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English literature has come a long way, since William Shakespeare inked his last playwright. The world still remains fascinated with the kind of phrase he implemented in his compositions and the new words he coined to push his screenplay to a duality of ‘thoughts’. Digging into Shakespeare’s magical world of magnificent simplicity, here’s why he still continues to rule the heart of millions of English readers.   Word Bank   Well, no ...
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   Ruskin Bond is one name that is a common thread linking the childhood of all emphatic English book readers. One snap at his name and the dazzling memories of the childhood come gushing down like a snow laden river.   Ruskin Bond is one name that is a common thread linking the childhood of all emphatic English book readers. One snap at his name and the dazzling memories of the childhood come gushing down like a snow laden river. Almost every one of...
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Pierre Berton was born on July 15, 1920 in Whitehorse, Yukon. He attended the University of Columbia where he completed a Major in History. He started his career with a Canadian newspaper. During the Second World War, he was conscripted into the Canadian army and he trained as an Intelligence Officer. He returned to Canada and he became the managing director of Macleans. Later he also served as Chancellor of Yukon College.   Berton’s writings include The Gol...
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 "We should all do what, in the long run, gives us joy, even if it is only picking grapes or sorting the laundry." - EB White     Elwyn Brooks White, popularly known as EB White was born on July 11, 1899 at Mount Vernon in New York. His most famous works include Charlotte's Web, Stuart Little, The Lady is Cold, Subtreasury of American Humor, One Man's Meat, The Wild Flag, Here is New York, The second Tree from the Corner, The Elements of St...
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 "Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom." - Marcel Proust   One of the most profound thinkers and writers of his time, French writer and essayist, Marcel Proust was born on July 10, 1871 in Auteuil in France. Most famous for his work titled In Search for Lost Time, his other works include Pleasures and Days, Swann's way, In the Shadow of Young Girls in Flower, The Guermantes Way, ...
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"Every book is a new journey. I never felt I was an expert on a subject as I embarked on a project."   "I just thank my father and mother, my lucky stars, that I had the advantage of an education in the humanities."  - David McCullough     David McCullough is an American historian, narrator, historian and lecturer. He was born on July 7, 1933 at Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania. As a child, his parents and his grandmother introdu...
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 Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.  - Nathaniel Hawthorne  Famous for his literary work, The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne was born on July 4, 1804 in Salem in Massachusetts. His other works include Fanshawe, The House of the Seven Gables, The Blithedale Romance, The Dolliver Romance, The Marble Faun, Doctor Grimshawe's Secret, Twice-told Tal...
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 “If you hate a person, you hate something in him that is part of yourself. What isn't part of ourselves doesn't disturb us.”   - Hermann Hesse     Famous for his most popular masterpiece, Siddhartha, Hermann Hesse was born on July 2, 1877. He was also a poet and painter. His other works are Beneath the Wheel, Freund, Peter Camenzind, Demian, Der Steppenwolf, Journey to the East, Gertrud, Out of India, Narcissus and Goldmund, Th...
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 “If you're lonely when you're alone, you're in bad company.” Jean-Paul Sartre     Famous for challenging the social and cultural fabric of the French society in the 1930s, French writer, philosopher, playwright, screenwriter, political activist, biographer and literary critic, Jean Paul-Sarte was born on June 21, 1905. He was drafted into the French army in 1939; he served as a meteorologist. He was captured by the Germans in 1940 at Pad...
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  Canadian author, Yann Martel celebrated his birthday last week on June 25. Synonymous with his award winning and unique masterpiece, The Life of Pi, his other works include Seven Stories, The Facts Behind the Helsinki Roccamatios, Self, We ate the Children Last, and Beatrice and Virgil among other writings. He was born in Salamanca in Spain. He grew up in Costa Rica, France, Canada and Mexico. As an adult, he lived in India, Turkey and Iran. Today, he lives in ...
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