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

Classic Author Focus: Aphra Behn

Aphra Behn may not fit as easily into my idea of writing about lesser-known classic authors, but I haven't featured a Restoration writer yet and she is the first woman in England to be known as a professional writer. She also seems to be a really interesting woman. In fact, I'm surprised that no one … Continue reading Classic Author Focus: Aphra Behn