Sylvia Plath was an American author and poet born in Boston, Massachusetts on October 27, 1932. She is most recognised for her only novel The Bell Jar, and became the first person to receive a post-mortem Pulitzer Prize. Plath began writing by keeping a journal at a young age, after publishing several entries she won a scholarship to Smith College in 1950 (“Sylvia Plath Biography”). While studying, Sylvia Plath was accepted as a guest editor at Mademoiselle magazine in New York. Despite the successful career, Plath’s personal life was not as positive.
Meg got what she always wanted, a man, she got engaged to John Brooke who was Laurie’s tutor. Beth got and overcame Scarlett Fever, though in the short story following “Little Women” Alcott wrote a year later, it says that Beth dies. Last but not least Amy, Amy came back from her stay with Aunt Marches, where she stayed while Beth was sick, she mostly goes back to a normal except for the fact that she almost lost her sister. Father is better and comes home from the war. All ends decently well for the March family at the end of the first half.
Racism in The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Imagine your mother, sister, wife, or cousin was diagnosed with cervical cancer and you believed the doctors were doing everything in their power to help her. Only later you discovered her cells were used for research without consent and she was not properly informed of the risks of her treatment due to her race. This story happened and is told by Rebecca Skloot in The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. Skloot use of narrative and her writing style enhances the understanding of the story. Henrietta Lacks was a young black woman who was diagnosed with cervical cancer at John Hopkins Hospital.
He earned double graduation degrees in English and Religious Studies form Kenyon College. He worked as a student choplain after graduation in Children Hospital when the time he spent among childrean with terminal illness stimulated him to become a Writer. So that, The Fault In Our Stars is considered to be his Outstanding by far along with other notables. The Fault in Our Stars tells us a story about a teenage couple suffering from cancer. John Green inspired him to write The Fault in Our Stars because of his friend Esther who died from cancer.
She tried making up poems like the ones she heard, or she pretended her stuffed animals were characters from books. She thought all about authors and imagined them writing the stories she loved. Eventually she imagined herself as a writer, too. By fourth grade, she converted a corner of the loft apartment she shared with her mom into her personal writing spot. For the last couple of years, she has spent a great deal of time working there.
Although the novel did not receive much attention immediately upon it’s release, Sylvia’s untimely death created much publicity and a new level of interest for readers who saw it as a window into the late author’s life. The Bell Jar is the fictionalized autobiography of Sylvia Plath. Sylvia is represented in the book by the nineteen-year-old Esther Greenwood. The novel follows Esther as she deals with the obstacles of womanhood and those of becoming an adult. It begins during her time as a guest editor at a fashion magazine and covers the events leading up to her nervous breakdown and suicide attempt and the months she spent in a mental hospital.
“Please believe that one single positive dream is more important than a thousand negative realities.” This text is written in the preface of Adeline Yen Mah’s second book, Chinese Cinderella, originally published on September 1999 by Delacorte Press. The author, Adeline Yen Mah (嚴君玲), is a retired doctor in the United States whose passion is to write since childhood. She was once a chief physician specializing in anesthesiology; however, after the publication of her first novel, Falling Leaves, she decided to give up medicine and pursue writing full-time. The story revolves around the experiences of Adeline Yen Mah as she tries to prove her worth to her cruel, abusive, and unloving family with only a few people caring for her. I commend Mah
Sylvia Plath finished her poem, “Lady Lazarus”, only a few days before her suicide in 1963, when her clinical depression she dealt with for most of her life was unbearable. The same year she published her novel The Bel Jar, which is considered to be semi-autobiographical. This paper discusses the references Sylvia Plath makes to The Bell Jar and the parallels between “Lady Lazarus” and the protagonist of The Bell Jar Esther Greenwood. Very significant for the poem is its title “Lady Lazarus”. Lazarus of Bethany is a biblical character featured in the book of John and the Bible says: "The sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that son of God, might be glorified thereby.
Alavez states she, “...served as a writer-in-residence for the Kentucky Arts Commission.” and then proceeded to begin teaching to teach english at the California State University (Alvarez [Page 333]). Next, she left California University to return to Middlebury College in Vermont and remained there for 28 years until retiring to focus on her writing career (Weekly). Alvarez started her writing career publishing her first novel, How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents, in 1991. The story explained untold stories of the living condition in the Dominican Republic that were unknown to the rest of the world allowing it to become extremely popular in the United States. Continuing her literature career, Alvarez publishes the sequel In The Time of The Butterflies in 1994.
The two books I read were The giver and Gathering Blue, these two books talk on how she wants society to become a better place in the future. Lowry 's life had inspired many young readers. Her parents who had died a few years back left her in between and her two sisters ditched her. She wanted to something interesting of her own imagination as her two sisters left her. ' 'I was a solitary child, born the middle of three, who lived in the world of books and my own imagination’.