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Today marks the 245th anniversary of the birth of Charles Lamb, the English essayist and poet who was born in London on February 10, 1775. Lamb is best known for his works “Essays of Elia” and “Tales from Shakespeare,” which he co-authored with his sister Mary. His writing style was often humorous and whimsical, and he was a master of the English language.
Lamb’s work has been an inspiration to many writers and poets throughout the centuries, and his influence can still be felt today. From the heated debates over the 1619 Project to the Birth Strike movement, it’s clear that the power of words still holds strong.
As we celebrate the life and works of Charles Lamb, let us also take a moment to appreciate all the other great writers who have come before us. From Jonathan Malesic’s ethical writing to Andrea Long Chu’s exploration of TV adaptations, there is no shortage of inspiring works to explore.
So why not take some time today to pick up a book or watch a movie? Whether it’s a horror classic or a quantum reality exploration, there’s something for everyone. And if you’re looking for something new to read, check out our Lit Hub Reading Lists for some great recommendations.
Happy birthday, Charles Lamb! Here’s to many more years of inspiring words.