H.G. Wells, a renowned British writer, is widely known for his science fiction compositions, many of which are now popular movies. Often referred to as “The Father of Science Fiction,” Wells “possesses a unique talent for creating disturbances, and it is to this talent, rather than to his undoubted literary genius, that he owes his immense reputation” (Priestly 89). His most notable novels include The Invisible Man, The Time Machine, and The War of the Worlds. “The Red Room,” “The Door in the Wall,” “The Empire of the Ants,” “The Valley of Spiders,” “The Flying Man,” and “The Star” consist of six short stories written by Wells.
George Saunders has written several short stories; however, he has only two stories that have somewhat of the same context. “The Red Bow” and “Adams” were written after the tragedy of 9/11 and was about how the United States invaded Iraq. “The Red Bow” was published on the Esquire on August 20, 2009 and “Adams” was published in The New Yorker on August 9, 2004. With Saunders’ biography in writing these two stories fit right in, with their context, and with his thinking of the United States involvement in the world. George Saunders did not start his career as a writer of literature; as a result, he wanted to study the world of engineering.
Langston Hughes was known for being one of the most favored, if not the most favored, African-American poet and short story writers of the twentieth century. He was commemorated for being a people’s poet, “his life’s work was about bringing people together socially, politically, and artistically” (Shawn Alexander, 42). Hughes was influential for writing about the everyday struggles, racial injustices, and dreams of the African-American men and women during the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920’s. This period in history was a time of vast changes and explorations for African-Americans. He gave the people hope during a time when they needed it.
Howard Phillips Lovecraft is responsible for the themes in almost all modern science fiction and horror today. He is most notably known as the writer of “Call of Cthulhu” and other related tales. These tales are what make up the Mythos of Cthulhu. Lovecraft created a new type of horror that focuses on the fear of the unknown universe. The stories and themes are widely known, but lesser known is his actual life story.
Wells uses symbolism to explore the destructive nature and shortcomings of both processes as they changed the world around him. It is important to understand how H.G. Wells was brought up in order to better understand the use of his symbolisms. H.G. Wells, the Author of “The Time Machine”, was born in Bromley, Kent in 1866.
His novels are constant best sellers. According to Gale Student Resources in Context (2008) readers and critics regard Sparks as “a master in the dramatic fiction genre,” and many consider him as one of the few authors who can write beautiful love stories. His stories are generally famous for being romantic and tender, and for having bittersweet endings (Gale Student Resources in Context, 2008). Sparks said “You’re going to come across people in your life who will say all the right words at the right times. But in the end, it’s always their actions you should judge them by.
Richard Wright is a highly acclaimed writer, who stressed the importance of reading, writing, and words. Wright is best known for a lot of exceptional pieces of literature such as “Blueprint for Negro Writing” which is somewhat of a declaration of independence from Harlem Renaissance writers. Richard Wright was born 1908 on a plantation near Mississippi. Wright personified the classic American dream. He went from being deprived intellectually and in poverty to a figure stone in literature.
Edgar Allan Poe is considered one of the greatest short story writers of his time. He is known for writing short stories of mystery and horror. His major writings include: “The Tell-Tale Heart,” “The Raven,” “The Fall of the House of Usher,” and “The Cask of Amontillado”. His short story, “The Raven”, is one of the most famous poems ever written in English. His writing style for “The Raven” is very dark and mysterious.
The ironic narrator and Isabel 's shock and immorality may be linked to a particular part of Howells ' notion of realism. In order to prove this statement, I have to know which part of Howells ' program of realism is the most relevant to this topic. In the introduction about William Dean Howells, John Updike argues that Howells once defined realism as 'nothing more and nothing less than the truthful treatment of material, and its subject should be of the common life of ordinary Americans ' (qtd. in "A Hazard of New Fortunes" v-vi). It is true that this novel treats the everyday life of different characters belonging to the middle class, such as the Marches, Fulkerson, Alma and her mother, and a lot of other characters.
From the context of this poem it can be inferred that there is an influence of Yeats and the theory she is besetting is similar to the obscure philosophy of history which Yeats proposed. “She says in her critical book Ever Changing Shape that: “While he eschewed all accepted orthodoxy,” she explains, “Yeats created by means of his verse, a philosophy which, for him, explained the meaning of human existence” (Jennings, ECS 116). The subjects of Jennings’s delicate criticism could also extend to include the “closed symbolic systems” which Eagleton says Yeats, Eliot, Pound , Lawrence, and Joyce were developing to provide “exhaustive models for the control and explanation of historical reality. “Song for a Birth or Death” in an orderly way fills