This Week in Literature June 23-29, 2013


·         Langston Hughes included the poetry of  in his 1966 anthology, “The Poetry of the Negro. Born in 1936, Clifton’s first poetry collection, “Good Times” debuted in 1969 and was New York Time’s one of the best ten books of the year.

·         Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce born today on June 24, 1842. Bierce was an American editorialist, journalist, short story writer, fabulist, and satirist. He wrote “And Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” and compiled The Devil’s Dictionary.  In 1913, he Bierce disappeared without a trace while traveling with rebel troops in the Mexican Revolution.

·         George Orwell was born on the 25th and is best known for Animal Farm published in 1944 and 1984 published in 1949.

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