Dec. 4, 1996

Is This Feeling About the West Real?

by William Stafford


Today's Reading:"Is This Feeling About the West Real?" by William Stafford from EVEN IN QUIET PLACES, published by Confluence Press.

In 1947 Tennessee Williams' play A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE opened at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre in New York City, starring Marlon Brando and Jessica Tandy.

Frank Press, who determined that the North American continent is between 23 and 30 miles thick, was born on this day in Brooklyn, New York, 1924.

Poet Rainer Maria Rilke was born on this day in Prague, Bohemia, 1875.

It's the birthday of English satirist Samuel Butler (THE WAY OF ALL FLESH), born in Langar Rectory, Nottinghamshire, in 1835.

The celebrated New England Puritan Cotton Mather was born in Boston on this day in 1663. He believed in witchcraft, but also in modern science and supported the new practice of smallpox inoculations.

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