Thursday, August 13, 2009

As Time Goes By...

For a collegiate exercise I had to make a timeline. Some of the juxtapositions of this rediscovered work I find unintentionally amusing, especially if read as causal 'headlines'.

1666-7: Great Fire of London, Paradise Lost

1792: Pain's Rights of Man, Reign of Terror in France

1804: Napoleon declared Emperor, Kant dies

1850: Wordsworth dies, Scarlet Letter

1861: American Civil War begins, Fathers and Sons

1862: Thoreau dies, Bismarck becomes Premier

1890: Wilde's Picture of Dorian Grey, Van Gogh dies

1924: Kafka Dies, Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue

1948: Israel formed, Gandhi assassinated

1953: Eisenhower President, Everest summited

1957: Sputnik, West Side Story

1962: Cuban Missile Crisis, Silent Spring

1978: Jean-Paul II made Pope, FBI formed

1980: John Lennon Dies, Small Pox eradicated

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