Posted on December 25, 2022 at 8:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Here are the literary birthdays to celebrate over the week of December 25, 2022: 

Isaac Newton (December 25, 1642): Newton’s Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy, often referred to as simply the Principia (from its Latin title), revealed his laws of motion and is one of the most important modern scientific works.

Thomas Gray (December 26, 1716): Gray wrote “An Elegy Written in a Country Church Yard,” one of the most famous English lyric poems.

Manuel Puig (December 28, 1932): Puig became famous beyond his native Argentina with the novel Kiss of the Spider Woman, which was later adapted into a movie.

Rudyard Kipling (December 30, 1865): Kipling’s poetry and short stories, most notably The Jungle Book, brought him early acclaim — and England’s first Nobel Prize for Literature victory — but his reputation declined, even in his lifetime, because of his imperialistic attitudes.

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