[Book Nerd News] Elie Wiesel Has Died

Elie Wiesel, Auschwitz Survivor and Nobel Peace Prize Winner, Dies at 87 [THE NEW YORK TIMES]

Off Topic Post: Goodbye, Shirley Temple!

In all of the years that I’ve written about old movies, I’ve never done an essay about Shirley Temple…but that doesn’t mean I don’t love her. She was, and will always be, a star.

Shirley Temple

Shirley Temple in the full bloom of her stardom. She died yesterday, at 85.

The Dead Writers Round-Up: April 13th-15th

  • Jean de La Fontaine died on 4/13/1695. “Rare as is true love, true friendship is rarer.” (Fables)
  • Sameul Beckett was born on 4/13/1906. “James Joyce was a synthesizer, trying to bring in as much as he could. I am an analyzer, trying to leave out as much as I can.” (More Pricks than Kicks; Murphy; Waiting for Godot; Endgame; Molloy; Ohio Impromptu) Continue reading