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Dhaak: James Shirley, the last of the Elizabethans

James Shirley (1596-1666) is one of the most significant dramatic writers of the late English Renaissance. He had an easy command of tragedy, comedy, tragicomedy, masque, pastoral, morality, and neo-miracle genres. His non-dramatic works include poems and grammars. […]

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Dhaak: Walt Whitman, spedning a day with the master poet

Walt Whitman is America's world poet—a latter-day successor to Homer, Virgil, Dante, and Shakespeare. In Leaves of Grass (1855, 1891-2), he celebrated democracy, nature, love, and friendship. This monumental work chanted praises to the body as well as to the soul, and found beauty and reassurance even in death. […]

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Dhaak: James Leigh Hunt, he introduced Shelley and Keats to the public by publishing their poems in the ‘Examiner’ in December 1816.

James Henry Leigh Hunt better known as Leigh Hunt was an English poet, essayist, journalist, editor, writer and critic, who remained a prominent figure of the Romantic Movement in England. He was editor of influential journals like 'The Reflector', and 'The Indicator', at a time when periodicals were culturally quite effective and on the roll. […]

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Dhaak: Alfred, Lord Tennyson – "A state of transcendent wonder"

Born in 1809, Alfred Tennyson's poetic career spans much of the nineteenth century. Described as the 'great voice of Victorian England,' Tennyson became Poet Laureate in 1850. After his death in 1892, Tennyson left a literary legacy which includes many of the most popular nineteenth century poems. […]

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Dhaak: Toru Dutt - Keats of the Indo-English literature

Toru Dutt can undoubtedly be regarded as the first Indian poet, who composed in English and French. Toru Dutt is also called Keats of the Indo-English literature. During the closing years of her life she studied Sanskrit, and it brought her to the spring of her own literature. Little wonder then that even 137 years after her death, Toru Dutt’s contribution to literature is vividly remembered. […]

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