Gary has become one of the most important contemporary authors throughout his life. Gary Anthony Soto was born on April 12, 1952 to Manuel and Angie Soto. His family is of Mexican descent, which means one of his ancestors down the line left Mexico and came to the United States. He was the second child, coming after his older brother Rick and before his younger sister Debra. Gary was raised in Fresno, California where both his parents and grandparents worked as laborers in the
The lost generation is a generation who will never be the same, throughout the book All Quiet On the Western Front, many of the characters will face moments where they realize the war has ruined them, ultimately, becoming the lost generation themselves. In the book, All Quiet On the Western front, the main character is Paul Baumer, an eighteen-year-old boy. Many of his classmates also enlisted to be in the war, they were around Pauls age. One of the reasons why the war takes such a huge toll on the soldiers is because they are being forced into a state of mind where it is either kill or be killed. They are not children in high school anymore.
Ernest Hemingway wrote “The Killers” in 1927, in his home town of Oak Park, Illinois. Hemingway is also the author of The Sun Also Rises and The Old Man and the Sea. Most of his stories are written with little interpretation and accustomed to a form of violence. Hemingway usually writes about a hero, distinguished by the way they act and react to different situations. He usually writes a very distinct, exact plot that could evolve into something much more complex.
Emmett Louis “Bobo” Till was born on July 25, 1941 and was a fourteen year old African American boy from Chicago who was brutally murdered in Money, Mississippi. His murder has been known as a key event that empowered the Civil Rights Movement. Chris Crowe the author of this book is an English professor at Brigham Young University. Crowe began writing as he was teaching English, spending numerous evenings, weekends, and occasions hammering out stories and articles on an electric Smith Corona typewriter that year, he also published his first article. When he was 25, he was a writer for The Arizona Golfer, and the following summer began composing a humor section for The Latter Day Sentinel.
That has made me believe that while in school, I was becoming a writer faster. Q2: Was there an exact point in your life when you knew that you would become a writer? If so, when? Ans. There was the time in my high school career when I wrote a poem about an intense football game and my poem ended up being published in the local paper.
The author expresses throughout the novel that the war destroys an entire generation’s lives. Paul explains, “[Him and the other young soldiers] had not as yet taken no root. The war swept [them] away. For the older men, it is but an interruption. They are able to think beyond it.
James Mercer Langston Hughes, better known as Langston Hughes was one of the most prominent authors in during the Harlem Renaissance. He was born on February 1, 1902 in Joplin, Missouri to Carrie Langston and James Hughes, who both separated shortly after his birth. Hughes lived with his maternal grandmother, Mary, until thirteen when she died. He then moved in with his mother in Cleveland, Ohio. This is when he started writing poetry.
Edwin Arlington Robinson was an American poet during the Modern Era in history. He was born on December 22nd, 1869 in Head Tide, Maine. He was the son of Edward Robinson, who was once a timber merchant, and Mary Elizabeth Palmer, who was once a civic leader. Robinson also had two elder brothers, Herman (who was destined to receive the fortune from the family) and Dean (who was destined to become a doctor). Many of Robinson’s poems are inspired by real life situations that occurred within his life.
Hemingway grew up in Michigan where he learned to be an outdoorsman. He wrote for his school newspaper and later for the Kansas City Star. He served in World War 1, which became his inspiration for his A Farewell to
Kurt Vonnegut was born in Indianapolis in 1922, the youngest of three children. His father, Kurt Sr.(died 1956), was an architect. His mother, Edith, came from a wealthy brewery family. Mr. Vonnegut’s brother, Bernard, who died in 1997, was a physicist and an expert on thunderstorms. During the Depression, Kurt sr. would have long periods of unemployment, and Mrs. Vonnegut suffered from mental illness.
He wrote a total of six novels while in college, and his early inspirers where Jesus, Hamlet, and Shelley. Shelley, who Upton Sinclair was referring to is really Percy Bysshe Shelley, who is a very highly known poet, playwright, and author of the English romantic period. One of his most famous works include the Masque of Anarchy and Queen Mab. (Percy Bysshe Shelley; Web). After finishing school at Columbia Sinclair made the decision to be a serious writer and to make his bills every month a freelance journalist.
He wrote short fiction novels for magazines to help pay for college. After Graduating in 1897 he went Columbia University to study law. He supported himself while attending this university by writing for adventure-story magazines. He moved to Quebec in 1900 and spent a lot of his life writing. In the beginning he was struggling because his books were unsuccessful,
Theodor Seuss Geisel aka Dr. Seuss was born on March 2, 1940, in Springfield, Massachusetts. His parents were Theodor Robert Geisel, a successful brew master, and Henrietta Seuss Geisel. He had two sisters, Marnie, two years older, and Henrietta 3 ½ years younger. Henrietta died at the age of five due to pneumonia. Dr. Seuss attended Dartmouth College, where he became the editor in chief of its humor magazine, Jack-O-Lantern.
Ulysses S. Grant was a man of true courage although he faced alcohol addiction and business failure, he skillfully led the North to victory and helped give African Americans several rights and freedoms. Ulysses S. Grant was born on April 27, 1822 in Point Pleasant, Ohio to Jesse Grant, a tanner, and Hannah Grant, a homemaker (Broadwater 4). At seventeen, Grant was accepted into West Point, the college of choice of his father. Grant went to West Point, New York and soon began his residency. He graduated in four years, in the bottom half of his class (Worldbook Online).