Anna Karenina (1875-77) - Leo Tolstoy (Grade:A+)
Laughter: Notes on a Passion (2010) - Anca Parvulescu (Grade:B)
All the Way Down (1953) - M. E. Chaber (Grade:A-)
National Book Award Winner
White Noise (1985) - Don DeLillo (Grade:C)
Winter Light [NattvardsgŠsterna] (1962) - Ingmar Bergman (Grade:A-)
Artificial Intelligence: AI (2001) - Steven Spielberg (Grade:C-)
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Colette (Sidonie-Gabrielle) (1873-1954) was born in Saint-Saveur-en Puisaye, Burgundy, France on January 28, 1873.
Donna (Donnabelle Mullenger) Reed (1921-86) was born in Denison, IA on January 27, 1921.
Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson)(1832-1898), our Grandfather's favorite author, was born in Daresbury, ENG on January 27, 1832. Many of his works are available online, but every library should have his Collected Works.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-91) was born in Salzburg, Austria on January 27, 1756
Robert Burns (1759-1796) was born in Alloway, Scotland on January 25, 1759.
W. Somerset Maugham (1874-1965) was born on January 25, 1874. Read Orrin's reviews of Of Human Bondage (1915) (Grade: F)(#66 on the Modern Library Top 100 Novels of the 20th Century) and The Moon and Sixpence (1919) (Grade: C+)
Edith Wharton (1862-1937) was born in New York, NY on January 24, 1862. See Orrin's reviews of The House of Mirth (1905)(Grade: B+), Ethan Frome (1911) (Grade: A) and The Age of Innocence (1920)(Grade: A)
Hadrian (76-) was born in Seville, Spain on January 24, 76.
Derek Walcott (1930-), 1992 Nobel Prize Laureate, was born in Castries, Saint Lucia on January 23, 1930.
Jean-Baptiste "Django" Reinhardt (1910-53) was born in Liberchies, Belgium on January 23, 1910. In 1934 he formed the famous quintet the Hot Club of France with violinist Stephane Grappelli. Dryfoos recommends: Django with his American Friends, especially the 4 cuts he made with Benny Carter and Coleman Hawkins in the mid-30's. Carter provided the arrangements and some nice work on alto and trumpet; Hawkins has a great solo in each of the tunes. Although Django doesn't solo much on these tracks, his distinctive sound and sense of swing absolutely propel the session.
Edouard Manet (1832-) was born in Paris, FR on January 23, 1832.
Happy Birthday to Mark McCormick (January 22)
Lord George Gordon Noel Byron (1788-1824) was born In London, ENG on January 22, 1788. Brothers Judd recommends Childe Harold's Pilgrimage (1812)
Huddie "Leadbelly" Ledbetter (1885-1949) was born in Mooringsport, LA on January 21, 1885.
Johannes Jensen (1873-1950), the 1944 Nobel Laureate, was born in Farso, DEN on January 20, 1873.
If two New Hampshire men aren't a match for the Devil, we might as well give the country back to the Indians.
-Stephen Vincent Benet (1898-1943), The Devil and Daniel Webster
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