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“Gonzo” journalism is now read as a macho practice...In fact, women were doing it first.” @PennyRed on Nellie Bly thenewinquiry.com/essays/little-…
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#July18 1817: Today is the 197th anniversary of the death of Jane Austen. Heard of her? bit.ly/S8vZKb ow.ly/i/6bcFa
#July18 1811: Birthdate of English satirical novelist William Makepeace Thackeray. bit.ly/1qL1DiH ow.ly/i/6bcEp
#July18 1899: Death of American author Horatio Alger Jr. bit.ly/13QLsbl ow.ly/i/6bcDj
Hurrah for Nellie Bly! @thedailybeast says the 'daring journalist...hasn't lost her cred': thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/… pic.twitter.com/KdRPFZNufy
#July17 1203: Capture of Constantinople during the Fourth Crusade. bit.ly/113RiRc ow.ly/i/6bcBT
#July17 1790: Death of British philosopher and pioneering economist Adam Smith. bit.ly/VYQ1gV ow.ly/i/6bcvw
Just 4+ hours to go for @MobyDickNYC's @kickstarter! Can we push them over their stretch goal? Go on, hearts of oak! kickstarter.com/projects/amand…
Check out @BookRiot & @Biographile's list of 20 great autobiographical novels, including ON THE ROAD by Jack Kerouac! pic.twitter.com/GKJBC5WomS
In these autobiographical novels, resemblance to people living or dead is *not* coincidental: ow.ly/zdIvo pic.twitter.com/TGjmkwKn9D
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#July16 1782: Premiere of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's DIE ENTFUHRUNG AUS DEM SERAIL. bit.ly/10Yk0o6 ow.ly/i/6bcuo
#July16 1377: Coronation of Richard II of England. bit.ly/ZfN8SN ow.ly/i/6bctD
#July16: 1915: Henry James becomes a British citizen to show support for the war effort. bit.ly/12GOzLy ow.ly/i/6bd1N
#July15: Today is the birthday of American writer and translator Lydia Davis. bit.ly/SbvpP8 ow.ly/i/6bcrv
#July15 1099: Christian soldiers take Church of the Holy Sepulchre during First Crusade. bit.ly/144Kzef ow.ly/i/6bcnK
#July15 1919: Birthdate of Irish-British novelist and thinker Iris Murdoch. bit.ly/YnfOPy ow.ly/i/6bcne
#July15 1904: Death of Russian physician and writer Anton Chekhov. bit.ly/1bgqSD5 ow.ly/i/6bcm8
#July14 1960: Jane Goodall arrives at Gombe Stream Reserve in Tanzania. bit.ly/14ZiQti ow.ly/i/6bckR
#July14 1881: Death of the famed American outlaw Billy the Kid. bit.ly/12Hn49i ow.ly/i/6bcjf
#July14 1860: Birthdate of American writer Owen Wister, pioneer of western fiction. bit.ly/17lHq7O ow.ly/i/6bchZ
RT this for chance to win Ryan M.'s staff pick, Bashō's THE NARROW ROAD TO THE DEEP NORTH! bit.ly/1q3zPbp pic.twitter.com/UQiATariUB
Today's Classics #giveaway is another staff favorite - Bashō's NARROW ROAD TO THE DEEP NORTH! See next tweet. 5 random winners. US/Can only.