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    1604, Othello by Shakespeare is presented for the first time.

    1611, The Tempest by Shakespeare is presented for the first time.

    1871, American writer Stephen Crane is born.

    1903, German Writer Theodor Mommsen Dies

    1923, American Writer Gorden R. Dickson is born.

    1972, American Poet Ezra Pound dies

    2006, American Writer William Styron dies
    "Lennie said, "I thought you was mad at me, George."
    "No," said George. "No Lennie. I ain't mad. I never been mad, an' I ain't now. Thats a thing I want ya to know."


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    1960 - Penguin Books is found not guilty of obscenity in the Lady Chatterley's Lover case

    1911 -Born, Odysseus Elytis, Greek writer, Nobel laureate

    1950 -Died, George Bernard Shaw, Irish writer, Nobel Prize laureate

    1951 -Born ,Thomas Mallon, American novelist and critic

    1961 -Died, James Thurber, American humorist
    "Lennie said, "I thought you was mad at me, George."
    "No," said George. "No Lennie. I ain't mad. I never been mad, an' I ain't now. Thats a thing I want ya to know."


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    Jan. 5th

    5 January

    1932 - born : Umberto Eco

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    10 Jan.

    1883 - born : Aleksei Nikolaevich Tolstoi

    1951 - died : Sinclair Lewis
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    15 Jan.

    1622 : Born - Moličre, French playwright

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    16 Jan.

    1933 - Born : Susan Sontag, American writer

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    Rudyard Kipling died - 18th Jan 1936
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    "Gie her a Haggis!"

    On this day in 1759 Robert Burns was born in Alloway, Scotland, and on this night lovers of Burns or Scotland or conviviality will gather around the world to celebrate the fact. Burns was elevated to national hero in his lifetime and cult figure soon afterwards, the first Burns Night celebration occurring almost immediately upon his death. If the haggis has changed, the Night has not. . . . Read more here...

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    May 5:
    Karl Marx's birthday
    Cinco de Mayo
    "Memory believes before knowing remembers."
    --Faulkner

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    June 2nd:

    Thomas Hardy, born 1840
    Barbara Pym, born 1913
    Carol Shields, born 1935

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    June 5th:

    Richard Scarry, born 1919
    Matthew Lesko, born 1943
    Stephen Crane, died 1900
    O. Henry, died 1910

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    June 9th:

    Bertha von Suttner, born 1843

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    June 10th, 2008 - death of Chingiz Aitmatov

    Chingiz Aitmatov was Kyrgyz writer. He belonged to the post-war generation of Soviet authors and his works were translated into more than 150 languages.

    His best known works are:
    Jamilia
    The Day Lasts More Than a Hundred Years
    The Scaffold (I'm not sure if this one was translated into English)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aiculík View Post
    June 10th, 2008 - death of Chingiz Aitmatov

    Chingiz Aitmatov was Kyrgyz writer. He belonged to the post-war generation of Soviet authors and his works were translated into more than 150 languages.

    His best known works are:
    Jamilia
    The Day Lasts More Than a Hundred Years
    The Scaffold (I'm not sure if this one was translated into English)
    I was so sad when I heard that yesterday. I remember having read in the newspaper some weeks ago that he was hospitalised, but I didn't pay much attention to it then. Last year I saw him on a reading for his Когда падают горы (Вечная невеста) - (When the Mountains fall (The eternal Bride), probably not translated to English yet), and he seemed younger than he was and spoke of new projects...
    My favourite works by him are Jamilia and Farewell, Gülsary!.
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    Today is the day on which James Joyce had his first date with Nora Barnacle, who would later become his wife. June 16th is also the day on which the infamous novel, Ulysses, is set.
    Little one, Fate might miscarry.
    Little one, why do you tarry?
    Little one, When May I marry you?
    My little one.

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