Calendar of Literary Facts

Literary Facts - August 23

1849: William Ernest Henley is born. (Explore: William Ernest Henley, The Poetry of Henley)

1868: Edgar Lee Masters is born. (Explore: Spoon River Anthology, Edgar Lee Masters, Butch Weldy, Which literary devices are used in Edgar Lee Master's poem "Lucinda Matlock"?)

1908: Arthur Adamov is born. (Explore: Ping-Pong, Arthur Adamov)

1925: Enrique Buenaventura is born

1939: Germany and the Soviet Union form an alliance, signing the Molotov-Ribbentrop-brokered “Non-aggression Pact”

1939: Sidney Howard dies. (Explore: Sidney Howard)

1943: Nelson DeMille is born. (Explore: The Lion's Game)

1947: George F. Walker is born. (Explore: Discuss the concept of anti-hero in the play Zastrozzi: The Master of...)