Category: Literature

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Joseph Conrad – The Sailor and The Writer

Joseph Conrad born as Józef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski in Terehove near Berdychiv on December 3, 1857 was a Polish writer who spent most of his creative period in England and wrote in English. Joseph...

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Giovanni Boccaccio – The Decameron

Giovanni Boccaccio was a famous Italian writer and humanist in the Middle Ages. He was born in 1313 (most likely in Certaldo) as the on of the merchant Boccaccino di Chellino and an unknown...

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Jane Austin – Sense, Sensibility, Pride, Prejudice!

Jane Austin was an English writer whose novels are known for their exquisite ingenuity and descriptions of English 19th century society. He is one of the most readers of English literature. Among her more...

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Charles Pierre Baudelaire – The Awkward Poet

Charles Pierre Baudelaire (Paris, April 9, 1821 – August 31, 1867) was a French poet, the forerunner and founder of modernism. Baudelaire was born in Paris in 1821. His father, a senior civil servant...

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Leo Tolstoy – The Greatest Russian Realist of That Time

Count Lav Nikolaevich Tolstoy (Yasnaya Polyana, September 9, 1828 – Astapovo, November 20, 1910) was a Russian writer classified as the greatest Russian realist of that time. He originated from an old aristocratic family,...

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Paul Verlaine – Symbolical “Fake Poet”

Paul Verlaine (1844-1896) was yet another “fake poet” from the closest circle of symbolists. He had a turbulent family and personal life: gentleness and conflict with his wife, love and conflict with Arthur Rimbaud,...

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Honoré de Balzac – The Citizen and the Writer

Balzac was born in 1799 in Turku, France. As a personality and writer, he was formed in the first half of the 19th century, marked by the strong rise of the bourgeoisie and its...

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Franz Kafka – The Tragic Literature Genius

As Van Gogh became a synonym for the incomprehensible artistic genius discovered only by the generations after the death of the author, the same is the case with Kafka in the world of literature....

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Jean-Baptiste Poquelin MOLIERE – The Master of Comedy

Jean-Baptiste Poquelin Molier (1622-1673), is one of the most important and prolific comedians of all time. Like many other creators, young Moliere did not go on a path marked by his parents, but he...