Lewis lived from 1898 to 1963 in Oxford. (Hamilton 2003) In his time he influenced many people to convert their religion, change their lives around and to simply pick up a book and read it for fun. In the time of Clive Staples life, he won many different awards, including the Carnegie medal, which is one of the most outstanding awards given to authors. Clive Staples is very well known for his strong faith in God, which later led him to write the chronicles of Narnia series. The time period of Lewis had a great impact on the way he wrote the things he did.
Moreover, he started to get noticed for his work, like his poems “London,” and, “The Vanity of Human Wishes.” His poems were written in 1738 and 1749, but in the 1750’s he became a master at writing. He written 4 stories in one decade. In 1752, his wife died, which postponed him on some of his work, but he still managed to get them finished. Later on, Johnson met James Boswell in 1763 in Thomas Davies bookstore and they quickly became friends. While they were talking, Boswell took notes and made a landmark biography of Johnson called, “The Life of Samuel Johnson.” Samuel Johnson died in 1762, 32 years after his wife had died.
Two of his brothers then passed away when he was still small. And his parents believed that even though he was very sick, he would live. As he was older he had many accomplishments. When he was older he changed his name. He wrote many books, such as the famous “Prince and The Popper” and “Huckleberry Finn”.
Many volumes that he wrote were also based on his live and the events he went through. Such as the poem “Virginia” he wrote after his wife’s death. Byron is still considered one of the greatest British poets who remains widely read and influential to people today, along with Poe. In April of 1827, Poe left his father to seek fortune. He then set out with Calvin
His favorite theme in poetry was the temporary state of all earthly things. He became a talented and well-known poet of the Renaissance because his poems were usually straightforward and easy to understand. Sir Walter Raleigh was a very interesting man in my opinion. He was into many different subjects and had tons of experience as an adventurer, soldier, prisoner, courtier, scholar, and poet. He founded a colony, led an exhibition, fought in wars, was imprisoned, served as a courtier in the Royal Court, studied at Oxford, and created many unique poems.
He also studied surveying and engineering, chemistry, and scientific farming. To even further his wide range of skills, Olmsted was an aspiring writer. In 1852, Frederick Olmsted became a reporter for the New York Times. Later that year, besides just writing articles for a newspaper, Olmsted decided to write a book of his own. He said, “to take up and keep a position as a recognized litterateur, a man of influence in literary matters” (http://www.centralpark.com/guide/history/frederick-law-olmsted.html).
Eventually he moved back to the states and went to medical school and served as a surgeon in the Army during the Civil War and his views changed. By the wars end, he dedicated himself to assisting blacks as they made their transition from slavery to freedom (219). Sadly, one year after the Civil war ended, he passed away from a fever at the age of thirty. His final son, James Thomas Rapier was a hellion in his younger years, but he found God and became a teacher in Canada while living with his uncle Henry Thomas. After the war he returned to Nashville and became politically active on the behalf of freedmen and women (222) and also equal rights for all men without regard to color (232).
The money Hughes earned from the musical was enough to pay for a house in Harlem. He taught creative writing at Atlanta University and was also a guest lecturer at a Chicago university. During the last years of his life, Hughes went on to write a play which was the basis for the opera “Trouble Island”. He published “The Poetry of the Negro” as well as many other books in the “Simple” series and working on the English translation of the poetry of Federico Garcia Lorca and Gabriela Misgtral. Langston Hughes died on May 22, 1967 from prostate cancer.
Quality of success is determined by effort and influences. John Steinbeck’s life was set on track at a young age. He had always had a passion for writing so he dedicated his life to it. Throughout his writing career he had his own personal strengths and weaknesses. John Steinbeck was brought into this world on February 27, 1902.
In the Nonfiction novel written by Mitch Albom, “Tuesdays With Morrie” tells of this author’s experiences with Mitch’s old professor, Morrie. Mitch recalls his experiences with Morrie very personal and impacted his life in a positive manner. Once it was time for Mitch to graduate, he promised his friend that they would stay in contact and continue to strengthen their relationship. Unfortunately, Mitch got caught in the trap of life and lost contact with his old professor for 16 years, until one day Mitch was flipping through channels on his T.V. and sure enough, there his old friend sat.