Classics Calendar for November 10

Coraline in the 2009 film based
on Neil Gaiman's novella

Here are today's milestones:

Born on this day:

Martin Luther (1483; died February 18, 1546) German monk, theologian, and religious founder; The Ninety-Five Theses; Address to the Christian Nobility; Concerning Christian Liberty

Oliver Goldsmith (1728; died April 4, 1774) Irish novelist, playwright, and poet; The Vicar of Wakefield; She Stoops to Conquer; The Deserted Village

Friedrich Schiller (1759; died May 9, 1805) German playwright and poet; The Robbers; Don Carlos; The Wallenstein Trilogy; Mary Stuart; William Tell

Vachel Lindsay (1879; died December 5, 1931) American poet; "Abraham Lincoln Walks at Midnight"; "Bryan, Bryan, Bryan, Bryan"; "The Dandelion"; "General William Booth Enters Into Heaven"; The Golden Book of Springfield; "The Eagle That is Forgotten"

John P. Marquand (1893; died July 16, 1960) American writer; best known for his spy stories with the stereotyped Asian character "Mr. Moto"; The Late George Apley; Pulitzer Prize for the Novel, (1938)

Neil Gaiman (1960) English novelist and short story writer; The Sandman; Neverwhere; American Gods; Stardust; Coraline; The Graveyard Book; Good Omens; The Ocean at the End of the Lane

Died on this day:

Arthur Rimbaud (1891; born October 20, 1854) French poet who wrote Lettres du voyant (Letters of the Seer); "Le bateau ivre" ("The Drunken Boat"); Une Saison en Enfer (A Season in Hell); Soleil et chair (Sun and Flesh)

Ken Kesey (2001; born September 17, 1935) American novelist, short story writer, essayist, and poet; One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest; Sometimes a Great Notion

Norman Mailer (2007; born January 31, 1923) American novelist, essayist, playwright, and journalist; The Naked and the Dead; The Executioner's Song; The Armies of the Night; Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction, (1969); Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, (1980)

Bonus Classic:

Peter Lombard (1100-1160) French bishop (of Paris) and theologian; Libri Quattuor Sententiarum (The Four Books of Sentences)

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