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Fun Facts Friday: Cornell Woolrich

Mr. Woolrich’s noir stories were adapted to screenplays more than any other writer.

Fun Facts Friday: Selma Lagerlöf

Selma Lagerlöf (20 November, 1858 – 16 March, 1940) was a prize winning author from Sweden. “1959 CPA 2284” by Post of USSR http://kolekzioner.net/modules/smartsection/item.php?itemid=224. Licensed under Public Domain via Commons. Lagerlöf was born with a hip injury and gotten an illness which left her lame in both legs, however she recovered. She was the fifth […]

Fun Facts Friday: Kurt Vonnegut

Kurt Vonnegut (11 November, 1922 – 11 April, 2007) was a prolific American author, best known for his 1969 novel Slaughterhouse-Five. “Kurt-Vonnegut-US-Army-portrait” by United States Army – http://web.archive.org/web/20120531140300/http://www.jameslogancourier.org/index.php?itemid=7523. Licensed under Public Domain via Commons. Books by Kurt Vonnegut Kurt Vonnegut is actually a “junior”, his father, Kurt Vonnegut Sr. was an architect. Vonnegut hated the […]

Fun Facts Friday: André Chénier

Only two works of Chénier were published during his lifetime, he got his reputation posthumously.

Fun Facts Friday: Doris Lessing

In 2007 Mrs. Lessing won the Nobel Prize for Literature. She was the eleventh (and oldest) woman to win the prize

Fun Facts Friday: Noah Webster

The first federal copyright laws (1790) were instituted much due to Mr. Webster’s efforts to protect his work (even though he “borrowed” as well).

Fun Facts Friday: Tadeusz Różewicz

Tadeusz Różewicz (9 October, 1921 – 24 April, 2014) was a renowned Polish poet “Różewicz cropped” by Michał Kobyliński from http://gilling.info/ – Poetyckie Foto Niusy – File:Rozewicz Grass.JPG. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.5 via Commons. During World War II Mr. Różewicz was in the Polish underground. Mr. Różewicz is considered to be of the first […]

Fun Facts Friday: Wallace Stevens

In 1936 Mr. Stevens broke his hand while punching the jaw of one Ernest Hemingway.

Fun Facts Friday: William Faulkner

Fun Facts Friday: William Faulkner

Fun Facts Friday: Dr. Samuel Johnson

Dr. Samuel Johnson (18 September, 1709 – 12 December, 1784) was an English write, poet and essayist who has made large contributions to English literature. “Samuel Johnson by Joshua Reynolds 2” by Joshua Reynolds – Originally in English Wikipedia, uploaded 21:07, 2005 June 14 by w:User:Geogre Scanned from: Rogers, Pat (2001). The Oxford Illustrated History […]

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