Classics Calendar for October 13

Driving Rain at Shono by the Japanese artist Hiroshige, found
on the cover of Maruya Saiichi's Rain in the Wind: Four Stories

Here are today's milestones:

Born on this day:

Kobayashi Takiji (1903; died February 20, 1933) Japanese novelist who wrote Kanikosen (Crab Cannery Ship)

Died on this day:

Maruya Saiichi (2012; born August 27, 1925) Japanese novelist who also translated James Joyce; Singular Rebellion; Rain in the Wind: Four Stories; A Mature Woman; Grass for My Pillow

Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve (1869; born December 23, 1804) French literary critic widely translated into English; "What Is a Classic?"; "Montaigne"

Bonus Classic:

Clement of Alexandria (c. 150-c. 215) Greek theologian, catechist, and Church Father who was known for a "trilogy" made up of the Protrepticus (Exhortation); the Paedagogus (Tutor); and the Stromata (Miscellanies)

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