Nov. 20, 1997
Today's Reading: "First Desires" by C.K. Williams from FLESH AND BLOOD, published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
Writer Don DeLillo, author of WHITE NOISE and LIBRA, was born in New York City in 1936.
Robert F. Kennedy, who was assassinated during his Presidential campaign in 1968, was born in Brookline, Massachusetts in 1925.
South African novelist Nadine Gordimer, winner of the 1991 Nobel Prize for Literature, was born in Springs, in the province of the Transvaal in 1923. "We are all many people, and each of our acquaintances or friends or lovers or children knows a different person. In the end, you are left with this refraction of yourself, and it's for you to find out what you really are."
Poet and novelist Thomas McGrath, who lost his job and was blacklisted in the 1950s for his involvement with the Communist Party, was born in Sheldon, North Dakota in 1916.
Journalist and commentator Alistair Cooke, who came to America and began corresponding back to England by way of the long-running BBC radio series "Letters from America," was born in Manchester, England, in 1908.
Astronomer Edwin P. Hubble, the first to discover evidence to support the concept of an expanding universe, was born in Marshfield, Missouri, in 1889.
Swedish novelist Selma Lagerlof, author of THE STORY OF GOSTA BERLING and JERUSALEM, was born in Varmland, Sweden, in 1858.
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