At Harvard Longfellow lectured, and directed the Modern Languages department which consisted men teaching in Spanish, French, Italian, and German. When one of them fell ill or need a replacement, Longfellow filled in.
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Joost van den Vondel is one of the great Dutch writers. His status as a national poet was cemented when the country was evolving as a national state
Luovico Ariosto (8 September, 1474 – 6 July, 1533) was a notable Italian poet. He is still remembered for Orlando Furioso, his 1516 romance epic.
Jan Neruda is a Czech poet, considered to be an outstanding 19th Century figure in literature. He is known for his sardonic tales, poems, and short stories
A Tale of One January by Albert Maltz is a historical-fiction story of two women who escaped from a Nazi death March in January, 1945
William Wordsworth was an English poet and journalist. He is considered one of the founders of English Romanticism and is best known for Lyrical Ballads
Friedrich Schlegel was a German poet, philosopher, & literary critic. Mr. Schlegel was on one of the main figures of the first phase of German Romanticism
The Books of Jacob is a superb masterpiece. In my humble, layperson’s opinion, the book is in the same class as Tolstoy’s War and Peace.
Henry James (15 April 1843 – 28 February 1916) was a British author, considered by many to be one of the greatest novelists in the English language
How I Learned to Understand the World by Hans Rosling is both enlightening and entertaining, bringing forth a new perspective in a relatable manner