Classics Calendar for October 22

One of Paul Cezanne's five paintings of The Card Players

Here are today's milestones:

Born on this day:

Franz Liszt (1811; died July 31, 1886) Hungarian composer; twenty Hungarian rhapsodies, symphonic poems

Martha Summerhayes (1844; died May 12, 1926) American travel memoirist and "army wife" who brought her Massachusetts sensibilities to Vanished Arizona, her observations of life in that territory, where she and her husband lived off and on from 1874 to 1900.

Ivan Bunin (1870; died November 8, 1953) Russian writer; The Village; The Life of Arseniev; Cursed Days; Nobel Prize in Literature (1933)

Doris Lessing (1919; died November 17, 2013) British novelist, poet, playwright, librettist, biographer and short story writer who wrote The Grass is Singing; Children of Violence (pentalogy); The Golden Notebook; The Good Terrorist; Canopus in Argos: Archives (pentalogy); Nobel Prize in Literature (2007)

Died on this day:

Paul Cezanne (1906; born January 19, 1839) French painter; Mont Sainte-Victoire seen from Bellevue; Apothéose de Delacroix; Rideau, Cruchon et Compotier; The Card Players; The Bathers

Paul Tillich (1965; born August 20, 1886) German-American theologian Systematic Theology; Dynamics of Faith; The Courage to Be

Bonus Classic:

Linji (Unknown Year-866) Chinese Chan (Zen) monk and patriarch who wrote The Record of Lin-chi

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