Classics Calendar for February 17

The trial of Giordano Bruno, a bronze
relief in Rome by Ettore Ferrari

Here are today's milestones:

Born this on day:

Mori Ogai (1862; died July 8, 1922) Japanese novelist and poet; Gan (Wild Geese); Wita sekusuarisu (Vita Sexualis); "Takasebune" ("The Boat on the Takase River"); "Maihime" ("The Dancing Girl")

Will Levington Comfort (1878; died November 2, 1932) American adventure writer known for adventure for Apache; three of his works were the basis of feature films.

Mo Yan (1955) Chinese novelist and short story writer; Red Sorghum Clan; The Republic of Wine; Life and Death Are Wearing Me Out; Nobel Prize in Literature (2012)

Died this on day:

Giordano Bruno (1600; born Unknown Date, 1548) Italian friar, philosopher, and cosmologist; the six "Italian Dialogues": La Cena de le Ceneri (The Ash Wednesday Supper); De la Causa, Principio et Uno (On Cause, Principle and Unity); De l'Infinito, Universo e Mondi (On the Infinite, Universe and Worlds); Lo Spaccio de la Bestia Trionfante (The Expulsion of the Triumphant Beast); Cabala del cavallo Pegaseo (Cabal of the Horse Pegasus); and De gli Heroici Furori (On the Heroic Frenzies)

Moliere (1673; born January 15, 1622) French playwright; Le Misanthrop (The Misanthrope); L'école des Femmes (The School for Wives); Tartuffe; L'Avare (The Miser); Le Malade Imaginaire (The Imaginary Invalid); and Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme (The Bourgeois Gentleman)

James Macpherson (1796; born October 27, 1736) Scottish author; Ossian cycle of poems

Heinrich Heine (1856; born December 13, 1797) German poet; Buch der Lieder (Book of Songs); Reisebilder (Travel Pictures); Deutschland: Ein Wintermärchen (Germany: A Winter's Tale); Atta Troll: Ein Sommernachtstraum (Atta Troll: A Midsummer Night's Dream); Romanzero (a collection)

Joaquin Miller (1913; born September 8, 1837) American poet known for Songs of the Sierras

Bonus Classic:

Lucian (of Samosata) (c.?125-after 180) Assyrian-born Greek rhetorician and satirist who wrote comic dialogues, rhetorical essays and prose fiction, including A True Story

No comments:

Post a Comment