Edgar Allan Poe is an American literary legend who has altered the way of writing we know today. Poe is not only known for his words on paper, but he is also known for how he has dealt with the difficulties in his life; Poe lost several parental figures in his life, because of this the austere John Allan was his longest fatherly figure. Though all the difficulties in Edgar’s life, he always prevailed to create incredibly descriptive writing. One of the most encouraging and positive people in his life was his loving wife Virgina, she of course, as all things in Poe’s life did not have the average relationship with Poe, she was his cousin. Edgar Allan Poe was often described as being intelligent and talented yet cocky.
Albert Camus, though denying the tag of existentialism, was and still is a great name amongst French existentialist authors who helped sculpt and define the movement in literature. His works deals extensively with the philosophy of existentialism and existential questions, often resulting in the only answer provided by him, and that is of absurdism. His characters, settings, and situations are dipped in a “tender indifference”, as quoted by him in his magnum opus L’Étranger or The Outsider as translated in English, which was published in 1942. Camus presents his characters amidst different stages of life, whether they are dealing with a moral fall, an epidemic, or a death sentence, and shows the reaction of these protagonist embracing the meaninglessness of life, whilst continually trying to reach an end and also being unfazed by that end at the same time. This paper will be analysing The Outsider, The Plague, and The Fall by Albert Camus and will aim at finding the instances of the idea of existence, the phenomenon of indifference, and the factor of absurdity towards humanity as presented by him in his works, proving him to truly be a writer of the Absurd.
The essay “liking is for Cowards, Go for What Hurts” is written by Jonathan Franzen and was published in The New York Times May 28 2011 . Jonathan Franzen is born in 1959 and is an acclaimed American novelist and essayist, the essay is based on the speech he delivered at Kenyon College in Ohio USA and touches on the principles of liking versus loving. Throughout the essay Jonathan Franzen keeps returning to the same idyllic message or rather contemplation. We have all experienced love throughout our lives, we love our parents, our significant others and even our friends, but this is not the true form of love that can form a bond between two individuals, a bond so strong and divine that it makes everything else in their life seem almost obsolete, a bond than can only be achieved through honestly, a bond that is slowly fading as the contrast between like and love is slowly fading
He has put his own make on the literature by writing servers stories like; Drown, This is how you lose her, and also received the Pulitzer Prize-Winning for his navel, The Brief Wondrous life of Oscar Woa. He is a fiction editor for Boston Review. Junto Diaz is a very good creative writer. In his book The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Woa, his style of writing was idiomatic. He expresses things in the way that sound natural.
He especially admired Hawthorne’s psychological deepness and linked him with unique American Literature. Such was Melville’s admiration for Hawthorne that he dedicated Moby Dick to him. Melville’s life had a great impact on the story Moby Dick. In the same way, he had a bad leg on one of his journeys, he creates Captain Ahab with a broken leg. Primarily, by reading Shakespeare’s plays he creates the setting and language of the novel.
It’s strange to think about all the things we don’t know or even about the things we think we know but, in all reality, could be dead wrong about. P. T. Barnum was a master of walking that thin tightrope. Mr. Barnum has been quoted to be “a genius of hype, a wizard of advertising, a virtuoso of promotion, sale and otherwise” (Carlson), yet Barnum remains one of the most enigmatic beings and biggest contradictions in this world today. His way of life has been shrouded in deceit and misconception, but this inscrutable man may have preferred it that way. Significantly, the most concrete fact about P.T.
Well, one man by the name of John Hanlon who has his own website where he reviews all kinds of books, has some interesting reasons why he believes this novel to be a classic. He states that the novel is, “... remembered as one of Hemingway’s best for good reason. From the dialogue that touches on subjects like the uselessness of war to detailed descriptions of the despairing war zone to painful but persuasive thoughts on the futility of man’s battles.” (Hanlon). I have to agree with this statement, the frequent and somewhat confusing dialogue is quite beautifully and poetically written. While it may not sound like how human beings actually communicate with one another it does a great job of showing how the characters feel when surrounded by war and destruction.
“They knew how to live with nature and get along with nature”: The Martian Secret to a palmy Civilization Twentieth-century Americans witnessed beautiful scientific discoveries, like the bomb and also the time, scary political maneuvering stemming from America’s sense of superiority and the conflict, and continued social strife in racial tension and non-secular intolerance. These logical, political, and social wonders plainly impacted Ray Bradbury 's The Martian Chronicles. the occasion of the V-2 weapon, equipped for achieving statures of one hundred miles, amid World War II denoted the begin of the time. once the war over, rocket-fueled weapons advancement precious stone rectifier normally to house investigation programs ("History"). also, the contention emerged from the opposition and weapons development between the us with its Western partners and the land with its comrade supporters (Snead).
In them he formulated the genre of ‘American Gothic’. A man of ideas, he embellished scientific theories, devised a personal theory of fiction, and championed high literary standards despite personal poverty. The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon (Irving’s pseudonym) contains his two best remembered stories, ‘Rip Van Winkle’ and ‘The Legend of Sleepy Hollow’. Irving’s artistic way of relating to the new land was appreciatively received by the American readers. (OAL- 22) Cooper’s novels disclose a profound anxiety between the lone individual and society, nature, culture, spirituality and well thought-out religion.
Moreover, he is best known for his novel “lord of the flies”. The novel was rejected by numerous publishers but was accepted at last by Faber. After its publish the novel became vey popular specially with children as It teaches them great values. I see this book as a highly recommended one as like other texts, it discusses a major social issue but in simple way. Goulding succeeded in adding essential details and symbols in the plot which made it very unique and distinguished in it’s own creative way.