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From: Peter Langston <psl>
Date: Mon, 26 Oct 98 22:08:24 -0800
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Subject: LIT BITS CALENDAR V1 #258

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Excerpted-from: LITERARY CALENDAR V1 #258

LITERARY CALENDAR      Tuesday, October 27 1998      Volume 01 : Number 258

Today is Tuesday, 27 October 1998; on this day,

84 years ago (1914),

	Dylan Thomas, poet, is born in Swansea, Wales: "My education was
   the liberty I had to read indiscriminately and all the time, with my
   eyes hanging out."

67 years ago (1931),

	Egyptian writer, physician, and feminist who is sometimes described
   as "the Simone de Beauvoir, of the Arab world," Nawal El Saadawi is born
   in Kafr Tahla.  In her novels, short stories, and nonfiction, she will
   deal chiefly with the status of Arab women.

48 years ago (1950),

	Fran Lebowitz, author of _Metropolitan Life_ and _Social
   Studies_--and of the trenchant but oft-ignored caveat "Having been
   unpopular in high school is not just cause for book publication"--is
   born in Morristown, New Jersey.

23 years ago (1975),

	The author, gourmet food lover, and orchid grower Rex Stout dies in
   Danbury, Connecticut.  He wrote 46 popular Nero Wolfe mysteries.

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