Nov. 16, 1997

Job the Father

by Richard Shelton

SUNDAY 11/16

Today's Reading: "Job the Father" by Richard Shelton from SELECTED POEMS, 1969-1981, published by University of Pittsburgh Press.

Novelist Chinua Achebe, author of THINGS FALL APART, was born in Ogidi, Nigeria, in 1930.

SWANN'S WAY, the first volume of Marcel Proust's 7-part novel REMEMBRANCE OF THINGS PAST, was published in 1913.

A cartoon in the WASHINGTON STAR in 1902 prompted the Teddy Bear Craze, after President Teddy Roosevelt refused kill a captive bear that had been tied up for him to shoot during a hunting trip in Mississippi.

Playwright George S. Kaufman, who, with Moss Hart, wrote YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU and THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER, was born in Pittsburgh, in 1889.

W. C. Handy, known as the "Father of the Blues," was born in Florence, Alabama, in 1873.

Canadian poet Louis-Honore Frechette, who wrote all of his work in French, was born in Levis, Quebec, in 1839.

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