He attended Harvard University and is widely known for his famous thesis that he wrote in 1891. He wrote this essay because he has a PhD from Harvard. It reads “Americans had created distinctive political institutions and values…. That were forged as they opened up their continent …” This is widely known as “Frontier Theory”. This is a very important theory because it changes the perspective of the American influences and history.
The novel Chronicle of a Death Foretold was originally written in spanish by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. The text was published in 1981 in Aracataca, Colombia. The novel was very controversial for its time and it is still relevant to the 21st century. Since the novel became very popular in spanish speaking countries, especially Colombia, the text has been translated to many languages. One of the languages it was translated into was english by Gregory Rabassa.
Frederick Douglass was an African-American known best for his social reforms. He was a writer, orator and most importantly an abolitionist. Born as a slave to a slave woman, at the age of twenty Douglass found his way to freedom and escaped slavery, becoming the world’s most well-known anti-slavery activist of the nineteenth century. 1840s was the start of Fredrick’s abolitionists’ activities. He had great persuasive power, especially whilst being the editor of a black newspaper.
Most noted is the International Statistical Congress, which gave them “instructions on how to conduct a modern national census”(Loveman, 1). Many Latin American nations use these ideas in order to progress. With the acceptance of these ideas for censuses, also comes the use of racism. This includes the use of setting restrictions in political involvement, such as the requirement to be able to read and own property. What is important to remember is that not every Latin nation “classified their populations by race in their early censuses.
Ellison used his personal experiences, the period’s high tension and the influence of other powerful writers to produce a brilliant social commentary about overcoming racism and empowering oneself despite racial differences. Similar to the narrator in Invisible Man, Ellison traveled to Ney York City in order to pursue his writing career. He originally went there in order to make money to pay for college where he was studying music but after meeting Richard Wright, Langston Hughes and Alan Locke, he became a writer. New York City is a very large city and at this peak time of segregation battles there were many protests and movements in order to end the racist laws. He used a setting that he was familiar with in order to accurately provide an environment for the character to grow and face obstacles just like he did throughout his life.
In 1934, his daughter Malva Marina Trinidad was born, unfortunately, with hydrocephalus, which is a condition that leads to brain swelling. While he was still a consul in Singapore and Burma, the Chilean government requested he come back to Chile. In 1933, he was a consul in Argentina, where he met his beloved friend Federico Garcia Lorca who would inspire his political career. In 1935, he moved to Madrid, replacing his friend Gabriela Mistral as a consul. In his time there he founded “Green House for Poetry” which was a literary magazine.
The House of the Spirits is about Clara's family: Esteban Trueba, whom she marries, a traditionalist senator, dictator, and male-controlled head of family; Bianca, their daughter; and Alba, their granddaughter. The historical references in Allende's novel are particularly strong; some of her characters describe real Chilean figures. The Candidate/President is, of course, Allende's uncle, Salvador Allende. The family itself is symbolic of the nation, as Earle shows that the del Valle-Trueba family finds an analogy in Chilean politics: "The political dispersion of the family she [Allende] tells about is microcosmic, for contemporary Chilean history is also one of dispersion, beginning the day after Salvador Allende's election in 1970" (545-46). Thus, while Allende politicizes "the family" as standing for the nation, the novel's autobiographical elements tie the political to the personal: although the dictator in the novel goes unnamed, it is clear Allende refers to Pinochet.
Though the two-word phrase appears to be contradictory, magical realism is an appropriate concept for a very powerful artistic form that has continued and lasted all the way through history and has been the object of considerable research. Magical realism is, according to American Heritage Dictionary, a “literary style or genre originating in Latin America that combines fantastic or dreamlike elements with reality” (qtd. in Rios). Though magical realism has been used in Europe, Africa, Australia, the U.S.A. and Latin America for many years, the German art critic Franz Roh (1890-1965) is said to have been the first to use this term officially in 1925 (Cuddon 487), due to the necessity of providing a suitable title for the “work of certain German painters of the period” (487). Roh finds in their work the “portrayal of the imaginary or the fantastic in a realistic or rational manner through sharp-focus images” (Rajimwale 519).
How does William Faulkner make use of symbolism in “A Rose for Emily?” William Faulkner; born in 1897, was an American writer and Nobel Prize laureate from Oxford, Mississippi. Faulkner wrote short stories, novels, a play, poetry, essays, and screenplays. William Faulkner is very creative when it comes to using symbolism. This style of writing is used to represent mythical ideas and emotions to make the reader think deeper. One of his most well-known short stories called “A Rose for Emily” has tons of examples of symbolism throughout the storyline.
The epic poem “Aeneid” and was created by great poet Vergil during the reign of Emperor Augustus. Like other leaders, Augustus used from these poets to spread the Roman ideology around the Empire, and within this Roman culture, and lifestyle was dictated to whole nation (Stearns, 2011, p. 152). Additionally, for centuries Virgil himself had an irrefutable impact on Romanization process because his manuscripts were used as the textbooks in Roman schools to teach the Roman culture, especially Roman language for a long period of time. Thus, as we see Romans also benefited from literature in the education system, and they used this kind of tactics to manipulate whole Rome. As the support of this point we should look the great Roman historian Tacitus’ words: “Agricola was also thoughtful to provide a liberal education for the sons of the chieftains…and his efforts gave successive result, those who were against the Latin language now became the fluent speakers” (Agricola, 21).
During September 15 to October 15, we celebrate in honor of Hispanic or Latino heritage and culture. To help commemorate the contributions of all of Hispanic and Latino Authors, these are some of the authors that helped the world achieve more in their education. Isabel Allende- was born on August 2, 1942 on Lima, Peru and is known for being a Chilean journalist and author. Isabel is the niece and goddaughter of Salvador Allende, who is the former president of Chile (but sadly got assassinated from the overthrow of their government in 1973). Isabel Allende is famous for her work in The House of Spirits, City of Beasts, and so much more.
He wanted to combine all of them to make “One Big Union.” Being a Wobbly, he was very active in the free speech fights, these were in Fresno and San Francisco. This strike came from the Railroad Construction Workers in British Columbia and it even made its way to the Mexican Revolution. Music was not only a centerpiece for the Wobblies, but also to Joe. But this was started a long time before the IWW. Abolitionists and the Gilded Age labor movement really put songwriting, singing, poetry, and other forms of writing a key part of their efforts.
Traditional Mexican music was largely defined by a feeling of national identity that was incorporated into Mariachi music after the Mexican Revolution” (Quintana). There is a lot of complication to Latin Music and it is has many layers of Latin music influencing American culture. Tejano music was introduced in the mid-nineteen century, primarily because Hispanics migrated from Spain or Mexico. They renovated the music by adding an accordion. According to the Texas Almanac Tejano music, “most significant innovation, however, was the introduction of the diatonic button accordion by German and Czech immigrants.
John Steinbeck and the American West To John Steinbeck America was not only a place on the map but in the heart. He had a deep-seated kinship with the land of his birth, Salinas, California. Known to many as Steinbeck Country, the rolling green hills of farmland and the fog-draped streets of Monterey became the template for human struggle. In many of his novels and short stories Steinbeck evokes the spirit of the place dearest to his heart to tell the stories of the men and women of the American West. Steinbeck, born in 1902 to a middle class family, shared a passion for reading and writing with his mother who was a school teacher.