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Maria Branwell

Maria Branwell About Mother of literary skilled daughters Emily, Anne, and Charlotte Bronte as well as the poet and painter Branwell Bronte.  Other Informations She was the eighth of twelve children with only six of them, including her, living long enough to reach adulthood. She wrote an essay called The Advantages of Poverty, In Religious …

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Larry Neal

Larry Neal About An influential author and philosopher of the Black Arts Movement, he wrote about the role of theater artists during the Black Power era. His most important essays include The Negro in the Theatre (1964), Cultural Front (1965), and The Black Arts Movement (1968). Other Informations He earned his master’s degree from the …

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Nassim Taleb

Nassim Taleb About Essayist whose work has primarily focused on risk management through probability and uncertainty. His 2007 book The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable became a New York Times’ best-seller, and was named by The Guardian as one of the 12 most influential books since World War II. Other Informations He graduated …

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Judith Ortiz Cofer

Judith Ortiz Cofer About A Puerto Rican short story writer, essayist, young adult novelist, and poet, she is known for such works of creative nonfiction as the 1990 memoir, The Partial Remembrance of a Puerto Rican Childhood. Her other notable works include The Line of the Sun and The Latin Deli. Other Informations She frequently …

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Vladimir Propp

Vladimir Propp About Though he also published such important essays as “The Magical Tree on the Tomb” and “Wonderful Childbirth,” this Russian author and folklorist is most famous for his books Morphology of the Tale, Russian Epic Song, and Historical Roots of the Wonder Tale. Other Informations After earning a degree in German and Russian …

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Jerome K. Jerome

Jerome K. Jerome About English comedic writer best known for his travelogue Three Men in a Boat. He also wrote the collections of essays Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow and Second Thoughts of an Idle Fellow. Other Informations He began working at the age of fifteen and collected coal by the railways for four …

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Juan Montalvo-Fiallos

Juan Montalvo-Fiallos About Ecuadorian author and diplomat who was known for his strongly liberal political views. His works fall into the genre of Romanticism and include such titles as Las Catilinarias and Siete Tratados. Other Informations He studied law and philosophy in Quito and went on to hold diplomatic posts during the late 1850s. He …

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John Wilkins

John Wilkins About Seventeenth-century British clergyman, natural philosopher, and author. He is perhaps best remembered for his 1668 work, “An Essay Towards a Real Character and a Philosophical Language,” which argues for the establishment of a global language and a universal measurement system. Other Informations He held the distinction of presiding over both the University …

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Musharraf Ali Farooqi

Musharraf Ali Farooqi About A Pakistani-Canadian writer, translator, and essayist, he was shortlisted for Asia’s most prestigious literary prize in 2012. His novels include Between Clay and Dust; The Story of a Widow; Rabbit Rap; and Salar Jang’s Passion. Other Informations He studied at St. Bonaventure’s High School and later attended the NED University of …

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Mihail Petrusevski

Mihail Petrusevski About Twentieth-century Macedonian linguistics expert, academic, philosopher, and author. He wrote hundreds of philosophical essays and is most famous for translating Homer’s Iliad into the Serbian Cyrillic language. Other Informations He served on a committee that worked to standardize the Macedonian alphabet. He founded Skopje University’s Philosophy Department. His family lived in the …

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Kirsten King

Kirsten King About Writing columnist who focuses mainly on entertainment driven articles about rape culture, mental health, and queer issues for websites such as BuzzFeed, Cosmopolitan, and Teen Vogue. She is also known for working as a freelance writer for Netflix since April of 2018.  Other Informations She earned her bachelors degree from Emmanuel College …

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Gretel Ehrlich

Gretel Ehrlich About An American travel writer, poet, and essayist, she is best known for Islands, The Universe, Home (essays), Heart Mountain (novel) and This Cold Heaven: Seven Seasons in Greenland (essays). Her 1994 memoir, A Match to the Heart, describes her experience of being struck by lightning. Other Informations She studied at Bennington College …