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Friedrich Durrenmatt, 1921-1990, Switzerland.  Key works:  Romulus the Great (1950); The Marriage of Mr. Mississippi (1952); The Visit (1956); The Physicists (1962); Play Strindberg (1969).

Key works: Romulus the Great The Marriage of Mr. Mississippi The Visit The Physicists Play Strindberg

Jean Cocteau, 1889-1963, France.  Key works:  Antigone (1922); Romeo et Juliette (1924); Orphee (1925); Oedipus Rex (1927); The Human Voice (1930); The Infernal Machine (1934); Les Parents terribles (1938).

Key works: Antigone Romeo et Juliette Orphee Oedipus Rex The Human Voice The Infernal Machine Les Parents terribles

Karel Capek, 1890-1938, Josef Capek, 1887-1945, Czechoslovakia.  Key works:  R.U.R. (Rossum's Universal Robots) (1920, with Josef); The Insect Play (1921, with Josef); The Makropulos Affair (1922); The White Disease (1937); The Mother (1938).

Dášenka, the dog of Czechoslovak writer and journalist Karel Capek

"Tutti i dilettanti scrivono volentieri. Perciò alcuni di loro scrivono così bene"  (Friedrich Durrenmatt)

"Tutti i dilettanti scrivono volentieri. Perciò alcuni di loro scrivono così bene" (Friedrich Durrenmatt)

Jean-Paul Sartre For Sartre, who lived in Paris during the war*, the courage to…

In existentialist author Jean-Paul Sartre was awarded the Nobel Prize — a crown honor; he declined, becoming the first author to turn it down on principal.

Robert Lowell, 1917-1977, United States.  Key work:  The Old Glory (Endecott the Red Cross, My Kinsman, Major Molineux, Benito Cereno) (1964).

Explore the best Robert Lowell quotes here at OpenQuotes. Quotations, aphorisms and citations by Robert Lowell

John Patrick, 1905-1995, United States.  Key works:  The Willow and I (1942); The Hasty Heart (1945); The Story of Mary Surratt (1947); The Curious Savage (1950); Lo and Behold! (1951); The Teahouse of the August Moon (1953); Everybody Loves Opal (1961); Lovely Ladies, Kind Gentlemen (1970, book).

Key works: The Willow and I The Hasty Heart The Story of Mary Surratt The Curious Savage Lo and Behold! The Teahouse of the August Moon Everybody Loves Opal Lovely Ladies, Kind Gentlemen book).

Leonid Andreyev, 1871-1919, Russia.  Key works:  The Life of a Man (1907); He Who Gets Slapped (1915).

Key works: The Life of a Man He Who Gets Slapped

Thomas Heggen, 1918-1949, United States.  Key work:  Mister Roberts (1948, with Joshua Logan).

Key work: Mister Roberts with Joshua Logan).

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