A prolific writer, often turning out a story a week, he kept his real identity a secret as his fame as O. James emigrated to Europe and embraced psychological realism in novels such as Portrait of a Lady 1881 , andTwain used national dialects in classics like Huckleberry Finn 1885. Forbes ranked her as the 48th most powerful celebrity of 2007 while Time Magazine named her the runner-up for the 2007 Person of the Year. Rabindranath Tagore Rabindranath Tagore Rabindranath Tagore was born to Debendernath Tegore and Sarada Devi in Calcutta, Bengal Presidency of the British Empire on May 7, 1861. Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg, he is amongst the best known of the writers and friends known as the Beat Generation.
On the night of December 20, 1940, he had a heart attack, and the next day, December 21, while awaiting a visit from his doctor, Fitzgerald collapsed and died. It became the first work by an African American author since Native Son by Richard Wright to be a featured selection in the Book-of-the-Month Club. She was known for her experimental fiction writing and influential feminist essays that enlightened readers on western class and gender differences. Bush remarked that, like millions of other American, he too gained appreciation of theChinese through Pearl S. So each author only gets one slot. He is regarded as one of the most influential writers of the twentieth century and was awarded the 1949 Nobel Prize for Literature.
Drawn to science fiction because of its boundless possibilities for imagination, she was quickly frustrated by the lack of people she could identify with so she decided to create her own. He is probably the most famous of all the writers of the 20th century. His father was in and out of work during the Depression years and was a reputed tyrant, verbally and physically abusing his son throughout his childhood. Best known for his tales of mystery and the macabre, Poe was one of the earliest American practitioners of the short story and invented the detective-fiction genre. A prolific writer known for his colorful portrayals of Black life from the 1920s-1960s, Hughes wrote plays, short stories, poetry, several books, and contributed the lyrics to a Broadway musical. His pamphlet January 1776 did much to influence the colonists to declare their independence.
In the 1950s, major dramatists, notably Arthur Miller, Edward Albee, and Sam Shepard, developed the American theatre. So I decided to draw up a list—a list of major works that would serve as a starting point and overview of 20th Century American fiction. It was in the Puritan colonies that published American literature was born, with writers like Thomas Hooker and Roger Williams producing works to promote their visions of the religious state. Queen of Crime, Agatha Christie is a British who is credited for creating two of the most well-known literary sleuths, Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple. A whole stack of hay is available to the writer today who tries to find a needle or a grain of wheat.
You are encouraged to think freely and question everything. So the latest works we can reasonably include have to have been published in 1991 or before. Parker survived three marriages two to the same man and several suicide attempts, but grew increasingly dependent on alcohol. Rudyard Kipling Rudyard Kipling Joseph Rudyard Kipling was born to Alice Kipling and Lockwood Kipling in Bombay Presidency of British India on December 30, 1865 and died in London, England on January 18, 1936. The classic does a great job of depicting adolescence and loss of innocence despite its somewhat controversial content. As you might imagine, there are all sorts of problems with any such list: what does important mean? Some of the lyrics of his songs are regarded as being among the finest poetry of the period. According to the Times, he was number 6 on the list of The 50 Greatest British Writers since 1945.
Charles Bukowski Henry Charles Bukowski August 16, 1920 — March 9, 1994 was an influential Los Angeles poet and novelist. I was frustrated; this is my field after all, and I like to be able to answer questions like this. Electronic advancements, particularly the use of the Internet, caused an information burst and changed the whole scenario. Books have the ability to be very influential as they can greatly influence how people act and think. John Hersey John Hersey John Richard Hersey was born to Roscoe and Grace Bird Hersey in Tientsin, China on June 17, 1914 and died in Key West, Florida on March 24, 1993 at the age of 78. You shall know what we are talking about.
She is best known for her work relating to African American Literature. Speaking with passion and depth about the Black struggle in America, it has become an American classic. Harper Lee's classic is great, but it does not belong at the top; In Cold Blood is great, but it's not a novel. His huge history and biography of Puritan New England, Magnalia Christi Americana, in 1702, and his vigorous Manuductio ad Ministerium, or introduction to the ministry, in 1726, were defenses of ancient Puritan. The tools and information used here are for research and educational purposes only.
She wrote vividly of what she saw and commented upon it from the standpoint of an orthodox believer, but a quality of levity in her witty writings showed that she was much less than the Pilgrim founders had been. Image: Zora Neale Hurston, Photo by Carl Van Vechten 1938 Library of Congress Richard Wright Born in Mississippi in 1908, Richard Wright is best known for his novels Native Son and Black Boy, that mirrored his own struggle with poverty and coming of age journey. Tolkien did not just create characters and plots but an entire mythology to go with them. Raymond Chandler Raymond Thornton Chandler July 23, 1888 — March 26, 1959 was an author of crime stories and novels of immense stylistic influence upon modern crime fiction, especially in the style of the writing and the attitudes now characteristic of the genre. Seen as a voice for their own experience, writers during the Harlem Renaissance often dedicated their work to Hughes.