LIT BITS V3 #28
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From: Peter Langston <psl>
Date: Thu, 27 Jan 100 16:29:27 -0800
Subject: LIT BITS V3 #28
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Excerpted-from: LITERARY CALENDAR V3 #28
Today is Friday, 28 January 2000; on this day,
186 years ago (1814),
Stendhal's first book is published, containing partially plagiarized
biographies of Mozart and Haydn.
127 years ago (1873),
Colette (Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette) is born in the village of Saint-
Sauveur-en-Puisaye, France. She will begin her career by ghostwriting
stories for her author-husband "Willy" who locks her into a room until
she finishes each assignment.
40 years ago (1960),
African-American writer Zora Neale Hurston dies in Fort Pierce,
Florida. Her influence lives on in such writers as Ralph Ellison and
61 years ago (1939),
William Butler Yeats dies at Roquebrune in France, aged 73. His
gravestone in Ireland bears the epitaph he composed himself:
"Cast a cold eye / On life, on death. / Horseman, Pass by."
4 years ago (1996),
Russian Joseph Brodsky dies, winner of the Nobel Prize for
Literature in 1987 for his lyric and elegiac poems. Though Russian,
he will be exiled in 1972, live thereafter in the United States, and
become poet laureate in 1991.
© 2000 Peter Langston