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1830 – He was born this year in a thatched house in Kilmarnock, in the Scottish Lowlands south-west of Glasgow. 1854 – He was one of the leading representatives of what was called the “Spasmodic” School, now fallen into oblivion. 1857 – He also published City Poems this year. 1861 – He ..
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1856 – He was born on the 26th day of July this year in Dublin, Ireland. He was a strong advocate for socialism and women’s rights, a vegetarian and teetotaler, and a harsh critic of formal education. 1876 – He joined his mother’s London household. She, Vandeleur Lee, and his sister Lucy, provided him ..
1900 – George Seferis, born on the 13th of March in Urla near Smyrna in Asia Minor. He was one of the most important Greek poets of the 20th century, and a Nobel laureate. 1931 – He was at once acclaimed as “the poet of the future” on the publication of I strofí (“The Turning ..
1871 – Valentin Louis Georges Eugène Marcel Proust, born on the 10th of July in Auteuil, NC France, of Jewish descent. He was a French intellectual, novelist, essayist and critic. 1905 – He was already at work on translating Ruskin’s Sesame and Lilies, which he completed in June. 1912 – He then devoted himself to ..
1896 – Born on September 6th in Rome, Italy. Italian literary critic and essayist, a preeminent scholar of English literature. 1914 – Praz was educated at the University of Bologna. 1918-1920 – Received degrees from the Universities of Rome and Florence. 1923 – He studied at the British Museum in London. 1924-1934 – Taught at ..
46 A.D – He was born this year to a prominent family in Chaeronea, Boeotia. He was best known for his works Morallia and Parallel Lives. 66 A.D – Plutarch is believed to have had a liberal education at Athens, where he studied physics, rhetoric, mathematics, medicine, natural science, philosophy, Greek, and Latin literature ..
1932 – Born on October 27th in Boston, Massachusetts. An American poet and novelist whose best-known works are preoccupied with alienation, death, and self-destruction. 1951 – She entered Smith College on a scholarship. 1952 – A co-winner of the Mademoiselle magazine fiction contest. 1955 – She graduated from Smith with highest honors and went on ..