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Literary Holiday Gift
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, SHK 7.0766.  Thursday, 24 October 1996.

From:           Chris Gordon <
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Date:           Wednesday, 23 Oct 96 18:50:56 -0500
Subject:        Literary Holiday Gift

Dear SHAKSPER Colleagues:

My charming spouse, who has an advanced degree in child psychology and makes
his living writing software, has obviously been surrounded by literary types
for too long. The result: a 1997 engagement calendar called "The Book of
Fictional Days: A collection of events that did not really happen." This
week-by-week calendar includes events from fiction (plus a few films and songs)
on the dates they occurred. A few examples: Jan 12: HAL 9000 becomes
operational (in 1997!) _2001: A Space Odyssey_ Arthur C. Clarke; March 1: Hetty
abandons her baby in the wood (1800) _Adam Bede_ George Eliot; April 30: The
"author" of the history is born in the village of Gorukhin (1801) _History of
the Village of Gorukhin_ Pushkin. Bob's literary agent was unable to place the
calendar with a publisher, so we have self-published 500 copies, some of which
are being sold through Minneapolis-St. Paul bookstores. People who have seen
the calendar think it's a great idea. If you'd be interested in a copy for
yourself or a friend, contact Bob Gordon at 
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information. Thanks for listening!

--Chris Gordon
 

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