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Albert Camus

On February 3, 2012 By

The Algerian born French writer and philosopher, Albert Camus, was the second youngest recipient of the Nobel Prize for Literature, the first being Rudyard Kipling. Camus is often associated with existentialism although he rejected the term, preferring to be known only as an author and a thinker. His life was made challenging […]

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Rita Mae Brown

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Rita Mae Brown, a prolific American author of mysteries and other novels, poetry, screen plays and non-fiction, is also know as a women’s rights spokesperson, feminist, gay and lesbian activist as well as a fox hunting and polo enthusiast. Although she was expelled from the University of Florida in the 1960’s for […]

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Roy Blount Jr.

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An American writer and humorist, Roy Blount Jr. is also an actor, reporter, and musician with the “Rock Bottom Remainders,” a rock band composed entirely of his fellow writers including Steven King, Dave Barry, Matt Groening and Amy Tan. He is featured regularly as a panelist on the NPR news & comedy […]

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Yogi Berra

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Lawrence “Yogi” Berra is a former Major League Baseball player and manager, whose fractured use of the English language gave rise to the term, ‘yogism’. He quit school in the eighth grade, and has simultaneously denied and confirmed his reputation for malapropisms by stating, “I never said half the things I […]

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Woody Allen

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A three-time Academy Award-winning American film writer and director, actor, jazz musician, fiction writer and essayist, comedian, and playwright, Woody Allen is the quintessential auteur, serving as director, screenwriter and star of most of his films.  His large body of work, which mixes humor, wit, and cerebral satire, has made him […]

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Maya Angelou

On February 2, 2012 By

An important figure in the American Civil Rights Movement, Maya Angelou is also an author, actress and playwright. Her autobiography, ‘I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings,’ gave her critical and international acclaim. In the late seventies, she became a friend and mentor to Oprah Winfrey.

“Courage is the […]

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