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James Joyce

Who was Joyce? What did he write? Life James Joyce was an Irish author, born in Dublin in 1882. His father changed and lost a series of jobs, so the family lived in worse and worse conditions over the years. In 1888 he was sent to a Jesuit college. In this time of his life, …

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Joseph Conrad

Who was Conrad? What did he write? Joseph Conrad was a Polish author, who lived between 1857 and 1924. Life He was born in Polish Ukraine, but he and his family were exiled in Northern Russia after his father participated in a movement for Polish independence. His parents died when he was young; when he …

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William Shakespeare

Who is William Shakespeare? What can we say about his plays? Life William Shakespeare is probably the most famous English playwriter. Even though he is so well known, we know very little about his life, because the written sources are very scarce. We know he was born in Stratford-upon-Avon, in England, in 1564, from a …

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William Wordsworth

Who is William Wordsworth? William Wordsworth is an English poet who lived between the 18th and 19th century. He is considered to be the founder of Romanticism along with Coleridge; together they wrote a collection of poems called “The Lyrical Ballads” to found the movement. The movement The movement of Romanticism was mainly focused on: …

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Joyce: Dubliners

What is Dubliners? Dubliners is a novel written by James Joyce and published in 1914. It consists in an acute analysis of Dublin’s life through four sections and an epilogue, each one representing a different stage of life: Childhood Adolescence Maturity Public Life Epilogue Themes The tone used in the novel is pessimistic and depressing …

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