Oscar Wilde was a contemporary critic and a playwright. Further, he was a popular literary figure in late Victorian England. He lectured as a poet, art critic and a leading proponent of the principles of aestheticism. Thus, Wilde established himself as a leading proponent of the aesthetic movement, the theory of art and literature that emphasized the pursuit of beauty for its own sake, rather than to promote any political or social viewpoint. In his critical treatise essay "The Critic as Artist," he adopted and developed Pater 's ideas on aestheticism.
He started in Columbia University in 1941 where after more than 30 years he became the University’s highest rank, University Professor in 1974. Merton then retired from teaching in 1984. He was awarded a National Medal of Science in 1994, the first sociologist to receive the award. Over 20 universities have awarded him with honorary degrees. Many in America but also many abroad.
History and historical fiction are virtually identical, realistically only being separated by one major difference; history is an account of the past, presented through facts while historical fiction recognizes the facts but is flexible with the author’s use of fiction. At face value, historical fiction appears to be virtually pointless; why would fiction be relevant in history, a recollection of the past based on facts? A historical novelist, Steve Wiegenstein, discussed the purpose of historical fiction in his writing “Understanding the Past” where he states, “We turn to historical fiction not for a comprehensive understanding of an era or event but for a sense of what the lived experience of that era would have been like; not for what happened,
Jefferson was born on April 13, 1743, in Shadwell, Virginia on his father’s prosperous Virginia plantation. Ever since his early years, Jefferson demonstrated his ambition for studying classical languages, mathematics, and literature. Thanks to his parent’s success, Thomas was able to receive an outstanding education at the College of Williams and Mary in Virginia. After three years at Will and Mary, Jefferson found interest in laws. Under the supervision of Wythe, one of the most supreme lawyers of the time, Thomas acquired
By the 1920s Frost became America’s most important poets and would win the Pulitzer Prize in 1924. It is known that his most famous moment in history is the honor of reading a poem for the inauguration of John F. Kennedy. At the age of 88, Frost passed away on January 29, 1963. Frost was and still is considered one of America’s greatest poets for his literature and since his death his reputation has not diminished. Writing in 1999, Joyce Carol Oates stated, “Frost influence is so persuasive in American poetry, like Whitman’s, as to be beyond assessment.
Long Live Robert Frost “In 3 words I ran sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on. Meaning that no matter how hard it is life gives you multiple chances.Robert Frost is very famous and an oft-quoted poet and Frost wrote about life often in his work. A four-time Pulitzer Prize winner in poetry. Frost was very intelligent, Elinor White, Robert’s wife was his was co-valedictorian at Lawrence High School. After high school, he attended a high-class school, Harvard University, Until his father died of tuberculosis.
This second book report is for Mr. Samuel Jaja and the class of 9B. The book's title is Scorch Trials written by James Dashner. The book contains three hundred and sixty pages and was published by Delacorte Press in 2011. I read this book because it is the continuation to the first book of the saga. The book is a New York time bestselling series.
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is one of the most critically acclaimed and revered novels of the 20th century, written by Mark Twain, the novel is also considered to be one of the greatest American novels of all time. Mark Twain was a prominent American author born in Florida, Missouri in the midst of the Gilded Age and the progressive era in 1835, he would later die of a heart attack in 1910. Aside from The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Twain also wrote several other novels among which the most important was the initial book in the “The Adventures of “ series, which consisted of only two books, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, the novel would also become a cult classic later on. Twain had a strong resentment against prejudice and racism, a sentiment which is blatantly present in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. The novel depicts a young and reckless teenager, presumably thirteen or fourteen, who experiences a drastic moral development regarding his perspective on society or as Twain himself described it, ”It is a novel where a sound heart and a deformed conscience come into collision and conscience suffers defeat”.
The Impact of Robert Frost on American Culture “In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.” This is a quote from Robert Frost, one of the most influential writers in American history. He is most remembered for his realism writings and informal writing methods. Frost has been quoted by many great authors and even recognized by John F. Kennedy himself. He received a numerous amount of awards in his lifetime. He was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal in 1960 for his work, and on July 22, 1961, Frost was named poet of Vermont (William H. Pritchard 2000).
Introduction Clifford James Geertz is an American anthropologist, very well known for his influential theory on the field of symbolic anthropology. For three decades this theory of interpreting culture was regarded as one of the most important frame work to explain culture. Clifford Geertz presented this theory in his book namely ‘’Thick Description: Towards an Interpretive Theory of Culture’’ which is published in 1973. In this book he presented a method of doing anthropology. Geertz mention that he adopted the term “Thick Description” from the writings of philosopher Gilbert.