Due to a lack of formal writing instruction he was a self-taught writer (Gerber 115). This made his writing genius even more awe-inspiring. Outside of college he worked as a surveyor of the Salem Custom House (“Nathaniel Hawthorne Author (1804-1864)”). He enjoyed this job which was an escape from his other duties. Because of his youthful love for reading and dislike for business Hawthorne wanted to become a writer long before he later decided to study it at Bowdoin (Marks 1611-1612).
Moreover, he started to get noticed for his work, like his poems “London,” and, “The Vanity of Human Wishes.” His poems were written in 1738 and 1749, but in the 1750’s he became a master at writing. He written 4 stories in one decade. In 1752, his wife died, which postponed him on some of his work, but he still managed to get them finished. Later on, Johnson met James Boswell in 1763 in Thomas Davies bookstore and they quickly became friends. While they were talking, Boswell took notes and made a landmark biography of Johnson called, “The Life of Samuel Johnson.” Samuel Johnson died in 1762, 32 years after his wife had died.
He began to do many odd jobs to pay for his expenses. He wrote several books and his most famous on is Walden. Henry David Thoreau’s beliefs were very similar to those of Transcendentalists because Ralph Waldo Emerson introduced him to it when they became friends. Henry David Thoreau was born in Concord, Massachusetts in 1817. As a young boy, he worked on his parents’
Tennessee Williams endured many trials and errors but these events made him one of Mississippi’s best playwrights of all time. Tennessee Williams or his original name Thomas Lanter Williams was born on March 26, 1911 in Columbus Mississippi(“Tennessee Williams”). He is the son of Cornelius and Edwina Williams and the second child of three kids(“Tennessee Williams”). His father loved work more than his family and he was a gambler and an alcoholic and due
Stephen Crane has produced well written naturalistic books that really explain the motive of his stories to the reader. The most famous of his writings was The Red Badge of Courage which was the idea of the realistic American Civil War. With the inspiration of writing from his religious parents, especially his father and his brother’s journalist job; he was able to publish this novel to later become an American classic literature. Stephen Crane created fifteen short stories and created many poems. His poems would not be as religious as his parents, but instead would make his poems haunting and spiritual causing his poems to become noticeable to the public.His first major success was the short story of Maggie.His works would make his legacy
B.F. Skinner was born as Burrhus Frederic Skinner in Pennsylvania in 1904. Skinner first studied at Hamilton College where he developed a love for writing, and after his graduation he attempted to become a professional writer with no success. Although, throughout his life he did write a few books and several works. One of his most notable books was the novel Walden Two, which was written in 1948. Since his pursuit of becoming a professional writer did not work out, Skinner decided to go back to school.
To finish off, Edgar Allan Poe truly was the principal of terror and mindboggling writings. He was known as the south 's most renowned literary artist of the 19th century spent most of his productive years as a struggling journalist in large northern cities. Poe believed his art—all art—should be evaluated by international, rather than national or regional, standards, but he was, nonetheless, frequently identified at the time with the South. Edgar may not have had a completely happy life, nevertheless, he did not allow it to stop him from writing literature that has inspire others even after his death more than 160 years
Carver graduated from Yakima High School and less than a year later married his first wife, whom he would have two children with(Encyclopedia Britannica). For this time Carver worked side by side with his father at a local sawmill. Carver’s interest in writing truly began after attending a creative writing course at Chico State College. Although some of his work was featured in magazines, he didn’t make a distinct impression on the public until 1967 with his short story “Will You Please Be Quiet, Please?”. Despite this success he did not start writing full time until 1970 when he was fired from Science Research Associates for ‘inappropriate’ writing style(Famous
He was born two months premature under the light of Halley’s Comet, a sign of good things to come and was sickly for the first ten years of his life. Soon after his birth, his father decided to move to the river town of Hannibal, Missouri where Mark Twain spent much of his childhood. While living in Hannibal, Twain became infatuated with the riverboats that came through and the men who piloted them. Though this town was small and bleak and he suffered many hardships here, he always remembered it with fondness in his writings; “Perhaps it was the romantic visionary in him that caused Clemens to recall his youth in Hannibal with such fondness”(Mark Twain). Of these hardships probably the greatest for him would have been the loss of his father at age twelve which caused him to have to drop out
This writing was enticed by Ralph Waldo Emerson, who thought that the collection of poems were “the most extraordinary piece of wit and wisdom.” Many people throughout the century noticed the ideologies that Whitman portrayed in his writings, and it is still evident today. In “Fahrenheit 451”, Ray Bradbury