November 8 in Literary History: Dracula Author Bram Stoker is Born
Bram Stoker? Interesting!
The most significant events in the history of books on the 8th of November
1308: Duns Scotus dies. He was a philosopher and theologian from whom we get ‘dunce’, on account of later ridiculing of his ideas, but the general consensus seems to be that he was a very intelligent thinker. Gerard Manley Hopkins admired him, and wrote a poem, ‘Duns Scotus’s Oxford‘, about the city where both men studied.
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