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Albert Camus ( French: [albɛʁ kamy] ( listen ) ; 7 November 1913 – 4 January 1960) was a French Nobel Prize winning author, journalist, and philosopher . His views contributed to the rise of the philosophy known as absurdism .
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra [b] ( Spanish: [miˈɣel de θerˈβantes saaˈβeðɾa] ; 29 September 1547 (assumed) – 22 April 1616) [ 2 ] was a Spanish novelist , poet , and playwright . His magnum opus , Don Quixote , considered to be the first modern European novel , [ 3 ] is a classic of Western literature , and is regarded amongst the best works of fiction ever written. [ 4 ] His influence on the Spanish language has been so great that the language is often called la lengua de Cervantes ("the language of Cervantes"). [ 5 ] He was dubbed El Príncipe de los Ingenios ("The Prince of Wits"). [ 6 ] En 1569, Cervantes se trasladó a Roma, donde trabajó como ayudante de cámara de Giulio Acquaviva, un rico sacerdote que fue elevado a cardenal el próximo año.. By then, Cervantes had enlisted as a soldier in a Spanish Navy infantry regiment and continued his military life until 1575, when he was captured by Algerian corsairs.
Ernest Miller Hemingway (July 21, 1899 – July 2, 1961) was an American author and journalist. His economical and understated style had a strong influence on 20th-century fiction , while his life of adventure and his public image influenced later generations. Hemingway produced most of his work between the mid-1920s and the mid-1950s, and won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1954. He published seven novels, six short story collections, and two non-fiction works. Three novels, four collections of short stories, and three non-fiction works were published posthumously.
Origem: Wikipédia, a enciclopédia livre. Luis Fernando Verissimo ( Porto Alegre , 26 de setembro de 1936 ) é um escritor brasileiro . Mais conhecido por suas crônicas e textos de humor , mais precisamente de sátiras de costumes, publicados diariamente em vários jornais brasileiros, Verissimo é também cartunista e tradutor , além de roteirista de televisão, autor de teatro e romancista bissexto. Já foi publicitário e copy desk de jornal. É ainda músico , tendo tocado saxofone em alguns conjuntos. Com mais de 60 títulos publicados, é um dos mais populares escritores brasileiros contemporâneos.
Hermann Hesse ( German: [ˈhɛɐ̯man ˈhɛsə] ; July 2, 1877 – August 9, 1962) was a German-Swiss poet, novelist, and painter. His best-known works include Steppenwolf , Siddhartha , and The Glass Bead Game , each of which explores an individual's search for authenticity, self-knowledge and spirituality. In 1946, he received the Nobel Prize in Literature . [ edit ] Biography [ edit ] Family background Hermann Hesse was born on 2 July 1877 in the Black Forest town of Calw in Württemberg , Germany .
Douglas Noel Adams (11 March 1952 – 11 May 2001) was an English writer , humorist , and dramatist . He is best known as the author of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy , which started life in 1978 as a BBC radio comedy before developing into a "trilogy" of five books that sold more than 15 million copies in his lifetime, a television series , several stage plays, comics, a computer game , and in 2005 a feature film . Adams's contribution to UK radio is commemorated in The Radio Academy 's Hall of Fame. [ 1 ] Adams also wrote Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency (1987) and The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul (1988), and co-wrote The Meaning of Liff (1983), Last Chance to See (1990), and three stories for the television series Doctor Who . A posthumous collection of his work, including an unfinished novel, was published as The Salmon of Doubt in 2002.
Abraham "Bram" Stoker (8 November 1847 – 20 April 1912) was an Irish novelist and short story writer, best known today for his 1897 Gothic novel Dracula . During his lifetime, he was better known as personal assistant of actor Henry Irving and business manager of the Lyceum Theatre in London, which Irving owned. [ edit ] Early life
Bernard Cornwell OBE (born 23 February 1944) is a British author of historical novels. He is best known for his novels about Napoleonic Wars rifleman Richard Sharpe which were adapted into a series of Sharpe television films . [ edit ] Biography Cornwell was born in London in 1944.
The Saxon Tales is a continuing historical novel series written by the historical novelist Bernard Cornwell about 9th century Britain. The protagonist of the series is Uhtred Ragnarson , sometimes known as Uhtred Uhtredson. Uhtred is born in Northumbria , but captured and adopted by the Danes . The story takes place during the Danish invasion of Britain, where all but one of the English kingdoms is conquered. The story centers on the ruler of Wessex, Alfred , later historically dubbed 'the Great'.
The Warlord Chronicles is a trilogy of books about Arthurian Britain written by Bernard Cornwell (perhaps best known for his Richard Sharpe adventures). The story is written as a mixture of historical fiction and Arthurian mythology . The books have been published by Penguin and Michael Joseph in the United Kingdom and by St Martin's Press in the United States, in hardcover and paperback editions, each with different ISBNs. Once upon a time, in a land that was called Britain, these things happened ... well, maybe.
John Ronald Reuel Tolkien , CBE ( pron.: / ˈ t ɒ l k iː n / ; [ a ] 3 January 1892 – 2 September 1973) was an English writer, poet, philologist , and university professor, best known as the author of the classic high fantasy works The Hobbit , The Lord of the Rings , and The Silmarillion . He served as the Rawlinson and Bosworth Professor of Anglo-Saxon at Pembroke College, Oxford , from 1925 to 1945 and Merton Professor of English Language and Literature at Merton College, Oxford from 1945 to 1959. [ 1 ] He was at one time a close friend of C. S. Lewis —they were both members of the informal literary discussion group known as the Inklings . Tolkien was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II on 28 March 1972. After his death, Tolkien's son Christopher published a series of works based on his father's extensive notes and unpublished manuscripts, including The Silmarillion .
This is a list of the writings of English writer and philologist J. R. R. Tolkien . [ edit ] Fiction 1936 Songs for the Philologists , with E.V.
José de Sousa Saramago , GColSE ( Portuguese: [ʒuˈzɛ ðɨ ˈsozɐ sɐɾɐˈmaɣu] ; 16 November 1922 – 18 June 2010) was a Portuguese writer. His works, some of which can be seen as allegories , commonly present subversive perspectives on historic events, emphasizing the human factor. Harold Bloom described Saramago as "a permanent part of the Western canon ". [ 2 ] Awarded the 1998 Nobel Prize in Literature, [ 3 ] more than two million copies of Saramago's books have been sold in Portugal alone and his work has been translated into 25 languages. [ 4 ] [ 5 ] He was a founding member of the National Front for the Defence of Culture in Lisbon in 1992. A proponent of libertarian communism , [ 6 ] Saramago came into conflict with groups such as the Catholic Church .
Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre. Pour les articles homonymes, voir Masson . Philippe Masson Philippe Masson ( 1928 - 2005 ) est un historien français, agrégé d'histoire et docteur ès-lettres. Il a notamment écrit des ouvrages sur la marine et de la Seconde Guerre mondiale . Il a été le chef de la section historique de la Marine nationale, ainsi que professeur à l’ École de guerre et à l' Institut catholique de Paris .