Literature

Europe has always been a literary haven boasting legends like Homer, Plato, Shakespeare, Dickens, Kafka, Camus, Dante, Chaucer, Virgil, Proust, Cervantes, Flaubert, T.S. Eliot, Orwell, Huxley, Bronte, Balzac, Hugo, Poe, Voltaire, Grimm, Tolstoy, and so many others.

Where are the famous writers now buried?

Where are the famous writers now buried?

Poet Ezra Pound is buried on the tiny island of San Michel Isola in Venice William Wordsworth is buried inside St. Oswald’s church in Grasmere (Lakes District), England. Both the…

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Where did the following fairy tales supposedly take place?

Where did the following fairy tales supposedly take place?

The Beatrix Potter Museum in Windemere (Lakes District), England. See www.beatrixpottersociety.org or www.hop-skip-jump.com   Legends/Make Believe Stories European Authors The Story of Babar (1960) Jean de Brunhoff The Story of…

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Why is Dublin such a hotspot for literary giants?

Why is Dublin such a hotspot for literary giants?

Homes for the following legends are located at: 1) Jonathan Swift (1667-1755) - The author of Gulliver’s Travels  was born at the former 7 Hoeys Court (now destroyed). He also…

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Where are the museums of the great authors located?

Where are the museums of the great authors located?

The Balzac Museum in Paris-located at #47 rue Raynouard (16th Arrondisement). Hours: 10:00 to 17:40. Closed Mondays. Telephone: 01 55 74 41 80. The Victor Hugo Museum in Paris- located…

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Where did the great philosophers come from?

Where did the great philosophers come from?

Name Major Works Location/Bio Emmanuel Kant (1724-1804) Born in Konigsberg (now Kaliningrad), Russia Karl Marx (1818-1883) Born in Trier Engels Freidrich Neitzche (1844-1900) Carl Jung George Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770-1831)…

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Does Anne Frank’s home still exist?

Does Anne Frank’s home still exist?

Yes, in fact you can still tour the famed Anne Frank Huis in Amsterdam. Receiving close to ½ million visitors a year, the historic home where Anne Frank and her…

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What ever became of Sigmund Freud’s couch?

What ever became of Sigmund Freud’s couch?

London: His residence after Nazi occupation of Austria from …See www.freud.org.uk Vienna: His residence from 1891 until his expulsion in 1938 by the Nazis which his daughter has since restored.…

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Was Dracula a real person?

Was Dracula a real person?

Yes, in fact, he was. Maybe not all bloodsucking with fangs, but nevertheless he Explain Vlad the Impaler, leader of Transylvania (Romania), born in Sighishoara (check spelling) and how many…

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Was Shakespeare really the author of his works?

Was Shakespeare really the author of his works?

Shakespeare’s Globe Theater Exhibition and Tour: 21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, Southwark, London, SE1 9DT; see www.shakespeare-globe.org In Stratford-upon-Avon, the Bard’s hometown and residence, of note to aficionados are: The…

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Exactly where in Verona did Romeo and Juliet live?

Exactly where in Verona did Romeo and Juliet live?

While Stratford’s great bard did borrow many components from the real life feud that existed between Verona’s Cappello and Montecchi families (Capulets and Montagues), much artistic license was employed for…

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Exactly where is Sherlock Holmes’ house?

Exactly where is Sherlock Holmes’ house?

According to the stories written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, both Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson lived at 221B Baker Street in London between the years of 1881-1904. Their first…

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Where did Henry Miller go and stay while in Europe?

Where did Henry Miller go and stay while in Europe?

It was during his travels in Paris that his two books, the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn, chronicle his life and loves as an expatriate. Besides his…

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