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1977 In Literature
This article presents lists of the literary events and publications in 1977.Contents1 Events 2 New books2.1 Fiction 2.2 Children and young people 2.3 Drama 2.4 Poetry 2.5 Non-fiction3 Births 4 Deaths 5 Awards5.1 Canada 5.2 France 5.3 Spain 5.4 United Kingdom 5.5 United States 5.6 Rest of the World6 ReferencesEvents[edit] February 20 – An episode of Doctor on the Go, co-written by Douglas Adams and Graham Chapman, marks the beginning of Adams' career writing for BBC
BBC
radio. March 4 – Andrés Caicedo's novel ¡Que viva la música! ("Let Music Live!", translated as Liveforever) is published in his hometown of Cali, Colombia
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Whitehouse V Lemon
Whitehouse v Lemon is a 1977 court case involving the blasphemy law in the United Kingdom.Contents1 Facts 2 Judgement 3 Abolition of blasphemous libel as an offence 4 See also 5 References 6 Further readingFacts[edit] James Kirkup's poem The Love that Dares to Speak its Name was published in the 3 June 1976 issue of Gay News. The poem, written from the viewpoint of a Roman centurion, graphically describes him having sex with Jesus
Jesus
after his crucifixion, and also claims that Jesus
Jesus
had had sex with numerous disciples, guards, and even Pontius Pilate. In early November 1976, Mary Whitehouse
Mary Whitehouse
obtained a copy of the poem and announced her intention to bring a private prosecution against the magazine. Leave to bring this prosecution was granted on 9 December 1976. The charges named Gay News Ltd and Denis Lemon as the publishers
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James Kirkup
James Falconer Kirkup, FRSL (23 April 1918 – 10 May 2009), born James Harold Kirkup,[1] was an English poet, translator and travel writer. He wrote over 30 books, including autobiographies, novels and plays. He wrote under many pen-names including James Falconer, Jun Honda, Andrew James, Taeko Kawai, Felix Liston, Edward Raeburn, and Ivy B
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Blasphemous Libel
Blasphemous libel
Blasphemous libel
was originally an offence under the common law of England. Today, it is an offence under the common law of Northern Ireland, it is a statutory offence in Canada
Canada
and New Zealand, and it has been abolished in England
England
and Wales. It consists of the publication of material which exposes the Christian
Christian
religion to scurrility, vilification, ridicule, and contempt, and the material must have the tendency to shock and outrage the feelings of Christians. It is a form of criminal libel. Historically, the common law offences of blasphemy and blasphemous libel were adopted from the common law of England
England
as common law offences in British colonies
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Gay News
Gay News was a fortnightly newspaper in the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
founded in June 1972 in a collaboration between former members of the Gay Liberation Front and members of the Campaign for Homosexual Equality (CHE). At the newspaper's height, circulation was 18,000 to 19,000 copies.[1]Contents1 History of Gay News 2 Campaign against W.H. Smith 3 Famous judgments 4 See also 5 References 6 External linksHistory of Gay News[edit] The original editorial collective included Denis Lemon (editor), Martin Corbett (who later was an active member of ACT UP), David Seligman, a founder member of the London
London
Gay Switchboard collective, Ian Dunn of the Scottish Minorities Group, Glenys Parry (national chair of CHE), Suki J
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July 11
July
July
11 is the 192nd day of the year (193rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 173 days remaining until the end of the year. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Monday, Wednesday or Saturday (58 in 400 years each) than on Thursday or Friday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Tuesday or Sunday (56).Contents1 Events 2 Births 3 Deaths 4 Holidays and observances 5 External linksEvents[edit] 472
472
– After being besieged in Rome by his own generals, Western Roman Emperor Anthemius
Anthemius
is captured in St
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Colombia
Coordinates: 4°N 72°W / 4°N 72°W / 4; -72 Republic
Republic
of Colombia República de Colombia  (Spanish)FlagCoat of armsMotto: "Libertad y Orden" (Spanish) "Freedom and Order"Anthem: ¡Oh, Gloria Inmarcesible!  (Spanish) O unfading glory!Location of  Colombia  (dark green) in South America  (grey)Capital and largest city Bogotá 4°35′N 74°4′W / 4.583°N 74.067°W / 4.583; -74.067Official languages SpanishaRecognized regional languages 68 ethnic languages and dialects
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Cali
Santiago de Cali
Santiago de Cali
(Spanish pronunciation: [sanˈtjaɣo ðe ˈkali]), usually known by its short name "Cali", is the capital of the Valle del Cauca
Valle del Cauca
department, and the most populous city in southwest Colombia, with an estimated 2,319,655 residents according to 2005-2020/ DANE population projections.[2] The city spans 560.3 km2 (216.3 sq mi) with 120.9 km2 (46.7 sq mi) of urban area,[3] making Cali
Cali
the third-largest city proper and metropolitan area in population and the second-largest city by area in the country
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¡Que Viva La Música!
