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Fun Facts Friday: Victory Hugo

The book Les Misérables, was the most popular novel among soldiers fighting in the American Civil War.

Fun Facts Friday: José Eustasio Rivera Salas

His 1924 novel The Vortex (La vorágine), about the rubber workers in the Amazon basin, is considered a most important novel in Latin American literary history.

Fun Facts Friday: Charles Darwin

Darwin loved animals…. He started a club in college which dined on “birds and beasts, which were before unknown to human palate”. While traveling around the globe, he continued to eat exotic animals.

Fun Facts Friday: William S. Burroughs

William S. Burroughs (5 February, 1914 – 2 August, 1997) was an American author, satirist, painter and celebrity. Image from http://www.burroughs100.com/features/the-burroughs-guy-an-interview-with-james-grauerholz-by-tom-king-text-and-audio Burroughs family fortune came from the Burroughs Adding Machine. His parents sold their stock in 1929, right before the crush. Burroughs has a degree in English lit from Harvard. The military rejected him four […]

Fun Facts Friday: Anton Chekhov

Anton Chekhov (29 January, 1860 – 15 July, 1904) was one of Russia’s most beloved writers. He wrote plays, short stories, novellas, non-fiction, and one novel. “Chekhov 1898 by Osip Braz” by Osip Braz – [1]. Licensed under Public Domain via Commons. Chekhov was a physician by trade with a degree from I.M. Sechenov First […]

Fun Facts Friday: Molière

It seems that Molière enjoyed antagonizing people even those from his inner, aristocratic circle making fun of infidelity and such.

Fun Facts Friday: Wilkie Collins

Wilkie Collins (8 January, 1824 – 23 September, 1889) was a popular English author best known for The Woman in White and The Moonstone. Mr. Collins is credited with writing novels full of intrigue and mystery, forerunners to today’s popular detective novels. “Sarony, Napoleon (1821-1896) – Wilkie Collins (1824-1889) in 1874 2” by Napoleon Sarony […]

Fun Facts Friday: Alfred Bester

Green Lantern’s oath (“In the brightest day, in darkest night”) is credited to Mr. Bester.

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 […]

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