Calendar of Literary Facts

Literary Facts - February 27

1807: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow is born. (Explore: Paul Revere's Ride, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Evangeline, The Song of Hiawatha, Explain "The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere" through Longfellow's use of poetic...)

1880: Angelina Weld Grimke is born. (Explore: Grimké Sisters, Walking by Faith)

1892: Edna St. Vincent Millay is born. (Explore: Wild Swans, Love is not all, Renascence, Edna St. Vincent Millay, "What lips my lips have kissed" by Millay, identify the personification in...)

1902: John Steinbeck is born. (Explore: Of Mice and Men, The Pearl, The Grapes of Wrath, The Red Pony, The Chrysanthemums, East of Eden, John Steinbeck, What is the theme in Of Mice and Men?)

1910: Peter De Vries is born. (Explore: The Blood of the Lamb, Peter De Vries, Slouching Towards Kalamazoo, I Hear America Swinging)

1912: Lawrence Durrell is born. (Explore: The Alexandria Quartet, The Avignon Quintet, The Revolt of Aphrodite, Lawrence Durrell, In Lawrence Durrell's novel Justine, the narrator says that "we are the...)

1913: Irwin Shaw is born. (Explore: The Young Lions, Irwin Shaw, The Eighty-Yard Run, The Girls in Their Summer Dresses, What is the central idea in "The Girls in Their Summer Dresses" by Irwin Shaw?)

1925: Kenneth Koch is born. (Explore: Paradiso, Kenneth Koch, To Marina, You Were Wearing)

1934: N. Scott Momaday is born. (Explore: House Made of Dawn, The Ancient Child, The Way to Rainy Mountain, N. Scott Momaday, Momaday's "The Way to Rainy Mountain" incorporates many different styles and...)

1990: Josephine W. Johnson dies