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John Donne

Poet (1572 - March 31, 1631)
Nationality: English
Often referenced by classic and modern authors alike, John Donne led a turbulent life as a lawyer and clergyman in 17th century England. He is associated with metaphysical poetry, which entailed intense philosophizing and witty metaphorical language.
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Things Fall Apart

  • Novel 1958
Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart was widely acclaimed as a response to common literary stereotypes portraying African culture as primitive. The novel paved the way for future African writers and helped bring African literature to the world's attention.

Works by Achebe, Chinua

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