Study guides: authors, letter d

Daniel Defoe

Daniel Defoe (September 13, 1660 – April 24, 1731) is one of the most prolific English writers of all times. Having approximately 200 pen names, he had written hundreds of works on politics, religion, crime, and psychology. The novel that brought this writer worldwide popularity is Robinson Crusoe, a story of a castaway who spent twenty-eight years on the desert island. And it had a huge...

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Dante Alighieri

Durante degli Alighieri (1265 – 1321), who is mostly known as Dante, was the most celebrated Italian writer of the Late Middle Ages. Credited as the person who rediscovered the Italian language, Dante provided an encyclopedic overview of t beliefs, values, and morals of the medieval times in his epic poem The Divine Comedy. It’s the main cornerstone in the evolution of the Italian...

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