One of the most well-known works of literature without a doubt is Willa Cather’s “Paul’s Case.” The story is famous because of the richness of writing that Cather employs in making a formidable story one that can help people understand the current times and the world in which we live in especially regarding naturalism and regionalism. This is an interesting story with twists and turns about a young Calvinist man, whom because of circumstances of life felt he does not belong to this life. Paul’s life is filled by people who push him to the limits and make him feel unwanted, among these are; his abusive father, the uncaring teachers and also his classmates that have greatly misunderstood him (Cather and Schlenk 19). It would be justified to say that this is a classic case study on temperaments. There is more to this story than just the interesting story of Paul and the drama that is his life.
Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul is unsurprisingly highly acclaimed name in the history of the postcolonial Indian Diasporic Literature. Though the question of identity is not new, and much work has been done on this theme of identity , still a few very important strands of identity are still untouched . V.S. Naipaul , a novelist, essayist, a short story writer, author of many travel books, was born in Trinidad to Indian parents and has resided in England since 1950. His early works drew praise for clear prose style and delicate sense of humor.
Samuel Sewall was a 1600’s-1700’s puritan judge in early America. He is interesting, however, because he both adheres to and deviates from customary puritan conduct. To begin, take a look at how Samuel is an archetypal puritan. One typical trait of puritans is that in the face of misfortune, puritans would look to themselves and ask what they had done wrong to elicit a punishment from god or guidance from Jesus. Samuel exhibits this trait a number of times in his diary.
Because of his youthful love for reading and dislike for business Hawthorne wanted to become a writer long before he later decided to study it at Bowdoin (Marks 1611-1612). This most likely happened in accordance to his young leg injury aforementioned. Towards the time when he needed to decide, however, Hawthorne struggled to decide whether or not to pursue a career in writing, considering that it was not a respected profession in his time period (Griffin 308). Nevertheless, he chose to pursue his passion in writing in spite of the tough decision, leading him into the end of his college career and plunging him into the world of
And subsequently, they were forced to know the reality. Naipaul always felt uneasy at his sense of rootlessness which revived in him a consciousness of the Hindu origins and beliefs of his Indian ancestors. As he himself was an expatriate, he could capture the texture of the lives of the people of both the cultures – Indian and Caribbean. He explores the fate of the doomed individuals from the point of view of a comic outsider. He views the disturbance, instability and anxiety prevailing in both the societies.
His main characters would give you a very descriptive poem which was his method of writing most of his works. The speaker in “Meditation at Oyster Bay” is really fond of the place he has choose to meditate and can’t help but to admire all the amazing activities of nature going on around him. Later in his writing career he began to write many different collective books of poems. “Praise to the End!” was composed after the poet’s move to the University of Washington where he began a teaching career. His time at the University of Washington he found talented protégés and also loyal colleagues such as Robert Heilman who, as department head, helped Roethke manage his recurring bouts of the depression.
Eventually, Campbell acquired a job as a literature teacher, which kick-started his career as an author with his first book “The Skeleton Key to Finnegans Wake”, an analysis an explanation of “Finnegans wake.” This event represents Campbell’s hero’s transformation, where he evolved into a writing sensation through hard work and determination. While Campbell’s experiences are admirable, its status as a personal anecdote raises a question of whether or not it applies to others. Granted, many face
Writing was lucrative, and for the first time, authors could make a living doing what they loved. Although the history of American Literature in the 20th century includes many outstanding authors, Jack London made the most significant impact on the future of American Literature. Jack London became the most influential writer of the 20th century by researching his books firsthand through travel, vividly describing nature, and testifying to the human spirit’s will to survive. Traveling was a great love of Jack London and would provide firsthand knowledge to his writing. His adventures began at the age of 14, after quitting school.
We can see with The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber that this short story has so much context behind it that could be written in an entire book but Hemingway is able to make it fit in such a small space. Hemingway received a Nobel in Literature in 1954 "for his mastery of the art of narrative, most recently demonstrated in The Old Man and the Sea, and for the influence that he has exerted on contemporary
Miguel de Cervantes: The Satirical Genius When people think of literature from the 16th century, many associate this time with Shakespeare, but his contemporary, Cervantes, was equally on par in skill. Miguel de Cervantes lived a life filled with struggles (Bailey). Although he was the first author to write a modern novel, it did not come without hardships (Munoz and Molina). He found himself destitute for many periods of his life. Cervantes wrote countless poems, dabbled in playwriting, and wrote many novels.