He has also won 2012 Austrian State prize for European literature. His book Missing People (1978) is a good account of the hard experiences of his and his family after world War ll. This novel is an autobiographical discourse, which also contains biographies of many of his family member like his father, mother, brother, wife and friends. These autobiographies tell that how these people suffered just because of some politicians and socialists, who wanted to achieve their inhuman goals and pride. These survivors and their families had suffered the aftermaths for many later decades after the end of World War ll and death of Hitler.
Gorky’s Mother was written ten years before the establishment of Soviet power in Russia, it the first stone laid in the foundations of Soviet literature. Maxim Gorky, who was persecuted by the tsarist government and forced to live abroad for his ties with the Bolshevik Party, was moved by the brutal social and economic disparity that existed in Russian society during the tsarist government. Mother was written at the end of 1906 and the beginning of 1907 when Gorky was living abroad, part one was written in the United States, and part two in Italy. Mother was first published in Russia in 1907. Even before the emergence of Maxim Gorky in the literary arena of Russia, the Russian literature of the 19th century was, as Gorky himself has written, “ever strong in its democratic feeling, its passionate striving to find a solution for our social problems, its advocacy of humanity, its praise of liberty,
Great War : The Twentieth Century World War I was also called as Great War. It was began on 28 July 1914 until 11 November 1918 centered in Europe. It was one of the deadliest conflicts in history because more than 9 million combatants and 7 million civilians died as a result of the war.It also made the changing of major political, including revolutions in many of the nations involved. The background of the war is political and military alliances, arms race and conflicts in the Balkans. The war drew in all the world 's economic great powers, which were assembled in two opposing alliances: the Allies were based on the Triple Entente of the United Kingdom, France and the Russian Empire and the Central Powers of Germany and Austria-Hungary.
“Morality binds people into groups. It gives us tribalism, it gives us genocide, war, and politics. But it also gives us heroism, altruism, and sainthood,” (Haidt). The holocaust is known as one of the worst mass genocides in history. So many people lost their lives during this tragedy, and many had not only physical scars, but mental scar as well.
In the course of the Romanticism, many famous English poets emerged, as for example, William Blake, William Wordsworth and Percy Bysshe Shelley. Among these remarkable Romantic poets, we can also mention, without doubt, John Keats - who belongs to the second generation of Romantic poets. John Keats was born in London, on October 31 of 1795. He was son of a livery-stable keeper, Thomas Keats, and a housewife, Frances Jennings Keats. Due to his parent’s death when he was only a child, Keats was raised by his maternal grandmother and had his first education (since he was eight) at the Enfield Academy, in London.
In what ways, and with what success, did Alexander II attempt to modernize Russia and preserve imperial power? Tsar Alexander II started was coroneted in 1855, during the Crimean War. He ended the war and negotiate the peace, which was a failure for state and shock for society. That made an atmosphere in which he could introduce required reforms. In years from 1855 to around 1870 he tried to change the Russian backward Russia into powerful European country, which could be compared to the West.
A comparison of W. B. Yeats’ The Second Coming and Wilfred Owen’s Dulce Et Decorum Est on the theme of warfare and its consequences. Literary works during the 20th century; especially the first half was significantly focused on the desolation and chaos brought upon by events such as the World War I & II. The significant events and magnitude of these wars not only affected people physically but also altered their mentality and ethics (Pizarro, Silver & Prause, n.d). Yeats’ The Second Coming was written in the aftermath of World War I to shed light on the physical and mental deterioration of both the people and landscape after the war which indirectly signifies the fall of human society. On the other hand, Wilfred Owen’s Dulce Et Decorum Est highlights the uncertainty of the lives of those soldiers who are on the frontline, fighting for their nation’s glory.
For almost 80 years, historians and Jewish survivors have authored and published their firsthand accounts of the pain they were forced to endure. One such piece of literature is Elie Wiesel’s Night, a memoir illustrating his own experiences in German concentration camps, where every day was dominated by the impulse to stay alive. As Wiesel demonstrated repeatedly in his novel, during the Holocaust, self-preservation forced millions of victims to abandon family members and friends; commit desperate, sometimes suicidal, acts; and blinded many victims to the reality of their situations throughout the genocide. One of the most psychologically destructive aspects of the Holocaust was the forced isolation and selective targeting of Jewish victims, many of whom were killed or separated from one another. However,
Yet he wrote the greatest novel of the American Civil War, perhaps the best fictional study in English of fear The Red Badge of Courage” (Hoffman). The Red Badge of Courage according to James Woodress in his review of the novella said, “It is the most famous of all novels written about the Civil War” (Woodress). Another text, also by Crane and about war titled Episode of War was quoted to be how, “ Crane focuses on capturing the way war and injury isolate the soldier both from his fellow soldiers and from his family. Crane additionally demonstrates the fear experienced by the man and explores the way his injury shapes his perceptions” (Derda). Throughout time, both of these stories were well liked and intriguing because of their realistic qualities that were made by the strong use of diction, actions, and sense of emotion and thought throughout the novel.
Edgar was born in America in 1809 and Najeeb was born in Cairo in 1911. They have two different styles and two different ways of growing up. Edgar Allan Poe was born in Boston in 1809. He was a foster child when his parents died in 1811 of tuberculosis. He wrote his first poem at the age of 15.Poe joined the U.S army shortly after he published his first book (Tamerlane and other poems) in 1827 Poe got himself kicked out of west point and he emerged as a writer in 1831.In December 1835, he joined a magazine and he published some of his books there.