Literary History Today Jan. 25: Robert Burns Day

Poet Robert Burns, not Robbie as I was told often during my visit to Scotland last year, was born on this day in 1759 at the village of Alloway in South Ayreshire.


This Week in Literary History: Nov. 26 to 30

Nov. 26: Oxford lecturer Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, aka Lewis Carroll, sends a handwritten manuscript to 10-year-old Alice Liddell.