Lorraine Hansberry, American playwright and author of political speeches, letters, and essays, best known for her work, A Raisin in the Sun which was the first play written by an African-American woman to be produced on Broadway. Aged 29, she became the youngest American playwright and only the fifth woman to receive the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Play. #women #literature #adelinereads #adelineloves
Also known as the Father of English literature, Geoffrey Chaucer was the greatest English poet of the Middle Ages. He was also the first poet to be buried in Poet's Corner of Westminster Abbey. Chaucer was also famous as an author, philosopher, alchemist and astronomer. He also had an active career in the civil service as a bureaucrat, courtier and diplomat.
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