Authors

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M. Sukoot

M. Sukoot is the pen name of an unknown poet and artist from Iran. Ten years in the making, The Scream is Sukoot’s effort to digest the surrounding tragedies, using a technique called poetry-in-translation.

Alexandre Dumas

Alexandre Dumas, born Dumas Davy de la Pailleterie, 24 July 1802 – 5 December 1870), also known as Alexandre Dumas père, was a French novelist and playwright. His works have been translated into many languages and he is one of the most widely read French authors. Many of his historical novels of adventure were originally published as serials, including The Count of Monte Cristo, The Three Musketeers, Twenty Years After and The Vicomte of Bragelonne: Ten Years Later. Since the early twentieth century, his novels have been adapted into nearly two hundred films.

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Alfred Henschke, aka Klabund

Alfred Henschke (1890-1928) studied philosophy, philology, and theater in Munich, Berlin, and Lausanne. In 1912 he quit his studies and took the pseudonym Klabund, styling himself after Peter Hille as a vagabond poet. A first volume of poetry was published under the title Morgenrot! Klabund! Die Tage dämmern! (Dawn! Klabund! The Days Break!). The name Klabund goes back to a north and northeast German name and was devised by him and others as a combination of Klabautermann (a devious hobgoblin of German folklore) and Vagabund (vagabond).
In WWI he was not drafted into the military due to his tuberculosis, and during the war years he often spent time in Swiss sanatoria. He became an opponent of the war and. In 1917 he published an open letter to Kaiser Wilhelm II in the newspaper Neue Zürcher Zeitung, calling for the emperor's abdication, and was subsequently charged with treason and lèse-majesté as a result.
Klabund is one of the 'burned poets' whose work was part of author Jürgen Serke's investigation of writers and poets whose work was banned during the Nazi regime.

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Carl von Clausewitz

Carl Philipp Gottfried (or Gottlieb) von Clausewitz; 1 June 1780 – 16 November 1831) was a Prussian general and military theorist who stressed the 'moral', in modern terms meaning psychological, and political aspects of waging war. His most notable work, Vom Kriege ("On War"), though unfinished at his death, is considered a seminal treatise on military strategy and science. Clausewitz was a realist in many different senses, including realpolitik, and while in some respects a romantic, he also drew heavily on the rationalist ideas of the European Enlightenment. Clausewitz stressed the dialectical interaction of diverse factors, noting how unexpected developments unfolding under the "fog of war" (i.e., in the face of incomplete, dubious, and often erroneous information and great fear, doubt, and excitement) call for rapid decisions by alert commanders. He saw history as a vital check on erudite abstractions that did not accord with experience. In contrast to the early work of Antoine-Henri Jomini, he argued that war could not be quantified or reduced to mapwork, geometry, and graphs.

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Denis Diderot

Denis Diderot, 5 October 1713 – 31 July 1784, was a French philosopher, art critic, and writer, best known for serving as co-founder, chief editor, and contributor to the Encyclopédie along with Jean le Rond d'Alembert. He was a prominent figure during the Age of Enlightenment.

Percy Bysshe Shelley

Percy Bysshe Shelley, 4 August 1792 – 8 July 1822, was a British writer who is considered one of the major English Romantic poets. A radical in his poetry as well as in his political and social views, Shelley did not achieve fame during his lifetime, but recognition of his achievements in poetry grew steadily following his death, and he became an important influence on subsequent generations of poets, including Robert Browning, Algernon Charles Swinburne, Thomas Hardy, and W. B. Yeats. American literary critic Harold Bloom describes him as "a superb craftsman, a lyric poet without rival, and surely one of the most advanced sceptical intellects ever to write a poem."