for March

March March 1 Ralph Ellison Akutagawa Ryūnosuke Shantabai Kamble March 2 Janos Arany Evgeny Baratynsky Metta Victoria Fuller Victor (Seeley Regester) March 3 Yury (Karlovich) Olesha George Miller (George Miliotis) Caroline Lamarche March 4 Robert Orben Miriam Makeba Khaled Hosseini … Continue reading

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LitBirthdays – February 26

Happy Birthday Jela Krečič! Jela Krečič – born February 26, 1979 – Slovenian novelist and journalist (None Like Her / Ni Druge – 2016) The GoodReads bio of Jela Krečič Read her 2013 interview with Julian Assange Read a review of … Continue reading

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LitBirthdays February 18

Happy Birthday Toni Morrison! February 18 Toni Morrison (Chloe Ardelia Wofford) (b. 1931) – U.S. novelist, 1993 Literature Nobel Prize winner – Beloved Read the excellent Authors Calendar biography of Toni Morrison http://web.archive.org/web/20150215101722/http://www.kirjasto.sci.fi/tmorris.htm Read the MSBush bio of Toni Morrison … Continue reading

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Old Books of the Month

The play’s the thing… Look for DempseyBooks used books on Amazon.com It’s Buy or Bygone: Books not sold sooner will be thrown out later. Building a Character by Constantin Stanislavski Six Modern American Plays Includes: Mister Roberts, The Glass Menagerie, … Continue reading

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February LitBirthdays

February February 1 Big Boi Langston Hughes Yevgeny Ivanovich Zamyatin February 2 Xuân Diệu Joseph Seamon Cotter, Jr. James Joyce February 3 Paul Auster Marlon Riggs James Michener February 4 Abdul Rahman Badawi Buell Gordon Gallagher Betty Friedan February 5 … Continue reading

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