HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ANNE SEXTON !

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“As it has been said:
Love and a cough
cannot be concealed.
Even a small cough.
Even a small love.”
Anne Sexton.
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Anne Sexton, american poet, was
born this day on 9 nov. 1928 in
Newton, Massachusetts(USA).

Regarded As One of The Most
Popular Amongst The Group of
Confessional Poets, Anne Sexton
Used The Trivia of Her Personal
Life As A Potent Theme For Her
Poetry And With An Uncanny
Frankness Plus Honesty
Presented In Beautiful Verse.

Afflicted With Mental Illness Since
Teenage, Anne Sexton, Had Been
To The Mental Care Homes Several
Times And During One Such
Hospital Stay, She Came In Contact
With Dr. Martin Orge, Who Had
Come Up With The Idea of
Making Poetry As A Therapy And
Suggested The Poet To Compose
Poetry !

The Idea Clicked And Sexton
Joined Various Poetry or Writing
Workshops Organized In n
Around Boston And That Led Her
Finally To The Tutelage of The
Great Poet, Robert Lowell, Where
She Met With Another Female
Poet Who Had Many Similiarity ,
Sylvia Plath And Had Perfected
Her Art !

Finding Mentor In W.D.Snodgrass
and Companion In Maxine
Kumine, Anne’s Poetic Journey
Took A Huge Leap !

She Authored Around 7 or 8
Books, Among Them Prominent
Were : ‘TO BEDLAM AND PART
WAY BACK’ , ‘THE STARRY NIGHT’ ,
‘TRANSFORMATIONS’ , ‘LIVE OR
DIE’ , ‘MERCY STREET(a two act
musical)’ , ‘MY PRETTY
ONES’ . . . .et.al !

She Was At Her Creative Height In
Sixties And Won Many Awards n
Fellowships Including The
Pulitzer In 1967 For Her Work,
‘LIVE OR DIE’ !

Obsessed With Self-Destruction ,
Anne Sexton, Had Attempted
Suicide Many Times And
Succeeded Finally In 1974 By
Gassing Herself In Her Garage,at
The Age of 46 !

Anne Sexton’s Theme of Poetry
Did Undergo a Change As She
Progressed In Her Writing Career
And As A Result Her Later Poems
Became More n More Impersonal
As She Touched The Women
Centric Themes and The Cultural
Shades of Contemporary Time!

The Intensity Of Her Verse Makes
Hers A Fine Read !

Today, Anne Sexton Would Have
Been 85 !

HAPPY BIRTHDAY,ANNE SEXTON !
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A HAPPY 100th BIRTHDAY TO ALBERT CAMUS !

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TODAY MARKS THE BIRTH
CENTENARY OF ALBERT CAMUS, One
of the most original minds in
modern times !

A brilliant exponent of the theory
of Absurdism, Camus was born on
7th November 1913 in the then
French occupied portion of Algeria
into a soldier’s family.
His father died in the world war
and he therefore had to spend his
childhood in financial difficulties
along with his mother in the city of
Algiers where he had had his
formal education that got him a
degree in philosophy .

An Author-Activist , Camus Initially
Enrolled Himself Into The
Communist Party Only To Be Fed Up
And Disillusioned Later -a prime
cause behind his bitter rift with
Jean Paul Sartre!

Camus Remained Active Politically,
First As A Part of The Freedom
Struggle That Wanted Freedom
From France And Later As An Active
Member of The French Resistance
Movement Against The Nazi
Occupation !

Author of Some of The Most
Influential Books of All Time( THE
STRANGER, THE PLAGUE, THE
FALL. . .THE MYTH OF SISYPHUS),
Camus Worldview Was Rather
Bleak And For Him A Character
Howsoever Good Has To Face The
Inherent Social and Cultural
Absurdities of The Contemporary
Time And The Inevitable Change It
Has To Undergo As The Result!

Camus Got The Nobel Prize For
Literature In 1957 -becoming the
youngest literature laureate till
then !

He Died Rather Young At The Age
of 47 On 4th Jan. 1960 At
Burgundy, France!

His Was A Rather Fresher Plus
Newer Approach To The French
Literature And To The World
Literature In General !
His Contribution To The Literature
As Well As Other Forms of Art Is
Immense And Still Remains
Relevant !

HAPPY 100 TO CAMUS!
#AlbertCamus.
#Camus100.
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TEN QUOTES ON THE BIRTH-CENTENARY OF ALBERT CAMUS !

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THUS SPAKE ALBERT CAMUS :-

(1.) “Always go too far, because that’s where you’ll find the truth.”

(2.) “Do not wait for the last judgment. It comes every day.”

(3.) “Without culture, and the relative freedom it implies, society, even when perfect, is but a jungle.”

(4.) “Man is the only creature who refuses to be what he is !”

(5.) “I do not believe in God and I am not an atheist !”

(6.) “The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.”

(7.) “When the soul suffers too much, it develops a taste for misfortune.”

(8.) “Man is always prey to his truths. Once he has admitted them, he cannot free himself from them.”

(9.) “There are causes worth dying for, but none worth killing for !”

(10.) “Blessed are the hearts that can bend; they shall never be broken !”

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MRITYUNJAY JHA
4F, ADARSH NAGAR
SAMASTIPUR
BIHAR
INDIA.
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY,STEPHEN CRANE!

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‘If love loves,
There is no world
Nor word.
All is lost
Save thought of love
And place to dream.’

STEPHEN CRANE.

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STEPHEN CRANE.

American Author and Journalist, Stephen Crane, Was Born This Day On 1 Nov. 1871 !
In His Brief Life of 29yr ,He Was A Prolific Writer!
At 23 ,He Penned His Masterpiece,a novel, ‘RED BADGE OF COURAGE’ -which is said to have inspired Ernest Hemingway who described the novel as the single most important novel in his language!
The Central Theme of The Novel Is : WAR IS INSANE!

STEPHEN CRANE also composed several poems most of them are in conversational tone!

#StephenCrane.

#HappyBirthdayStephenCrane!

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MRITYUNJAY JHA
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