A cultural giant of the Twentieth Century, Elia Kazan directed productions like 'On the Waterfront' and 'A Streetcar Named Desire' for the stage and screen. He worked with writers such as John Steinbeck, Tennessee Williams, and Arthur Miller, as well as actors such as Marlon Brando, James Dean and Robert De Niro. Find out more about his life through his letters.
Commandant of the Dublin Brigade during the Easter 1916 Rising, James Connolly was a tireless worker in the Socialist cause and was in contact with many influential thinkers of his time (Eleanor Marx Aveling, for one). He also travelled extensively raising funds for unions in the USA and Ireland. Find out more through his letters.
Along with Frederick Engels, Karl Marx electrified 19th Century political and economic thought. The effects of his work are very much still with us today. He was also a family man and a friend to many as his many letters show. Explore his world.