Sep. 9, 1999
The Day I Was Older
Poem: "The Day I was Older" by Donald Hall, from Old and New Poems, 1947-1990, Ticknor and Fields, 1990.
It's the birthday of Russian novelist and moral philosopher LEO TOLSTOY, born in 1828 at Tula Province, Russia. A member of nobility himself, in his writings he condemned private property and championed nonviolent protest. Best known for his novels, War and Peace and Anna Karenina, he also wrote short stories, plays, and essays.
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