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“This I believe: That the free, exploring mind of the individual human is the most valuable thing in the world. And this I would fight for: the freedom of the mind to take any direction it wishes, undirected. And this I must fight against: any idea, religion, or government which limits or destroys the individual.” ~ John Steinbeck

D.H. LAWRENCE (David Herbert Lawrence, 1885-1930) English novelist, poet, playwright, essayist, and painter. He was a visionary thinker and a prime representative of modernism in English literature.

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 – 1894) was a Scottish novelist, poet, essayist, and travel writer. His most famous works are Treasure Island, Kidnapped, and Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. A literary celebrity during his lifetime, Stevenson now ranks among the 26 most translated authors in the world.

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John Steinbeck on Falling in Love: A 1958 Letter

John Steinbeck on Falling in Love: A 1958 Letter to his eldest son

English writer D.H. Lawrence... “I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself. A small bird will drop frozen dead from a bough without ever having felt sorry for itself.” from Complete Poems of D. H. Lawrence

John Steinbeck: “Socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited proletariat but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires.”

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Cruise of the Light Brigade: Heading into the Black Sea's Valley Of Death

Chéjov y su mujer Olga