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Fun Facts Friday: R.P. Blackmur

His literary reputation was not only based on criticism, but also on the poetry Mr. Blackmur wrote.

Fun Facts Friday: Sinclair Lewis

His novel, Main Street (1920) was projected to sell 25,000 copies. The novel sold 180,000 copies in six months, and two million within a few years. The novel made the Lewis family rich.

Fun Facts Friday: Zane Grey

The TV series The Lone Ranger was adapted from his successful novel The Lone Star Ranger (adapted into movies in 1919, 1923, 1930 and 1942, and a 1949 comic book published by Dell Comics titled The Ranger). Fifty of Mr. Grey’s novels were adapted into over 100 movies.

Fun Facts Friday: William Congreve

Mr. Congreve went to Kilkenny College meeting Jonathan Swift

Fun Facts Friday: Benjamin Franklin

January 17 is the birthday of one of the most famous man in American History, Benjamin Franklin ( 17 January, 1706 – 17 April, 1790). I read Benjamin Franklin’s Biography by Walter Isaacson a few years ago and it is, to this day, a favorite of mine. Many people know that Mr. Franklin was a […]

Fun Facts Friday: Robinson Jeffers

Mr. Jeffers attended schools in Switzerland, Germany, and France and was fluent in three languages (English, French, and German) by the time he was 12 years old.

Fun Facts Friday: J. R. R. Tolkien

Today he might be known for his work in fiction, but that was his side job. Even today Mr. Tolkien is considered to be one of the most renowned medieval scholars of all time, his publications are still considered a must in libraries.

Fun Facts Friday: Louis Bromfield

The Green Bay Tree, his first novel, was an instant hit. In 1927 Mr. Bromfield won the Pulitzer Prize for his novel Early Autumn. In fact, all of his books, thirty in all, were best sellers and several were made into movies.

Fun Facts Friday: T.F. Powys

His first work, The Soliloquy of a Hermit, is a non-fiction book. The work is only 143, without chapters or sections. Each paragraph can be read independently, which showed the author as an unorthodox thinker

Fun Facts Friday: Heinrich Heine

In 1831 Mr. Heine visited Paris and settled there. Paris had the cultural richness that he couldn’t get in the small towns in Germany. He soon became a celebrity in the whole of France.

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