Download American Writers (American Biographies) by Elizabeth H. Oakes PDF

By Elizabeth H. Oakes

Show description

Read Online or Download American Writers (American Biographies) PDF

Similar authors books

Josephine Tey: A life

Josephine Tey used to be the pen-name of Elizabeth waterproof coat (1896-1952). Born in Inverness, waterproof coat lived a number of ‘lives’: top often called Golden Age Crime Fiction author ‘Josephine Tey’, she used to be additionally winning novelist and playwright ‘Gordon Daviot’. At one aspect, she had performs on concurrently within the West lead to London and on Broadway, or even wrote for Hollywood - all from her domestic within the north of Scotland.

Francis Bacon: The Temper of a Man

The portrait Bowen paints of this debatable guy, Francis Bacon (1561-1626), balances the outward lifestyles and activities of Bacon with the likely contradictory elements of his sophisticated philosophical reflections. As Lord Chancellor of britain, Bacon used to be impeached through Parliament for taking bribes in workplace, convicted, and banished from London and the legislations courts.

No Man Knows My History: The Life of Joseph Smith

The 1st paperback variation of the vintage biography of the founding father of the Mormon church, this booklet makes an attempt to respond to the questions that proceed to enclose Joseph Smith. used to be he a real prophet, or a talented fabulist who turned enthralled through the goods of his mind's eye and ended up being martyred for them?

Extra info for American Writers (American Biographies)

Example text

His second collection of poems, Some Trees (1956) was chosen by Auden to be included in the Yale Younger Poets series. When he returned to the United States in 1965, Ashbery continued to work as an art critic and he served on the editorial board ARTnews. He also began to teach creative writing, taking a position at Brooklyn College and later becoming the Charles P. , Professor of Languages and Literature at Bard College. Ashbery served as editor of the Partisan Review from 1976 to 1980. His recognition as a major poet came with the publication in 1975 of Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror, which won the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, and the National Book Critics Circle Award.

In 1975, she received the Ladies Home Journal Woman of the Year Award in communications. Her inaugural poem, “On the Pulse of Morning,” sparked much debate among poets and academics over the role of poetry in our public and private lives. Angelou was the first poet since Robert Frost, who read at John F. Kennedy’s inauguration, to read a poem as part of the ceremony. Angelou’s books, essays, poetry, and personal narratives have become a point of consciousness for African-American people, particularly black women seeking to survive masculine prejudice, illogical hatred from whites, and a black lack of power.

R. Ammons is probably best known for his booklength poems that explore the connection between singularity and community, between the one and the many. These poems are noted for their incorporation of many different types of text, everything from religious hymns to business memos to jokes overhead on a bus, and for their original use of the colon in punctuating the diverse material. The author of more than 30 books of poems, Ammons has been called a “transcendentalist” by critic Harold Bloom, who compared Ammons’s love of nature to ROBERT FROST’s, both of whom loved nature too much to sentimentalize it.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.06 of 5 – based on 15 votes