Classic Author Focus: Miguel de Cervantes

Cervantes doesn't fit into my plan of writing about lesser known classic authors, but he certainly led an interesting life. He was born into a family of minor gentry that was going steadily downward in the world. He may have been largely self-taught, although the head of a municipal school in Madrid referred to him … Continue reading Classic Author Focus: Miguel de Cervantes

Did You Finish Your Spin?

Book The End

Today's the Day! On the 23rd September, we announced the latest Classic Club Spin, challenging you to read book 5 on your CC Spin #21 list by 31st October 2019. Did you read your book? Did you write about it, or not? What's Next? In the comments below, tell us what book you read, and what you thought … Continue reading Did You Finish Your Spin?

Classic Author Focus: Gabriela Mistral

Gabriela Mistral was a Chilean poet, diplomat, and educator who was the first Latin-American author to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature. She was also more recently shown through an archive of her letters to be a lesbian, despite her image being appropriated by Pinochet's military dictatorship as an example of a celibate, saint-like figure … Continue reading Classic Author Focus: Gabriela Mistral