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1902 Nobel Laureate Christian Mommsen**1902 Nobel Laureate Christian Matthias Theodor Mommsen  most remembered for his “History of Rome”. This photo was taken shortly before his death. [ Source 1902 Nobel Laureate Christian Mommsen ]

1902 Nobel Laureate Christian Nobel Laureate Christian Matthias Theodor Mommsen most remembered for his “History of Rome”. This photo was taken shortly before his death.

JORGE AMADO (Brazi) His work reflects the image of a mestizo Brazil and is marked by religious syncretism. He depicted a cheerful and optimistic country that was beset, at the same time, with deep social and economic differences. He occupied the 23rd chair of the Brazilian Academy of Letters from 1961 until his death in 2001.

Jorge Amado de Faria was a Brazilian writer of the Modernist school. He was the best-known of modern Brazilian writers, his extensive work having been tr.

Karl Adolph Gjellerup

Karl Adolph Gjellerup, The Nobel Prize in Literature "for his varied and rich poetry, which is inspired by lofty ideals", poetry, prose

Karl Adolph Gjellerupt Nobel 1917 Danemark

The Nobel Prize in Literature 1917

Eugene O’Neill (1881-1953), widely considered one of the greatest American playwrights of the past century. (Long Day’s Journey into Night)

Eugene O’Neill widely considered one of the greatest American playwrights of the past century.

Bram Stocker penned 'Dracula'.

"How blessed are some people, whose lives have no fears, no dreads; to whom sleep is a blessing that comes nightly, and brings nothing but sweet dreams." Abraham "Bram" Stoker – - Irish novelist, best known today for his 1897 Gothic novel Dracula.

Chinese writer Mo Yan at the Frankfurt Book Fair in 2009

China's Mo Yan wins Nobel Prize in literature

Chinese author Mo Yan wins the 2012 Nobel Literature Prize

Tolstoy-- Brilliant writer of War and Peace and Anna Karenina

Leo Tolstoy: Leo Tolstoy, Russian author, a master of realistic fiction and one of the world’s greatest novelists. Tolstoy is best known for his two longest works, War and Peace

Herman Melville (August 1, 1819 – September 28, 1891)  Moby-Dick; or, The Whale (1851) Pierre: or, The Ambiguities (1852)

Herman Melville (August 1819 – September was an American novelist, short story writer, essayist, and poet. He is best known for his novel Moby-Dick. Bartleby, the Scrivener is his best short story.

Also known as the Father of English literature, Geoffrey Chaucer was the greatest English poet of the Middle Ages. He was also the first poet to be buried in Poet's Corner of Westminster Abbey. Chaucer was also famous as an author, philosopher, alchemist and astronomer. He also had an active career in the civil service as a bureaucrat, courtier and diplomat.

Also known as the Father of English literature, Geoffrey Chaucer was the greatest English poet of the Middle Ages. He was also the first poet to be buried in Poet's Corner of Westminster Abbey. Chaucer was also famous as an author, philosopher, alchemist

Gabriela Mistral, Nobel Prize Winner "for her lyric poetry which, inspired by powerful emotions, has made her name a symbol of the idealistic aspirations of the entire Latin American world"

Gabriela Mistral, Nobel Prize Winner "for her lyric poetry which, inspired by powerful emotions, has made her name a symbol of the idealistic aspirations of the entire Latin American world"

“A tree weeps when cut down, a dog howls when beaten, but a man matures when offended.” José Saramago

José Saramago – was a Portuguese writer and recipient of the 1998 Nobel Prize in Literature. His works, some of which can be seen as allegories, commonly present subversive perspectives on historic events, emphasizing the human factor.

Anthony Burgess - A Clockwork Orange

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