Paul Coelho is a Brazilian author who’s work has been translated into a number of different languages worldwide. He is probably best known for “The Alchemist”, which he was able to write in only two weeks, because the story was “already written in his soul”…
Einstein is possibly one of the best known names and faces in the physicals world. But few people remember that he started his career as a patent clerk, was a self-taught violinist, that he was critical of capitalism, or that he is reported to have said that his biggest mistake in life was recommending that President Roosevelt develop the atomic bomb.
C.S. Lewis was a writer and theologian, who is probably best known for his “Chronicles of Narnia” stories. As a close friend of J.R.R. Tolkien. and fellow faculty member at Oxford University it’s easy to see how they may have influenced each other’s work and beliefs.
H.P. Lovecraft was an early 20th century writer, best known for his large number of short stories that appeared in pulp magazines. Despite the amount of material he produced, he was virtually unknown while he was alive, and died in poverty.
However, his influence on other writers cannot be denied,
Stephen King has published over 50 novels and a vast number of short stories. Having won a number of awards for his work, it is only fitting that he be described as the “King of Horror”. As such, King is well versed on the monsters and ghosts that each of us harbors inside us.
King is well known for showing the darkness that each of us tries to deny, but even the strongest of us can succumb with the right circumstances and provocation.
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