Tuesday, January 13, 2009

This Week in Reading January 8 - 14

Born This Week -

Literary Names of Note: Jack London, John Dos Passos, Alan Paton

Thinkers, Essayists, Historians: Edmund Burke, William James, Albert Schweitzer (Nobel Peace prizewinner - 1952), Stephen Hawking

Poets and Playwrights: Robinson Jeffers, Karel Capek, Ferenc Molnar, Brian Friel

Mystery Novelists: Wilkie Collins, Walter Mosley

Fantasy and Science Fiction Novelists: Terry Brooks

Romance Novelists: Alexandra Ripley, Judith Krantz,

Popular Novelists: Horatio Alger, Jr., A. B. Guthrie , Jay McInerney

There are others on the list, as always, with Events, as nearly always, to read about each week.

This Week’s Question: Several authors born this week wrote about the effects of community and the individual upon each other. Which one wrote the following, which might well relate to library blogs as well as to the changes a society undergoes?

The community stagnates without the impulse of the individual.
The impulse dies away without the sympathy of the community.

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