Calendar of Literary Facts

Literary Facts - September 29

1547: Miguel de Cervantes is born. (Explore: Don Quixote, Don Quixote de la Mancha, Exemplary Novels, Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, What is the significance of closing scene in Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra's...)

1760: William Beckford is born. (Explore: Vathek, William Beckford)

1810: Elizabeth Cleghorn Stevenson (Gaskell) is born. (Explore: North and South, Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell Cranford, In Our Society at Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell, is Captain Brown a flat or...)

1864: Miguel de Unamuno is born. (Explore: Saint Emmanuel the Good, Martyr, Abel Sánchez, The Madness of Doctor Montarco, Miguel de Unamuno, How is the idea of modernity portrayed in Saint Manuel Bueno, Martyr and how...)

1866: J. E. Casely-Hayford is born

1902: Emile Zola dies. (Explore: Émile Zola, The French writer, Émile Zola, claimed that the Impressionists were selling...)

1908: Joaquim María Machado de Assis dies. (Explore: Dom Casmurro, Epitaph of a Small Winner, Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis, The Psychiatrist)

1930: Colin Dexter is born. (Explore: Colin Dexter, The Jewel That Was Ours, The Daughters of Cain)

1967: Carson McCullers dies. (Explore: The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter, The Member of the Wedding, The Ballad of the Sad Café, Carson McCullers, What is the theme of "The Sojourner" by Carson McCullers?)

1973: W. H. Auden dies. (Explore: Musée des Beaux Arts, The Unknown Citizen, W. H. Auden, Explain the main theme of the poem "The Unknown Citizen" by W. H. Auden.)

1996: Shusaku Endo dies. (Explore: Endo Shusaku)