Calendar of Literary Facts

Literary Facts - November 28

1628: John Bunyan is born. (Explore: The Pilgrim's Progress, The Life and Death of Mr. Badman, John Bunyan)

1694: Matsuo Basho dies. (Explore: Temple Bells Die Out, Matsuo Bashō)

1757: William Blake is born. (Explore: A Poison Tree, William Blake, Songs of Innocence and of Experience)

1859: Washington Irving dies. (Explore: The Devil and Tom Walker, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Washington Irving)

1907: Alberto Pincherle is born

1912: In a signal episode in his life, Sherwood Anderson suffers a nervous collapse and abruptly walks out of his business in Elryia, Ohio; after this event he began writing fiction in earnest

1914: Owen Dodson is born. (Explore: The Poetry of Dodson, Owen Dodson)

1915: Yves Theriault is born

1924: Dennis Brutus is born. (Explore: Dennis Brutus)

1944: Rita Mae Brown is born. (Explore: Rita Mae Brown, Pay Dirt, Cat on the Scent)

1957: Ketti Frings produces the drama Look Homeward, Angel. (Explore: Look Homeward, Angel)

1966: Truman Capote throws a landmark party, his Black-and-White Masked Ball, at New York’s Plaza Hotel, inviting a who’s-who of personages from the world of entertainment, politics, literature, and art. (Explore: Truman Capote)

1969: Jose Maria Arguedas dies. (Explore: José María Arguedas)