Henry David Thoreau is known as one of the most relevant transcendentalist authors in America, not only thanks to his work as an author but also his ideology and activism as a normal individual. His transcendentalist way of both thinking and living was not only influenced by the fact that he lived in Concord, the cradle of transcendentalism in the US, but also by being in close touch with other great transcendentalists such as Bronson Alcott or Ralph Waldo Emerson. The latter one was probably the most influential on Thoreau’s development as a true transcendentalist, since Thoreau actually put into practice Emerson’s thought that in order to get to know who oneself truly is, you have to focus on Nature and devote yourself to it; and he captured his experience in the wonderfully descriptive and spiritual book Walden. Thoreau’s approach to transcendentalism, as compared to other authors and thinkers of the time, is truly fascinating and somewhat of a practical example to the rest. While transcendentalists spoke of the importance of nature in our lives and how we should try and be as close to it as we can, Thoreau went and experienced it himself when he went to live at Walden pond for two years, two months and two days.
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).
Samuel L. Clemens, more famously known as Mark Twain, came to love his passion for writing and became a well known author in the Realism time period. Today Mark Twain is know all around the world for his contribution to American literature. His books are read in schools all across America and is still known today as the father of American literature. When Olivia died of heart failure, he became lonely and sad in his last years his life (Encyclopædia Britannica). He died on April 10, 1910.
Moreover, the political writings in American Literature discussed the social issues like liberty, education system of modern culture etc. In the 20th century American Literature, it is found that the American writers were much interested in the field of socialism. It includes many political writers and many journalistic critics. We can find many autobiographical writings in the same period. American writers were highly inspired by the British writers because present day United States was a series of British colonies in early days.
King Lear shows the great age of tragedy that established as one of the greatest tragedy play of William Shakespeare. In King Lear it exhibits a character in which it shows some distinctions it depicts a positive light to the novel class and lower class. The question is why did William Shakespeare write the play King Lear? The story of King Lear and his three daughters Goneril, Regan and Cordelia existed in some form up to decades before Shakespeare recorded his own vision in Shakespeare’s time; many events including the historical context trends influenced his writing of King Lear. In the perspective of Sociological Approach, In the tragic play King Lear is about kingship and was written when monarchy was in the central, the role of the monarch to the society was under the role of King James.
He experienced an air raid in Munich as well as the Hamburg bombing in 1943, which traumatized him, and affected his later on views of the world greatly. After the war, Ende studied art, theatre, and literature, and worked variously as an actor, director, etcetera before becoming an author. The beginning of his career as an author was when his friend asked him to write a few pages of his picture book. This work suited Ende, and when he noticed, he had written his first novel, Jim Button and Luke the Engine Driver, which was awarded the German Prize for Children’s Fiction. This was the beginning of his career as an author, and he went on to publish many novels like Jim Button and the Wild, Momo, and The Neverending Story in 1979.
Therefore, he encouraged others and was an inspiration. One of the most influential writers of the twentieth century was Edgar Allan Poe, and his works continue to have an impact on American culture today. Edgar Allan Poe was born Boston Massachusetts on January 19, 1809. Poe was the son of professional actors, later his father then deserted the family and
He was the first man to create the British-style poetry, and he made great contributions to the history of English literature. The British and the world's writers are highly rated for Chaucer. Because of that he not only opened the British Elizabethan literature path, but also affected the later British literary writers. The change and evolution of his personal style can be seen from Chaucer's representative works. In the mature period Chaucer is not only to create his own unique style works, but also to use this unique style to open the Elizabethan period of literary peak.
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.
Naguib Mahfouz’s Life Experiences Generally regarded as one of modern Egypt’s leading literary figures, Naguib Mahfouz is the first ever Arabic author to be awarded the 1988 Nobel Prize in literature. He is recognized for his stories and novels in which he creates psychological portraits of characters whose personal struggles mirror the social, political, religious, and cultural concerns confronting Egypt. Naguib Mahfouz was first recognized during the mid 1900s for a series of novels set in his hometown city, Cairo (“Naguib Mahfouz- Biography”). During this time, many controversial things were happening throughout Egypt, and this made him view things differently. Throughout his childhood, he was surrounded by intense political disagreement