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On This Day in Literary History...

October 14th, 2009 (11:39 pm)

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On Oct. 14, 1822, Victor Hugo married Adele Foucher. During the wedding breakfast, his older brother Eugene suddenly went insane.

On Oct. 14, 1888, Katherine Mansfield was born in Wellington, New Zealand. Here's a quote from the always quotable Ms. Mansfield that we NaNoWriMos should post on our walls next month: "I imagine I was always writing. Twaddle it was too. But better far write twaddle or anything, anything, than nothing at all."

On Oct. 14, 1894, E.E. Cummings was born in Cambridge, Mass.

On Oct. 14, 1919, writers Robert Benchley, Robert Sherwood, and Dorothy Parker, forbidden by Vanity Fair to discuss their pay, protested by writing their salaries on signs and wearing them around their necks. But they didn't discuss them.


Posted by: Lawrence M. Schoen (klingonguy)
Posted at: October 15th, 2009 12:01 pm (UTC)

How does one "suddenly" go insane?

Oh my, what a jolly fine wedding that was, don't you agree, vicar? Yes indeed. Pass the pineapple chutney, please. Yes, it's quite good, isn't it? I particularly like it with a touch of... touch off... Oh! Oh, God! Penguins! Samurai penguins! Dripping with ambergris and shillings. Fffffzingwah! Three of them are sodomizing the bride's mother. No, wait, it's okay, she's only disguised as the bride's mother; she's actually Benjamin Franklin. Pay it no mind, old Ben had it coming. The nerve of those "revolutionaries" and all that nonsense. Cluck, cluck, cluck. Plus, I happen to know he sold the antarctic out during secret meetings in Paris...

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