Eliot proclaims, “As for the prose, it is recognized that Poe’s tales had great influence upon some types of popular fiction” (Eliot 24). The Incredible Adventure of Rider Hoggard was inspired by him. Detective fictions and just about everything else traces to Poe. The Brilliant and Eccentric Amateur originates from him. Poe’s influence, moved other authors to write great stories, yet that still isn’t the end of his greatness.
“In his fiction he drew on autobiographical events, issues, and characters, building dramatic situations that closely reflected his intimate experience of the world” (Magill 104). Baldwin’s talent of choosing words carefully and connecting images with emotions helped him achieve maximum effect in his work (Magill 104). His work was fascinating. “James Baldwin wrote to understand the trials of the past and to articulate principles for the future” (Magill 104). Baldwin’s writing style is what has made him so famous
“Buck stood and looked on, the successful champion, the dominant primordial beast who had made his kill and found it good” (London 42). London often witnessed these dog fights and this influenced his writing. “...he found the first successful theme for his writing in a last frontier splurge...” (Walker 12). Although Buck had troubles with his new peers, he also had a great conflict with his new home.
The many themes in the story attract a diverse audience. Krakauer’s telling is world famous for being the truest, and most heart-felt account of Christopher McCandless’s life. The use of literary techniques including irony, characterization and theme help convey the authors purpose and enhance Into The Wild. One of the most important literary devices Jon Krakauer use in his novel is irony. By using this device, he depicts the breathtaking and heart-wrenching story of Christopher McCandless.
What would you do if the only thing separating you from death was starting a fire? Most people would obviously start a fire because they do not want to die. This is exactly the same situation that a man falls into in To Build A Fire. In this story a man is setting across the Yukon in order to get to a camp where his friends are at. This is a trip that he has made many times and he can even predict what time he will arrive in that camp.
***The Author*** The 1943-born Steven Pressfield lavishly constructs his stories using a very unique style. His characteristic techniques are worth savouring and reading at least one of his works is strongly recommended if you are interested in literature and/or writing. Most critics focus on the chilling way he gloriously recounts battles, narrating them in an epic fashion worthy of Homer's ageless tales. He deals with historic clashes of great importance and manages to transcend their essence to us, reading about them millennia afterwards. His clever and careful use of native vocabulary also aids in the immersion of the reader.
His style of writing intertwines moralist themes and the theme to give life meaning, created a superb balance between these two themes and an enthralling reading experience. Finally, Leo Tolstoy has influenced and inspired many other political figures such as Mahatma Gandhi. According to Biography.com, “To this day, Tolstoy’s novels are considered among the finest achievements of literary work. War and Peace is, in fact, frequently cited as the greatest novel ever written.” Therefore, Leo Tolstoy has a huge impact on society and the literary world. EDIT CONCLUSION.
Literary Legends Literature has played a large role in the way we perceive the world and it can affect the way in which we think about things. Edgar Allan Poe along with Mark Twain are two of the most influential authors that our world has ever seen. Their descriptiveness and diction has had a huge impact on their readers for centuries. Poe’s gothic style of writing was very enthralling and suspenseful; it left you wanting to know what was going to happen next. Whereas, Mark Twain was a very humorous author that intended to amuse all that read.
Stevenson uses a lot of unique techniques to create such interesting character and also to make the novel as exciting as he can, by combining together genre that appear to Victorian readers, the detective and the gothic. The Novella that he created has considered to still hold a lot of meaning today. In addition Stevenson’s issue towards the personality of others and describing the characters as “being two faced”, created a remarkable story.
Stevenson was known to be a very adventurous man, always traveling the world and writing, so it would make sense that his books would be written about adventure and action. Treasure Island, published in 1883 is one of his most famous adventure and action stories. It’s arguably Stevenson’s most famous work. It’s a Bildungsroman, “coming-of-age story” which focuses on the psychological and moral growth of the character from youth to adulthood. Stevenson was very intrigued with ... ... middle of paper ... ...ut morality in our life.