b) - The Gordon Lish´s effect : "The Bath" versus "A Small, Good Thing" In 1970, after working at several low paid jobs Raymond Carver finally got his first white-collar job as textbook editor in Palo Alto. It was then, after sending some stories to Esquire, when he met Gordon Lish, who was the fiction editor for the magazine (Carver, Collected Stories 744). It was in Esquire wherein 1971; Carver had his first story published in a national magazine. The title of the story was originally “The Neighbors”, but Lish renamed the story by deleting the article to “Neighbors”. Gordon Lish became his editor and mentor and made an important contribution to the development of Carver´s writing style.
Of Mice and Men is a short novella by, John Steinbeck, detailing on the fear society carries for the unknown. Steinbeck 's novella touched on a subject most do not explore but led us on a journey of self reflec. Starting from the beginning John was born on on February 27, 1902, in Salinas, California, and died 1968 writing his best-selling novel in 1937. It was in highschool that Steinbeck found his passion for writing then went to college at Stanford until 1925 but never did he graduate. After leaving Stanford and hitting rough spots on the way it was with Of Mice and Men Steinbeck was becoming well known in his time with his book becoming a popular and critical success, was selected by the Book-of-the-Month Club.
Carver graduated from Yakima High School and less than a year later married his first wife, whom he would have two children with(Encyclopedia Britannica). For this time Carver worked side by side with his father at a local sawmill. Carver’s interest in writing truly began after attending a creative writing course at Chico State College. Although some of his work was featured in magazines, he didn’t make a distinct impression on the public until 1967 with his short story “Will You Please Be Quiet, Please?”. Despite this success he did not start writing full time until 1970 when he was fired from Science Research Associates for ‘inappropriate’ writing style(Famous
Then at the age of 22 Melville set sail aboard a whaling vessel, and after his time as a whaler he enlisted in the navy. Melville’s time aboard many ships influenced his writing tremendously. In addition, his friendship with Nathaniel Hawthorne influenced him to write a masterpiece of American literature and one of the greatest stories of all time, Moby-Dick. An important aspect of why it became such a success is due to the controversial themes
Author: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Story: The Tide Rises, the Tide Falls/The Cross of Snow Members: Ryan Shaffer, Derek Erhahon, Xavier Brown 1. Writer's Background: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was born on February 27th 1807 in a three story federal style house in Portland Maine. Spending most of his life in his birth house with his seven siblings Stephen, Elizabeth, Anne, Alex, Mary, Ellen, and Sam. Henry was known for having a great imagination and having the thrill to learn. Not all was well after the War of 1812 broke lose and destroyed Portland's economy.
Webb said that Mark had some reputation in the Atlantic States, but he knew that it must be of a very attenuated sort. What there was of it rested upon the story of "The Jumping Frog." When Artemus Ward passed through California on a lecturing tour, in 1865 or 1866, Mark told Webb the "Jumping Frog" story, in San Francisco, and he asked Mark to write it out and send it to his publisher Carleton, in New York. It reached Carleton in time, but he didn 't think much about
He worked from the time that he was a young boy and quit school in the eighth grade. As he grew up he bounced from job to job trying to make a living and larter became a hobo. When the Spanish American war broke out, he went to enlist, and was stationed in Puerto Rico. After the war he returned home and attended Lombard College while also helping himself as a call fireman. While he was in college his political views as a liberal took form and he also found his literary talents.
Allusion is reference to a well-known person, place, event, literary work or piece of art; it’s used to help clarify and emphasise certain ideas. For example, “He now proposed to narrate the principal incidents of that poem… And so for the rest of that night the Homeric demigods again walked the earth”. The Iliad is a heroic poem originally written by Homer around 8th century BC, it’s the story of the Trojan war and the weakness of Achilles' heel. This was used among the group of characters to pass the time and take their minds off the lack of food and weather conditions. Even though, the Iliad was just a story to them, it was used by Harte to emphasise the idea of a weakness, causing a sense of foreshadowing for the reader.
This was probably hard for him since him and his Dad was probably close. They had no savings and Walter got a job and haircut the same Thursday his Dad died. He began working at Papa Johns, with consequently the same name as his Father. Later on in the movie, we learn from the Mom that his Dad “was proud of sharing Walter’s
Benjamin Franklin By: Nathaniel Priedeman Early Life Benjamin Franklin was born January 17, 1706 in Boston, Massachusetts to his father Josiah Franklin and his mother Abiah Folger. Benjamin's father was a soap and candle maker. Benjamin was the 15th child and the youngest son. Ben learned to read at an early age age and even with his success at Boston Latin School in which Ben attended, he stopped his schooling at age 10 to work full time at his father's soap and candle shop. Working at his father's shop dipping wax and cutting wicks did not reach Benjamins level of imagination.