Tag: literature

Mary Shelley (2017)

Director: Haifaa al-Mansour Producer: Amy Baer Screenplay: Emma Jensen Genre: Biography | Drama | Historical | Romantic Music: Amelia Warner Country: Australia, UK, Ireland, USA, Luxembourg Language: English Studio: HanWay Films | BFI Release date: 2017 Running time: 121 minutes Elle Fanning…

Jules Verne

(1828–1905) Jules-Gabriel Verne Works: ◊ Abandoned (English) • Autour de la lune (French) ◊ All Around the Moon (English) ◊ Around the World in Eighty Days (English) • Les enfants du capitaine Grant (French) ◊ In Search of the Castaways (English) Verne…

Thomas Mann

(1875–1955) Paul Thomas Mann Works: • Der Tod in Venedig (German) Filmography as Writer: Morte a Venezia 1971 Director: Luchino Visconti Starring: Dirk Bogarde, Silvana Mangano   Born June 6 1875 Lübeck (Germany) Died August 12 1955 Zürich (Switzerland) Cause of…

Théophile Gautier

(1811–1872) Pierre Jules Théophile Gautier “Le bon Théo” Works: • Émaux et camées (1852) ◊ Enamels and Cameos (English) • La Comédie de la mort (1838) • Le Capitaine Fracasse (1863) ◊ Captain Fracasse (English) • Mademoiselle de Maupin (1835) • Ménagerie intime (1869) ◊ My Private Menagerie (English)…

Champfleury

(1821–1889) Jules François Félix Husson Works: • Les chats (1869) • Richard Wagner (1860) Champfleury in Art: Fantin-Latour, Henri (1836-1904) Hommage à Delacroix 1864 Musée d’Orsay, Paris     Manet, Édouard (1832-1883) La Musique aux Tuileries 1862 National Gallery, London   Born September 17 1821…

Oscar Wilde

(1854–1900) Oscar Fingal O’Flahertie Wills Wilde Works: • A Florentine Tragedy; La Sainte Courtisane (1894) • A House of Pomegranates (1891) • A Woman of No Importance (1893) • An Ideal Husband (1895) • De profundis (1897) • Essays and Lectures • For Love of the King,…

Michael Tarchaniota Marullus

(1453–1500) Michael Tarchaniota Marullus in Art: Botticelli, Sandro (c.1445-1510) Michele Marullo Tarcaniota c.1490 Museo del Prado, Madrid (on loan)     See also: • Humanists | Poets | Writers

Agnolo Poliziano

(1454–1494) Poliziano in Art: Botticelli, Sandro (c.1445-1510) Adorazione dei Magi c.1476 Galleria degli Uffizi, Firenze     See also: • Humanists | Playwrights | Poets | Scholars | Writers

Mark Twain

(1835–1910) Samuel Langhorne Clemens Works: • A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court (1889) • A Horse’s Tale (1907) • A Tramp Abroad (1880) • Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885) • Complete Letters (1853-1910) • Life on the Mississippi (1883) • Speeches (English) • The Adventures of Tom…

Paul Verlaine

(1844–1896) Paul Marie Verlaine Works: • Hombres (French) • Poésies complètes (French) ◊ Poems of Paul Verlaine (English) Verlaine in Art: Fantin-Latour, Henri (1836-1904) Coin de table 1872 Musée d’Orsay, Paris   Born March 30 1844 Metz (France) Died January 8 1896 Paris (France) Buried Cimetière…