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Joseph Addison Poems

Publicado por Steven el 19 de October de 2014 a las 01:53 pm

Born in 1672 in Wiltshire, Joseph Addison was a poet and writer who is most well-known for creating The Spectator, a magazine that had the primary aim of encouraging philosophical conversation. Addison started the magazine with his friend Richard Steele whom he had met first at Charterhouse School. He was a talented student with a […]

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Oct

Jean de La Fontaine Poems

Publicado por Steven el 19 de October de 2014 a las 01:49 pm

Born in 1621 in Champagne, French poet Jean de La Fontaine was perhaps one of the most famous and popular writers of his time and is best known for his work Fables Choisies. His father was a forestry manager and the family would be considered today upper middle class. For most of his childhood, La […]

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Oct

Giovanni Boccaccio Poems

Publicado por Steven el 19 de October de 2014 a las 08:05 am

Italian poet Giovanni Boccaccio was born near Florence in 1313 and was one of the leading lights of the Renaissance, popular for the realism he brought to his verse compared to some of his contemporaries. His father was a merchant, and Boccaccio grew up in a privileged family, learning about and influenced by the works […]

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Oct

Izumi Shikibu Poems

Publicado por Steven el 19 de October de 2014 a las 08:00 am

Born at the end of the tenth century in the Heian period, Izumi Shikibu was a Japanese poet who was from an influential family in Echizen. Shikibu was part of a group of Japanese poets who were known as the 36 Immortals, selected from the three main periods of poetry by Fujiwara no Kinto. She […]

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Oct

Giuseppe Ungaretti Poems

Publicado por Steven el 18 de October de 2014 a las 04:12 am

Born in Egypt in 1888, Giuseppe Ungaretti was one of the most influential Italian poets of the last century helping to develop the writing style that was known as Hermeticism, which grew out of the Symbolist school of thought. His first work of published poetry was produced whilst he was on the front line of […]