They portrayed poverty, survival, hunger, alienation and cultural conflicts in their novels. Many of the American writers expressed disillusionment following the World War. The stories and novels of F.R.Scott Fitzgerald capture the mood of the 1920s, and John Dos Passes wrote about the war. Hemingway became notable for The Sun Also Raises and A Farwell to Arms. According to Richard Chase, The American novel was born out of cultural contradiction.
The works of Walt Whitman and Louisa May Alcott were heavily influenced by the changing atmosphere of the nineteenth century with its new emphasis on self and society . While Whitman captured the very spirit of America in poetic form, Alcott “stands as one of the great American practitioners of the girls novel and the family story” . America in the nineteenth century was racially and culturally diverse with a wide variety of distinctive natural landscapes: “not merely a nation but a teeming nation of nations” . The unity and beneficence of the All and the ideal of the large embrace are the guiding principles of Leaves of Grass . Whitman acknowledges and celebrates every aspect of this new, vast and exciting nation.
Although most often remembered for his economical and understated fiction, he was also a noted journalist. In 1954, Ernest Hemingway was awarded the Novel Prize in Literature. Hemingway is also known for his heroic, adventurous and often stereotypically “manly” public persona. The myth he cultivated of himself as a man of action aided the important Modernist reading of many of his works. He presented mans conquest to gain power and individuality.
(Hammelman, Steven. PSYART.com) Pre-modern day gothic writers wrote about psychological issues hundreds of years before professionals addressed mental illnesses, by extension shows that gothic writers helped popularize and influenced the study of psychology. The connotation of the word "gothic" carries the stigma of the emotion melancholy and the grotesque. ("Stigma, n." OED Online, Oxford University Press, June 2017, www.oed.com/viewdictionaryentry/Entry/190242. Accessed 16 November 2017.)
Walter P. Wenska argues, in his journal "Bradford's Two Histories: Pattern and Paradigm in Of Plymouth Plantation," that Bradford is the creator when it comes to American history (Wenska 151). He believes that it is the earliest and best of the American works (Wenska 151). Wenska claims that by analyzing the text, readers can understand that time frame that it came from (Wenska 152). Also, Wenska believes that the style that the text was written in, being not fully finished, adds symbolism showing the beginnings marking an end in the Americas (Wenska 154). Minor Wallace Major claims that Bradford was made a tradition of American literature because Of Plymouth Plantation which he describes in his journal "William Bradford versus Thomas Morton," (Major 1).
It is also worth to notice that John Hawthorne, one of the Salem Witch Trial Judges, was his great grandfather (Concise Dictionary of American Literary Biography). Since Salem was his hometown, he developed his writing through the gospel of American Puritanism and intend to spread those principles through his literature which also gives the focus of his literature. Hawthorne’s writing style was unique and was well-regarded for several reasons. First of all, Hawthorne induces readers to use their own imagination to interpret the meaning of the tale, as it is evident in “The Minister’s Black Veil”. Moreover, he likes to present multi-fold and multi-perspective of a character.
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. The greatest influence of Chaucer's works was the famous drama writer, Shakespeare. Shakespeare's work was the product of his deep study of Chaucer's work. Although in the same period of literary writers, Chaucer's work is a collection of many cultures of the works, but he also created a unique style of their own. Therefore, his works are very British characteristics, praised as the father of British poetry is
The stories in a big way mirror the American literature. Before there was any knowledge of writing, literal pieces were delivered through story telling. Their stories took the form of different genres whether folklores, fables, or myths. There were myths about creation and origin of communities. These genres continue to dominate the literal world in America even today.
“F Scott Fitzgerald was truly a sheer genius whose works speak out the brilliance that he exuded as a writer, novelist and short-story teller.” This quote from TheFamousPeople.com is just one of the many quotes complimenting Fitzgerald and his numerous works. A handful of his most famous pieces of writing include The Great Gatsby, This Side Of Paradise, and Tender Is The Night. F. Scott Fitzgerald was a renowned American short-story writer and novelist most known for his portrayal of the Jazz Age of America around the 1920s. Though he and his wife suffered hardships in the spotlight - as many well known writers, actors, and singers do - his works did and continue to influence many young adults everywhere. Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald was born
Khuswant Singh’s Train to Pakistan is perhaps his best novel; most sensitive. Sex as an aspect of love as the author cherishes as an invariable aspect of it is present here too but not so prominently over the real love involving not only senses but mind and heart and psyche. The situation here is serious and grave involving the life of men and the country. The independence of India is linked with the birth of Pakistan, the cause of serious communal frenzy. The independence was achieved through massacre and bloodbath, vivisecting the age old India.