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Octavio Paz Died on This Date

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Gabriela Mistral Was Born on This Date

Gabriela Mistral, the only Latin American woman to win the Nobel Prize in literature, was born on this date in 1889. You can read her poems in translation here: http://www.poemhunter.com/gabriela-mistra1/poems/

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Selma Lagerlöf Died on This Date

Selma Lagerlöf, the first woman to win the Nobel Prize for literature, died on this date in 1940.

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One Day in the Life of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Russian author Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn born this date in 1918. He was famously expelled from the Soviet Union in 1974, but returned to Russia in 1994, after the collapse of the Soviet system. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature … Continue reading

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Sartre Declines the Nobel Prize on This Date

On this date in 1964, Jean-Paul Sartre declines the Nobel Prize for Literature, stating: “A writer must refuse to allow himself to be transformed into an institution.”

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Pearl S. Buck Was Born on This Date

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The Golden Notebook Published on This Date

On this date in 1962, Doris Lessing’s novel The Golden Notebook was published. TIME magazine chose the novel as one of the 100 best English-language novels since 1923.

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William Butler Yeats Died on This Date

William Butler Yeats dies on this date in 1939. You can read his poetry here: http://www.poetryfoundation.org/bio/william-butler-yeats

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Camus Killed in Car Crash on This Date

Nobel Prize winner Albert Camus was killed in a car crash on this date in 1960. Although Camus is often considered an existentialist, he rejected that association, saying, “No, I am not an existentialist. Sartre and I are always surprised … Continue reading

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Rudyard Kipling Born on This Date

British writer and Nobel Laureate Rudyard Kipling born this day in 1865. He is known for his poems, short stories, and the novels The Jungle Book and Kim. You can read his poems here: http://www.poemhunter.com/rudyard-kipling/

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