The Descent to a Schizophrenic Hell The Bell Jar was originally published in 1963 but Sylvia Plath released the novel under the pseudonym Victoria Lucas in order to protect those whom she discusses in her story in fictionalized terms. It is the only novel written by Plath and is semi-autobiographical in nature where the protagonists’ mental illness is a parallel to the novelists’ own experiences with clinical depression. Sylvia Plath’s depression can be recounted back to the death of her father. During the summer of her junior year at Smith College, having returned from a stay at new York City where she had been a student guest “editor” Sylvia nearly succeeded in killing herself by swallowing sleeping pills. Later on, after a period of recovery involving electroshock and psychotherapy she resumed her academic pursuit and went on to win a Fulbright scholarship to study at Cambridge.
Lois Lowry, an American writer who wrote more than twenty inspiring books for children and the most famous books she ever wrote was the giver and gathering blue. Each book has a different protagonist but both of them have been written in the future era. She wanted to write books as it was her passion and she has taught many young readers on how to deal with social and political life. She is best known for writing books on expressing realistic life experience. The two books I read were The giver and Gathering Blue, these two books talk on how she wants society to become a better place in the future.
Introduction • The fault in our stars, a novel by John Green published in New York:Dutton Books in 2012 edition exclusive collectors. The different topic of this book are Cancer in adolescence, Terminally Ill, Love young women conduct of life, Friendship, Physicians, Youth, and Cancer. John Green is the author of the book he is a recent popular name in the American Young Adult Fiction, he also a video blogger who has published numerous educational videos online. John Michael Green was born on August 24 1977 to Mike and Sydney Green in Indianapolis. He earned double graduation degrees in English and Religious Studies form Kenyon College.
58,148 people were killed and 304,000 wounded out of 2.7 million who served in the Vietnam War. Inside Out and Back Again is a story about a young girl named Ha and her family who were forced to move to the United States because the Vietnam War had reached their home and it was no longer safe. From a first impression of Inside Out and Back Again seems like an ordinary book, however its unique style and expressiveness makes it a very enjoyable read. The Little Free Library should include Inside Out and Back Again in its display because author Thanhha Lai captures the reader’s attention through its unique writing style, established popularity, and lessons incorporated through the novel. To start off, unlike many books, Inside Out and Back Again is written with a poetic composition.
In The Book Thief, Liesel comes into ownership of many books that become symbols in her life. From persecution, to friendship, to coming to terms with anger Liesel’s books taught lessons. The Gravedigger’s Handbook symbolises a lot of things for Liesel. One of the things it symbolizes is the last time she saw her mother and brother. The day she stole the book was the day of her brother’s funeral and the day her mother gave her up to her foster parents.
“Please believe that one single positive dream is more important than a thousand negative realities.” This text is written in the preface of Adeline Yen Mah’s second book, Chinese Cinderella, originally published on September 1999 by Delacorte Press. The author, Adeline Yen Mah (嚴君玲), is a retired doctor in the United States whose passion is to write since childhood. She was once a chief physician specializing in anesthesiology; however, after the publication of her first novel, Falling Leaves, she decided to give up medicine and pursue writing full-time. The story revolves around the experiences of Adeline Yen Mah as she tries to prove her worth to her cruel, abusive, and unloving family with only a few people caring for her. I commend Mah
Reflective Essay A Visit from the Goon Squad Jennifer Egan is a novelist from America. She has written four books and one of her books, which is A Visit from the Goon Squad, won Pulitzer Price for Fiction in 2011. Her unique writing style in A Visit from the Goon Squad has contributed to her win back then. As stated by Egan in her interview with The Guardian in 2011, she always wants to make something new that is different from her previous novels. In this book, she uses disjointed storylines to tell the story.
Sylvia Plath was born on October 27, 1932, in Boston, Massachusetts as the daughter of German immigrant parents. Sylvia Plath was a gifted and troubled poet, known for the confessional style of her work. Her interest in writing emerged at an early age, and she started out by keeping a journal. Her father was a professor of biology at Boston University,and had specialized in bees.He has been charachterized as authoritarian and died of diabetes in 1940 when Plath was eight years old.Her mother,Aurelia worked at two jobs to support Sylvia and her brother Warren,but in her diary Plath reveals her hatred for her mother. At school Plath appeared to be a model student:she won prizes and scholarships.She studied at Gamaliel Bradford Senior High School and at Smith College from 1950 t O 1955.Summing up Sylvia Plath ,A.Alvarez says: "She was a tall,spindly girl with waist _length sandy hair,which she usually wore in bun,and that curious,advertisement_trained transatlantic air of anxious pleasantness.But this was a nervous social manner,under it ,she was ruthless about her perception, wary and very individual."
Her first novel was How the García Girls Lost Their Accents (Julia Alvarez Authors). It was published in 1991(Schaefer). Alvarez was inspired to become a writer when one of her English teachers gave them an assignment where they had to write little stories about themselves (Julia Alvarez Contemporary). “Julia Alvarez admits that her critically acclaimed novel How the García Girls Lost Their Accents is a semi-autobiographical account of her family as they struggle to adjust to American culture’’ (How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents). The book has 15 chapters and is divided into three major parts - Childhood, Adolescence, and Adulthood.
Along with her sister, Christie’s mother helped her find her first publisher after many rejections. When she got writer’s block, her mother always had advice to help her daughter. Madge influenced her younger sister as well by inspiring her to publish many stories in the newspaper. She also wrote under a pseudonym, which Christie did later in her writing career (Dommermuth-Costa 26). Lastly, she was inspired by the archaeological digs that she did during her life.