Although he is best remembered for his acknowledged masterpieces Howards End (1910) and A Passage to India (1924), Forster’s earlier novels and short stories often point in the direction to which his later fiction turned. These earlier works are usually concerned with how people living in a modern world lack the passion and interests necessary for a complete and prosperous life. To make his point, Forster often made comparisons of the passionate intensity of people in southern European countries with the unfirm people of his native England. Typically, a character in one of these stories travels from England to Greece or Rome and there undergoes a revelation. In Forster’s famous short story “The Road from Colonus” (1903), for example, Mr. Lucas discovers passion at an idyllic spring in Greece.
Larkin’s early work shows the influence of Yeats. His first book, The North Ship, published in 1945 at his own expense, reflects his early infatuation with Yeats. Afterwards The Less Deceived, published in 1955, marked Larkin as an up-and-coming poet. The title itself makes clear Larkin’s newfound disillusionment with Yeats and modernism in general. Two more collections followed at similarly lengthy intervals: The Whitsun Weddings (1965), considered by many to be his finest achievement, and his last collection High Windows (1974), confirmed him as one of the finest poets in English Literary History.
The brief lease of life that Nuleeni get before her she and her paramour die after a fight between her relatives and the Fakir. The poem evinces good use of different metres and the narration is fast pacing echoing Byron’s strong influence on the poet and the social reformer in the poet surfacing intermittently. On the whole Derozio is, in the words of M. K. Naik, “a poet of slender actual achievement” and “remains a writer of sadly unfulfilled promise” (M. K. Naik, A History of English Literature. Sahitya Akademi. New Delhi P. 25.
The article “Zeopod 10: His Dark Materials– Blake and Pullman” written by Jason Whittaker, an author of several books on the subject of Blake, concludes that Pullman 's interest in Blake started long before his writings reflected his work and was even the President of the Blake Society in 2004 (2). It is also mentioned that he has extensively written about the Romantic poet (Whitaker 2). Pullman’s trilogy composed of Northern Lights, known as The Golden Compass in the United States, The Subtle Knife, and The Amber Spyglass was published between 1995 and 2000. His critically acclaimed The Amber Spyglass was awarded the Whitbread Book of the Year prize in 2002 while The Golden Compass was made into a movie in 2007 (Whittaker 1). The most evidence of Blake’s influence is shown in the His Dark Materials trilogy.
Reservation and hope as two opposing forces in Sherman Alexie’s The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian Introduction The name of Sherman Alexie has become the most endearing one among Native American literary arena since the publication of collection of poems called The Business Of Fancydancing in 1991. Hereafter quick succession of his works followed one by one like, I Would Steal Horses, The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven etc., ,thelater being a collection of short stories.. The Toughest Indian in the World (2000) is another short story collection almost exclusively dealing with urban life. Another short story collection is Ten Little Indians (2003). Reservation Blues is his first novel published in 1995and it is awarded Granta 's Best of Young American Novelists.
He has written two novels, Self and Beatrice and Virgil which turned out to be an absolute failures but with the publication of his novel, Life of Pi(2001), bagged the Man Booker Prize in 2002. The novel won the Boeke Prize, a South African novel award in 2003. In 2004, it won the Asian/ Pacific American Award for Literature in Best Adult Fiction for years 2001-2003.In 2012 it was adapted into a theatrical feature film directed by Ang Lee. He made his both ends meet by writing novels. After his initial failures, he turned to India for an amazing story and India didn’t let her guest down as usual.
The aim of this research paper is to unravel optimism with a parallel description of symbols and themes. Before analyzing the symbols, the story and the themes that reflected the elements of optimism it is necessary to shed light on optimistic attitudes and feelings of author that is highlighted in the novel ‘The Old Man and the Sea’. Earnest Hemingway-an American short story writer, Novelist and Journalist- is a famous figure in the literary world of 20th century. Moreover, he is one of the most celebrated figures of American English literature. He struggled hard throughout his life, yet he did not let loose the imagination of optimization.
The city of Petersburg is a dynamic hub of continuous political and literary experimentation and so is Mandelstam, however there is an unconscious consumption in the poet which he is very much unaware of. This assumption is very much visible in one of his one known venture into what would at first appear to be fiction that is The Egyptian Stamp and also his poetry, to which the word “impersonal” has so often been applied that it has become an non-scrutinized critical cliché but requires only a closer and a more enlightened analysis or even just a reading to be seen as the personal and intimate record that it actually
Even today you and I quote Shakespeare without knowing it: if you act more in sorrow than in anger, if you vanish into thin air or have ever been tongue-tied, hoodwinked or slept not one wink, you’re speaking the Bard’s English. Milton, say his fans, works on an altogether different, higher plane. In Paradise Lost – the best poem ever written in English – Milton moved beyond the literary to address political, philosophical and religious questions in a way that still resounds strongly today. In his complex, intellectual poetry he drilled down deep into the eternal truths and sought to embody new scientific discovery in his work.His engagement with the issues of the day – with the nature of knowledge, slavery, free will, love and creation – was unparalleled. Despite complete blindness in middle age, he was the English republic’s best known, most fervent apologist, and a key civil servant for Oliver Cromwell.
Postmodernism in Urdu Fiction Post Modernism and Modernism: a host-parasite relationship Modernism and Post Modernism have been the two dominant theories in the last fifty odd years and much of the creative writings in all literature have been analyzed and reviewed against the parameters of the two said literary theories. Modernism though surrendered the initiative under the onslaught unleashed by the votaries of Post Modernism and the eponymous character of the critics in the recent past. Today in retrospect it might be deemed an exercise in construction to take into account some of the novels and short stories written in Urdu literature and determine their relevance in terms of the theories of the day. Modernism breathed its last in the last half of the 20th century after serious deliberations on the mundane and existential nature of human drama with alienation being its hymn. Altaf Hussain Hali , Sir Syed Ahmad Khan and ShibliNomani, the exponents of Modernism in Urdu literature though the benchmark of their time are relegated to the background in the context of the time much the same way as