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A book that shows the world its own shame – Picture of Dorian Gray

(Book and) tea time! But this time, let’s not talk about writers famous by long volumes of their monumental work. Let’s remember a novelist made famous by his only published novel, “The Picture of Dorian Gray.” Oscar Wilde’s full name was Oscar Fingal O’Flahertie Wills Wilde. Complex, isn’t it? Basically, just another telling embodiment of […]

Ian Fleming, James Bond’s creator, was born 110 years ago

The man responsible for one of the greatest franchises in modern history was born on May 28th, 1908. This man is, of course, Ian Fleming, the creator of the most famous secret agent, the agent with a license to kill, the agent who takes his drink shaken not stirred, the one who is famous for […]

2001: A Space Odyssey – half a century and counting

How do you make the greatest sci-fi film ever? What’s the secret? How do you make something that still holds up, even if it was made almost 50 years ago? The answer is – a lot of work, lot of talent, and, of course – cooperation. The film ” 2001: A Space Odyssey” had its […]

James Joyce and Ulysses were born on this day (40 years apart)

James Augustine Aloysius Joyce, known as James Joyce was born on 2 February 1882, and he was Irish novelist, short story writer, and poet. He was one of the most prominent authors of the modernist movement and one of the most respected novelists of the entire 20th century. The topic of this article is, of […]

Happy birthday, J. D. Salinger! (You probs don’t care about New Year)

“I’m J.D. Salinger and I wrote The Catcher in the Rye.” Here’s the greatest pickup line ever! Jerome David Salinger, known to his audience as J.D. Salinger was born on January 1, 1919. He started his literary work at very early age, writing short stories and some of his early works got published in Story […]

Happy birthday, Jane Austen!

On this day, 242 years ago (more precisely – in 1775), a remarkable woman was born. Jane Austen was one-of-a-kind tenant of the late 18th and early 19th centuries. How many women writers from the 18th century have you heard of? Not many, if any, and we don’t even have to delve into explanations. These […]

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