Classics Calendar for April 2

"The Emperor's New Clothes" by Hans Christian Andersen

Here are today's milestones:

Born on this day:

Giacomo Casanova (1725; died June 4, 1798) Italian adventurer and author; Histoire de Ma Vie (History of My Life)

Hans Christian Andersen (1805; died August 4, 1875) Danish children's author; "The Emperor's New Clothes"; "The Little Mermaid"; "The Nightingale"; "The Snow Queen"; "The Ugly Duckling"; "Thumbelina"; etc.

Emile Zola (1840; died September 29, 1902) French novelist, playwright, and journalist who wrote the twenty novels of the cycle called Les Rougon-Macquart; Therese Raquin

Died on this day:

Samuel F. B. Morse (1872; born April 27, 1791) American painter and inventor; his letters and journals

Takamura Kotaro (1956; born March 13, 1883) Japanese poet; Chiekosho (Selections of Chieko also called Chieko's Sky)

Bonus Classic:

Xie Lingyun (385-433) Chinese poet of the Southern and Northern Dynasties, particularly known for Chinese "wild" landscape (shanshui = "mountain-water") poetry

No comments:

Post a Comment