Washington Irving, after the publication of “The Alhambra”, reworked it by including a series of short fictions and essays and titled it as “Spanish Sketch Book”. But the author again re-reworked this version and composed “Author’s Revised Edition” under title “Tales of the Alhambra”. The final version of this work includes verbal sketches, stories and essays. Washington Irving wrote the “Tales of the Alhambra” during his journey made in 1829 starting from Seville to Granada with his friend who was the representative of the Russian Embassy appointed to Spain [2, p. 6]. Staying at the Palace of the Alhambra, Irving was accompanied by the guide whose name was Mateo Ximenes.
In this School Based Assessment, I have chosen to do a Film Review of The Great Gatsby which was released in 2013 and directed by Baz Luhrmann. The movie was based on the world famous book “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald which was published in 1925 and is regarded as one of America’s most prominent novels. The story of The Great Gatsby is partially based on a real-life experience of F. Scott Fitzgerald. He studied at Princeton University but neglected his studies and joined the Navy, where he was assigned duty in Montgomery, Alabama. There he met 18-year-old Zelda Sayre whom he met and fell in love with.
His first book, published in 1808, was Salmagundi and was comprised of a variety of satiric pieces. His most famous early successes in 1809 with the publication of A History of New York from the Beginning of the World to the World to the End of the Dutch Dynasty, which is the fictional history of the Knickerbocker family which was a colony of the Netherlands. Irving went abroad to Germany and became enthralled with the country’s rich folklore. While he was there he wrote Tales of a Traveller, a book that attempted to gather various elements of German folk tales. In 1828 he published Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus, a work of nonfiction in which Irving discusses with particular interest Columbus's conquest of the island of Granada.
For instance, there was Claude Mckay (1889-1948) who was one of the earliest and most central figures of the Harlem Renaissance and he got great reputation with his book Harlem Shadow (1922) and his first novel Home to Harlem (1928). African American writers of the Harlem Renaissance such as Arna Bontemps, Jesse Fausset, Langston Hughes and Zora Neale Hurston reflected the experiences of African Americans with the forms and technique of modernism and their works had a continuing influence on American literature. With the novel Their Eyes were Watching God (1937) by significant female novelist Zora Neale Huston (1891-1960), the experiences of African Americans were addressed
‘Gone with the Wind’ is an American epic historical romance film produced in 1939. It was based on the 1936 Pulitzer – winning novel of Margaret Mitchell. The story is set in Clayton County, Georgia and Atlanta during the American Civil War in the 1860s. This period is also known as Reconstruction Era. Originally, the name of the novel is ‘Tomorrow is Another Day’, according to the sentence ending story.
Modernity is a hard transition in many cultures. The story unfolds the differences and clashes during the British rule in Hindustan. Ali beautifully paints a picture of Hindustan through his work in Twilight in Delhi showing few traits and daily days in Hindustan and struggles in the post British takeover of Hindustan. Hindustan is a very poetic place, It was ruled by kings and queens that fancy architecture, music and poems alongside the beautiful Hindustan. India is also famous for one of the 7 wonders of the world, the Taj Mahal, It was built in the seventeenth century by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan for his wife, Mumtaz.
Monika Pareek Professor Ashley Post 1960s British Literature 15th April 2016 Exploring the politics of identity in Hanif Kureishi's My Beautiful Launderette and Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children This paper attempts to study the postcolonial identity formation explored in Hanif Kureishi’s My Beautiful Launderette and Salman Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children. Both Kureishi and Rushdie belong to a sect of Indian-Muslim writers that setelled abroad and proceed to build narratives that use characters determined by their homeland. As a result, both My Beautiful Launderette and Midnight’s Children use South-Asian characters that face an identity crisis with both a post colonial and a post independence era. While the setting for My Beautiful Launderette
Palpasa Cafe Amisha Acharya Eng 120 Norton Field Guide to Writing Presidential Business School Westcliff University Mr. Kosh Raj Koirala Professor: Ujeena Rana February 5, 2018 Abstract This analysis is based on the book named Palpasa Cafe by Narayan Wagle in 2005 and is honored by Madan Puraskar. The story of novel is an anti-war novel with the love between Drishya and American Nepali, Palpasa. The novel showed how people are suffering their life because of Maoist and the government. Romantic novels, books on war, thrillers are books of all kinds in which the lead characters were singers, soldiers. But I have never read the romantic novel set during the civil war in Nepal.
She fell in love with the works of Charles Dickens, Tolstoy, Khushwant Singh, V.S.Naipaul. Sidhwa’s select novel, Cracking India (1991), originally published in England in 1988 made her as an established South Asian writer. Cracking India, is about the pre-partition days of Indian Independence and its aftermath. The novel, Cracking India, is the tragic tale of the bloody partition interwoven with the story of an eight year old Parsi polio-stricken child, Lenny, the narrator, her ayah
Dhanteras Shopping FROM DHANTERAS, DIWALI CELEBRATIONS TAKE OFF AND PEOPLE START PURCHASING FOR THE FESTIVAL.BUYERS ARE THRONGING STORES TO NOT ONLY BUY THE PRECIOUS METALS BUT ALSO VEHICLES, ELECTRONICS AND UTENSILS! TOA EXPLORES THE NEW BUYING TRENDS. SONU NAYYAR The five-day festival of lights and prosperity, Diwali, begins with Dhanteras when we all welcome goddess of wealth Lakshmi in our home. It is that time of the year, when we actually tend to materialize our evergreen obsession of Gold. Buying gold and silver coins, jewelry on dhanteras is considered a mark of prosperity.