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Thomas Aquinas

Not any one is granted sainthood, but Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274) was one of the few. He was a prolific writer – and more importantly a prolific think, who in some ways became the starting point of modern philosophy. Thomas was a younger son of lower Italian nobility and a religious career was always the plan, […]

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Salman Rushdie

I know the British Indian author Salman Rushdie (1947-) as the author of the ”The Satanic Verses” , and I know there was great controversy about the novel when it was first published. The fact that Rushdie has written a number of other books fades in comparison, although I have one of them in my […]

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Marcel Proust

We’ve all heard of him, and he is counted among the greatest authors of all time, but I readily admit that I have yet to read anything of his hand. Proust (1871 – 1922) lived in that buzzing period, where France and in particular Paris was afloat in sensation in the arts, science, idealism and […]

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Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman (1960-) needs no introduction. He is a living legend with his genre-defying, award-winning novels, graphic novels, plays, and what not. I am actually a little embarressed to admit that I have yet to read something from his hand – he is the kind of authentic author, we all dream of becoming. He writes […]

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Edmund Wilson

Does the name ring a bell? No. Well, it didn’t with me. Edmund Wilson (1895-1972) was a literary critic connected to Vanity Fair, The New Republic, The New Yorker, and the New York Review of Books from the early 1920s to his death in 1972. His critical writing promoted novelists as Ernest Hemingway, William Faulkner, […]

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