Edgar Allen Poe, a brilliant author, once said, “Years of love have been forgot, In the hatred of a minute.” In the novel Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, by Jamie Ford, several characters encounter this type of conflict, specifically the main character Henry. Throughout the novel, several conflicts occur, and the time frame of the setting emphasizes these conflicts. This novel takes place during the bombing of Pearl Harbor, which was an attack by the Japanese. This is significant to the book because Henry is a Chinese boy in love with a Japanese girl named Keiko. Not only are there conflicts between Keiko and Henry, but also Henry and his father, and Henry and his son, Marty.
Upon publication of the book, it was met with critical acclaim, so much so that it was actually nominated for the Carnegie Medal and even awarded a prize for best juvenile fiction from the New York Herald Tribune. Today, The Hobbit is still highly popular and is considered a classic in the realm of children’s literature. Tolkien’s novel follows the goal of protagonist Bilbo Baggins to claim a part of a treasure that is protected by the dragon called Smaug (The Hobbit, or, There and Back Again). Some of the themes that are recurrent throughout this Tolkien novel are themes of heroism along with themes of personal growth. The book was also widely financially
For Japan, the primary awesome writer who defined Japanese life and culture through her works was Murasaki Shikibu, a noble woman in-holding up of the imperial court who expounded on life and governmental issues in Japan. Murasaki was composing amid the Heian Period, a time recognized as the stature of established Japanese culture when art, poetry and writing were drilled every day. Her gem, The Tale of Genji, was finished around 1021 and is in some cases called the world's first novel, due to its style of storytelling and character development that were centuries relatively revolutionary (Shirane, p-3). Like current male perspectives of the perfect women, the ideals in the Heian period were different relying upon the man. Be that as it may,
Houston has written this book as a memoir of her wartime incarceration along with her family starting with a forward and a timeline as well. This book reflects the author’s wish of not only remembering what has happened to the Japanese families living in the United States of America at the time of war but also to show its effects and how families made through that storm of problems and insecurities. The story takes in the first turn when the father of Jeanne gets arrested in the accusation of supplying fuel to Japanese parties and takes it last turn when after the passage of several years, Jeanne (writer) is living a contented life with her family and ponders over her past (Wakatsuki Houston and D. Houston 3-78). As we read along the pages
1924, a man by the name of Erich von Stroheim endeavors film adaptation of Frank Norris’s novel, McTeague spawning 10 hours of Greed, a moving picture. It was cut, thanks to studio direction to 4 hours, and soon 2, but still failing because of the missing material after the abridge. After, only daring producers made any effort to make book reports a hell of alot easier. Once Hollywood comes into play, films take away the important pieces to the story, and maybe it’s just the kooky Californians, but they’re always in a hurry to get to the action. So tell me, when can I watch a movie first, and finally read the book last?
Device Rhetorical Question & Hypophora: Nabokov uses rhetorical questions extensively in his third paragraph. He asks, “Can we expect to glean information about places and times from a novel? Can anybody be so naive as to think he or she can learn anything about the past from those buxom best-sellers that are hawked around by book clubs under the heading of historical novels?” He continues with more questions until he ends with the use of hypophora, “And Bleak House, that fantastic romance within a fantastic London, can we call it a study of London a hundred years ago? Certainly not. And the same holds for other such novels in this series” (3).
In addition, the book was short-listed for numerous awards, including the Ottakar's Children's Book Prize, the British Book Award, the Paolo Ungari Prize, and the Border's Original Voices Award. Additionally, the novel spent 80 weeks at number one in Ireland and topped the New York Times best-seller list. The film adaptation, released by Miramax in 2008, received many independent film awards and much critical
Appearing at Number 8 on the Radcliffe Publishing Course list of “Banned and/or Challenged Books Top 100 Novels of the 20th Century”, 1984, written by George Orwell in 1949, continues to be a controversial novel. The novel's most recent successful banning occurred in Jackson County, Florida in 1981, for its pro-communist views and explicit sexual matter (“Banned”). Despite its critical praise and awards, this novel has been challenged as an inappropriate book for school libraries and classroom reading. When those who mount these challenges take words and passages out of context to illustrate their outrage, they misinterpret the content and intention of their work. Orwell has written a well-crafted and thought provoking novel-- a work
Oblivious to some readers, Agatha Christie foreshadows key plot points through the use of character dialogue, poetry, and the weather. Even before opening the book, readers are faced with a certain level of mystery. The title And Then There Were None clearly indicates the basis of the novel. As readers discover as the novel progresses, characters succumb to death under unusual circumstances. Instead of many dying at a time, one character dies at a time which builds suspense for the reader.
He has put his own make on the literature by writing servers stories like; Drown, This is how you lose her, and also received the Pulitzer Prize-Winning for his navel, The Brief Wondrous life of Oscar Woa. He is a fiction editor for Boston Review. Junto Diaz is a very good creative writer. In his book The Brief Wondrous
March (2005), was inspired by her fondness for Louisa May Alcott 's Little Women, which her mother had given her. To connect that memorable reading experience to her new status in 2002 as an American citizen, she researched the Civil War historical setting of Little Women and decided to create a chronicle of wartime service for the "absent father" of the March girls. Some aspects of this chronicle were informed by the life and philosophical writings of the Alcott family patriarch, Amos Bronson Alcott, whom she profiled under the title "Orpheus at the Plow", in the 10 January 2005 issue of The New Yorker, a month before March was published. The parallel novel was generally well received by the critics. It was selected in December 2005 selection by the Washington Post as one of the five best fiction works published that year.
This Boy’s Life received the biography award from the Los Angeles Times, the Rea Award for short story, and an Ambassador Book Award from the English-speaking Union in the year 1989. This memoir “was made into a popular film starring Robert De Niro and Leonardo DiCaprio” (Literature) is mentioned in the cited text book. The aforementioned awards were just a few that Mr. Wolff received for some of his literary works throughout his
I would recommend both Between Shades of Gray and Salt to the Sea to young adults interested in war stories. These books don’t show how hard the way war is on the soldiers, but instead how devastating it was to the citizens. Ruta Sepetys’ books are historical fiction, making them not only interesting but extremely informative. For example, many people have never heard of the Wilhelm Gustloff, yet it was the largest maritime disaster in history. Ruta’s books all are very engaging stories that lead up to an overall idea of the struggles Lithuanians faced during the second world war.
Ray Bradbury, a Pulitzer Prize winner, is one of the most notable authors of the 20th century. Although he wrote over 30 novels and countless of other writings, his novel, Fahrenheit 451, is his claim to fame. Fahrenheit 451 is a novel about a faux utopia without books. His novel is a critical thinking piece that criticizing censorship. Ray Bradbury’s cultural significance stems from his audacious nerve to simply release his novel.
In fact, it incited numerous instances of censorship on the novel. In 2004, this novel topped the list of the most challenged literary works of the year, according to the American Library Association: "The book drew complaints from parents and others concerned about the book 's sexual content, offensive language, religious viewpoint and violence. (ALA 2005)" This was the first year after which J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series was not in first place. The Chocolate War broke that winning streak because of its uncompromising content. Besides, there truly was "sexual content": "(...) Archie had pulled open the door to one of the stalls and confronted Janza sitting there, pants dropping on the floor, one hand furiously at work between his legs."