Shirley Jackson Shirley Jackson, a writer of horror and humour, was born on December 14th, 1916 and passed away during the summer of 1965. Her first novel, “The Road Through the Wall” (1948) was set in the same suburb she spent her early years; Burlingame, San Francisco, California. In 1934 her family moved to Rochester, New York. She dropped out of the University of Rochester and three years later, Jackson enrolled into Syracuse, University where she met husband Stanley Edgar Hyman. As an editorial assistant for The New Republic he helped her publish “My Life with R.H Macy” (1941) as her first nationally published story.
When she was four, her family moved to their permanent residence on Champlin Avenue in Chicago. Her deep interest in poetry consumed much of her early life. For instance, Brooks began rhyming at the age of seven. When she was thirteen, she had her first poem, 'Eventide', published in American Childhood Magazine. Her first experience of high school came from the primary white high school in the city, Hyde Park High School.
At school she edited the college magazine and graduated in 1945 with an A.B. O'Connor then continued her studies at the University of Iowa, where she attended writer's workshops conducted by Paul Engle. At the age of 21 she published her first short story, 'The Geranium', in Accent. In the following year she received the degree of Master of Fine Arts in Literature. In 1947 she lived for seven months at Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, N.Y., an estate left by the Trask family for writers, painters and musicians.
Plath wrote her first poem, at age eight; “A Summer Will Not Come Again” was published in Seventeen while she was in high school, and sold “Bitter Strawberries” to the Christian Science Monitor while in college (Sylvia Plath Biography). One of Plath’s most notable works was her poem, “Daddy”, which was inspired by the death of her father, Otto. Plath then expanded her career by becoming an author of The Bell Jar, a fictionalized retelling of her lifelong battle with depression. Aside from writing Sylvia also worked as a volunteer art teacher, a guest editor at Mademoiselle Magazine, and an English teacher (Sylvia Plath-Poetry). Plath attended Smith College in 1950 on a scholarship.
"In the Village" and "First Death in Nova Scotia" express some of her experiences there. Then, on May 1918 her aunt Maud Bulmer Shepherdson as she states “saved her life” rescuing her from her grandparents’ grasps. Elizabeth’s poor health affected her schooling before the age of fourteen. She began school in September 1916 Grade Primary at the Great Village school and Walnut Hill School (in Boston) for her high-school years. In 1933, Con Spirito alongside Mary McCarthy and and the sisters Eunice and Eleanor Clark she co-founded a rebel literary magazine at Vassar, by the name of Con Spirito.
Eliot, and Ezra Pound also esteemed her. In 1920 Moore’s work began to appear in the distinguished pro-modernist magazine, the Dial. From 1921 until 1925 Moore worked as an assistant in the Hudson Park branch of the... ... middle of paper ... ...] Marianne Moore Chronology, http://mam.english.sbc.edu/TSE.html [xiv] Engel Works Cited Books: Elizabeth W. Joyce, Cultural Critique and Abstraction (London: Associated University Press 1998) Charles Molesworth, Marianne Moore: A Literary Life. (New York: Atheneum Publishing Company, 1990) Websites: Elaine Oswald and Robert L. Gale, On Marianne Moore’s Life and Career, (Modern American Poetry). http://www.english.uiuc.edu/maps/poets/m_r/moore/life.html Bernard F. Engel, Marianne Moore, (Heath Online Instructor’s Guide) April 13, 2004. http://college.hmco.com/english/heath/syllabuild/iguide/moore.html Marianne Moore, (Academy of American Poets) April 13, 2004. http://www.poets.org/poets/poets.cfm?45442B7C000C0F02; Marianne Moore Chronology, http://mam.english.sbc.edu/TSE.html
His mother, Isabelle Moodie Frost, came into the United State when she was 12 years old. Frost was born a year after his parents had gotten married. After Frost's father had died in 1885, he moved with his family to New England where he attended Lawrence High School. "Frost had published several poems in the school magazine and was named class poet." "He graduated in 1892, sharing valedictorian honors with Elinor White, to whom he became engaged."
After returning to the United States, she continued her education at the University of Alabama. However, in 1950, six months prior to completing her law degree, Lee moved to New York hoping to begin a career as a writer. During this time, she worked as a reservation clerk with Eastern Airlines and British Overseas Airways. She also worked in Holcombe, Kansas, as a research assistant for Truman Capote's novel In Cold Blood . In 1957, Lee submitted a manuscript to JB Lippincott Company, which consisted of two essays and three short stories.
She was ten years old before making this discovery. After graduating from Washington Seminary, now known as The Westminster Schools, she attended Smith College but withdrew in 1918. She returned to Atlanta to take over the household after her mother's death earlier that year from the great influenza pandemic of 1918. Mitchell used this pivotal scene from her own life to dramatize Scarlett's discovery of her mother's death from typhoid, when Scarlett returns to Tara. Shortly afterward, she joined the staff of the Atlanta Journal, where she wrote a weekly column for the newspaper's Sunday edition.
ABOUT NELLIE BLY (someone suggested our students might not know about Nellie Bly, so here's a brief bio): She was born Elizabeth Jane Cochran in Cochran's Mills, Pa., on May 5, 1864 and died in Brooklyn on Jan. 27, 1922. Her obit in the New York Evening Journal said: "She was considered to be the best reporter in America." She took her pen name from Stephen Foster's folk song, "Nelly Bly." Nellie's first six years were spent in Cochran's Mills; her next 10 in Apollo. Her father's mansion still stands at 505 Terrace Ave. From Sept. to Dec. 1879, she attended Indiana Normal School.