NOVEMBER 27 — FERNAND BRAUDEL
Revolutionary French historian of material life.
“Events are the ephemera of history; they pass across its stage like fireflies, hardly glimpsed before they settle back into darkness and as often as not into oblivion. Every event, however brief, has to be sure a contribution to make, lights up some dark corner or even some wide vista of history. Nor it it only political history which benefits most, for every historical landscape–political, economic, social, even geographical–is illumined by the intermittent flare of the event.”
NOVEMBER 27 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
Islamic EID AL ADHA. BUY NOTHING DAY. FESTIVAL OF SOLITUDE.
ALSO ON NOVEMBER 27 IN HISTORY
1907 — French literary and cultural critic Maurice Blanchot born, Quain, Saône.
1909 — American journalist James Agee born, Knoxville, Tennessee.
1985 — Revolutionary materialist historian Fernand Braudel dies, Paris, France.
1991 — Visionary polyartist Harry Smith dies, Chelsea Hotel, New York.
Excerpted from The 2009 Autonomedia Calendar of Jubilee Saints: Radical Heroes for the New Millennium by James Koehnline and the Autonomedia Collective.