NABOKV-L post 0018204, Tue, 21 Apr 2009 17:26:53 -0400

World Book and Copyright Day ...

Shakespeare’s land!

,b>Shivangi Singh

“Let books be your dining table,
And you shall be full of delights.
Let them be your mattress
And you shall sleep restful nights.”

Enter the world of literature! Alphabets, sentences, paragraphs dance in unison to create perfect philosophical musings, historical legends, romance, drama and poetry – a palpitating land that reflects the real world, but with refreshingly different perspectives.

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World Book and Copyright Day

The death anniversary of the bard is celebrated as World Book and Copyright Day on the 23rd of April. At UNESCO`s General Conference held in Paris in 1995, the day was chosen as ‘World Book and Copyright Day’ to pay tribute to books and writers and to encourage everyone to discover the pleasures of reading.

The day has even greater significance. On this day, other writers like Cervantes and Inca Garcilaso de la Vega died. It is also the date of birth or death of other prominent authors such as Maurice Druon, Haldor K Laxness, Vladimir Nabokov, Josep Pla and Manuel Mejía Vallejo.

On the 445th death anniversary of Shakespeare we pay our tribute with a little change in one of his famous quotes from ‘Hamlet’:

“What a piece of work was Shakespeare! How noble in reason! How infinite in faculty! In apprehension how like a god…”

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