Paul Celan was born in Czernovitz, in Romania, in 1920. Until 1918, this region of Romania had formed part of the Austro-Hungarian empire, a polyglot amalgam of nations stretching from Austria in the west to the Balkans in the south-east. Though each region spoke its own language, and many Jewish com
Kate Millet's ground-breaking book, "Sexual Politics", helped shape the dialogue of the women's movement during the 1970s. While she has faded from the front lines, her legacy continues to resonate today.
Sexual Politics originated as her Ph.D. dissertation, which was awarded by Columbia Universi
Junot Díaz s a Dominican-American writer. Central to Díaz's work is the duality of the immigrant experience. He received the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for his novel, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao in 2008.
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