― Giacomo Casanova
(1725-04-02)Birthdate:2 April 1725
Come with me to 1927 and listen to a haunted tale from a stretch of the Badlands the Lakota still fear:
We will have some fun, no?
Almost as much fun as this gringo had:
On April 2nd, 1725, Giacomo Cassanova was born, and erotic tall tales were never the same.
On this date in 1796, a forged Shakespeare play, VORTIGERN AND ROWENA, flops in London,
helping to expose its author, William Henry Ireland, as a fraud ... or a late April Fool's prankster.
Emile Zola, author of Nana, was born on this day in 1840:
“There are two men inside the artist, the poet and the craftsman. One is born a poet. One becomes a craftsman.” ― Émile Zola
Sadly, this date also contains irony and tears:
President Woodrow Wilson tells Congress "The world must be made safe for democracy." asking Congress for a declaration of war and to send U.S. troops into battle against Germany in World War I .
And American young men have been dying ever since making the world safe for democracy.
B stands for Bradbury -- Ray Bradbury,
whose loss I still feel. SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES is one of my favorites of his. What is your favorite Bradbury tale?
“You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.” ― Ray Bradbury
Here is Ray Bradbury giving my insecure writers' support for this month: