Rita Dove was born in Akron Ohio on August 28th, 1952. She was a wonderful student and graduated from high school amongst the top 100 students in the United states. She studied in the Miami University of Ohio, before studying abroad at the University of Tübingen in Germany. Her first literary work was The Yellow House on the Corner, which was a collection of poems which she had written and was published in 1980. Several other famous works of hers are Thomas and Beulah, which was published in 1986 and in 1987 received a Pulitzer Prize, and On the Bus with Rosa Parks, which was one of the finalists to receive the Nation Book Critics Circle Award, was a New York Times Notable book of the year and was published in 1999.
A Pale View of Hills Kazuo Ishiguro is a novelist born in Nagasaki, Japan in 1954. He came to Britain in 1960 and continued his study in University of Kent at Canterbury and the University of East Anglia. And now he settles in London. He has written several well known novels. In 1996 one of the novels was chosen for the Booker Prize and won the Whitbread Book of the year, namely An Artist of the Floating World.
The Lottery Shirley Jackson was a short story writer and novelist; however, she was also a loner and an introvert. Shirley was born on December 14, 1916 in San Francisco, CA. Jackson and her family moved East when she was 17, were she attended Rochester University. After doing a year, she dropped out of school, stayed at home for a year and began practicing on her writing. Jackson entered Syracuse University in 1937, where she met her future husband.
Raymond Carver was an American short-story writer and poet whose reasonable writings about the working poor reflected his own life. Carver was the child of a sawmill laborer. He wedded a year in the wake of completing secondary school and supported his wife and two kids by filling in as a janitor. He turned out to be truly intrigued by a writing career in the wake of taking a creative-writing course at Chico State College in 1958 (Sklenicka, 2009). Amid the 1960 's Carver endeavored to win cash for which he even filled in as a janitor at a hospital.
Linda pastan was born and raised in New York , May 27, 1932. ( “The Extraordinary Power Of The Ordinary” The Mezzo Cammin ). Linda Pastan became a poet and a writer at a very young age, at the age of 12 she was already sending work to “The New Yorker” ( “The Extraordinary Power Of The Ordinary” The Mezzo Cammin ) . Although Pastan’s father prefered for her to be a doctor and not a poet , Linda attended Radcliffe college and graduated in 1954, she also received a masters degree in 1957 ( “The Navarrete 3 Extraordinary Power Of The Ordinary” The Mezzo Cammin ). Pastans most recent collection is, Insomnia, this collection appeared at the beginning of fall and Since 1987, her poems,books,and stories have appeared on “The Paris Review” ( “The Extraordinary Power Of The Ordinary” The Mezzo Cammin ) .
When Poe was one year old, his father left the family and one year later his mother died. He published his first poems, Tamerlane and Other Poems in 1827, with help of his foster father. He started publishing stories because he was in need of money. His first story published was Philadelphia Saturday Courier in 1832. Later, on 1835, he worked as an editorial assistant at the Southern Literary Messenger in Richmond.
In the Time of the Butterflies was named a Notable Book by the American Library Association; selected as a Book of the Month Club choice; nominated as a finalist for the National Book Critics’ Award in fiction; and it was chosen one of the Best Books for Young Adults by the Young Adult Library Services Association and the American Library Association. To write the novel, Alvarez interviewed with Dede´, the only surviving sister, to take the readers into the heart of Dominican politics during Rafael Trujillo’s dictatorship. “Trujillo represents the second longest one-man rule in Latin America’s turbulent history. He governed the country despotically from 1930 until his assassination in 1961” (ibid 41). The Dominican dictator plays a vital role in Alvarez’s novels, particularly, In the Time of the Butterflies.
The novel The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood is the second novel in the MaddAddam Trilogy. The novel was published in both Canada and United States of America on September 22, 2009, and in the United Kingdom on September 7, 2009. This novel was mostly anticipated patiently for a long time by the readers due to the success of the first novel, Oryx and Crake. The novel was mentioned in various newspaper review articles looking forward as the notable fiction of 2009. The novel, in general, was long listed as a candidate for the 2011 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award in 2010.
The book I choose is THE LOWLAND which is written by JHUMPA LAHIRI. Jhumpa Lahiri is an American author was born in London and raised in Rhode Island. She is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, and author of two previous books. Her debut collection of stories, Interpreter of Maladies, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize, the PEN/Hemingway Award and The New Yorker Debut of the Year. Her novel The Namesake was a New York Times Notable Book, a Los Angeles Times Book Prize finalist and was selected as one of the best books of the year by USA Today and Entertainment Weekly, among other publications.
It was translated into twenty – nine languages . Her first novel , The Namesake, was a New York Times Notable Book, a Los Angeles times book prize finalist , and selected as one of the best books of the year by USA today and entertainment weekly, among other publications. Her second