The anniversaries of the following important events were forgotten in the midst of exam weeks:
- Armistice Day (‘Poppy Day’), the anniversary of the armistice that ended World War I, is marked by two minutes silence at 11am on the 11th of November. War poets such as Wilfred Owen are staples of both school and university curricula. See the excellent First World War Poetry Digital Archive.
- the centennial of Marcel Proust’s Swann’s Way, the first part of his enormous modernist masterwork In Search of Lost Time (the most common translation of the title).
- the centenary of the birth of Albert Camus, the Algerian nobel prize-winner best known for The Outsider (which is a short as Proust is long).
- Celebrating the Centennial of Proust’s ‘Swann’s Way’ (nytimes.com)
- Time for Proust: the first volume of the author’s masterwork turns 100 this month (enterprisenews.com)
- Albert Camus centenary goes without much honour at home (theguardian.com)