Men/Women of Letters
authoritative and perfect as a standard of its kind
Considered by some to be the greatest novel ever written, Anna Karenina is Tolstoy's classic tale of love and adultery set against the backdrop of high society in Russia.
raised or elevated to a high level
"Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius. Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius."
creative expression through song and verse
If there's one thing everyone should be able to appreciate about hip hop, it's the incredible lyricism demonstrated by many of the greatest MCs around.
suggesting the horror of death and decay
Edgar Allan Poe's classic poem "The Raven" cemented his reputation as a black-feathered literary master of the macabre.
tending to be disloyal to one's country, organization, or ideology
"The most perfidious way of harming a cause consists of defending it deliberately with faulty arguments."
producing ideas or works frequently and in large quantities
Daisaku Ikeda is a Buddhist leader, peace-builder, a prolific writer, poet, educator and founder of a number of cultural, educational and peace research institutions around the world.
any place or situation that offers shelter or protection
"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So sail away from safe harbor... Explore. Dream. Discover."
Archaeologists have discovered the remains of the Bard's old stomping grounds — ruins of the famous 16th-century Curtain Theater, buried below the streets of modern London.
impossible to satisfy
Leonardo da Vinci has often been described as the archetype of the Renaissance man, a man whose unquenchable curiosity was equaled only by his powers of invention.
art or practice of magic
A Forbes spokesman said: "It was wizardry that transformed JK Rowling from a destitute single mother on welfare into a best-selling billionaire."
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