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  1. Stefan Zweig

    Stefan Zweig

    Stefan Zweig (1881–1942) was an Austrian novelist, playwright, journalist and biographer. He wrote prolifically, and was closely acquainted with many of the leading artistic figures of his day, including Rilke, Gide and Thomas Mann. He committed suicide along with his wife after seeking refuge from the Second World War in Brazil.


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  2. Emile Zola

    Emile Zola

    Emile Zola (1840–1902) was one of the foremost writers of nineteenth-century French literature, and a key figure in the school of naturalistic fiction.


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  3. Yevgeny Zamyatin

    Yevgeny Zamyatin

    Russian writer Yevgeny Ivanovich Zamyatin (1884–1937) was a founder member of the Modernist group, the Serapion Brothers. He is most famous for his dystopian novel We (1920).


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  4. Elizabeth Wright

    Elizabeth Wright

    Elizabeth Wright is a Senior Lecturer in English and European Literature at Bath Spa University. She has written many articles on Virginia Woolf, as well as a play about Woolf's relationship with her sister, Vanessa Bell.


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  5. Jenny Wren

    Jenny Wren

    Jenny Wren is the pseudonym of an unknown, purportedly female, author.


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  6. Leonard Woolf

    Leonard Woolf

    A central figure in the Bloomsbury circle, Leonard Woolf (1880–1969) is perhaps best remembered for his marriage to Virginia, yet he produced some of the finest literary writings of his age.


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  7. Virginia Woolf

    Virginia Woolf

    Virginia Woolf (1882–1941) was one of the most infuential writers of the twentieth century. Her experimental style, in particular her use of the stream-of-consciousness technique – as exemplified in her masterpieces Mrs Dalloway, The Waves and To the Lighthouse – mark her out as a key figure in the Modernist movement.


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  8. Oscar Wilde

    Oscar Wilde

    Irish-born Oscar Wilde (1854–1900), notorious for his flamboyant and unorthodox lifestyle, is best remembered for the theatrical masterpiece, The Importance of Being Earnest.


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  9. Edith Wharton

    Edith Wharton

    American novelist and short-story writer Edith Wharton (1862–1937), although best remembered for her expertly constructed stories of New York society life, was based in France for some thirty years, she became one of Paris’ most popular literary hostesses. Her most famous work, The Age of Innocence, won a Pulitzer Prize.


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  10. Frank Wedekind

    Frank Wedekind

    Benjamin Franklin Wedekind (1864–1918) was a German author and dramatist; he is best known for his play Spring Awakening.


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