Born August 5, 1850, Guy de Maupassant was a popular 19th-century French writer. He is considered one of the fathers of the modern short story. He wrote more than 300 short stories, six novels, three travel books, and one volume of poetry. It is with Le Gaulois in 1883 that de Maupassant diverted himself from a career asContinue reading “Literary Birthday of a Horror Writer – Guy de Maupassant’s Horror Fiction and 10 Quotes”
Alexandre Dumas was born 24 July 1802, and died 5 December 1870. 12 Quotes Learning does not make one learned: there are those who have knowledge and those who have understanding. The first requires memory and the second philosophy. One’s work may be finished someday, but one’s education never. Infatuated, half through conceit, half through loveContinue reading “Literary Birthday – 24 July – Alexandre Dumas”
Happy Birthday, Vikram Chandra, born 23 July 1961. Seven Quotes The world is a story we tell ourselves about the world. When you’re a writer you sometimes have to spend time poking at part of yourself that normal, sane people leave alone. The novel is a technology that is fairly new, of recent invention. Yes, inContinue reading “Literary Birthday – 23 July – Vikram Chandra”
Ernest Hemingway was born 21 July 1899, and died 2 July 1961. Ernest Hemingway Quotes The world breaks everyone … those that will not break it kills. It kills the very good and the very gentle and the very brave impartially. If you are none of these you can be sure it will kill you tooContinue reading “Literary Birthday – 21 July – Ernest Hemingway”
Hunter S. Thompson was born 18 July 1937, and died 20 February 2005 12 Quotes As things stand now, I am going to be a writer. I’m not sure that I’m going to be a good one or even a self-supporting one, but until the dark thumb of fate presses me to the dust and says,Continue reading “Literary Birthday – 18 July – Hunter S. Thompson”
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Happy Birthday, Thomas Ligotti, born 9 July 1953. Five Quotes To my mind, a well-developed sense of humour is the surest indication of a person’s humanity, no matter how black and bitter that humour may be. I’m completely indifferent to what genre I read provided that I feel sympathy with how a writer perceives being aliveContinue reading “Literary Horror Birthday – 9 July – Thomas Ligotti”
Racism as a Governing Apparatus: The Biopower of Michel Foucault