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Octavio Paz Book List

On the Literary Calendar today via LibraryThing: Octavio Paz (1914-1998). The link will take you to Nobelprize.org for basic information about him.  Octavio Paz, a poet and essayist born in Mexico, won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1990, and you can read his Banquet Speech here.  His numerous works include: The Labyrinth of Solitude, The Collected Poems of Octavio Paz, 1957–1987, and The Double Flame: Love and Eroticism.

Gotta a favorite poet?  Feel free to list his or her name in the comments below.  Happy Poetry Month everyone!

 
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Posted by on April 19, 2012 in Book List

 

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Frances Brundage Book List

On the Literary Calendar today via LibraryThing: Frances Brundage (died 1937). The link will take you to Wiikipedia’s entry for basic information about illustrator Frances Brundage.  In addition to illustrating postcards and calendars, Brundage illustrated children’s books for authors Louisa May Alcott and Robert Louis Stevenson.  She also illustrated literary collections such as King Authur and Robin Hood. Her prolific career also included:

Follow the links above to see additional titles by Frances Brundage.

 
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Posted by on March 28, 2012 in Book List

 

Giovanni Boccaccio Book List

On the Literary Calendar today via LibraryThing: Giovanni Boccaccio. The link will take you to the Catholic Encyclopedia’s entry for basic information about Giovanni Boccaccio and his various works including is most well-known book, The Decameron.  It’s similar to Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales, but The Decameron has its own style and viewpoint.  However, if you just need something to read, check out the list below.

 
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Posted by on December 21, 2010 in Book List

 

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Anne Sexton Book List

On the Literary Calendar today via LibraryThing: Anne Sexton.  The link will take you to Wikipedia’s entry for basic information about Anne Sexton and her confessional style of poetry.  Please remember that Wikipedia is a great place to begin your research about Anne Sexton, but don’t forget to check out additional sites to verify facts. However, if you just need something to read, check out the list below.

Sexton wrote several volumes of poetry and a few short stories.  Anne Sexton is the poet and author who got me into reading fairy tale rewrites.  I’m not sure what to actually call this genre, but examples are:

Anne Sexton wrote:

 
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Posted by on October 4, 2010 in Book List

 

Baroness Emma Orczy Book List

On the Literary Calendar today: Baroness Emma Orczy. Born on this date in 1865 (thank you LibraryThing) she wrote The Scarlet Pimpernel, a work set in the Reign of Terror.  The link will take you to Wikipedia’s entry for basic information about Orczy’s work The Scarlet Pimpernel.

For more information and cool stuff about Baroness Orczy and The Scarlet Pimpernel, check out The Baroness’s Bookshelf at Blakeney Manor.  Be sure to visit the homepage for important links, etc.

Baroness Orczy wrote many other books in addition to the Pimpernel series.  I’ve listed a few of them below:

 
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Posted by on September 23, 2010 in Book List

 

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Augusta, Lady Gregory Book List

On the Literary Calendar today: Augusta, Lady Gregory. The link will take you to Wikipedia’s entry for basic information about this Irish dramatist and folklorist. Please remember that Wikipedia is a great place to begin your research about Lady Gregory, but don’t forget to check out additional sites to verify facts. However, if you just need something to read, check out the list below.

 
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Posted by on March 15, 2010 in Book List

 

Mikhail Bulgakov Book List

On the Literary Calendar today: Mikhail Bulgakov. The link will take you to Wikipedia’s entry for basic information about this Russian novelist and playwright.  His works often contain a satirical slant.  Please remember that Wikipedia is a great place to begin your research about Bulgakov, but don’t forget to check out additional sites to verify facts. However, if you just need something to read, check out the list below.

 
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Posted by on March 10, 2010 in Book List

 
 
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