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A Week in Literary History

December 8th, 2002

In 1868, English novelist Norman Douglas (South Wind, 1917), is born in Thüringen, Austria.

Norman Douglas, b. December 8, 1868, d. 1952

douglas.pngDouglas’s personal life, punctuated with sexual scandals and crimes, was considerably more colorful than even his best book, the charming and timeless South Wind, based on life on the isle of Capri, where he died. Despite brushes with the law in various countries, mostly involving underage boys, Douglas found time to write a great deal, and his travel books and volumes of autobiography are well worth reading.

Suggested Reading Novels South Wind, 1917. Travel Siren Land, 1911. Fountains in the Sand, 1912. Old Calabria, 1915. Alone, 1921. Together, 1923. Autobiography Looking Back, 1933. Late Harvest, 1946. More or less obscene poetry Some Limericks, 1928.

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