She had just completed a tour raising money for the war effort. Background: Carole Lombard, born on October 6th, 1908 as Jane Alice Peters, spent the first six years of her life in Fort Wayne, Indiana. In the Carole Lombard House, she became a tomboy, keeping up with her two older brothers in a variety of sports. It was also where she first learned about philanthropy as her family housed victims of the Great Flood of 1913. In 1914, Carole’s parents divorced, and her mother took the children to Los Angeles.
The fictional story “ I Never Promised You a Rose Garden” was written by Joanne Greenberg that was published in 1964, which then later on became her best selling novel. Joanne Greenberg was born in Brooklyn, New York, 1932. At the age of 16 Joanne began treatment for schizophrenia with a therapist, in which she grew a close relationship with. They decided to collaborate on a book together. Not long after her therapist had passed away and Joanne decided to carry on with the book and write a fictional story about her sickness, and the way her therapist impacted her.
As stated by Keira Stevenson, Dorothy Parker was born the 22nd of August, 1893 and was the fourth and last child (Stevenson). At age four, after the death of Dorothy’s mother, her father remarried a harsh Protestant woman, who she nicknamed “the housekeeper” (Stevenson). As a child, “Dorothy attended a private school…”(Stevenson). Upon her graduation, she moved to New York City in 1911 (Stevenson). Although her aspirations were to be writer,“she played piano at a dance studio to make a living” (Stevenson).
Jacobs uses the pseudonym Linda Brent to narrate her story as well as giving all the characters names rather than their real names. Then she starts her novel by claiming that she has lived a quiet and peaceful life with her parents until she has turned six years old when her mother died. She has gone to live with her mother’s mistress who has been so kind to her and has taught her to read and sew. But unfortunately after a
Her poems explore her own mental anguish, the troubled marriage with Ted Hughes, her disturbed relations with her parents, and her self-perception. Her only work of fiction was The Bell Jar, a semi-autobiographical novel published a month before her death. The Bell Jar has become a classic not only in American literature but also in feminist discourse. It chronicles the life of Esther Greenwood who wins a chance to be a guest
But in 1915, she started writing the Provincetown Players and saw the involvement of other female writers like Kate Chopin and Fanny Fern to the making of one-act play, the Trifles. (Gionia & Kennedy, 69) Susan Glaspell’s life is an image of a 19th century woman, grew in the color tradition of gender, which basically changed her perspective in life right after her marriage to Cook. But when her husband died, she seemed to transition back from modernism writing to regionalism writing. Susan Glaspell’s writing never showed insecurity and fear. She imagined and brought to life the ‘new women’ onstage.
Delphine, the main character of this novel, lives with her father, grandmother and two siblings in Brooklyn, NYC. Her father sends Delphine and her two sisters, Vonetta and Fern, to spend their summer with their estranged mother, Cecile, in Oakland. The father believes it is essential that the young girls meet their mother. They haven’t seen their mother for the past seven years since she had abandoned them. However, as the three little girls got out of the plane to meet their mom, her reaction was appalling; she rudely ordered them to follow her.
The marriage did not last that long. It ended in 1954 and then she danced professionally at Purple Onion as a calypso dancer. This is where Maya Angelou got her last name, she kept her last name from her ex-husband. During her time working she met a novelist named John Oliver Killens. In 1959 he helped Angelou publish her book and she was able to get involved in Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC).
She was born in Hong Kong, but came to America with her family when she was five-years-old just like Pearl was, when she arrived with her family. Jean Kwoks parents lost all their money when they moved to America, so like Pearls parents they had to work at a factory, where they had to work hard every day to make a living. In addition to that did Jean Kwok also dance as a professional ballroom dancer when she was younger and so does Pearl in Where The Gods Fly in contradistinction to Kwok, Pearls is a ballet dancer. Therefore, there is many similarities between Pearl and Jean Kwok lives. It is difficult to say if Where The Gods Fly is based on Jean Kwoks own life despite all the similarities.
Detailed summary of IMMIGRANT The Novel Immigrant portrays the life of a female protagonist named Nina who works as a lecturer in Miranda House. At a very early age she had lost her father and was compelled to live under the shelter of her grandparents along with her mother. Her father passed away because of sudden cardiac arrest leaving Nina and her mother Shanthi in distress. Nina made her first step towards freedom as she got the lectureship in her alma mater and freed her mother from the scorn of her grandparents. Nina who had lost her father tried finding his replacement in Rahul, her English professor while pursuing her Master’s Degree in Miranda House; Rahul was a serial lover to whom she lost her virginity in her innocence.