LIT BITS V3 #241
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From: Peter Langston <psl>
Date: Sun, 27 Aug 100 19:38:26 -0700
Subject: LIT BITS V3 #241
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Excerpted-from: LITERARY CALENDAR V3 #241
Today is Monday, 28 August 2000; on this day,
1570 years ago (430),
Best known for his work _Confessiones_ (The Confessions) and _De
civitate Dei_ (The City of God), Saint Augustine dies in Hippo Regius.
251 years ago (1749),
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe is born in Frankfurt-am-Main: "From my
father, I inherited my stature and the serious conduct of my life from
my dear mother, my gaiety of spirit and delight in story-telling."
118 years ago (1882),
Gustaf Hellstrom (_Lacemaker Lekholm Has an Idea_, 1927), Swedish
realist novelist, journalist, and literary critic, is born in
Kristianstad. A foreign correspondent for several Scandinavian
newspapers, his early work will show the background of his time in
Paris, London, and New York.
71 years ago (1929),
The editing of _Look Homeward, Angel_ is completed, a job that reminds
Thomas Wolfe of putting corsets on an elephant.
© 2000 Peter Langston