Born in Cape Town South Africa, John Maxwell Coetzee was the first child of an attorney and a school teacher. Coetzee attended the University of Capetown and graduated in 1960 with a degree in English and in 1961 with a degree in Mathematics.
He entered the English PhD program at University of Tex
John Dryden achieved no small feat in having the politically tumultuous period of the mid- to late-17th century now referred to – not without disputation, and admittedly only in literary circles, and admittedly not a great deal more these days – as the Age of Dryden. This phrase
A perpetual innovator who indelibly altered the nature of his craft, French director Jean-Luc Godard stood at the forefront of the French New Wave, the late-1950s movement that included Fran'ois Truffaut, Eric Rohmer, and other former film critics from the journal Cahiers du Cinema who refracted the
It should seem patently absurd that Donald Barthelme is currently undergoing a period of rediscovery. It was only in 1963 that his first prose piece was published, and by the mid-60s he had established himself as a writer – particularly of short stories – of tremendous potential, having generat