Feb. 1, 1997
Ghost of a Chance
Today's Reading:"Ghost of a Chance" by Adrienne Rich from ADRIENNE RICH'S POETRY, published by W.W. Norton and Company.
The month-long festival of the North starts today in Ketchikan, Alaska, with literary and poetry readings, an art walk, and a wearable art performance.
Today is Robinson Crusoe Day honoring the 1709 rescue of Alexander Selkirk, the Scottish sailor who asked to be put ashore on an uninhabited island after an argument with his captain; the adventure that formed the basis of ROBINSON CRUSOE, by Daniel Defoe.
It's the birthday of author Reynolds Price (A LONG AND HAPPY LIFE; THE SOURCE OF LIGHT) born in Macon, North Carolina, 1933.
Pulitzer Prize winning-poet Galway Kinnell was born on this day in Providence, Rhode, Island, 1927.
Author Muriel Spark (THE PRIME OF MISS JEAN BRODIE) was born on this day in Edinburgh, Scotland, 1918.
It's the birthday of humorist S.J. Perelman (AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS) born in Brooklyn, New York, 1904.
Poet and writer Langston Hughes was born on this day in Joplin, Missouri, 1902.
Puccini's opera LA BOHEME (THE BOHEMIANS) was first performed on this day in Turin, 1896.
Film director John Ford (THE GRAPES OF WRATH; THE SEARCHERS; THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE) was born on this day in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, 1895.
The OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY was first published on this day in 1884 after more than 25 years of work.
Composer Victor Herbert (BABES IN TOYLAND) was born today in Dublin, Ireland, 1859.
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