Calendar of Literary Facts

Literary Facts - August 28

1749: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe is born. (Explore: Faust, The Sorrows of Young Werther, Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship, Johann Goethe, What Did Johann Goethe Contribute To World Literature?)

1814: Sheridan Le Fanu is born. (Explore: The House by the Churchyard, Uncle Silas, Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu, Green Tea)

1828: Leo Tolstoy is born. (Explore: Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina, The Death of Ivan Ilyich, War and Peace, How Much Land Does a Man Need?, What is a brief summary of Leo Tolstoy's life?)

1859: Leigh Hunt dies. (Explore: Leigh Hunt, The Autobiography of Leigh Hunt, Can you give a summary of the poem "The Glove and the Lions" by Leigh Hunt?)

1906: John Betjeman is born. (Explore: John Betjeman, The Arrest of Oscar Wilde at the Cadogan Hotel, The Poetry of Betjeman, On a Portrait of a Deaf Man, Summoned by Bells, What is the summary and analysis of the poem "Slough" by John Betjeman?)

1913: Robertson Davies is born. (Explore: Fifth Business, What's Bred in the Bone, Reading and Writing, Robertson Davies, Why do characters in Robertson Davies' Fifth Business get their name changed? )

1948: Vonda McIntyre is born. (Explore: Dreamsnake, Vonda N(eel) McIntyre)

1952: Rita Dove is born. (Explore: Geometry, Mother Love, Through the Ivory Gate, Rita Dove, What is the theme of "Daystar" by Rita Dove?)

1993: William Stafford dies. (Explore: At the Bomb Testing Site, Burning a Book, William Stafford, Traveling Through the Dark, What is the  theme of "The Osage Orange Tree" by William Stafford?)