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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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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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Charles Bukowski – the Rebel Poet

Charles Bukovski was born as Heinrich Karl (Henry Charles) Bukowski in Andernach, Germany to American father and German mother. In 1922, the Bukovski family moved to America in Los Angeles, a city in which...

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Samuel Beckett – Waiting for Godot

Samuel Beckett (Dublin, April 13, 1906 – Paris, December 22, 1989) was an Irish writer, dramatist and novelist. Samuel Beckett, next to Eugene Jonesko, is the most prominent representative of a modern drama, in...

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George Orwell – Soldier and Writer

George Orwell, born in 1093 as Eric Arthur Blair is considered one of the most famous English novelists of the 20th century. His father, Richard Blair, was the second generation of British soldiers. His...