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January 29, 2009

29 January 1860: Internationally loved author and playwright Anton Chekhov was born.  He is perhaps best known as a dramatist, but his formal innovations in the short-story form–he is credited with early jaunts into stream-of-consciousness writing–worked to alter the shape of modernism.

A good upbringing means not that you won’t spill sauce on the tablecloth, but that you won’t notice it when someone else does.

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  1. January 29, 2009 3:15 pm

    OK, this has nothing to do with today in literature, but I just noticed that you’re getting to read To Kill a Mockingbird FOR CLASS! No fair! I love that novel, and you get to have all the fun and call it work! 🙂

  2. January 29, 2009 8:45 pm

    We finished our two-class TKAM session. It was wonderful and after sifting through the criticism, I’ll certainly never be able to read it the same way again.

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