“‘Let me tell you about it’” (Anderson 198). These words were spoken by a character who struggled to find her voice but once she did, she grew as a person. The author who wrote these words is Laurie Halse Anderson. Born in October of 1961, Anderson has published many notable works as a New York Times bestselling author. She writes many novels on difficult subjects in society (“Laurie Halse Anderson-Mad Woman in the Forest”).
After researching Louise Erdrich 's life and reading “The Red Convertible”, the best literary elements of the short-story are the car in general, the raging waters, and the boots filling up with water to drown Henry. Louise Erdrich was the child of Ralph Louis and Rita Joanne who had both affiliated with the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Her writing abilities and storytelling came from her family. Around eight years old, everybody in her family from her grandparents to her parents told her stories of how it had been on the Indian reservation during The Great Depression. Her father would mainly tell her stories of his relatives and the previous towns he used to live in.
In My Antonia, Willa Cather pens a nostalgic story focused on a two people with a unique connection. Jim Burden narrates the story of Antonia Shimerda, the girl next door who happens to be a Bohemian emigrant. Jim moves to his grandparents’ house after his parents die; Antonia arrives in the United States with her family and little else. The two are vastly different, but bond quickly on the Nebraska prairie. Most people who study the novel acknowledge the obvious impact that Antonia has on Jim and see Antonia as “in one way or another, the center of the novel” (Lucenti).
White Fang is a novel by Jack London, depicting the life of a young wolf-dog mix. A movie was created soon after the novel was published, also portraying the life of the young wolf. The novel and film share a similar theme, but other aspects in the story line are very different. This essay will focus on White Fang’s point of view, theme, and characters as they differ between book and movie. In both versions of White Fang, a young man who has arrived in Alaska to search for a gold mine encounters White Fang, a dog-wolf mix who has lost his wolf mother.
In Daniel Woodrell’s novel, Winter’s Bone, the bitter cold of a typical Ozark Winter highlights the harsh and bittersweet lives of the characters in the story. Ree’s quest to find her father interspersed with familial interactions are sharpened by Woodrell’s crafted imagery and descriptions of the merciless winter, and the phenomenal writing which included superb word choice, authentic dialect, and evocative figurative language. In fact, the book would not have the same emotional impact without them. Throughout this finely crafted book, Daniel Woodrell transports the reader to the stark, bleak, and grim reality of the Ozark mountains where the people and the poverty are synonymous. By juxtaposing descriptions of the raw winter and the protagonist Ree Dolly’s bleak life, the reader feels a more intense understanding and connection to the heart-rending plight and events of the characters.
In Karen Russell's short story, “St. Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves”, a pack of wolf-girls are sent to a church to transform them into human-girls. As they journey through their transformation there is a guide called, The Jesuit Handbook on Lycanthropic Culture Shock that helps the nuns running St. Lucy’s. The book describes the transformation in stages to help determine the girls’ place as a human. Claudette, the narrator, arrives at St. Lucy’s with her pack to begin their transformation.
They have also made movies out from all the books. Fifty shades of freed is the last book in the serie. The book before (fifty shades darker) ends with Christian asks Anastasia Steele to marry him. She says “yes”. And then the third book starts of with their wedding.
and My Antonia, Willa Cather wrote her longest novel. This novel opens in a small town in Colorado, where Thea shows her talent and her early age with her family. Then it moves on to Chicago and with the help of Ray Kennedy’s insurance. She is able to continue her study o f music in Canyons and then at last it ends in New York where she becomes a great Wagnerian Soprano of the Metropolitan Opera. Her strong ambition and her passion towards music provide her strength to face the challenges even at her early age.
Rainbow Rowell, and yes that’s her real name, is the author of many young adult fiction books. Born in Omaha Nebraska, on February 24th, 1973, Rowell loves writing about people who talk, who have a story to tell; screw ups and falling in love are two main themes that follow her writing (RainbowRowell.com). Rowell has been writing from a young age, she was a columnist in her high school newspaper. Before becoming a author, Rowell from 1995 to 2012 was a columnist and ad copywriter at Omaha World-Herald, when writing her first published book, Attachments, she began working for an ad agency. Her experience as a newspaper editor made her realize that she never really wrote for herself, she wrote for her editors, publishers and a broad audience ( 2011 AViD Presentation).
She also had a craft for painting, and helped create careers for Pablo Picasso Juan Gris, and Henri Matisse. Gertrude Stein had an impact on many of the writers in her lifetime. To begin with, Gertrude was born on “February 3, 1874, in Allegheny, Pennsylvania”(“Gertrude Stein” 1). Her family was very wealthy, and a few months after she was born her parents moved her and her two older brothers to Europe. When they got home from Europe they settled in Oakland California, where stone grew up.
She served there with her husband, Bishop Harold I. Williams, until he passed away. She now oversees the church herself. Not to live in the past, Shirley Caesar has just released another single, "It 's Alright, It 's Okay". The song is available on iTunes and will be a regular play on Gospel radio. The song is the first release from her newest album which is due out in the spring.
I am pretty sure that this December every time I see a tamal I would be thinking in this creepy story. Moreover, Myriam Gurba’s novel reminded me of my grandfather and the ghost stories he used to tell to my cousins and me, when he and my grandmother lived in the ranch. Painting Their Portraits in Winter by Myriam Gurba is a must read book since the
Grace Brisbane is a senior in high school with an interesting past, she is both one of the two main characters. It takes place in present day Mercy Falls, Minnesota In Shiver the author uses a quite informal tone. The characters are sometime playful and realistic . It portrays some characters as cynical. The book as a whole is very poetic and lyrical.
The country singer continued making and releasing albums over the years, and branched out into different generes. Her album The Bluegrass Sessions snagged her a Grammy nomination for Best Bluegrass Album of 2005. Anderson continued her musical evolution with the June release of Bridges, Lynn Anderson’s premier gospel album. Lynn Anderson will forever be linked to her iconic song with the flowery title, but she was much more than just a country singer. Lynn Anderson took the fame that Rose Garden provided and made the music that she loved for more than forty years.
One famous name is American guitarist, songwriter and singer Joan Jett. Joan Jett was born with the name Joan Larkin on September 22, 1958, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She is known as one of the top women in rock today. Joan Jett had a selection of hit songs during the 1980s and 90s. Her appetite for music began very early in her life.