Chaucer, Geoffrey

  Poetry & Prose    Books / People

Geoffrey Chaucer (c. 1340s–25 October 1400) was an English poet and author who’s best know for The Canterbury Tales. Today he’s variously called the “father of English literature” and/or the “father of English poetry”. It is a fact that Chaucer is the first writer of literature to be buried in what has since come to be called “Poets’ Corner,” in London’s Westminster Abbey (which is the place to be if you wanna be remembered forever).

Time and tide wait for no man.

The guilty think all talk is of themselves.

The life so short, the crafts so long to learn.

People can die of mere imagination.

Forbid us something, and that thing we desire.

By nature, men love newfangledness.

–Geoffrey Chaucer
Geoffrey Chaucer's signature


READING LIST ETC.

WRITERS POETS
PHILOSOPHERS PSYCHOLOGISTS

POLITICAL FIGURES

FICTIONNON-FICTION .
Paradise Lost
Paradise Lost

Simone de Beauvoir (1908–1986) was a French writer, philosopher and political activist. She is known for her 1949 treatise The Second Sex, a detailed analysis of women's oppression and a foundational tract of contemporary feminism.
The Second Sex

1984
1984

Delta of Venus
Delta of Venus

A Room of one's own
A Room of One’s Own