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Penguin Classics
Hello Los Angeles! Come see the Penguin Truck at the LA Times Festival of Books this weekend:
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#fridayreads: How about some classic 18th-century feminism? Mary Wollstonecraft's VINDICATION:
#PoetryMonth "Sad are insect songs among the reeds. More sadly yet falls the dew from the clouds." - Murasaki Shikibu
RT for chance to win new Dlx edition of Graham Greene's masterpiece, THE POWER AND THE GLORY!
Today's giveaway: Deluxe edition of Graham Greene's POWER AND THE GLORY! See next tweet-5 random winners-US/Can only
No better way to celebrate #PoetryMonth than going to see US poet Rita Dove at these events:
#PoetryMonth "Once again love drives me on, that loosener of limbs." ― Sappho
#April17 1990: SCOTUS decision in Employment Division v. Smith regarding peyote use.
#April17 69: Vitellius becomes Emperor of Rome following the suicide of Otho.
#April17 1397: Geoffrey Chaucer​ tells the CANTERBURY TALES in the court of Richard II.
#PoetryMonth "My motto, as I live and learn, is Dig and be dug In return." - Langston Hughes
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Can John Steinbeck's TRAVELS WITH CHARLEY cure your homesickness? @BookRiot says maybe:
#PoetryMonth "I loafe & invite my soul, I lean & loafe at my ease observing a spear of summer grass." - Walt Whitman
Happy mid-#PoetryMonth! Celebrate by tweeting a favorite verse or two, classic or contemporary!
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#April16 1941: Cleveland Indians' Bob Feller throws baseball's only Opening Day no-hitter.
#April16: Birth of Joseph Ratzinger, who became Pope Benedict XVI​ until retiring in 2013.
#April16 69: Suicide of Roman Emperor Otho​, 2nd ruler in tumultuous Year of Four Emperors.
#April16 1859: Death of French political philosopher Alexis de Tocqueville.
#April16 1844: Birthdate of French writer and journalist Anatole France​.
#April16 1689: Death of British poet and playwright Aphra Behn.
April16 BCE 1178: Some estimate this to be when Odysseus returned to Ithaca after Trojan War.
#April16 1917: Vladimir Lenin​ returns to Russia from exile in Switzerland.
#April16 1871: Birthdate of Irish writer and playwright J.M. Synge​.