1815 – Jane Austen’s Emma was published.
1919 – Edna St. Vincent Millay’s Aria da Capo premieres in New York City
1939 – Gone With the Wind premieres in Atlanta
1949 – Albert Camus’ Les Justes premieres in Paris
1888 – Maxwell Anderson was born. His play Winterset was based on the Sacco-Vanzetti case. His play Both Your Houses won the Pulitzer Prize for drama in 1933.
1904 – Betty Smith, who wrote A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, was born Brooklyn, NY
1936 – Edna O’Brien is born
1937 – Donald Goines is born
something new • NPR has a piece about the new book Hemingway & Bailey’s Bartending Guide by author Mark Bailey and illustrator Edward Hemingway — grandson of the writer. The guide, includes cocktail recipes, drinking stories and writers’ famous passages about imbibing. i know what’s on MY xmas list.
blog of note • Book Patrol has a nifty post today about a German memento mori to burned books.
more later – tired now.