Calendar of Literary Facts

Literary Facts - April 16

1689: Aphra Behn dies. (Explore: The Rover, Oroonoko, Aphra Behn, The Disappointment)

1844: Jacques Anatole Francois Thibault (“Anatole France”) is born. (Explore: Anatole France)

1871: J. M. Synge is born. (Explore: The Playboy of the Western World, In the Shadow of the Glen, Riders to the Sea, J. M. Synge)

1922: Kingsley Amis is born. (Explore: Difficulties with Girls, Lucky Jim, The Green Man, Kingsley Amis)

1994: Ralph Ellison dies. (Explore: Invisible Man, Battle Royal; or, The Invisible Man, Battle Royal, Ralph Ellison, How is humor used in Ralph Ellison's "The Invisible Man"?)