Friday, January 01, 2010

Literary Anniversaries 2010

Like last year, I'll highlight a few of the notable anniversaries coming up in 2010:

350 years ago (1660):
- Samuel Pepys begins his diary, 1 January.
- Daniel Defoe born, September.

300 years ago (1710):
- First copyright legislation (Britain's Copyright Act), goes into effect, 10 April.

200 years ago (1810):
- Margaret Fuller born, 23 May.
- Elizabeth Gaskell born, 29 September.
- Goethe's Theory of Colors (Zur Farbenlehre) is published.

150 years ago (1860):
- J.M. Barrie born, 9 May.
- Charlotte Perkins Gilman born, 3 July.
- Arthur Schopenhauer dies, 21 September.

100 years ago (1910):
- Mark Twain dies, 21 April.
- Leo Tolstoy dies, 20 November.
- Paul Bowles born, 30 December.

50 years ago (1960):
- Albert Camus dies, 4 January.
- Boris Pasternak dies, 30 May.
- John P. Marquand dies, 16 July.
- Richard Wright dies, 28 November.

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