Posted on 07/25/2021 at 04:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Here’s yet another commemoration of Italian poet and writer Dante Alighieri, who died seven hundred years ago this September. The...

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Posted on 07/25/2021 at 08:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Here are the literary birthdays to celebrate over the week of July 25, 2021. George Bernard Shaw (July 26, 1856):...

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Posted on 07/21/2021 at 09:46 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The trailer for The Last Duel, based on the book by Eric Jager, is out for your viewing pleasure. Matt...

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Posted on 07/18/2021 at 04:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Beloved novelist Jane Austen died on this day in 1817. In honor of the occasion, we present a few new-to-the-newswire...

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Posted on 07/18/2021 at 08:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Here are the literary birthdays to celebrate over the week of July 18, 2021. William Makepeace Thackeray (July 18, 1811):...

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Posted on 07/15/2021 at 12:30 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

There’s no denying the mark that William Shakespeare has left on Western civilization. And sometimes, in fact, it’s embraced —...

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Posted on 07/15/2021 at 08:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

It’s probably not surprising that author Nathaniel Hawthorne knew Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau and was friends with...

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Posted on 07/14/2021 at 08:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

When one thinks of Shirley Jackson’s writing, one likely thinks of the dark and fantastic. So here’s a little change...

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Posted on 07/13/2021 at 02:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Concerns about linguistic extinction are, apparently, nothing new. Atlas Obscura recently shared the story of Valentin Vodnik, a Slovene priest...

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Posted on 07/12/2021 at 08:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Today marks 204 years since Henry David Thoreau was born. But instead of celebrating him, we’ll celebrate a different Thoreau:...

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