In the literary career, Margaret Atwood has received many honorary degrees and numerous awards including Governor General’s Award, Le Chevalier dans I’Orde des Arts et des Letters in France, the National Club Medal of Honour for Literature in United States, the Giller Prize and International Man Booker Prize. She is the author of more than thirty volumes of poetry, notification and fiction, including Children’s books and short stories. Her famous and recent books include Cats Eye (1989), Alias Grace (1996), Oryx and Crake (2003), Madd Addam (2013), The Heart Goes Last (2005); the short story collection God Bones (1992), and a volume of Poetry, Morning in the Burned House (1995). Atwood’s have been published and read in more than twenty five countries. She has traveled to several countries and has lived in Van Couver, Montreal, Boston, London, Edinburgh, Berlin, Provence and Ireland.
This term paper makes an attempt to elaborate the portrayal of Canadian women whose survive in Canadian society at the time of World War II, with especial study of Gabrielle Roy’s The Tin Flute (1947). This novel based on the restless period of “World War Second” and the “Great Depression”, explore the suffering of common people and their concern for the future of their young generation. In each and every literature women writers have played an important role, this term paper discussed the agony of Canadian women at the time of World War II. There are innumerable Canadian female writers who excelled in literature. Such authors are Anne Hébert, Antonine Maillet, Margaret Atwood, Angela Carter, Ann-Marie MacDonald, Gabrielle Roy and many others.
His most famous plays include The Price, The Death of A Salesman , and The Crucible. The Death of A Salesman , became an iconic figure in the theater world. Miller was married three times. His first wife Mary Grace Slattery 1940-1956 which he had two children, then to the iconic sex symbol Marilyn Monroe 1956-1961. His last wife Inge Morath 1962-2002 which he also had two children.
Sylvia Plath 's The Bell Jar was first published in the UK in 1963 under the pseudonym Victoria Lucas. The novel received good reviews; it was critically acclaimed and became a best-seller. It was published again with Plath 's name on the cover. At the time, this change attracted the attention of readers who felt the urge to read the work of a novelist, who was better known as a poet. Not just the different genre in her artistic creation, but also her recent suicide magnetized many readers and critics.
With all of these works behind her, Millay became more and more of an advocate for women’s rights and gay rights in her later years. She also was very against the Nazi regiment in Europe and began to write many plays and pieces in protest against their racism and religious bigotry. In fact, she was so against racism that in 1927 she joined a protest against the execution of Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti, who were Italian immigrants and anarchists, who were executed for murder by the state of Massachusetts in 1927 on very little evidence. As a result, many observers worldwide, including Millay, believed that these two were convicted based upon their political beliefs and social backgrounds (Encyclopedia.com) which grieved Millay until no end. She was arrested for being apart of the protest against their arrest and sentence, which caused her to
Dear, lady and gentlemen, To write about the own life, is a popular topic in a wide range of media in Germany as well in Canada. For instance, the scholar Julia Rank uses the term “life-writing” to describe a broad genre in a Canadian context, including all types of factual literature which record life-stories as memoirs, diaries, letters. According to her, memoir becomes popular in Canadian literature in the late 1970s. She is even speaking of a “boom” in the context of biography. It is obvious that the increasing interest in “life writing” is related to an uncertainty about the own identity in the modern and post-modern age.
Charlotte Bronte knew as one of the most talented women authors of the Victorian era. She and her sisters, Emily and Anne grow up in Victorian England, they were inspired by the Romantic authors, and all of them write masterpieces in English literature. Charlotte Bronte faced a lot of difficulties, and obstacles in her life even though she manages to write important works in English Literature. For example, Jane Eyre, The Professor, Shirley, and Villette. At first, she writes Jane Eyre under pseudonym Currer Bell.
Margaret says “I began to describe the world around me” (“Margaret Atwood” Poetryfoundation.org). Atwood’s characters are mostly suffering and are beyond or separated from the natural world. And most of her themes were close to Canadian culture.Margaret was also a lecturer of quite a few colleges and “was woman of the year in 1986” (“Margaret Atwood”
Racism To Kill A Mockingbird was, and still is, a book read by many. There are so many things to learn from Harper Lee as she has written a classic American novel taking us through times and matters we’ve never lived ourselves before. Scout, the main character, is a young girl who as the book goes on learns many life lessons. Her father, Atticus Finch, is a lawyer in Maycomb County. When Mayella Ewell, a poor white woman, accuses Tom Robinson, a black man, of rape, Atticus takes up the trial and will represent Tom Robinson in court to help prove his innocence.
Alias Grace is an authentically stimulating but also disturbing novel printed in 1996 and written by the Canadian novelist, poet, essayist and literary critic Margaret Atwood. It won the Canadian Giller Prize and was considered for the Booker Prize. The story is set in Canada and one of the main details that turns this novel to be so addictive is the fact that Atwood decides to portray on a story based on veracious facts about a murderess of the 1940’s. However, this story has to be considered as a fiction because there are many parts that are inventions of Atwood’s imagination, she alleged that as many versions were provided she had to choose the more suitable and fulfil the unknown aspects. Grace Marks, the main character, was accused of taking part in the murders of her employer, Thomas Kinnear and his housekeeper and mistress Nancy Montgomery, who was pregnant.