1963 in literature

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  • Novy Mir publishes three more stories by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn critical of the Soviet regime, including "Matryona's Home". They will be the last of his works to be published in the Soviet Union until 1990.
  • Russian poet Anna Akhmatova's Requiem, an elegy on Soviet sufferings in the Great Purge, composed 1935–1961, is first published complete in book form, without her knowledge, in Munich.
  • The first modern publication by mainstream publishers in the U.K. and the United States of John Cleland's novel Fanny Hill (Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure, 1748–1749) causes it to be banned for obscenity in Massachusetts, triggering a court case by its publisher,[6] and prosecution of a London retailer.
  • Leslie Charteris publishes his last collection of stories with Simon Templar: The Saint in the Sun. All subsequent Saint books will be ghost-written by others.
  • Grace Ogot's short story "A Year of Sacrifice" (later retitled "The Rains Came") is published in Black Orpheus.

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  1. ^ Joyce McMillan (1988). The Traverse Theatre Story 1963-1988. Methuen Drama. p. 1. ISBN 978-0-413-19250-9.
  2. ^ A. N. Wilson (2002) [1990]. C. S. Lewis: A Biography. W. W. Norton. ISBN 0-393-32340-4.
  3. ^ Bhand, Baba, ed. (1979). Kosalabaddala: Bhalacandra Nemade Yancya Kadambarivarila Lekha, Parikshane, Tipa [Articles on Marathi novel 'Kosalā'] (in Marathi). Aurangabad: Dhara Prakasana. OCLC 7174307.
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  5. ^ Palmer, Alan; Veronica (1992). The Chronology of British History. London: Century Ltd. pp. 420–421. ISBN 0-7126-5616-2.
  6. ^ "Top 10 Racy Novels". Time. 2012-03-28. Retrieved 2013-04-18.
  7. ^ Alan Burton (31 January 2018). Looking-Glass Wars: Spies on British Screens since 1960. Vernon Press. p. 21. ISBN 978-1-62273-290-6.
  8. ^ S. T. Joshi (1990). John Dickson Carr: A Critical Study. Popular Press. p. 167. ISBN 978-0-87972-477-1.
  9. ^ Caroline Merz (2003). Post-War Literature: 1945 to the Present Day. Evans Brothers. p. 30. ISBN 978-0-237-52258-2.
  10. ^ Europa Publications (2003). International Who's Who of Authors and Writers 2004. Psychology Press. p. 574. ISBN 978-1-85743-179-7.
  11. ^ Therese Hörnigk; Alexander Stephan (1 January 1997). The New Sufferings of Young W. and Other Stories from the German Democratic Republic. A&C Black. p. 347. ISBN 978-0-8264-0953-9.
  12. ^ Laurie Critchley; Helen Windrath (1996). Something to Savour: Food for Thought from Women Writers. Women's Press. p. 81. ISBN 978-0-7043-4507-2.
  13. ^ J P O'Malley (27 July 2012). "Don Paterson interview". The Spectator. Retrieved 4 July 2020.
  14. ^ Raychel Haugrud Reiff (2009). "Aldous Huxley: Brave New World". p. 35. Marshall Cavendish
  15. ^ McGrath, Alister (2013). C. S. Lewis – A Life: Eccentric Genius, Reluctant Prophet. Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. p. 358.