Tag: Literature

William Seward Burroughs

Burroughs was born into a wealthy family from St. Louis, Missouri. His grandfather, and namesake, invented the Burroughs adding machine which eventually led to the creation of the Burroughs Corporation which William S. Burroughs I owned. Since Burroughs’ birth on February 5, 1914, much was expected from him by his family due to the great […]

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Karl Marx

Karl Marx was born on 5th May 1818, in Trier in Prussia. He was the third child of nine, born to Lawyer Herschel Marx and his Dutch wife Henrietta Pressburg, whose family later founded the Philips electronics company. Herschel Marx received a secular education, the first in his family to do so, and after studying […]

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The Pied Piper of Hamelin Fact or Fiction

“When, lo! as they reached the mountain-side, A wondrous portal opened wide, As if a cavern was suddenly hollowed; And the Piper advanced and the children followed, And when all were in to the very last, The door in the mountain-side shut fast.” – Robert Browning We all know the fairy tales brought to us […]

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Aesop’s Fables

“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” – Aesop I am sure most of us have heard the term “Slow and steady wins the race”. It comes from a very popular fable The Tortoise and the Hare. Its just one out of a number of fables credited to Aesop, a slave […]

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The sinking of The Essex

“Towards thee I roll, thou all-destroying but unconquering whale; to the last I grapple with thee; from hell’s heart I stab at thee; for hate’s sake I spit my last breath at thee. Sink all coffins and all hearses to one common pool! and since neither can be mine, let me then tow to pieces, […]

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