Great reads for labor day | LitBash 38

Enjoy great literature from writers who were:

Born this week:

Alexei K. Tolstoy, Russia

Alexander Kuprin, Russia
“Do you understand, gentlemen, that all the horror is in just this—that there is no horror!”

Elia Kazan, USA / Greece

Alfred Jarry, France
“To be weird! That is my goal!”

Leo Tolstoy, Russia
“In all history there is no war which was not hatched by the governments, the governments alone, independent of the interests of the people, to whom war is always pernicious even when successful.”

Vytautas Bubnys, Lithuania

D. H. Lawrence, UK
“God is only a great imaginative experience.”

Died this week:

Auguste Comte, France
“The dead govern the living.”

Emilio Cecchi, Italy

Kir Bulychev, Russia

Lucien Descaves, France

Paul Zech, Germany

Karen Blixen, Denmark
“God made the world round so we would never be able to see too far down the road.”

Mary Wollstonecraft, UK
“The endeavor to keep alive any hoary establishment beyond its natural date is often pernicious and always useless.”

Eleanor Dark, Australia


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