Samples "Famous Writers"

Famous Writers

Famous Creative Thinkers

Possessing 12 degrees, Stephen Hawking is one of the most influential physicists, mathematicians, and cosmologists of today. Because of Hawking, the world knows more about the Big Bang Theory, Quantum Mechanics, and black holes. Occupationally, Hawking has taught at several prestigious universities, including the Institute of Astronomy in 1973. From...

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Review: Doing Djuna Justice

Djuna Barnes was an American artist, playwright, and story teller who has captured audiences for many decades of the 20th century. She was a bit controversial, somewhat a feminist, and largely praised by those who knew her well. She has been written about by a few biographers, but a book...

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Death With Interruptions by Jose Saramago

Jose Saramago was a Portuguese writer (1922-2010), and received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1998. Saramago's work was controversial, firstly, by it's lack of recognised punctuation and grammar in the text and by the fact the writer was an atheist and a communist and his writings were strongly criticised...

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Anything But: An Exploration of Margaret Atwood’s Mary in “Happy Endings”

This essay explores the purpose of the character development of Mary in Margaret Atwood's short story “Happy Endings.” The story is a work of metafiction and provides commentary on traditional storycrafting methods. A major component of the development of a story is the creation and evolution of characters. Further, the...

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Writing Advocacy

An organization that is well-known for advocating for writing is the Pulitzer Prize. Even though we hear about it often, it isn’t always clear just what it does to help advocate for writing. As it turns out, the Pulitzer Prize was started in 1917 by publisher Joseph Pulitzer who left...

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Subjectivity of a Non-Fiction Work

Part A The Non-fiction work I chose is the Biography of Edward Low, who is termed to be one of the cruelest English pirates who ever existed. This Biography was written by Christopher Minster, who narrates quite effectively how Low was able to rise from a very basic level of...

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An Interview with Carol Ann Duffy

How did your interest in poetry begin? I first began writing poetry at the age of 11. Before that, I wanted to write, but I was mostly a reader. The two go together so often. Ask most writers why they write and they tell you they tell you it all...

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Believability in the Narrative Setting

“Humans are essentially storytellers,” Walter Fisher wrote in describing what he called the Narrative Paradigm (Fisher 265). Fisher wrote at length about the ability to persuade using stories rather than focusing so much on arguments. In his view, stories are more likely to pull people to one way of thinking...

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Anne Bradstreet: The Author To Her Book

In her poem “The Author to Her Book,” Anne Bradstreet uses similes and metaphors to enhance the theme of a fledgling author’s embarrassment at having her work published before she was ready. For example, in the line, “I cast thee by as one unfit for light” (line 9), Bradstreet uses...

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Edgar Allan Poe Writing Style

When thinking of a theme that unites some two stories of Edgar Allan Poe, I came up with the idea of otherness. It could probably be explained by my perception of the writer as someone who followed a really different path in his life, a kind of a unique literary...

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Symbolism in Edgar Allan Poe’s The Tell Tale Heart

Edgar Allan Poe's short story, The Tell Tale Heart, is about a man who kills his roommate, an old man, for no apparent reason other than he is bothered by the appearance of his roommate's eye. However, the story is also about the descent into madness. In The Tell Tale...

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Maya Angelou vs. Alice Walker

Alice Walker and Maya Angelou are among the present day African-American writers. They are both well known for articulating issues relating to African Americans in their works. Comparing the two writers, there are several notable similarities and differences both in their life as well as well as in their writings....

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Anthony Quinn: A Brief Biography

Anthony Quinn (officially named Antonio Rodolfo Quinn Oaxca) was a Mexican-American writer, actor, and painter; born in Chihuahua, Mexico during the country's revolution. Famous for his roles in a large variety of box office successes and critically acclaimed films, Quinn won the Academy Award for best supporting actor in two...

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Critical Analysis of William Faulkner

William Faulkner is one of the authors who have gained the most attention in the literature world. The attention has taken various firms such as the critical analysis of the author, the criticism of his work and the biography of the author. More and more books are written which tend...

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Emily Dickinson and Langston Hughes: The Divergent Poetic Voice

When we think of Emily Dickinson we think of a poetic voice filled with constrained romanticism. Dickinson, influenced by the metaphysical poets of 17th century England as well as her own unwavering strict Christian views, and worked in a limited cocoon of puritanical views that for all intents separated her...

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Chosen Author: Charles Bukowski

Henry Charles Bukowski was born on August 16, 1920 in Andernach, Germany but later immigrated to America. Bukowski was a famous poet, novelist, and also short story essayist. In this paper we will look at his works and how they were related. Bukowski’s writings were influenced by his life in...

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How Did Robert Frost Use Figurative Language in His Writing?

Robert Frost is among the greatest poets in history. Although his early upbringing was in the poultry farm, he embraced the beauty of nature and wrote numerous poems that earned him awards and accolades. In the majority of his poems, Frost wrote about personal and universal themes, such as decision-making,...

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Percy Bysshe Shelley

Percy Bysshe Shelley is one of the best known English poets. He was one of the Second Generation of Romantic poets and a contemporary of Lord Byron and John Keats. He was also the husband of Mary Shelley, the author of Frankenstein. Shelley was known for his radical ideas, including...

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“The Namesake” by Jhumpa Lahiri

The very title of the novel “The Namesake” by Jhumpa Lahiri immediately makes us realize that the name of the protagonist will have special significance to his life and to the plot of the story. Gogol was called after an outstanding Russian writer due to a sequence of accidents. They...

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Phillis Wheatley

At the center of Phillis Wheatley's writings appears to be an acknowledged tension, which is the result of her own biography as an African-American slave living within a hegemonic context that is dominated by Western culture. In other words, when one first encounters Wheatley's writings, the following question emerges: is...

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