Not long after Jackie's birth his father, Jerry Robinson, left the family in 1920. Soon they would move to Pasadena, California. As a child growing up with poverty Robinson and his minority friends were often times excluded from many recreational activities. As a result Robinson ended up joining a gang but was soon persuaded to leave it by one of his friends. Robinson enrolled at John Muir High School where he recognized his athletic talents.
His favorite books were written by American authors, including Hemmingway, Steinbeck, and Vernes. Gary Soto went on to attend California State University, where he received a Bachelor’s degree in English and a Master’s in creative writing in 1976. During that time he met and married his wife, Carolyn Oda, in 1975. Gary was only twenty-three years old at the time. Then in 1977, Gary published his first set of poems called The Elements of San Joaquin.
After his high school graduation in 1965, for a year Ted went to the University of Puget Sound (UPS) before he transferred to the University of Washington (UW) in 1967 to study Chinese. Now in 1967 he started to become involved romantically with a fellow classmate who is identified by many different pseudonyms, most commonly she was known as “Stephanie Brooks”. Brooks was a dark-haired girl from California, who had everything Ted wanted: money, class, and influence. By 1968, he dropped out of college, and started working different jobs (the jobs would never last more than about a month) He was later dumped by “Stephanie” because of “his immaturity”, and “lack of direction”. After their breakup, Ted, was devastated.
Day of the locust is a book that was written by Nathanael west, throughout this book you meet some interesting characters such as Homer Simpson the hotel bookkeeper, Faye Greener a seventeen-year-old aspiring actress or Tod Hackett the young newcomer in the film industry in Hollywood. Throughout the story, we get the chance to meet Tod Hatchet, as we know he was a young and aspiring costume designer who was been living in California for 3 months to take a set designing job with National Films in Hollywood after going to the Yale university of Fine Art. We all know about Hollywood or at least have seen what Hollywood is all about fame and fortune, celebrities, etc. But in the case of Tod and his Painting burning Los Angeles we see the other
At age 23, her had experienced the death of her father and a couple failed romantic interests; to avoid late marriage, Edith Jones married Edward Wharton. After her marriage with Edward Wharton, Edith Wharton became a much more focused writer. Wharton began writing poems and short stories for magazine companies such as, Harper’s,
Her first job was at the “Croydon Advertiser”, where she was hired as a journalist. She married her first husband Paul Carter in 1960, and they separated almost a decade later. She used the money she received from the divorce to live in Tokyo for two years. In 1977, she married Mark Pearce and they had a son. She had an untimely death at the age of 51 due to lung cancer on February 16, 1992.
Introduction American author and journalist Ernest Hemingway was born in Oak Park, Illinois on July 21, 1899. In his late teens, after leaving high school, Hemingway began the onset of his writing career as a journalist for The Kansas City Star newspaper. Several months later, upon the United States’ (USA) involvement in World War 1 (WW1), Hemingway agreed to Red Cross recruitment offer, serving as an ambulance driver in the Italian army at the front. The following few years of his life were highlighted by various experiences which served as a motive and background for many of his novels. At the front, he was wounded by a mortar shell, suffered injuries in both legs, hospitalized for six months, and met his wife Agnes during that period.
Text 1 has two different audiences. At first the letter was a response from a Father - John Steinbeck- to Thom, son from his first marriage who had sent an initial letter requesting advice, in 1958 New York City. That means that the letter had a private and direct message to one person. Furthermore one can appreciate direct and personal dialogic for example, "love or Fa ". 17 years after writing the letter, and 7 years after the death of Steinbeck, this letter is published in a book, and the potential reader is now all contrary, from private to public.
In Edgar Allan Poe’s works, such as Raven, The Tell-Tale Heart, Annabel Lee, and The Fall of the House of Usher, Poe attracts his readers with his one-of-a-kind genre of gothic. Much of his gothic genre in his writings have been influenced by past event in his life. First of all, Poe had never really known his parents because his father had left the house and his mother had died of tuberculosis when he was only three years old. For these reasons, he went to live with Frances and John Valentine Allan, who helped him get into West Point. Unfortunately, Poe was kicked out of West Point because of his alleged poor handling of his duties and later married his cousin, Virginia, who was only 13, when he was 24 years old.
Frost attended first attended Dartmouth University but then later dropped out. Several years on in 1897, Frost attended Harvard University, but soon dropped out due to health complications that he was experiencing. When frost and his wife, Elinor move to a property in New Hampshire. New Hampshire brought Frost as well as his family hardship yet prospered in his writing. Frost’s descriptions regarding rural New Hampshire was often portrayed in a lot of his poetry, in particular, ‘Mending Wall’.