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Helene Johnson

Helene Johnson (July 7, 1906 – July 6, 1995) was an African-American poet who was active in the Harlem Renaissance era. She was born in Boston and raised in Brookline, Massachusetts. Shortly after her birth, her father left, leaving her to be raised by her mother, Ella, and grandfather, Benjamin Benson, who was born into slavery.

Helene Johnson grew up surrounded by her mother and aunts, a group of strong women who later influenced her distinctive voice in poetry. She was also the cousin of novelist and short-story writer Dorothy West. Read More→

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Daphne du Maurier

Daphne du Maurier (May 13, 1907 – April 19, 1989) was a prolific British novelist, playwright, and short story writer, best known for Rebecca (1938) and other finely constructed works of suspense.

Her novels and stories were rich in detail, with elements of history, romance, and intrigue. Her works, which were quite popular in their time, were sometimes criticized as lacking in depth or intellect, a view that has since been revised. Read More→

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