Classics Calendar for December 26

Black field workers reminiscent of those in Jean Toomer's Cane

Here are today's milestones:

Born on this day:

Thomas Gray (1716; died July 30, 1771) English poet; Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard; Ode on the Death of a Favourite Cat, Drowned in a Tub of Gold Fishes

Jean Toomer (1894; died March 30, 1967) American poet and novelist; the novel Cane

Henry Miller (1891; died June 7, 1980) American writer; Tropic of Cancer; Black Spring; Tropic of Capricorn; The Colossus of Maroussi; The Rosy Crucifixion (Sexus, Plexus, and Nexus)

Bonus Classic:

Shen Fu (1763-1810?) Chinese writer; Fu Sheng Liu Ji (Six Records of a Floating Life)

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