Classics Calendar for July 25

Cover of my copy of Ueda Akinari's
Ugetsu Monogatari (Tales of Moonlight
and Rain
), bought in Japan

Here are today's milestones:

Born on this day:

Ueda Akinari (1734; died August 8, 1809) Japanese author; Ugetsu Monogatari (Tales of Rain and the Moon); Harusame Monogatari (Tales of Spring Rain)

Frank Waters (1902; died June 3, 1995) American writer; novels: The Man Who Killed the Deer; The Yogi of Cockroach Court; The Woman at Otowi Crossing; also, Book of The Hopi; Pumpkin Seed Point

Died on this day:

Thomas à Kempis (1471; born Unknown Date, 1380) Dutch monk who wrote The Imitation of Christ

Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1834; born October 21, 1772) English poet and philosopher; The Rime of the Ancient Mariner; Christabel; Kubla Khan; Biographia Literaria

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