Calendar of Literary Facts

Literary Facts - January 28

814: Charlemagne dies. (Explore: Charlemagne, Why Is Charlemagne Considered One Of The Great Leaders In History?)

1853: José Martí is born. (Explore: José Martí, What are some of  the rhetorical devices used in Poem XXXIX from "Versos...)

1873: Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette is born. (Explore: Gigi, The Vagabond, Colette, The Collected Stories of Colette)

1881: Fedor Dostoevsky dies. (Explore: Crime and Punishment, The Brothers Karamazov, Notes From Underground, What is the summary and theme of the story The Little Orphan by Fuodor...)

1928: Vicente Blasco Ibañez dies. (Explore: Blood and Sand, The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, Vicente Blasco Ibáñez)

1933: Susan Sontag is born. (Explore: The Way We Live Now, Against Interpretation and Other Essays, On Photography, Susan Sontag, What are the main points of Sontag's essay "Illness as Metaphor"?)

1935: David Lodge is born. (Explore: Changing Places, Small World, David Lodge, Nice Work)

1939: William Butler Yeats dies. (Explore: The Lake Isle of Innisfree, William Butler Yeats, Sailing to Byzantium, The Second Coming, Identify the elements of Symbolism in "The Second Coming" by William Butler...)

1960: Zora Neale Hurston dies. (Explore: Mule Bone, Their Eyes Were Watching God, Sweat, Zora Neale Hurston, Why did Zora Neale Hurston call this story "The Gilded Six-Bits?")

1996: Joseph Brodsky dies. (Explore: Joseph Brodsky, To Urania, Watermark, A Part of Speech, What are the main themes Joseph Brodsky writes about in his poetry?)