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The year 1889 in literature involved some significant literary events and new works.

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Events[edit]Edit

New booksEdit

New dramaEdit

Anton Chekhov - A Marriage Proposal Maurice Maeterlinck - Princess Maleine Leo Tolstoy - The Fruits of Enlightenment

PoetryEdit

Herman Gorter - Mei ("May") William Butler Yeats - The Wanderings of Oisin and Other Poems (including "Down by the Salley Gardens")

Non-fictionEdit

Helena Petrovna Blavatsky - The Voice of the Silence T. H. Huxley - Agnosticism Friedrich Nietzsche - Götzen-Dämmerung, oder, Wie man mit dem Hammer philosophiert ("Twilight of the Idols, or, How to Philosophize with a Hammer") William Mackintire Salter - Ethical Religion Eugen von Böhm-Bawerk - Positive Theory of Capital Oscar Wilde - The Decay of Lying Encyclopædia Britannica, 9th edition (completed in 24 main volumes)

BirthsEdit

March 1 - Kanoko Okamoto, Japanese novelist and poet (died 1939) April 7 - Gabriela Mistral, Chilean poet, Nobel Prize laureate (died 1957) June 23 - Anna Akhmatova, Russian poet (died 1966) July 5 - Jean Cocteau, French writer (died 1963) July 17 - Erle Stanley Gardner, American author (died 1970) August 5 - Conrad Aiken, American novelist and poet (died 1973) September 15 - Claude McKay, Jamaican American writer (died 1948) September 23 - Walter Lippmann, American writer (died 1974) September 25 - C. K. Scott-Moncrieff, Scottish writer and translator (died 1930) September 26 - Martin Heidegger, German philosopher (died 1976) October 18 - Fannie Hurst, American novelist (died 1968) November 12 - DeWitt Wallace, American magazine publisher (Reader's Digest) (died 1981)

DeathsEdit

January 3 - James Halliwell-Phillipps, English bibliophile (born 1820) January 17 - Juan Montalvo, Ecuadorian writer (born 1832) April 23 - Jules Amédée Barbey d'Aurevilly, French novelist (born 1808) June 8 - Gerard Manley Hopkins, English poet (born 1844) June 15 - Mihai Eminescu, Romanian poet (born 1850) August 5 - Fanny Lewald, German novelist (born 1811) August 19 - Auguste Villiers de l'Isle-Adam, French Symbolist writer (born 1838) September 20 - Amy Levy, English feminist poet and novelist (born 1861) (suicide) September 23 - Wilkie Collins, English novelist (born 1824) October 25 - Émile Augier, French dramatist (born 1820) November 18 - William Allingham, Irish poet (born 1824) December 10 - Ludwig Anzengruber, Austrian poet (born 1839) December 12 - Robert Browning, English poet (born 1812)

AwardsEdit

Gaisford Prize - Harold Trevor Baker

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