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William Dean Howells' 100th death anniversary ("The Dean of American Letters")
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l***@yahoo.com
2020-05-11 05:31:07 UTC
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From Wikipedia:

William Dean Howells ( March 1, 1837 – May 11, 1920) was an American realist novelist, literary critic, and playwright, nicknamed "The Dean of American Letters". He was particularly known for his tenure as editor of The Atlantic Monthly, as well as for his own prolific writings, including the Christmas story "Christmas Every Day" and the novels The Rise of Silas Lapham and A Traveler from Altruria...

https://howellssociety.wordpress.com
(you have to scroll more than halfway down, regarding the anniversary)

"Christmas Every Day" is included in "The Norman Rockwell Christmas Book." It's funny. In a nutshell, even the kids in the story get sick and tired of it before long.


Lenona.
l***@yahoo.com
2020-05-11 05:36:58 UTC
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https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Dean_Howells


From 1987: "Howells as Anti-Novelist" by John Updike

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/1987/07/13/howells-as-anti-novelist
l***@yahoo.com
2020-05-11 05:50:00 UTC
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https://m.imdb.com/title/tt1051215/reviews?ref_=tt_ql_3
(about the animated 1986 version of "Christmas Every Day")

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1563077/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1
(tiny filmography)
l***@yahoo.com
2020-05-11 19:12:22 UTC
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Guess what? In the TV version of "The Rise and Fall of Silas Lapham," (1954), the cast included Dorothy Gish and...Paul Newman!
l***@yahoo.com
2020-05-12 02:53:23 UTC
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"Christmas Every Day"

https://public.wsu.edu/~campbelld/wdh/xmaseday.html

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