THIS WEEK IN LITERARY HISTORY

LITERARY BIRTHDAYS for  February 5-10

TODAY: February 5 Beat Generation author and painter William S. Burroughs.
February 6 Jack Kirby an American comic book artist, writer, and editor
February 7 Laura Ingalls Wilder, author whose works were the basis for television’s Little House on the Prairie.
February 8 Jules Verne the "Father of Science Fiction".
February 9 Alice Walker, Pulitzer prize winning author and poet
February 10 Boris Pasternak Soviet Russian poet and author of Doctor Zhivago

Burroughs was a primary figure of the Beat Generation and a major postmodernist author who wrote in the paranoid fiction genre, and his influence is considered to have affected a range of popular culture as well as literature.

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