Before he died, Twain would see two of three daughters and his wife pass away before him. He spent the rest of his days trying to repay his dept and mourning over his lost family members, whom he was very close too. He died on April 21, 1910 in Redding, Conn. During his lifetime, Mark Twain went from a child of poverty to one of the most famous and unique writers of his time to a legendary American hero. Due to classics such as Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn, he has established himself as not only a famous writer but also a famous comedian. There was no comedy before Mark Twain, most men were obsessed with politics and the military.
However, he has earned himself the reputation of Japan’s greatest contemporary novelist (Gale, Magill). Every night Mishima dedicated the late hours to writing his novels. Mishima had been nominated for the Nobel Prize twice in his lifetime, but lost first to his friend Kawabata, and later to Miguel Asturias (Stokes 192). Yukio Mishima should be remembered for his great novels, Confessions of a Mask, The Temple of the Golden Pavilion, and The Sea of Fertility tetralogy. Confessions of a Mask was a therapeutic effort for Mishima (Nathan 1057), but also a major artistic success in his career (1149).
I choose to nominate Stephen King, an established author as one of the Today’s Literacy Cannons for several reasons. Despite being one of today’s masterful writers and best-selling authors, he combines elements of the science fiction, paranormal, detective themes, and psychological thrillers into his stories, he has developed a skill that makes him masterful. Stephen King has a point about maintaining his audience in suspense. E... ... middle of paper ... ...er or of Dante, of Chaucer or of Rabelais, is to augment one’s own growing inner self. Reading deeply in the Canon will not make one a better or a worse person, a more useful or more harmful citizen.
Deadly Consequences. New York: Harbor Collins Publisher, 1991 Anderson, David. Crimes of Justice. Brooklyn: Times Books, 1988 Williams, Mike. The Last Supper.
Fear, c.) Envy, d.) Resent US?” Seattle Post-Intelligencer 21 Oct. 2001 http://www.commondreams.org/views01/1021-12.htm • Moises, Naim. “Why the World Loves to Hate America” Foreign Policy Magazine December 2001 http://news.ft.com/ft/gx.cgi/ftc?pagemane=View&c=Article&cid=FT3FIPEYWUC&live=true • Rogge, Malcolm. “Rule of Force v. Rule of Law: The Global Lock-down on Civil Liberties.” Canadian Dimension Magazine December 2001: 60-66. • Schlesinger, Stephen. Bitter Fruit: The Untold Story of the American Coup in Guatemala.
Rethinking Social Policy: Race, Poverty and the Underclass, New York: HarperCollins, 1992. Time Magazine. Lockem Up: Outrage over crime has America talking tough, Feb. 7, 1994. Trattner, Walter I. From Poor Law to Welfare State: A History of Social Welfare in America, New York: Free Press, 1989.
Charles Dudley Warner in The Story of Uncle Tom 's Cabin, refers to the question that many modern day critics and scholars ask about the novel’s tremendous success, “Was this only an "event," the advent of a new force in politics; was the book merely an abolition pamphlet, or was it a novel, one of the few great masterpieces of fiction that the world has produced” (311)? Looking back we can see that Uncle Tom’s Cabin wasn’t simply an “event” or political pamphlet, but a full-scale and highly successful literary attack on the evils of slavery that trumped even the power and influence of the politicians and government of the time. It is well-known that Abraham Lincoln even greeted Stowe in 1862 as ‘the little woman who wrote the book that made this great war’, referring to the Civil War, which ended the institution of slavery in the United States. But, Stowe did not write her novel simply for political reasons. As Tompkins explains, Stowe wrote her novel as a tool to turn the world from the rule of force to the rule of “Christian love”, and to bring about the “institution of the kingdom of heaven on earth” (141).
He is an average man so this might be one of the reasons why he tends to have the most common people become the heroes in his books. In Anthony's most well known series, Xanth, he uses thinly disguised mature content and extremely fantastic creatures to attract audiences from all age ranges (Reviews-Zombie Lover 3). Anthony also uses puns, play on words (for example quicksand is sand that would make you go really fast), to make the reader laugh at how common things can turn out to have amazing properties (Anthony, Spell for Chameleon). Some of Anthony's more mature subjects are the Adult Conspiracy and summoning the stork. In his book the Adult Conspiracy is made up of every adult and they must keep kids from learning anything fun or mature.
It allowed him to go into a dream-like state and produce some of the best works of literature the world has ever read such as Fictions” and “The Aleph and Other Stories”. (Rodriguez- Monegal, Britannica Biographies) In 19... ... middle of paper ... ... E. P Dutton, a Division of Sequoia-Elsevier, 1977. Print Borges, Jorge Luis. Collected Fictions. Trans.