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18 Sep
LIT BITS V2 #260

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Excerpted-from: LITERARY CALENDAR V2 #260

Today is Sunday, 19 September 1999; on this day,

145 years ago (1854),

   Dante Gabriel Rossetti assesses Emily Bronte's  _Wuthering Heights_:
"The action is laid in Hell--only it seems places and people have English
names there."

88 years ago (1911),

   1983 Nobel Prize-winner William Golding (_Lord of the Flies_) is born
in Cornwall.

87 years ago (1912),

   When feminist Rebecca West, 19, reviews _Marriage_ by H. G. Wells, 45,
and calls him "The Old Maid among novelists," Wells asks to meet her. By
spring they will have embarked on a ten-year love affair.

26 years ago (1973),

   Paul Theroux leaves London's Victoria Station on the 15:30 for Folkestone
and Paris, beginning the journey chronicled in _The Great Railway Bazaar_.

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