¡Que viva la música! (Published in English as: Liveforever[1]) is a novel by the Colombian writer Andrés Caicedo, one of his most important works and considered by many observers as a masterpiece of modern Colombian literature. He started to write it on a trip to Los Angeles trying to get in touch with Roger Corman
Roger Corman
in order to sell to the famous Hollywood
Hollywood
director four of his play scripts, but he was not welcomed. Caicedo devoted his time in the USA to seeing movies, studying blues and rock and writing this novel.[2] The book was finally published in Cali
Cali
on March 4, 1977
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Andrés Caicedo
Luis Andrés Caicedo
Andrés Caicedo
Estela (29 September 1951 - 4 March 1977) was a Colombian writer born in Cali, the city where he would spend most of his life. Despite his premature death, his works are considered to be some of the most original produced in Colombia.[1] Caicedo led different cultural movements in the city like the literary group "Los Dialogantes" (Those who speak), the Cinema Club of Cali
Cali
and the "Ojo con el Cine" Magazine (Attention to the Cinema). In 1970 he won the First Literary Contents of Caracas
Caracas
with his work "Los dientes de caperucita" (The Teeth of Little Red Riding Hood) that opened the doors of national recognition for him
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March 4
March
March
4 is the 63rd day of the year (64th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 302 days remaining until the end of the year
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BBC
The British Broadcasting
Broadcasting
Corporation (BBC) is a British public service broadcaster. Its headquarters are at Broadcasting House
Broadcasting House
in Westminster, London
London
and it is the world's oldest national broadcasting organisation[3] and the largest broadcaster in the world by number of employees
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Graham Chapman
Graham Arthur Chapman (8 January 1941 – 4 October 1989) was an English comedian, writer, actor, author, and one of the six members of the British surreal comedy group Monty Python. He played authority figures such as the Colonel and the lead role in two Python films, Holy Grail and Life of Brian. Chapman was born in Leicester
Leicester
and was raised in Melton Mowbray. He enjoyed science, acting, and comedy, and after graduating from Emmanuel College, Cambridge, and St Bartholomew's Medical College, he turned down a career as a doctor to be a comedian. Chapman eventually established a writing partnership with John Cleese, which reached its critical peak with Monty Python
Monty Python
in the 1970s
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Douglas Adams
Douglas Noel Adams (11 March 1952 – 11 May 2001) was an English author, scriptwriter, essayist, humorist, satirist and dramatist. Adams was author of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, which originated in 1978 as a BBC
BBC
radio comedy before developing into a "trilogy" of five books that sold more than 15 million copies in his lifetime and generated a television series, several stage plays, comics, a computer game, and in 2005 a feature film
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Doctor On The Go
Doctor on the Go was a British television comedy series based on a set of books by Richard Gordon about the misadventures of a group of doctors. The series follows directly from its predecessor Doctor at Sea and was the final series to be produced by London Weekend Television
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February 20
February
February
20 is the 51st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 314 days remaining until the end of the year (315 in leap years). This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Monday, Wednesday or Saturday (58 in 400 years each) than on Thursday or Friday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Tuesday or Sunday (56).Contents1 Events 2 Births 3 Deaths 4 Holidays and observances 5 References 6 External linksEvents[edit] 1339 – The Milanese army and the St
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