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Vaclav Havel. Intellectual, stagehand, actor, playwright, dissident, political prisoner, President of Czechoslovakia.

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Marguerite Yourcenar (1903-1987) is a Belgian born French novelist and essayist. Photo by Boubat

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Herman Melville was an American novelist, short story writer, essayist, and poet. He is best known for his novel Moby-Dick.

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E.B. White, 1899-1985. (U.S.) essayist, novelist. Charlotte's Web, Stuart Little.

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Any writer, I suppose, feels that the world into which he was born is nothing less than a conspiracy against the cultivation of his talent. -James Baldwin

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Thomas Mann (1875 – 1955) was a German novelist, short story writer, social critic, philanthropist, essayist, and 1929 Nobel Prize laureate, known for his series of highly symbolic and ironic epic novels and novellas, noted for their insight into the psychology of the artist and the intellectual.

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Fiódor Dostoievski | "Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky; 11 Nov 1821 – 9 Feb 1881) Russian novelist, short story writer, essayist, journalist and philosopher. Literary works explore human psychology in the troubled political, social, and spiritual atmosphere of 19th-century Russia. Many of his works contain a strong emphasis on Christianity, and its message of absolute love, forgiveness and charity, explored within the realm of the individual, confronted with all of life's hardships and…

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