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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012.
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Ted Hughes honored at Westminster Abbey

LONDON, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- A service has been held dedicating a floor stone to Britain's former Poet Laureate Ted Hughes at Westminster Abbey in London, the BBC said.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, Aug. 4, 2008.
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UPI almanac for Saturday, Aug. 4, 2007.

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Today is Friday, Aug. 4, the 216th day of 2006 with 149 to follow.
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Mary Shelley letter discovered

FLORENCE, Italy, June 15 (UPI) -- A previously unknown letter written by "Frankenstein" author Mary Shelley has been discovered at an antiques fair in Tuscany, Italy.

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Today is Thursday, Aug. 4, the 216th day of 2005 with 149 to follow.
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Today is Wednesday, Aug. 4, the 217th day of 2004 with 149 to follow.
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'The Night Heron' offers poesy and pain

NEW YORK, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- Experiencing British playwright Jez Butterworth's new drama, "The Night Heron," is like eating an artichoke, getting a morsel of information with each bite-size
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The Almanac

Today is Monday, Aug. 4, the 216th day of 2003 with 149 to follow.
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Poetry's sonnet form is subject of exhibit

NEW YORK, July 8 (UPI) -- The art of the sonnet as practiced by British and American poets from William Shakespeare to Jack Kerouac is the subject of an unusual exhibition at the New Yor
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Today is Sunday, Aug. 4, the 216th day of 2002 with 149 to follow.
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Percy Bysshe Shelley ( /ˈpɜrsi ˈbɪʃ ˈʃɛli/; 4 August 1792 – 8 July 1822) was one of the major English Romantic poets and is critically regarded among the finest lyric poets in the English language. Shelley was famous for his association with John Keats and Lord Byron. The novelist Mary Shelley was his second wife.

He is most famous for such classic anthology verse works as Ozymandias, Ode to the West Wind, To a Skylark, Music, When Soft Voices Die, The Cloud, and The Masque of Anarchy, which are among the most popular and critically acclaimed poems in the English language. His major works, however, are long visionary poems which included Queen Mab (later reworked as The Daemon of the World), Alastor, The Revolt of Islam, Adonaïs, and the unfinished work The Triumph of Life. The Cenci (1819) and Prometheus Unbound (1820) were dramatic plays in five and four acts respectively. Although he has typically been figured as a "reluctant dramatist" he was passionate about the theatre, and his plays continue to be performed today. He wrote the Gothic novels Zastrozzi (1810) and St. Irvyne (1811) and the short prose works "The Assassins" (1814), "The Coliseum" (1817) and "Una Favola" (1819). In 2008, he was credited as the co-author of the novel Frankenstein (1818) in a new edition by the Bodleian Library in Oxford and Random House in the U.S. entitled The Original Frankenstein edited by Charles E. Robinson.

Shelley's unconventional life and uncompromising idealism, combined with his strong disapproving voice, made him an authoritative and much-denigrated figure during his life and afterward. Mark Twain took particular aim at Shelley in In Defense of Harriet Shelley, where he lambasted Shelley for abandoning his pregnant wife and child to run off with the 16 year old Mary Godwin. Shelley never lived to see the extent of his success and influence; although some of his works were published, they were often suppressed upon publication.

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