But with a Chilango accent. He had said Oscar Wilde but it sound like Oscar Wao, as soon as he said that, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao jumped in to my head.’’ This show how creative he is as an author. He creates a narrator for all his books and calls him Yunior. Over all, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao is a very good novel, with an interesting story about the life of Oscar Wao, the life-long- dictator of Dominica Rafael Leonidas Trujillo Molina and the fuku curse which has hunted them for generation. The author of the novel is Junot Diaz.
What makes a novel quintessential? More importantly, what can make it the most quintessential novel in American history? Is it daring sword fights, classic romances, and the senses of careless adventure or grief? Perhaps it’s a mix of all ideas; A melting pot, quite like America itself, of unique traits of family, friends, faith and adventure. Mark Twain was an author who could write stories of such prevalence, like his novel: “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.” This novel was written with all new boundaries in writing: point of view, the sense of journey, morality issues, and dialect differences.
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.
The vast majority of the Indian fiction journalists writing in English are conceived and raised in India, in spite of the fact that the authors like Anita Desai, Kamala Markandaya, Jhabvala, Vikram Seth and Salman Rushdie are living either in England or America. Lahiri was conceived in London, of Bengali guardians and experienced childhood in Rhode Island, United States. Jhumpa Lahiri has obviously profit by each of the three societies. Their smell floats from the pages of her first accumulation of short fiction. Normally, her association with India might be through her folks and grandparents.
This change was the important phase of our historical development. Faiz talks about both negative as well as positive side of the imperialism. East West encounter is considered as the most prominent theme in literature of Pakistan and many other formerly colonized countries. The integration of western culture into an Eastern nation and the population is widely apparent. The British
Katherine Boo’s Stereotypical Delineation of Contemporary India in Behind the Beautiful Forever: Life, Death and Hope in a Mumbai Under city Abstract The Western writing about India has always been a grotesque and is the common trend right from the day of Britain rule in India. This trend is still continuing in this 21st Century. Britain had lost its hold on Indian subcontinent in 1940’s and there persists the interest in viewing India through their colonial eyes. India’s embrace of globalization has reawakened their preexisting biases. Through their writings they distort real story of India so as to give emphasis to their superior status.
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.
Many of William Blake’s most popular works including Song of Innocence and of Experience and The Book of Urizen have had significant influence on 1930s writer Dylan Thomas. The thesis that fulfilled Hugh Grant’s Masters of Arts in English titled “The Influence of William Blake on the Poetry and Prose of Dylan Thomas” explains that Thomas came from a lower class family, was self-educated, and his work was not very popular when he was alive, similarly to Blake (14). The thesis discusses Thomas’s reading habits and makes the observation that on Christmas one of the pieces of literature he received was Blake’s complete works (Grant 1). Throughout his childhood, Thomas read Blake and many can conclude that this formed much of his beliefs and attitudes
The Canterbury Tales had a great impact on English literature. Chaucer wrote in a style that was undoubtedly nontraditional. Through his strong vocabulary and his utilization of different methods, he captures his audience’s attention. “The connections made by the individual writers between the self-serving confessions and the celebrity expose the didacticism of the exemplum and modern ghost stories. The vain delusion common to the fabliaux attest to both the malleability and the modernity of Chaucer 's material.” (Forni, 171-89).
India, being a country of diversities, it seems that it can hardly escape from the curses of political hatred, conflict and riot; so it is quite natural that the writers focusing on India may highlight these problems. Since it is the first novel on the theme of partition, Train to Pakistan projects a realistic picture of those nightmarish and fretful days accompanying the division. It is regarded that Khushwant Singh intended to name the novel as Mano Majra which hints the static, but later he selected Train to Pakistan , implying the sense of change at the same time recalling the train service which is the symbol of India itself where different cultures, languages converge. With a tinge of irony, Singh introduces the image of ‘ghost trains’- the grave yard of all religious differences. Here Singh wisely chose a village situated at the border between India and Pakistan and tried to capture the pathetic plight of the villagers of being the helpless witnesses of the riots, hatred and calamities.