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James Baldwin Biography

Other novels contained Giovanni’s Room, Another State and Just Above My Head along with essay works like Notes of a Native Son as well as The Fire Next Time. Having lived in France, he expired on December 1, 1987 in Saint-Paul de Vence. Among the 20th century’s finest writers, Baldwin broke ...

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Andrew Young Jr. Biography

Entering politics, Young served in Congress, was the primary African American ambassador to the United Nations and became mayor of Atlanta. In 1981, he was given the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The product of a middle class family—his dad was a dentist, his mom a teacher—he had to travel from his ...

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Lewis Carroll Biography

Produced on January 27, 1832 in Daresbury, Cheshire, England, Charles Dodgson composed and created games as a kid. Dodgson was self-conscious but loved creating stories for kids. His novels including “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” were released under the pen name Lewis Carroll. The oldest boy in a family group of 11 ...

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Percy Bysshe Shelley Biography

He’s also recognized for his long-form poetry, including Queen Mab and Alastor. He went on many adventures together with his second wife, Mary Shelley, the author of Frankenstein. Percy Bysshe Shelley, a contentious English writer of great private confidence, was created on August 4, 1792. He grew right up in the ...

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Muriel Spark Biography

Muriel Spark was created in Edinburgh, Scotland, on February 1, 1918. Taught in Edinburgh, she became editor of Poetry Review, and afterwards released a collection of biographies on figures like William Wordsworth, Mary Shelley and Emily Bront. Spark was made a dame in 1993. She expired on April 13, 2006, ...

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Jack Kerouac Biography

Produced on March 12, 1922, in Lowell, Massachusetts, Jack Kerouac’s writing career started in the 1940s, but did not meet with commercial success until 1957, when On the Road was released. The novel became an American classic that defined the Beat Generation. Kerouac expired on October 21, 1969, from an ...

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Alan Shepard Biography

Alan Shepard was born on November 18, 1923, in New Hampshire. In 1959, Shepard became among the first seven Mercury program astronauts. Shepard died on July 21, 1998. After finishing high school, Shepard registered in the U.S. Naval Academy. Shepard served on the destroyer Cogswell in the Pacific during the second ...

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Christopher Marlowe Biography

Produced in Canterbury, England, in 1564. Marlowe earned his bachelors of arts degree in 1584, but in 1587 the university hesitated in giving him his master’s degree. Its uncertainties (possibly originating from his regular absences, or conjecture which he had converted to Roman Catholicism and would shortly attend school elsewhere) were ...

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Ralph Ellison Biography

He released his bestselling, acclaimed first novel Invisible Man in 1952; it will be considered a seminal work on marginalization from an African American protagonist’s viewpoint. Ellison’s incomplete novel Juneteenth was released posthumously in 1999. Ellison’s doting dad, Lewis, who adored kids and read books voraciously, worked as an ice and ...

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Herman Melville Biography

The author written many novels and after in life composed poetry. Famous for his novel Moby Dick, Melville was just heralded as among America’s finest writers after his departure on September 28, 1891. In the mid-1820s, youthful Herman fell ill to scarlet fever, and though he recovered his health not long ...

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