Ernst Hans Josef Gombrich, the author of the book, A Little History of the World, wrote the book with a reason. He didn’t create the book because the idea just popped into his mind; he had a purpose to write this book. It was because he loved history and his passion towards the subject made this book interesting. However, how reliable is his book? E. H. Gombrich (1909-2001) was borned in Vienna, Austria.
That’s why the lexicographers took the role to start writing dictionaries. These dictionaries had everything that the grammarians had in their dictionary. Lexicographers had a stronger base from which to impose correctness on the vernacular. In the 17th century the dictionaries were bilingual and monolingual but they only focused on hard words list, and their definitions. In the 18th century dictionary was
In Germany, students were forbidden to learn about or view abstract art, the Germans labeled abstract art as “degenerate.” Although, his art teacher Herr Krauss introduced him to abstract art in secret and Carle was able to see the freedom and beauty within each piece. The second book that stood out to be is Rooster’s Off to See the World. This book is about a Rooster that invites his friends on a journey with him to see the world. As it grows dark the friends start to head home until everyone has gone back home. As the Rooster adds friends the rooster counts how many people are added to the group.
Schumann began studying law but then changed his study, to pursue a career as a pianist. A hand injury ended this dream. He then focused his attention on composing. His published compositions were written exclusively for the piano until 1840; he later composed works for piano, voice and piano and also orchestra. He composed 4 symphonies, an opera and chamber works.
It not only sketched to the world a chronology about his life, but also gave a clear glimpse about the artistic journey and creative ambitions that he had. His biographers have studied these letters extensively and extracted each and every information about him to understand his personality and nature. Certain interpretations have also been made about the paintings that he made from the narratives that he made in his letters. About the letters of Van Gogh, Washington Post wrote ‘Van Gogh’s letters….are one of the greatest joys of modern literature, not only for the inherent beauty of the prose and the sharpness of the observations but also for their portrait of the
She initiated her college degree in Art History with excitement attending her first 8:00 A.M. World History class. Paul McCullough– her new teacher– assigned her to read The Monuments Men by Robert M. Edsel which would only bolster her curiosity. He could not have given Priscilla a better assignment, than reading about Nazi thieves and the greatest treasure hunt in
. why not write about the 19th century!” but she also says that “I actually paced it for the first time with the reader’s attention span in mind”. However, these and other comments Byatt offers about her work may be stands the proverbial grain of salt-there is indeed a good deal of art in Possession, and sometimes the life becomes imprisoned within the art, nevertheless, in its exploration of love and loss, the novel rings true and deep. Even though authors are not always the best commentators on their own work, Byatt as a literary critic is better than numerous in this regard. Still, Byatt is as susceptible as the next author to the “interview effect”: an author, forced to make pronouncement on the ineluctable creative process, loses or obscures a bit of the truth of
The Mystery of Vilhelm Hammershøi Vilhelm Hammershøi, the son of a well-off merchant, was born in Copenhagen Denmark in 1864. From 1883 to 1885, he attended the Independent Study School and was tutored by P.S. Kroyer, one of the most well known Dutch Impressionist painters. Hammershøi’s work was seen as controversial because of its lackluster colours and in 1890, his painting Bedroom was rejected by the Academy. However, ironically enough, Hammershøi’s most famous paintings were his subdued interiors, many of which depicted his wife Ida Ilsted.
Thereby provided productive soil for many novelists to grow and a great number of novels were created. Some outstanding writers of this period are-Bhabani Bhattacharya, Manohar Malgonkar, Kushwant Singh, Sudhin Ghosh, G.V. Desani, Ananthanarayanan, J. Menon Marath and others. Another important feature of this phase was the growth of Indian women novelists. Their appearance added a new dimension to the Indian English Fiction.
Ted Hughes wrote more books for children than collections of original poetry for adults. The role of this writing in his literary life for adults is complex and various. There was certainly a financial incentive. He wrote to his brother in 1957 that “we should all earn our fortunes on it” (Middlebrook, p. 97.)