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Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Fyodor (Mikhailovich – patronym) Dostoevsky, is a Russian writer, whose name is enlisted to the greatest and most talented people of letters of the 20th century. Working in and establishing the style of existentialism and psychological realism for Eastern Literature, his novels, and shorts stories explore the psychological aspect of a man’s doings and motifs. The writer is known for...

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George Bernard Shaw

Bernard Shaw is an English playwright and an Irishman by descent. He is considered one of the founders of the "drama of ideas", writer, essayist, one of the reformers of theatrical art of the XX century. He is the second one in popularity rating (after Shakespeare), the author of plays in the English theater, the Nobel Prize winner in literature and also the Oscar winner.   Early...

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George Orwell

George Orwell (named Eric Arthur Blair at birth), is a British writer, author of numerous essays, journalistic articles and one of the most controversial people of his time. He is the man who revolted against the society, the one he wanted to be part of so badly. He wrote about himself that he was an alien in this world and didn't belong to this time. He is the author of the legendary terms...

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Harper Lee

Nelle Harper Lee was born on April 28, 1926, in a small town of Monroeville in the southwestern of the state of Alabama. She was the youngest daughter of Amasa Coleman Lee and Frances Finch Lee. The family had three other children. Her father used to own a newspaper and worked as an editor there. Frances Lee was also a lawyer and a public servant between the years of 1926 and 1938. Harper...

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Henrik Ibsen

Henrik Ibsen, Norwegian playwright, one of the renovators of universal theater, was born on 20 March 1828 in Skien, Norway. His father owned a spirit’s distillery that went bankrupt when he was six years old. When Ibsen was fifteen years old, he went to live in Grimstad, not far from his hometown, where his father had obtained a position of an assistant to a pharmacist. His contacts with...

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Homer

At the very beginning of the Greek culture, there is a name of legendary Homer. He is an ancient Greek writer and author of the well-known poems “Iliad” and “Odyssey”. Like a rising sun, Homer is a sparkling flash emerging from the darkness of the Hellenic world and shedding light on Ellas and its people. Even though even up until today there is no bulletproof evidence...

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J.D. Salinger

Jerome David Salinger is an American writer who is primarily known for his “The Catcher in the Rye” novel. The novel was primarily intended for the youth audience but is now popular among all age groups. Salinger’s books open to the readers a world of a naïve and delicate artist who reminds each and every one of us how important it is to love each other, to support each...

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J.R.R. Tolkien

J. R. R. Tolkien - the “father of big fantasy” J. R. R. Tolkien is an iconic figure in world of literature and culture in general. He is an outstanding English writer, linguist, classic of world literature of the twentieth century and founder of the literary genre of fantasy. Actually, the fantasy was written down to Tolkien, but he was the one, who raised the works of this genre...

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