Famous Writers:


 British philosopher, logician, essayist, and social critic, best known for his work in mathematical logic and analytic philosophy, is the twentieth century’s most important thinker.

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William Shakespeare

 (1564—1616), English poet and playwright

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Pearl Buck

Great American Writer

Won the Pulizer prize in 1932 for writing "The good Earth"

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Emily Bronte

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Born July 30,  1818 

 British novelist and poet. Best remembered for her only novel Wuthering Heights.


James Joyce

He was born at Rathgar, a suburb of Dublin, on Feb. 2, 1882

  Innovator of twentieth-century writing.

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Emily Dickinson

Great American Poet born in

December 10, 1830 -May 15, 1886.

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Ernest Hemingway

Born on  July 21, 1899 in Oak Park, Illinois.

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 One of the greatest American Novelist, Short story writer and Journalist of the 20th century.

Hemingway received the Pulitzer Prize (1953) for The Old Man and the Sea. He received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1954, which he said he "would have been "happy - happier[...]if the prize had been given to that beautiful writer Isak Dinesen", referring to Danish female writer Karen Blixen

The Old Man and the Sea





Noam Chomsky


Born December 7, 1928
East Oak Lane  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Chomsky is credited with the creation of the theory of generative grammar, considered to be one of the most significant contributions to the field of theoretical linguistics.

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The Ideas of Noam Chomsky

Margaret Munnerlyn Mitchell


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November 8, 1900 – August 16, 1949.

American author who won the Pulitzer Prize  for her successful novel, Gone with the wind. 

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Oscar Wilde

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Born 16 October 1854 in Dublin, Ireland

 He was one of the most successful playwrights of late Victorian London, and one of the greatest celebrities of his day.

He was also a great poet, novelist and short story writer.

The Happy Prince






The Importance of Being Earnest


Dame Agatha Christie

Born on  Sept. 15, 1890 in England.

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 One of the greatest Crime writers of all times.

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Why she started writing

At age 72

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Ernest Hemingway's House in Key West, Florida.


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Recently, I had a most wonderful experience! I was visiting my family in Miami, Florida, when my father came up with the marvelous idea of visiting Key West and precisely Ernest Hemingway's home.


The house which reflects the Spanish Colonial Style was built by a rich shipping magnate in 1851. It is surrounded by gardens, exotic plants and tall trees of all kinds, and you can easily view the lighthouse which was built just before the house.


Hemingway also enjoyed his beautiful salt water pool (the only of its kind back then) and his studio situated on the second floor in a little cottage behind the house. It was there, that he wrote the first part of one of his masterpieces  "For whom the Bell Tolls" inspired by his admiration for the Spanish people.


You can't walk in and around the house without going back in time. The house is full of history, art, books, medals etc. and of course, the descendents of Hemingway's cats which have the peculiarity of having six fingers. Hemingway adored cats and it is said that he had in his possession around 60 of them.


I have included some pictures.




Maria Pia Montelli


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A descendant of Hemingway's cats,

Charlie Chaplin is considered the most photographed cat out of all of his descendants.

  He was named Charlie Chaplin

because of his peculiar resemblance to the great actor.


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1- M. Pia and Hemingway's house.

2- M. Pia and Enrico (her father) in Hemingway's porch with the lighthouse in the background.

3- M. Pia in Hemingway's bedroom.

4- M. Pia in Hemingway's dining room.

5- M. Pia from another side of the porch.

6- M. Pia in Hemingway's garden

7, 8, 9- M. Pia with other 3 of Hemingway's cats.


Don't miss visiting Ernest Hemingway's House Museum site.

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Ernest Hemingway's House  (museum)