The literary calendar for the 2019-2020 academic year is full of various memorable dates. To a greater extent, they relate to the life path of famous authors who created unique masterpieces of literature. It makes it easy to navigate the most important events in the world of playwrights and poets. With it, you can create your own plan for an open lesson or extracurricular event.
At the beginning of the 2019-2020 school year, the birthdays of the following famous writers are celebrated:
- September 11, 1804 (215) Alexander Ivanovich Polezhaev is a translator and poet who worked in the direction of romanticism.
- 09/13/1894 (125) John Boynton Priestley - English prose writer and novelist, theater director. His works "Dangerous Turn", "June 31" and "The Scandalous Accident in Brickmill" were filmed by Soviet cinema.
- 09/15/1789 (230) James Fenimore Cooper is an English prose writer who wrote in the genre of adventure literature. His works are "The Last of the Mohicans", "St. John's Wort, or the First Path of War", "Pathfinder", etc.
- 09/29/1904 (115) Nikolai Alekseevich Ostrovsky - Soviet novelist, prose writer. His most famous work is How Steel Was Tempered.
In October, among the anniversaries you can meet such outstanding writers:
- 10/15/1814 (205) Mikhail Yurievich Lermontov is a great Russian poet and playwright, as well as a talented artist. He made a huge contribution to the development of Russian and world literature. His view on the existing problems of society had a great influence on contemporaries and future writers.
- 10/16/1854 (165) Oscar Wilde - English playwright, poet and journalist. The great literary figure of the late XIX century. His most famous works are "Portrait of Dorian Gray", "Canterville Ghost", "Nightingale and the Rose", "The Perfect Husband".
- 10/18/1934 (85) Kir Bulychev - Soviet writer and historian. The author of stories about the adventures of Alice Selezneva.
In November 20, 2019, they celebrate 150 years (1869-1945) from the birthday of the Russian poetess, one of the most prominent representatives of the writers of the Silver Age, Zinaida Nikolaevna Gippius. During her life's journey, she created many wonderful poems and short stories in prose, leaving a rich literary heritage for posterity.
Also in November, 325 years (1694-1778) are celebrated from the birthday of the world-famous French philosopher Voltaire.
This month were born:
- 12/18/1819 (200) Yakov Petrovich Polonsky - Russian poet. His work was manifested in the writing of poems and poems on various topics: politics, social problems, human relationships. Many of his poems were put on music, and as a result turned into folk songs.
- 12/20/1904 (115) Evgenia Solomonovna Ginzburg - Soviet writer and journalist. The author of the resonant autobiographical novel "A sharp turn", which tells about the Stalinist repressions.
The literary calendar for 2020 is opened by the following prominent figures:
- 01/02/1920 (100) Isaac Asimov is an American science fiction writer born in the RSFSR. He is the author of the "Three Laws of Robotics" and the word "robotics" itself, which has firmly entered the English and Russian languages. World fame brought him a series of stories "I, Robot", where Asimov tells the story of the productive interaction of robots and humans.
- 01/07/1925 (95) Gerald Malcolm Darrell - English writer-naturalist, famous zoologist. He became popular thanks to his stories about expeditions. Later, developing his scientific activities in the study of rare species of animals, he founded a zoo in Jersey. There was organized a special trust for breeding rare and endangered species of animals with their further resettlement in habitats.
- 01/15/1795 (225) Alexander Sergeyevich Griboedov - the great Russian playwright. He also possessed musical talent, was a diplomat and had the rank of State Councilor. His most famous work is the satirical comedy "Woe from Wit."
- 01/29/1860 (160) Anton Pavlovich Chekhov is also a great figure in Russian literature. His works have been translated into more than 100 languages of the world and belong to the classics of world literature. Theatrical performances and films are still being made based on their motives. The most famous of them - "Cherry Orchard", "Three Sisters", "House No. 6", "Seagull".
In February, the anniversaries of such authors are celebrated:
- 02/10/1890 (130) Boris Leonidovich Pasternak is a Russian poet, a bright representative of the great writers of the 20th century. His novel "Doctor Zhivago" was appreciated not only in the USSR, but also abroad.
- 02/14/1855 (165) Vsevolod Mikhailovich Garshin - eminent writer and critic. The author of the tales "That which was not" and "The Frog-traveler".
March literary calendar 2020 contains the following memorable dates:
- March 04 marks the 55th anniversary of Alexander Alekseevich Shaganov, the famous poet and songwriter. He worked and continues his work with many performers: Nikolai Rastorguev, Alla Pugacheva, Dmitry Malikov, etc. He owns the authorship of the song “Horse” and other popular songs “Lube”.
- 03/12/1925 (95) Harry Harrison is an American science fiction writer. The creator of many science fiction novels and short stories (The Doctor of the Spaceship, The Purpose of Invasion: Earth, the Eden series, etc.).
Birthdays are celebrated in April:
- 04/02/1805 (215) Hans Christian Anderson is a children's writer of fairy tales.
- 04/02/1840 (180) Emil Zola - French playwright.
- 04/10/1895 (125) Vsevolod Aleksandrovich Rozhdestvensky - Soviet poet, military journalist.
The days of the last month of the school year can be dedicated to the following anniversaries:
- 05/05/1915 (105) Evgeny Aronovich Dolmatovsky - Soviet songwriter.
- 05/13/1840 (180) Alfons Daudet - French novelist.
- 05.24.1905 (115) Mikhail Aleksandrovich Sholokhov - Russian playwright, screenwriter and journalist. He wrote the novels "Quiet Flows the Don", "The Fate of Man", etc.