Classics Calendar for March 8

Path of the Rio Grande, subject
of Paul Horgan's Great River

Here are today's milestones:

Born on this day:

Kenneth Grahame (1859; died July 6, 1932) British writer; The Wind in the Willows; The Reluctant Dragon

Died on this day:

Xu Xiake (1641; born January 5, 1587) Chinese travel writer; Xu Xiake Youji (Xu Xiake's Travels)

Hector Berlioz (1869; born December 11, 1803) French composer; Damnation of Faust; Symphonie Fantastique; Requiem

Sherwood Anderson (1941; born September 13, 1877) American writer known for Winesburg, Ohio; Dark Laughter

Paul Horgan (1995; born August 1, 1903) American author; Great River: The Rio Grande in North American History; Lamy of Santa Fe; Pulitzer Prize for History (1955, 1976)

Wilson Harris (2018; born March 24, 1921) Guyanese poet, novelist, and essayist; The Guyana Quartet (Palace of the Peacock; The Far Journey of Oudin; The Whole Armour; The Secret Ladder)

Bonus Classic:

Liu Tong (c. 1593–1637) Chinese writer; Dijing Jingwulue (Survey of Scenery and Monuments in the Imperial Capital)

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