Study guides: authors, letter w

William Faulkner

William Cuthbert Faulkner was born on September 25, 1897, in Mississippi. To understand the background of his works and life one must get to know the history of his family. It could easily be called a typical “self-made” American family story. William’s ancestors came from Scotland. They moved to North America in the mid XVIII century and were part of the pioneer movement of...

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William Golding

William Gerald Golding was born on September 19, 1911, in England. He is a British writer who in his works describes the darkness of a man’s heart when facing a difficult situation. Golding’s novels present an experiment and research of spiritual and ethical aspects of human life. For Golding human life – is a tragedy, which manifests in misunderstanding and multiple...

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William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare (April 26 1564, Stratford-upon-Avon, England - April 23 1616) was an English poet and playwright, often considered the greatest English-speaking writer and one of the best dramatists in the world. Often referred to as the national poet of England. The works that have reached us, including some that were written jointly with other authors, consist of 38 plays, 154 sonnets...

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