Calendar of Literary Facts

Literary Facts - December 21

1849: James Lane Allen is born

1879: Josef Stalin is born. (Explore: Joseph Stalin)

1917: Heinrich Boell is born. (Explore: Christmas Not Just Once a Year, The Clown, The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum, Heinrich Böll)

1934: Wallace Thurman dies. (Explore: The Blacker the Berry, Infants of the Spring, Wallace Thurman)

1940: F. Scott Fitzgerald dies. (Explore: The Great Gatsby, Babylon Revisited, Winter Dreams, This Side of Paradise, Tender Is the Night, The Beautiful and Damned, F. Scott Fitzgerald, What are some examples of synecdoche in The Great Gatsby?)

1983: Paul de Man dies. (Explore: Blindness and Insight)