Her father was a distinguished anthropologist named A.L Kroeber and her mother, Theodora Kroeber, also a writer, influenced many of the novels and stories that she wrote. She later attended Radcliffe College in 1951 and Columbia University in 1952. (http://www.britannica.com/biography/Ursula-K-Le-Guin). With her many talents in writing and the influence of her parents, Le Guin became an aspiring role model for many authors of today with her
Tennessee Williams was a writer that had great success writing plays in the 1940’s. Some of Williams’ more well-known plays include Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, The Glass Menagerie, and A Streetcar Named Desire. Because Tennessee Williams grew up with a strong attachment to his mother, his world became increasingly feminine, and he became negatively sensitized to masculine roles. (Panda 51) Through his dramas, Tennessee Williams has won many awards such as The Pulitzer Prize award. A Streetcar Named Desire is about a middle aged woman named Blanche DuBois from a small town in Mississippi.
“Change begins with a whisper”, according to one of the many themes brought to life by the novel, The Help, by Kathryn Stockett. The Help was released in 2009 and was a #1 New York Times Bestseller for over 100 weeks. It is a timeless story of three courageous women, Aibileen Clark, Minny Jackson, and Eugenia "Skeeter" Phelan, who defy the status quo and begin writing a novel from the perspective of the black maids of the white families. Writing this story could get the help beaten, arrested, or even killed, but the determination of Skeeter to make their stories heard provides some much needed morale to get the book finished and published. In 2011, Kathryn Stockett was very involved in the process of making the book into an academy award-winning movie and
Research reveals that even before the United States was a nation, black women found ways to express themselves through the written word. Writing efforts of black women have begun with Lucy Terry’s work Bars Fight, and continued with Phyllis Wheatley’s Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral which was published 1733 (Nellie McKay, 152-153). Dorothy West is one of the greatest African American writers and being a prolific writer has written passionately on various themes and subjects. Lawrence Rodgers in his review on African American literature has expressed his views on Dorothy West’s novel, The Living Is Easy. In his point of view West’s first novel is easily identified as a satiric picture of Boston’s counterfeit bourgeois, its black middle class and as a novel that indicts black society arterially modeled on false white values (162).
The novels The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, and The Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne, both contain strong female characters. Hester Prynne and Daisy Buchanan both portray strong female characters in their stories, but they deal with it in different ways. Hester Prynne displays a sense of strength and graciousness when dealing with her scarlet letter, but Daisy Buchanan, when faced with the choice of love or material, chooses the money of her husband Tom. Hester Prynne clearly embodies the strongest female character in any novel read this year. From the first chapter she appears in, when she steps outside a prison with an illegitimate child, while her peers, an intolerable brood of Puritan people look on in disgust judging her for her actions.
Katherine Anne Porter was born on May 15, 1890 and died September 18, 1980. Porter was known to be an amazing writer and author in the mid to late 1900s. Known for her smart and clever insight, many of her short stories deal with dark themes such as betrayal, and death. Born and raised in Indian Creek, Texas, she had a short marriage to her first husband, John, and left him to pursue an acting career. “First she moved to Chicago, where she was a journalist and movie extra; then Denver, Colorado, where she worked as a drama critic for the Rocky Mountain News; and then New York City” (LitFinder par.
In Maya’s life she wrote seven autobiographies, three books of essays, and many books of poetry. The storyteller style writing paired with description and emotion, created an something right here about her books and shit. She earned the Chubb Fellowship Award, Pulitzer Prize Nomination, Ladies ' Home Journal Award, Golden Eagle Award, Afro-American in the Arts, Fulbright Program 40th Anniversary Distinguished Lecturer award, Langston Hughes Medal, Grammy for "Best Spoken Word Album", Martin Luther King, Jr. Legacy Association National Award, Mother Teresa Award, and was the First recipient of Hope for Peace and Justice Voice of Peace
Nelle” Harper Lee is a pulitzer prize winning author. She has written the books Go Set A Watchman, and To Kill A Mockingbird. Her books were a part in the civil rights movement and still are considered a large piece of literature in the scene of racial equality. The books take place in the point of view of scout, a young tomboy girl that is assumed to be a reflection of Harper Lee herself. But why did she write her novels?
Louisa May Alcott and Edgar Allan Poe were both great novelists. They both accomplished a lot of things. Louisa May Alcott was born on November 29, 1832 in Germantown Pennsylvania. When she first started writing she wrote under the pen name Flora Fairfield and A.M Barnard. She’s been writing short stories, thrillers, and juvenile tales since 1851.She didn’t start using her real name until she was ready to commit to her writing.
THE YANKEE GIRL 1. Analyze the authors views of women 's roles and woman 's nature The short story “the Yankee Girl” by Catherine Beecher is an anthology written in the 19th century and is a reflection of the values of her times. She herself became financially independent by becoming a successful writer and gave some of the best literary works in American history. She was herself very enthusiastic about the favoring the women’s rights and was pro-feminism. She extensively wrote against the evils of slavery but all her works had an element of the women.