Nov. 25, 1997

Do the Others Speack of Me Mockingly, Maliciously?

by Delmore Schwartz

TUESDAY  11/25

Today's Reading:  "Do the Others Speak of Me Mockingly, Maliciously?" by Delmore Schwartz from SELECTED POEMS:  SUMMER KNOWLEDGE, published by New Directions.

Playwright Shelagh Delaney, whose best known play, A TASTE OF HONEY, was written when she was 18, was born in Lancashire, England, 1939.

Baseball great Joe DiMaggio, known as "Joltin' Joe" and "The Yankee Clipper," was born in Martinez, California, in 1914.

Physician and author Lewis Thomas (THE LIVES OF A CELL) was born in Flushing, New York, 1913.

Choreographer Alwin Nikolais was born in Southington, Connecticut, 1910.

Composer Virgil Thomson, best known for his two operas (text by Gertrude Stein) FOUR SAINTS IN THREE ACTS and THE MOTHER OF US ALL, was born in Kansas City, 1896.  "The way to write American music is simple.  All you have to do is be an American and then write any kind of music you wish."

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