Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Saturday, Sartre and Solstice

Today is the first day of summer and Takashi Murakami helps Google celebrate today with a whimsical piece of artwork that makes one think of warmth. At the Google search page, click on the art for a search of solstice-related links and information.

According to The Writer’s Almanac, two important literary birthdays are celebrated today: novelist Ian McEwan (Saturday, On Chesil Beach) is 63 today and writer and philosopher and long-time main squeeze of feminist author and social theorist Simone de Beauvoir, Jean-Paul Sartre (who died in 1980) would have been 106. You can read about both authors at The Writer’s Almanac.


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