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Literary Calendars


Keep track of time the literary way... Each day is a new beginning, with lots of sayings and works of literature to speed you on your way.


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1. A Calendar of Literary Facts: A Daily and Yearly Guide

by Samuel J. Rogal (Editor). Gale Group. This book provides a chronology of authors, publications, and literary events from around the world. You can read the book "day-by-day," or read what happened "year-by-year," including "Births," Deaths," and other literary happenings.

2. A Year in Poetry: A Treasury of Classic and Modern Verses

by Thomas E. Foster (Editor) and Elizabeth C. Guthrie (Editor). Crown Publishing Group. This calendar is a book you can use each year. Just start with the day you're on, and then move on to explore the works of John Milton, Ezra Pound, William Shakespeare, and Emily Dickinson.

3. A Calendar of Wisdom: Daily Thoughts to Nourish the Soul

by Leo Tolstoy, with Peter Sekirin (Translator). Simon & Schuster. This book was written by Leo Tolstoy during the last years of his life. The book is designed to arouse "best thoughts and feelings," with words by Socrates, Shakespeare, the Talmud, Ruskin, and others.

4. Women Writers Dramatized

by H. Philip Bolton. Mansell Publishing, Limited. Find information about the dramatizations of novels from 40 women writers before 1900.

5. Forgotten English Boxed Calendar

by Jeffrey Kacirk. Pomegranate. Jeffrey Kacirk is a contributor to the "Oxford English Dictionary," and author of "The Word Museum." This calendar offers something for every language and literature lover, with tidbits of all sorts.

6. Word Origin Boxed Calendar

Accord Publishing. From the publisher: "Ever wondered where everyday words, expressions, and brand names come from such as 'loot', 'peeping tom', 'keeping up with the Joneses', and 'Sanka'? Each day offers entertaining insight into the origin and development of the colorful words and phrases we all use."

7. The One Year Book of Poetry

by Philip Wesley Comfort (Compiler) and Daniel Partner (Compiler). Tyndale House Publishers. This book is a collection of Bible-inspired poetry meant to be read day-by-day.

8. 365 New Words-A-Year Boxed Calendar

Workman Publishing Company. From the publisher: "The best-selling. The longest-selling. The most devoted readership. For the unabashed lovers of words — readers, crossword puzzlers, writers, lawyers, students, and the articulate and curious — comes a truly collection assembled by the authorities at America's most respected dictionary."

9. French Living Language Boxed Calendar

Living Language. From the publisher: "With the Living Language French 2003 Daily Phrase & Culture Calendar, you’ll be on your way to learning French, or getting a great brush-up on the French you've forgotten."

10. Lord of the Rings Student Planner

Cedco Publishers. This calendar full-color photos from the J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings movie, featuring Gandalf, Aragorn, Gimli, Boromir, and many others.

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