Calendar of Literary Facts

Literary Facts - May 25

1681: Pedro Calderón de la Barca dies. (Explore: Life Is a Dream, The Devotion of the Cross, The Mayor of Zalamea, Pedro Calderón de la Barca)

1803: Ralph Waldo Emerson is born. (Explore: Transcendentalism, Self-Reliance, Nature, Ralph Waldo Emerson, The American Scholar, How does Emerson explain how he used figures of speech to develop his theme...)

1908: Theodore Roethke is born. (Explore: Dolor, Elegy for Jane, My Papa's Waltz, The Waking, Theodore Roethke, What is the meaning of "My Papa's Waltz" by Theodore Roethke?)

1925: Rosario Castellanos is born. (Explore: Cooking Lesson, Rosario Castellanos, What is the summary of "Cooking Lesson" by Rosario Castellanos?)

1927: Robert Ludlum is born. (Explore: The Bourne Ultimatum, The Icarus Agenda, Robert Ludlum, The Bourne Supremacy)

1935: W. P. Kinsella is born. (Explore: Shoeless Joe, The Fencepost Chronicles, The Iowa Baseball Confederacy, W. P. Kinsella, What is the central conflict of Shoeless Joe?)

1938: Raymond Carver is born. (Explore: Cathedral, What We Talk About When We Talk About Love, Where I'm Calling From, Raymond Carver, What is a good thesis statment for an interpretation essay of "Cathedral" by...)

1949: Jamaica Kincaid is born. (Explore: Annie John, What I Have Been Doing Lately, Girl, Jamaica Kincaid, What is a central idea or concept in the book Girl by Jamaica Kincaid?)

1964: Frank D. Gilroy’s drama The Subject Was Roses is first performed. (Explore: The Subject Was Roses, Frank D. Gilroy)