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March 6 Magical Marquez
  On this day in 1928 Gabriel Garcia Marquez was born. Living to Tell the Tale, his 2002 memoir, is prefaced by Marquez's belief that "Life is not what one lived, but what one remembers and how one remembers it in order to recount it." He proceeds to describe a journey to his childhood home, one which opened the floodgates of memory and turned him into a writer.
March 5 Dylan Thomas in Llareggub
  On this day in 1954, Dylan Thomas's Under Milk Wood was published in England; coming out just four months after his death in New York, it was an immediate best seller. Thomas's lifelong ambivalence towards Wales -- "Land of my fathers. My fathers can keep it"-- is maintained in the play, his Laugharne becoming the imaginary village of Llareggub, or "bugger-all" backwards.
March 4 John Bunyan, Vanity Fair
  On this day in 1675 John Bunyan went to prison for the third time, convicted of preaching his Baptist faith without a license. In over twelve years of confinement Bunyan wrote numerous books and pamphlets, including Part I of A Pilgrim's Progress. It sold 100,000 copies in his lifetime, and is still reported to be the most sold book in the world, next to the Bible.

March 6, 2015
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