Classics Calendar for December 11

Cover of a recent edition of Palace Walk,
from the Cairo Trilogy of Naguib Mahfouz

Here are today's milestones:

Born on this day:

Hector Berlioz (1803; died March 8, 1869) French composer; Damnation of Faust; Symphonie Fantastique; Requiem

Alfred de Musset (1810; died May 2, 1857) French dramatist, poet, and novelist who wrote The Story of a White Blackbird and The Confession of a Child of the Century, as well as the play Lorenzaccio

Horace Bell (1830; died June 29, 1918) American author and lawman; Reminiscences of a Ranger

Naguib Mahfouz (1911; died August 30, 2006) Egyptian writer; 34 novels (including Midaq Alley and the "Cairo Trilogy"), over 350 short stories, and more; Nobel Prize in Literature (1988)

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (1918; died August 3, 2008) Russian novelist, historian, and short story writer; The First Circle; One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich; Cancer Ward; August 1914; The Gulag Archipelago; Nobel Prize in Literature (1970)

Bonus Classic:

Ireneaus, Church Father (early 2nd century-c. 202) Greek Bishop and Church Father in Roman Gaul; Against Heresies

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