Classics Calendar for January 19

Most of us know James Dickey's Deliverance
from the 1972 film version, and by the catchy
tune supposedly being played by this guy.

Here are today's milestones:

Born on this day:

Dogen Zenji (1200; died September 22, 1253) Japanese Buddhist monk and poet whose writings include "Bendowa"; "Bussho"; "Genjokoan"; "Uji"; Eihei Koroku (Dogen's Extensive Record); Eihei Shingi (the first Japanese Zen monastic code)

Hakuin Ekaku (1686; died January 18, 1768) Japanese Zen monk; Itsumadegusa (Wild Ivy); commentaries, sermons, and letters

Edgar Allan Poe (1809; died October 7, 1849) American poet and short story writer; short stories "The Cask of Amontillado"; "The Fall of the House of Usher"; "The Masque of the Red Death"; "The Murders in the Rue Morgue"; "The Pit and the Pendulum"; "The Purloined Letter"; "The Tell-Tale Heart"; poems "Annabel Lee"; "Eldorado"; "To Helen"; "The Raven"

Paul Cezanne (1839; died October 22, 1906) French painter; Mont Sainte-Victoire seen from Bellevue; Apothéose de Delacroix; Rideau, Cruchon et Compotier; The Card Players; The Bathers

Eugene Manlove Rhodes (1869; died June 27, 1934) American writer; Paso por Aqui

Died on this day:

William Congreve (1729; born January 24, 1670) English playwright and poet; Love for Love; The Way of the World

James Dickey (1997; born February 2, 1923) American poet and novelist; Buckdancer's Choice: Poems; Deliverance; Poet Laureate of the USA (1966)

Bonus Classic:

Sima Qian (c. 145/135-86) Chinese historian who wrote Shiji (Records of the Grand Historian)

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