Classics Calendar for October 14

The Garden Party by Gifford Beal evokes the
setting of Katherine Mansfield's short story

Here are today's milestones:

Born on this day:

Masaoka Shiki (1867; died September 19, 1902) Japanese poet known for Take no Sato Uta (Songs from a Bamboo Village) (one of the "Four Great Haiku Masters")

Katherine Mansfield (1888; died January 9, 1923) New Zealand short story writer; The Garden Party: and Other Stories; The Aloe

e. e. cummings (1894; died September 3, 1962) American poet known for odd capitalization, strange arrangement on the page, and untitled poems referred to by their first lines, such as "in Just-," "next to of course god america I," " l(a," "i sing of Olaf glad and big," "Buffalo Bill's," and "i carry your heart with me"

Died on this day:

Randall Jarrell (1965; born May 6, 1914) American poet, literary critic, children's author, essayist, novelist remembered for The Woman at the Washington Zoo, The Lost World, Pictures from an Institution, and other poems. US Poet Laureate (1956-1958).

Leonard Bernstein (1990; born August 25, 1918) American composer of such works as Candida; On the Town; Wonderful Town and West Side Story; multiple Grammys, including Lifetime Achievement Award

Richard Wilbur (2017; born March 1, 1921) American poet; Things of This World; Pulitzer Prize for Poetry (1957, 1989); Poet Laureate of the USA (1996)

Bonus Classic:

Li Yu (1610-1680) Chinese author; Rou Pu Tuan (The Carnal Prayer Mat); Lian Xiang Ban (The Fragrant Companion)

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