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From: Peter Langston <psl>
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Subject: LIT BITS CALENDAR V1 #254

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Excerpted-from: LITERARY CALENDAR V1 #254

LITERARY CALENDAR       Friday, October 23 1998       Volume 01 : Number 254

Today is Friday, 23 October 1998; on this day,

181 years ago (1817),

	French grammarian, encyclopedist, and lexicographer (_Universal
   Dictionary of the Nineteenth Century_) Pierre Larousse is born in Toucy,

59 years ago (1939),

	Zane Grey dies, aged 67, of a heart attack in his Altadena,
   California, home.

48 years ago (1950),

	T. S. Eliot,  at 62, complains in _Time_ magazine: "The years
   between 50 and 70 are the hardest.  You are always being asked to do
   things and yet are not decrepit enough to turn them down."

20 years ago (1978),

	_The Stories of John Cheever_ is published to great acclaim by
   Knopf, although Cheever himself has said: "A collection of short stories
   is generally thought to be a horrendous clinker--an enforced courtesy
   for the elderly writer who wants to display the trophies of his youth,
   along with the trout flies."

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