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James Joyce and Ulysses were born on this day (40 years apart)

James Augustine Aloysius Joyce, known as James Joyce was born on 2 February 1882, and he was Irish novelist, short story writer, and poet. He was one of the most prominent authors of the modernist movement and one of the most respected novelists of the entire 20th century. The topic of this article is, of […]

Happy birthday, J. D. Salinger! (You probs don’t care about New Year)

“I’m J.D. Salinger and I wrote The Catcher in the Rye.” Here’s the greatest pickup line ever! Jerome David Salinger, known to his audience as J.D. Salinger was born on January 1, 1919. He started his literary work at very early age, writing short stories and some of his early works got published in Story […]

Happy birthday, Jane Austen!

On this day, 242 years ago (more precisely – in 1775), a remarkable woman was born. Jane Austen was one-of-a-kind tenant of the late 18th and early 19th centuries. How many women writers from the 18th century have you heard of? Not many, if any, and we don’t even have to delve into explanations. These […]

“War Is Peace.” Especially after 1984

On this day, 69 years ago, George Orwell sent the final manuscript of his book to his publisher. Little did he know that in the years to follow it would become one of the most influential books of the 20th century.

The day Aleister Crowley “Took His Gin With His Mescaline”

Aleister Crowley, one of the most influential people of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, died 70 years ago.

Full Metal Jacket – the film, the novel, the man (and the birthday)

Jerry Gustav Hasford, the “The Short-Timers” author, was born 70 years ago. The novel was later made into a film “Full Metal Jacket” by Stanley Kubrick.

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