Calendar of Literary Facts

Literary Facts - May 27

1862: John Kendrick Bangs is born. (Explore: A/The Pursuit of the House-Boat House-Boat on the Styx)

1867: Arnold Bennett is born. (Explore: Anna of the Five Towns, The Clayhanger Trilogy, Riceyman Steps, Arnold Bennett, The Old Wives' Tale)

1907: Rachel Carson is born. (Explore: Silent Spring, Rachel Carson, The Sea Around Us, Why did Rachel Carson write "Silent Spring?")

1908: Alexander Posey dies. (Explore: Alexander Posey)

1912: John Cheever is born. (Explore: The Swimmer, The Country Husband, John Cheever, The Enormous Radio, How is class addressed in the short story "The Swimmer?")

1915: Herman Wouk is born. (Explore: The Caine Mutiny, War and Remembrance, The Winds of War, Herman Wouk)

1925: Tony Hillerman is born. (Explore: Sacred Clowns, Talking God, Dance Hall of the Dead, Skeleton Man, A Thief of Time, Tony Hillerman)

1930: John Barth is born. (Explore: Lost in the Funhouse, The Floating Opera, The Sot-Weed Factor, Night-Sea Journey, John Barth, What is the function of parody and metafiction in John Barth's postmodern...)

1932: Linda Pastan is born. (Explore: Ethics, The Cossacks, Linda Pastan, Does anyone have any ideas as to "deconstructing" Ethics by Linda Pastan? I...)

1934: Harlan Ellison is born. (Explore: A Boy and His Dog, Repent, Harlequin! Said the Ticktockman, Harlan Ellison, I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream)

1941: Simon J. Ortiz is born. (Explore: Simon J. Ortiz)

1999: Alice (Boyd) Adams dies. (Explore: The Last Lovely City, Greyhound People, Alice Adams)