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September 16, 2014

Literary Landmarks: Joel Chandler Harris Home

Joel Chandler Harris The Atlanta, Georgia, home of author, journalist amd folklorist Joel Chandler Harris from 1881 until his death in 1908. More commonly known as the Wren's Nest, today it is the oldest house museum in Atlanta. Largely unchanged since Harris's death, the historic home contains the original Harris furnishings as well as the original paint colors. It is an excellent and rare example of the early Victorian Queen Anne style in the Atlanta area

For more information click here: Joel Chandler Harris Home, or click here for books by Joel Chandler Harris and here for Folklore.

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  • International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer
  • British capture Cape Town, South Africa, 1795
  • "He has no imaginative memory....His manners are 99 in 100 singularly repulsive." - Samuel Taylor Coleridge writes to Thomas Wedgwood about Wedgwood's friend and critic William Hazlitt, 1803
  • Play-Doh is introduced to the world, 1955
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  • Francis Parkman (1823–1893), American horticulturalist and historian (The Oregon Trail, France and England in North America)
  • Emilia Pardo Bazán (1852-1921), famed short-story and naturalist writer of Spain - Los pazos de Ulloa ("The Son of the Bondwoman"), La madre naturaleza ("Mother Nature")
  • Ricardo Flores Magon (1874-1922), prominent Mexican (Oaxaca) revolutionist and martyr
  • Karen Horney (1885-1952), German-American psychoanalyst, writer and critic of Freud's theories about women (Self-Analysis, Our Inner Conflicts, The Neurotic Personality of Our Time, Feminine Psychology)
  • Frans Eemil Sillanpää (1888-1964), first Finnish writer to win the Nobel Prize for Literature, for Hurskas kurjuus ("Meek Heritage"), 1939
  • Hagar Olsson (1893-1978), Swedish-Finnish writer and critic
  • Hans Augusto Rey (1898-1977), German children's book illustrator (Raffy and the Nine Monkeys, Curious George)
  • Gwen Bristow (1903-1980), American short-story writer and western romance novelist (Jubilee Trail)
  • Arvo (Albin) Turtiainen (1904-1980), Finnish working class poet
  • John Knowles, (1926-2001), American author of A Separate Peace, which became required reading for generations of high school students
  • Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (b. 1950), American literary critic and scholar (African and African American literature)
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