Sunday, August 16, 2015

BW33: Bookish Birthdays and Book News!





Happy Sunday, my darlings.  It is time for another installment of bookish birthdays and book news.

Authors celebrating birthdays this week are:



August 16 

Hugo Gernsback- Father of Science Fiction (1884 - 1967) 

Georgette Heyer - Regency Romance (1902 - 1974)


August 17


Charlotte Forten Grimke- African American Poet and essayist ( 1837 - 1914 )

John Hawkes  - American novelist (1925 - 1998)  


August 18 


Elsa Morante - Italian Author  (1912 - 1985)
Alain Robbe-Grillet  - French novelist (1922 - 2008)


August 19  

Minna Canth - Finnish novelist and social activist ( 1844 - 1897) 
James Gould Cozens - American novelist and Pulitzer Prize Winner (1903 - 1978)  


August 20


H.P. Lovecraft - Horror fiction (1890 - 1937) 
Salvatore Quasimodo - Italian poet and Nobel Prize Winner (1901 - 1968)


August 21

Gennady Agyi - Russian Poet (1934 - 2006) 
Lucius Shepard - American Sci fi/Fantasy (1943 - 2014)


August 22

Ray Bradbury - American Science Fiction novelist (1920 - 2012)
Colm Toibin - Irish novelist   (1955 - 60th Birthday)



Bookish News



Micromegas - Voltaire's rare children's book (Brain pickings)

Guardian's 2015 Longlist 


NYT Sunday Book Review - Why do we always proclaim that the Novel is dead?

Get your colored pencils - Fantastic Cities is here



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History of the Medieval World 
Chapter 37 - The Prophet  pp 273 - 281

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1 comment:

  1. Rachel Joyce's 'Perfect', quirky and original but quite heart wrenching.

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