Visit Washington Irving 1783-1859 One of the earliest American fiction writers, New York City-born Irving wrote the famous and timeless tales Rip Van Winkle and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, first published in 1819 and 1820, respectively. So each author only gets one slot. Dickinson was an innovator, who used unconventional techniques, such as short lines, slant rhyme and unusual capitalization and punctuation that garnered both attention and criticism. Stevens Hears the Mermaids Singing May Sarton The Stone Diaries Carol Shields The Weight of Water Anita Shreve Anywhere But Here Mona Simpson By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept Elizabeth Smart The Age of Grief Jane Smiley The Volcano Lover Susan Sontag The Prime Of Miss Jean Brodie Muriel Spark Angel Elizabeth Taylor The Joy Luck Club Amy Tan If Morning Ever Comes Anne Tyler Away Jane Urquhart The Color Purple Alice Walker The Life and Loves of a She-Devil Fay Weldon The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty Eudora Welty The Return of the Soldier Rebecca West Ethan Frome Edith Wharton Frost in May Antonia White Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit Jeanette Winterson Mrs. John Steinbeck 1902-1968 A native of Salinas, Calif. Margaret Mitchell Best known for writing the American classic Gone With the Wind.
Although she had a small number of published works, Bronte made a significant impact in both the literary world and society by highlighting the daily struggles of oppressed women in her written works. I have always admired writers. He is best known for his Jungle Book and other tales for children. She was caught by the Germans in 1943 and was tortured and beaten and scheduled for execution. He is famous for writing a short story every day, a ritual that many other writers have attempted to follow. Wharton is praised for achieving both social satire and criticism in her work, while mastering the art of humor.
Annie Proulx The Fountainhead Ayn Rand The King Must Die Mary Renault Wide Sargasso Sea Jean Rhys Housekeeping Marilynn Robinson The God of Small Things Arundati Roy Mrs. This field provides context for my major field, African American Literature, as it addresses the traditions that African American authors may be writing in and against in the 19th century. Her written work and political involvement have made her a respected figure amoung African-Americans and female readers around the world. Leaders like Martin Luther King, Jr. Hope you enjoy the portraits and stories. But African Americans have been essential to all aspects of music, from opera singer Marian Anderson to pop icon Michael Jackson. She received a Pultizer Prize for Beloved in 1987.
She is one of the most celebrated in modern history. 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. Henry Award was established in his honor, it is a very prestigious award given to outstanding short story writers. In doing so, she lit the spark that would become the civil rights movement. I must confess, as much as I love British writers, the ones that I always come back to are American.
He was also selected to be the editor of The Best American Short Stories of 2007, and also won the O. He was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 1948 for his book A Russian Journal based on his experience of visiting different parts of Russia. Other important plays by Odets for the Group Theatre were Paradise Lost 1935 , Golden Boy 1937 , and Rocket to the Moon 1938. Scott Fitzgerald is one of the most influential authors of the 20th century. George will be having a retrospect of 45 years of work at the Villanova Gallery in May, 2016.
She received a second Nobel in chemistry in 1911 for her, of radioactivity. The end result of my puzzlement were these decisions, which say as much about how I understand literature as they chart any real course. She was fluent in French and several other languages, and many of her published works are printed in both French and English. Others, like Jackie Robinson, also are remembered for courageously breaking longstanding racial barriers in their sport. The Lord of the Rings is the second bestselling book since its publication in 1954 behind the Bible. Mata Hari was a Dutch dancer who was a spy for France during World War I.
James Joyce James Joyce was an Irish author who was most famous for his books Ulysses and Dubliners, amongst others. Ray Bradbury Bradbury is a very well known Science Fiction writer. Her popular Harry Potter series combined whimsical fantasy and inspired a generation of children to get excited about reading. Yet her breadth of character and theme took on so much more. Stephen King King is one of the most popular authors in America, and a very prolific writer as well. Here is my list of the top 20 female authors of all time. He is noted as having been a creator of jazz poetry and as a leader of the Harlem Renaissance, an African American cultural movement that occurred during the 1920s and 1930s.
Visit William Faulkner 1897-1962 The Nobel Prize-winning novelist and short story writer depicted the people, history and settings of his native Mississippi in most of his works, including the literary classics The Sound and the Fury, 1929; Absalom, Absalom! 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. Margaret Mead was a cultural anthropologist known for her theory that the culture rather than heredity shapes personality and making anthropology an accessible subject for all. Hundreds of his stories, reviews, and poems appeared in The New Yorker starting in 1954. Marilyn Monroe needs no introduction. However, his writing was not quite.
Georgia O'Keeffe, one of the most prominent artists of the 20th century, is known for her groundbreaking modernist art, most especially her flower paintings, New York cityscapes, landscapes and paintings of northern New Mexico. Some Little Theatre groups became commercial producers—for example, the Washington Square Players, founded in 1915, which became the first production in 1919. I also had several major anthologies of American literature, but I had no link, article, book, or other resource to offer, nothing really that might guide his curiosity. Not only did Christie pave the way for crime writers, but she also inspired female authors of all genres to follow suit. He also employed a stream-of-consciousness form of psychological monologue in 1928 and produced a work that combined , family drama, and psychological analysis in 1931. She's one of the most famous movie actresses of all time and known as the quintessential sex symbol of the mid-20th century. Tolkien Known for writing The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, J.
Here are 10 authors from the 20th century that were able to write books which had an extraordinary impact. Angelou opened up to readers and shared her controversial life stories without shame or censorship. She is also the author of Caramelo, published by Knopf in 2002. In this book he talks about his struggle with the German people and how they did not seem to be living up to their full potential. Visit or Margaret Mitchell 1900-1949 Atlanta-born Mitchell authored Gone with the Wind, the best-selling romantic novel set in the Civil War South. She was known for her experimental fiction writing and influential feminist essays that enlightened readers on western class and gender differences. He has written 11 novels, 3 of which are made up of loosely connected stories, and over 40 short story collections, for a grand total of over 400 short stories and novellas.