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“Gonzo” journalism is now read as a macho practice...In fact, women were doing it first.” @PennyRed on Nellie Bly…
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#July18 1817: Today is the 197th anniversary of the death of Jane Austen. Heard of her?
#July18 1811: Birthdate of English satirical novelist William Makepeace Thackeray.
#July18 1899: Death of American author Horatio Alger Jr.
Hurrah for Nellie Bly! @thedailybeast says the 'daring journalist...hasn't lost her cred':…
#July17 1203: Capture of Constantinople during the Fourth Crusade.
#July17 1790: Death of British philosopher and pioneering economist Adam Smith.
Just 4+ hours to go for @MobyDickNYC's @kickstarter! Can we push them over their stretch goal? Go on, hearts of oak!…
Check out @BookRiot & @Biographile's list of 20 great autobiographical novels, including ON THE ROAD by Jack Kerouac!
In these autobiographical novels, resemblance to people living or dead is *not* coincidental:
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#July16 1782: Premiere of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's DIE ENTFUHRUNG AUS DEM SERAIL.
#July16 1377: Coronation of Richard II of England.
#July16: 1915: Henry James becomes a British citizen to show support for the war effort.
#July15: Today is the birthday of American writer and translator Lydia Davis.
#July15 1099: Christian soldiers take Church of the Holy Sepulchre during First Crusade.
#July15 1919: Birthdate of Irish-British novelist and thinker Iris Murdoch.
#July15 1904: Death of Russian physician and writer Anton Chekhov.
#July14 1960: Jane Goodall arrives at Gombe Stream Reserve in Tanzania.
#July14 1881: Death of the famed American outlaw Billy the Kid.
#July14 1860: Birthdate of American writer Owen Wister, pioneer of western fiction.
RT this for chance to win Ryan M.'s staff pick, Bashō's THE NARROW ROAD TO THE DEEP NORTH!
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.