Calendar of Literary Facts

Literary Facts - August 25

1632: Thomas Dekker dies. (Explore: Old Fortunatus, Satiromastix, The Shoemaker's Holiday, Thomas Dekker)

1776: David Hume dies. (Explore: David Hume, A Treatise of Human Nature, An Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Morals, An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding, What does David Hume mean by saying that the human nature is a bundle of...)

1836: Bret Harte is born. (Explore: Tennessee's Partner, The Luck of Roaring Camp, Bret Harte, The Outcasts of Poker Flat, What are the symbols in Bret Harte's "The Outcasts of Poker Flat"?)

1900: Friedrich Nietzsche dies. (Explore: Friedrich Nietzsche, Thus Spake Zarathustra, Beyond Good and Evil, On the Genealogy of Morals, Why is Freidrich Nietzsche an important influence in philosophy?)

1921: Brian Moore is born. (Explore: The Luck of Ginger Coffey, Lies of Silence, Black Robe, Brian Moore, What are the main themes in The Luck of Ginger Coffey by Brian Moore?)

1935: Charles Wright is born. (Explore: The Messenger, Charles Wright, Homage to Paul Cézanne, Chickamauga)

1938: Frederick Forsyth is born. (Explore: Frederick Forsyth, Avenger)

1944: Sherley Anne Williams is born. (Explore: Dessa Rose, The Poetry of Williams (Sherley Anne), Sherley Anne Williams)

1949: Martin Amis is born. (Explore: Martin Amis, The Information, London Fields, Time's Arrow, Can you describe the narrative point of view, tone and imagery used in London...)

1976: Eyvind Johnson dies. (Explore: Eyvind Johnson)

1984: Truman Capote dies. (Explore: In Cold Blood, A Christmas Memory, Miriam, Truman Capote, What is the climax of "A Christmas Memory"?   )

1990: Morley Callaghan dies. (Explore: All the Years of Her Life, Morley Callaghan, A Cap for Steve, Two Fishermen, In "A Cap for Steve" by Morley Callaghan, what does the cap itself...)

1995: John Brunner dies. (Explore: The Jagged Orbit, The Shockwave Rider, Stand on Zanzibar, John Brunner)