Literary Birthday

Literary Birthday – 23 December – Harriet Monroe

Harriet Monroe was born 23 December 1860 and died 26 September 1936 Quotes ... poetry, 'The Cinderella of the Arts. Our little solos are a note in an immense chorus vibrating grandly through the universe, a chorus which accepts and harmonises the whir of the cricket and…

Literary Birthday – 20 December – David Markson

David Markson was born 20 December 1927 and died 4 June 2010. Quotes The eternal silence of these infinite spaces frightens me. How can I tell what I think until I see what I say? One never does solve what it is about watching fires, really.…

Literary Birthday – 19 December – Robin Sloan

Happy Birthday, Robin Sloan, born 19 December 1979 Five Quotes Walking the stacks in a library, dragging your fingers across the spines -- it's hard not to feel the presence of sleeping spirits. You know, I'm really starting to think the whole world is just…

Literary Birthday – 16 December – V. S. Pritchett

V. S. Pritchett was born 16 December 1900 and died 20 March 1997 Nine Quotes Writing enlarges the landscape of the mind. I have always thought that life and literature are intermingled and that this intermingling has been my quest. The profoundly humorous writers are humorous because…

Literary Birthday – 16 December – Sylvia Brownrigg

Happy Birthday, Sylvia Brownrigg, born 16 December 1964 Five Quotes I plan to learn enough to read you like a book. I'd like to pay your palms the same favour that you pay these pages, searching them for grooves and images and the secret signs of…

Literary Birthday – 13 December – Tamora Pierce

Happy Birthday, Tamora Pierce, born 13 December 1954 Quotes Every now and then I like to do as I'm told, just to confuse people. Threats are the last resort of a man with no vocabulary. The best way to prepare to have ideas when you…

Literary Birthday – 12 December – Anna Seward

Anna Seward was born 12 December 1742 and died 25 March 1809 Quotes A masculine education cannot spare from professional study and the necessary acquisition of languages, the time and attention which I have bestowed on the compositions of my countrymen. Suffer not thy wrongs…
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