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Umberto Eco

Umberto Eco was an Italian writer of fiction, essays, academic texts, and children's books, and certainly one of the finest authors of the twentieth century. A professor of semiotics at the University of Bologna, Eco’s brilliant fiction is known for its playful use of language and symbols, its astonishing array of allusions and references, and clever use of puzzles and narrative...

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Vladimir Nabokov

Nabokov as the Russian and American writer, poet, translator, literary critic, and entomologist   He liked to emphasize that he was born "on the same day as Shakespeare and a hundred years after Pushkin, "mentioning the names and symbols of two great kinds of literature to which he equally belongs. He is famous in Russia as Vladimir Sirin, whose literary existence also ceased a...

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Voltaire

Voltaire is known for his philosophy of freedom at the time of Enlightenment and pluralistic thinking. Being a strong adversary of official Catholicism, he’d advocate for human rights and encourage people to open their minds to the wind of political, philosophical, and social changes. Besides this, the enlightener’s wit and insightful vision of humanity’s flaws have established...

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William Congreve

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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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