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Last Updated: May 24, 2017 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Welcome to the Library's European Languages Subject Guide! This guide provides you with links to websites and electronic resources that may be helpful to your research. It also has information on:

Finding recommended readings

Researching your assignment

Referencing assistance.

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Whenever anything new and exciting comes along in the world of European Languages we will update this guide.




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    Notable European writers

    • Slavoj Žižek interview (Croatian)
      Slavoj Žižek (born 21 March 1949) is a Slovenian continental philosopher and critical theorist working in the traditions of Hegelianism, Marxism and Lacanian psychoanalysis
    • Simone de Beauvoir (French)
      Simone de Beauvoir was a French writer and existentialist, heavily involved in philosophical debates in the early 20th Century.
    • Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (German)
      Johann Wolfgang von Goethe was a German writer and polymath. He is considered by many to be the most important writer in the German language.
    • Odysseas Elytis (Greek)
      Odysseas Elytis (1911-1996) was a Greek poet, and winner of the 1979 Nobel Prize for Literature.
    • Dante Alighieri (Italian)
      Dante Alighieri (1265-1321) commonly known as Dante, was an Italian poet of the Middle Ages. His "Divine Comedy" is often considered the greatest literary work composed in the Italian language
    • Sławomir Mrożek (Polish)
      Sławomir Mrożek is a Polish dramatist and writer. His first full-length play "Tango" (1964) continues to be performed throughout the world.
    • Leo Tolstoy (Russian)
      Leo Tolstoy was a Russian writer widely regarded as one of the greatest novelists. His masterpieces "War and Peace" and "Anna Karenina" represent vivid depictions of 19th-century Russian life and attitudes
    • Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra (Spanish)
      Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra (1547–1616) was a Spanish novelist, poet, and playwright. His magnum opus "Don Quixote", is often considered to be the first modern novel.

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