Her works include collections of poetry such as The Peacock Poems 1975 , the novel Dessa Rose 1986 , and two picture books. Things Fall Apart, Chinua Achebe Image Courtesy of Penguin Modern Classics Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Born in Nigeria in 1977, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is part of a new generation of African writers taking the literary world by storm. Influenced by Paul Lawrence Dunbar, Carl Sandburg and Walt Whitman, his poetry caught the attention of novelist, critic and prolific photographer Carl Van Vechten. Angelou opened up to readers and shared her controversial life stories without shame or censorship. He studied Black America and wrote some of the earliest scientific studies on Black communities, calling for an end to racism.
Though 19th century literature undoubtedly belonged to the British with the greatest minds at pen, a counted few including Charles Dickens, Lewis Carroll, Thomas Hardy and Oscar Wilde , they continued their dominance well into the 20th century as well. Often focusing on Black Liberation and White Racism, he spent most of his life fighting for the rights of African Americans. A literary critic, writer, and scholar, Ellison taught at a variety of colleges and spent two years overseas as a Fellow of the American Academy. Famous Writers of the 20th Century November 3, 2012 , , From a writing point of view, the 20th century is characterized by 3 major advancements: firstly, the technological advances, particularly in the printing industry; secondly, the unparalleled advancement in electronic media; and thirdly, advancements due to globalization. Sofia and her daughters, Fe, Esperanza, Caridad, and la Loca, endure hardship and enjoy love in the sleepy New Mexico hamlet of Tome, where the comic and the horrific, the real and the supernatural, reside.
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Her birthday is celebrated as women's day all over India. The Bottle Factory Outing Toni Cade Bambara. Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit Virginia Woolf. In 1966 she earned her bachelors degree in English at what is now California State University at Fresno and she received her master's degree at Brown University in 1972. Engulfed by vivid images of the past, she reminisces about a trio of girls who initiated her into the fierce politics of childhood and its secret world of friendship, longing, and betrayal.
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Christie is the best-selling female author of all time and the most translated individual author. Benna Carpenter is a young woman with vitality, charm and an irresistible comic spirit, by temperament a lover of people, language, literature and the zany , unpredictable, redeeming miracles of life. Eventually, however, he returned to representational painting, although his Suprematism still left a deep mark on the future of art both in the Soviet Union and beyond. As they travel through the landscape of their often conflicting ambitions, Ann and Adele bring to life a novel that is a brilliant exploration of the perennial urge to keep moving, even at the brink of profound disorientation. Bian Cheng The Border Town and Changhe The Long River are his best novels, while Chundeng Ji Lamp of Spring and Heifeng Ji Black Phoenix are his most famous collections of short stories. At the age of eight her father died of tuberculosis and when she was sixteen her mother died.
Beyond having an impact on individuals, books can impact culture, religion, politics, and even other books. The Lord of the Rings is the second bestselling book since its publication in 1954 behind the Bible. Atlas Shrugged, 1957, also became a best-seller. A novel that scandalized America because of its sexual frankness, and because of the unconventional behavior of its female protagonist, The Awakening 1899 has enjoyed vast popularity in the 20th century. Electronic advancements, particularly the use of the Internet, caused an information burst and changed the whole scenario. He is equalled by no one in erudition and scholarly achievements in the 20 th century.
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Esperanza's story is that of a young girl coming into her power, and inventing for herself what she will become. She was nominated by President Ronald Reagan in 1981 and held the influential swing vote in many controversial decisions until she retired in 2006. Bush remarked that, like millions of other American, he too gained appreciation of theChinese through Pearl S. She was fluent in French and several other languages, and many of her published works are printed in both French and English. Set in rural Ohio several years after the Civil War, this profoundly affecting chronicle of slavery and its aftermath is Toni Morrison's greatest novel, a dazzling achievement, and the most spellbinding reading experience of the decade. We live in an age when anyone can write and get published, particularly with the advent of self-publishing and the e-book. Clara Reeve 1729-1807 The Old English Baron 17.