Edgar Allan Poe Edgar Allan Poe is an all-around well known American writer, editor, and literary critic. Poe was most known for his poetry, short stories, and tales of horror and mystery. He was born in Boston, Massachusetts on January 19, 1809 and started writing at the age of 18. In 1836 he married his 13-year-old cousin, Virginia Clemm.
Overall, A Night Divided was a fantastic book! I definitely suggest it to anyone above the age of nine years old. A Night Divided was written by Jennifer A. Nielsen, and the genre is historical fiction, I have read many books over the course of twelve years and this book was definitely one of my favorites! A Night Divided is about a girl named Gerta being seperated from her family overnight, and escaping to the other side of the Berlin Wall to them. Gerta and her older brother, Fritz, take it upon themselves to build a tunnel secretly under an abandoned building that is in between the Berlin Wall’s two sides, along the way there are many plot twists, close calls, surprising events, and alot of action on every page.
The appeal that was most obvious was her credentials. Cheryl Strayed has written many works of arts. “Her writings has appeared in The Best American Essay, The New York Times Magazine, The Rumpus, The Washington Post Magazine, Vogue, The Missouri Review, Creative Nonfiction, The Sun and elsewhere” (Strayed 317). She is a bestselling advice-essay collection book, a novelist, and an international bestselling book author of the book Wild. She wrote Wild as a memoir of her own experience using her own personal journals and memory.
Barbara Kingsolver is a world renowned American novelist, poet, and essayist. She has written many literary works including, but not limited to, controversial subjects such as politics, nature, and social issues. Kingsolver’s many unique experiences in life have made her the author she is today and ultimately inspired her to write The Poisonwood Bible; one of the most complex and controversial novel out of all of her works. Kingsolver was born in Annapolis, Maryland on April 8, 1955. Shortly after her birth, Kingsolver’s family moved to an alfalfa farm in Carlisle, Kentucky, where she spent the majority of her early youth.
Faulkner is one of the most celebrated writers in American literature usually and southern literature specifically. His first published Story “A rose for Emily”, is one of the most famous that an American has written. Faulkner captured Southern Gothic in this short story by giving the story a moody and forbidding atmosphere. “A Rose for Emily” depicts southern gothic literature through the characters, the setting, and the mysteries and secrets.
The present thesis analyzes selected aspects of figurative language in Sylvia Plath’s novel The Bell Jar and its translation into Lithuanian by Rasa Akstinienė. The object of the analysis of the present research is the novel The Bell Jar (1971) by Sylvia Plath and its translation into Lithuanian „Stiklo gaubtas“ (2004) by Rasa Akstinienė. According to Jo Gill, Sylvia Plath is considered to be one of the most famous figures in the mind-twentieth century literature and culture who has “consolidated her position as one of her age’s most important and influential writers” (Gill, 2008: ix). Sylvia Plath’s first book, as Linda Martin-Wagner holds, was collection of poems
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.
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). He has also extensively written about the Romantic poet. Pullman’s trilogy composed of Northern Lights, known as The Golden Compass in the United States, The Subtle Knife, and The Amber Spyglass were 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.
Martha Ellis Gellhorn Martha Ellis Gellhorn was an American journalist, novelist & travel writer, who is considered to be one of the best American war reporters of the twentieth century. She was one of the first female correspondents who covered & reported on virtually every major conflict in a writing career spanning more than six decades. She was recognised more for her marriage to acclaimed writer Ernest Hemingway than for her reporting & fiction writing. She greatly admired the writings of Ernest Hemingway. Gellhorn left the United States after World War II, criticizing it for being a colonial power.
This novel was based more on realistic facts, but was the least successful of work career work. In 1853 Charlotte finished the work on Villette. This novel of hers was gothic; related to a Teacher in the country of France. For her work on villette , she took trips to London,where she met many other successful authors. Some of the authors she came across were William Makepeace thackeray and Elizabeth Gaskell, who would become Bronte’s biographer.
The Help Journal #1 "This could be one of the most important pieces of fiction since To Kill a Mockingbird" This novel is enlightening, thought-provoking and touching. In the first half of the story we meet, Elizabeth, Aibileen, Minny, Miss Hilly, Celia Rae Foote, Skeeter and her mother, Charlotte. After reading the first few chapter of The Help there were a few themes that stood out, a few of them being, love, society and class and most specifically oppression. The main character in this novel is Aibileen Clark, a 53 year old black woman who has spent almost her entire life caring for “white babies” and “cooking and cleaning” (1.1) for white families.
Ruben Quintana Garcia Mr. Hudson English III September 29, 2015 Gatsby establishes an image of Jesus Christ The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald is highly the most taught book by teachers and is also America’s best literary novels. There are several strong images that makes the reader believe that J. Gatsby was indeed the son of god referring to the bible, During the novel The Great Gatsby there is a religious connection with J. Gatsby, starting off with Nick Carraway the narrator; describing Gatsby. “’ll tell you God’s truth”.
No matter what we do, there will always be consequences. In Sherman Alexie’s book, Flight, a fifteen year old half Native American boy named Zits struggles with many difficult topics, one of which is the theme of revenge. Zits travels through time and lives in different bodies to experience the world from different angles throughout the book. In one section of the book, Zits is in the body of a young Native American boy.
Rachel Burrell Hanson English II May 20, 2016 The Poisonwood Bible Faith can be lost throughout time. In The Poisonwood Bible, this proves to be true especially in the case with Adah, Leah and their father, Nathan Price. Adah and Leah, two reliable narrators, both end the novel believing their father to be unprincipled, thus dramatically shaping the tone of the novel regarding Nathan Price. Adah starts the novel skeptical of her father and she observes his arrogance towards others, while Leah admires Nathan Price.
he Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver focuses on both real life and fictional events and tells the story of the Price family’s experience in the Congo. Kingsolver makes good use of foreshadowing to dramatize the tragic incidents that occur in Africa. Orleanna Price is the most reliable narrator in the novel and is used to foreshadow future events and to explain various aspects of the past. In the first chapter, Orleanna maps out all the major events that will occur throughout the book.