He was awarded the in 1962. Shelley pushed the boundaries of traditional Romanticism and Gothic fiction when she developed her own brand of the artistic movement that criticized individualism and challenged the traditional 18th century school of thought. Race was a common issue as well, as seen in the work of , who published five influential works from 1900 to 1903. Among the best plays of the period are 's Superstition; or, the Fanatic Father, 's Fashion; or, Life in New York, 's , 's , and 's Witchcraft; or, the Martyrs of Salem. He also outlines his political ideology. In 1909, 1874—1946 , by then an expatriate in Paris, published , an innovative work of fiction influenced by her familiarity with cubism, jazz, and other movements in contemporary art and music. The strain of imperialism is represented through the officer's anguish while watching the majestic creature suffer and slowly die.
She is best known for her novel Good Earth which is the first volume of the trilogy The House of Earth. This tendency of being lengthy has led to the considerable debate regarding what should constitute the minimum word limit for a piece of prose to be considered a novel. Among the other major twentieth century writers featured are Sinclair Lewis, Norman Mailer, Joyce Carol Oates, John Irving, E. Her popular Harry Potter series combined whimsical fantasy and inspired a generation of children to get excited about reading. John O'Hara -- Richard Wright -- Complete list of contents -- O'Hara, John -- Percy, Walker -- Porter, Katherine Anne -- Potok, Chaim -- Price, Reynolds -- Pynchon, Thomas -- Rand, Ayn -- Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan -- Reed, Ishmael -- Rice, Anne -- Richler, Mordecai -- Richter, Conrad -- Ross, Sinclair -- Roth, Henry -- Roth, Philip -- Salinger, J.
Despite all these complications, Enid Lambert is determined to have all her children home for Christmas. Her written work and political involvement have made her a respected figure amoung African-Americans and female readers around the world. Ernest Hemingway Ernest Hemingway Ernest Hemingway was born to Clarence Edmonds Hemingway and Grace Hall Hemingway in Oak Park, Illinois, U. Here are some suggestions for poignant stories from the world's most beautiful writers, all of which you can read in the time it takes to scan your newsfeed. It was also the runner-up in a survey that asked writers to identify the most important work of fiction of the last 25 years. Inspired by Hawthorne's focus on allegories and psychology, Melville went on to write romances replete with philosophical speculation.
Other important nineteenth century figures include Herman Melville, James Fenimore Cooper, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and George Washington Cable. James Agee -- Ernest J. His characters speak like real people and sound distinctively American, using local dialects, newly invented words, and regional accents. Steinbeck's contemporary, 's two most famous short novels, , which plumbs the life of its eponymous , a reluctant and, to comic effect, male , and the effects the tragic letters exert on it, and , which introduces a cast of Hollywood stereotypes and explores the ironies of the movies, have come to be avowed classics of American literature. American writers expressed disillusionment following.
Twain's style — influenced by journalism, wedded to the vernacular, direct and unadorned but also highly evocative and irreverently humorous — changed the way Americans write their language. Eliot wrote spare, cerebral poetry, carried by a dense structure of symbols. In addition to his novels, he also authored three acclaimed short story collections: 1989 , 1999 and 2004. James Baldwin Though he spent most of his life living abroad to escape the racial prejudice in the United States, James Baldwin is the quintessential American writer. Salinger lived to the ripe age of 91 years old and has had a profound impact on the literary world We here at Wordables. Ayn Rand Ayn Rand was a Russian writer who is most widely known for her two best-selling novels The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged.
Her writing offers emotional insight to a historical time period that impacted much of the modern world. Dealing with abuse, rape, racism, sisterhood, feminism and hatred, The Color Purple embodies a journey violence, beauty and self-acceptance. In this way, Kingsolver offers a critique of the destructive post-colonial ideals that are permeated within American and European politics. Visit or Mark Twain 1835-1910 Born Samuel Clemens in Florida, Mo. With these techniques, and armed with his articulate and fast-paced style, Roth explores the distinction between reality and fiction in literature while provocatively examining American culture. The enormous scientific, economic, social, and philosophical, changes of the 18th century, called the , impacted the authority of clergyman and scripture, making way for democratic principles. Hawthorne influenced , who is notable for the books and.
A version of local color regionalism that focused on minority experiences can be seen in the works of African American , of , one of the earliest novelists to write in English, and in the -inflected works of. In the short novel , Melville dramatizes the conflicting claims of duty and compassion on board a ship in time of war. The Norton Anthology of American Literature. Not only did Christie pave the way for crime writers, but she also inspired female authors of all genres to follow suit. Bryant wrote early romantic and nature-inspired poetry, which evolved away from their European origins. She received the Nobel Prize for Literature from King Gustav V of Sweden in 1938. Among the leaders of the Transcendental movement was , a nonconformist and a close friend of Emerson.
Luckily for us, many writers famous for their long sagas wrote short stories too. She was awarded the Pultizer Prize and the William Dean Howells medal for this distinguished work which enlightens the reader on the life of a Chinese peasant. At the same time, American Indian autobiography develops, most notably in 's A Son of the Forest and 's The Life, History and Travels of Kah-ge-ga-gah-bowh. Other religious writers included and , author of the journal published as a. Like Pound's, Eliot's poetry could be highly allusive, and some editions of The Waste Land come with footnotes supplied by the poet. Atlanta: The Franklin Printing and Publishing Co. After a decade of research and travel to West Africa, the epic novel Roots: The Saga of an American Family was published in 1976.