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1885 – Louis Untenmeyer, born on the 1st of October in New York City. He was an American author, poet, anthologist, and editor. 1906 – He married Jean Starr. 1911 – He was the author or editor of close to 100 books. Many of them and his other memorabilia are preserved in a special section ..

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1896 – Born on April 16th in Moinesti, Bacau, Romania. Romanian-born French poet and essayist known mainly as a founder of Dada, a nihilistic revolutionary movement in the arts. 1916-1924 – He wrote: La Premiére Aventure cèleste de Monsieur Antipyrine ("The First Heavenly Adventure of Mr. Antipyrine") and Vingt-cinq poémes ("Twenty-Five Poems") – and the ..

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712 – Tu Fu or Du Fu, born in China. He was a prominent Chinese poet of the Tang Dynasty. Along with Li Bai (Li Po), he is frequently called the greatest of the Chinese poets. 730 – He travelled in the Jiangsu/Zhejiang area; his earliest surviving poem, describing a poetry contest, is thought to ..

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1894 – He was born on the 26th of December this year in Washington, D.C.   1923 – He published the novel, Cane, an important work of High Modernism.   1926 – He went to France to attend the Gurdjieff Institute and was associated with G. I. Gurdjieff until 1935.   1930 – He found ..

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Ernst Toller is a German dramatist, poet, and political agitator. 1893 – Born 1st of December in Samotschin, Posen, Prussia. Volunteered for military duty, spent thirteen months on the Western Front. First drama, Transformation (Die Wandlung), was to be inspired by his wartime experiences. 1919-1922 – Wrote plays "Transfiguration" 1919, "Man and the Masses" 1920, ..

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1859 – Born on the 18th of December in Preston, Lancashire, England. 1888 – He wrote his first poems after finding light work with a shoemaker, and the publication of two of his poems in Wilfrid Meynell’s periodical, Merry England, aroused the admiration of Robert Browning. 1893 – Meynell and his wife, Alice, befriended Thompson, ..

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1700 – Born at Ednam in Roxburghshire on the 11th of September. 1725 – He went to London, living first in East Barnet. 1730 – His collected poetry was published as The Seasons, addressed to George Lyttelton, and he became tutor to the son of Sir Charles Talbot, then Solicitor General.          – He ..

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1817 – He was born David Henry Thoreau on the 12th day of July this year in Concord, Massachusetts.   1833 – Between this year and year 1837, he studied at Harvard University. He lived in Hollis Hall and took courses in rhetoric, classics, philosophy, mathematics and science.   1835 – During a leave of ..

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