Classics Calendar for November 11

Billy Pilgrim (Michael Sacks) and Montana Wildhack (Valerie
Perrine) in the zoo on Tralfamadore in George Roy Hill's
1972 film adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-Five

Here are today's milestones:

Born on this day:

Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1821; died February 9, 1881) Russian novelist, short story writer, essayist, journalist and philosopher; Poor Folk; Crime and Punishment; The Idiot; Demons; The Brothers Karamazov; Notes from Underground

Kurt Vonnegut Jr. (1922; died April 11, 2007) American novelist and short story writer; Player Piano; The Sirens of Titan; Cat's Cradle; Slaughterhouse-Five; Breakfast of Champions; short-story collection Welcome to the Monkey House includes "Harrison Bergeron," "Who Am I This Time?" and "EPICAC"

Carlos Fuentes (1928; died May 15, 2012) Mexican novelist and essayist; Gringo Viejo (The Old Gringo); La Muerte de Artemio Cruz (The Death of Artemio Cruz); Terra Nostra

Died on this day:

Soren Kierkegaard (1855; born May 5, 1813) Danish philosopher and theologian; Either/Or; Fear and Trembling; The Sickness Unto Death

Bonus Classic:

Jean Froissart (c. 1337-c. 1405) French historian; The Chronicles

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