“I do not believe anyone can be perfectly well, who has a brain and a heart.”-Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (born 27 February 1807)
Portrait of Leonid Andreyev by Ilya Repin, 1905:
W.H. Auden–one of the poets who first made me love poetry–was born on 21 February 1907.
“Poetry might be defined as the clear expression of mixed feelings.”-W.H. Auden (New Year Letter)
“Thank God for books as an alternative to conversation.”-W.H. Auden
E is for Eliot, George:
“The very impulse to write springs from an inner chaos crying for order–for meaning.”-Arthur Miller
Rex Beach wrote many popular novels and plays, including the spectacularly successful The Spoilers (1906). This work alone has been adapted for film five times. He also won a silver medal at the 1904 Olympics. Event: Men’s (Team Competition) Water Polo. He committed suicide in 1949.
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