Ray Bradbury started writing at a young age. When he first started writing, he wrote poems and short stories. His writing from there progressed into books and started publishing them. His childhood and his experiences had a big influence on his stories. Ray Bradbury is a well known science fiction author and wrote many well known stories about his experiences in life; many critics said his books were relevatory.
His magic would always be with his books and would mystify the History of American Literature. Albert Sidney Fleischman was born on March 16, 1920 in Brooklyn, New York. His memoir, The Abracadabra Kid: A Writer’s Life, Fleischman was influenced by the magic he had seen and heard about when he was in the fifth grade. For Fleischman magic had been the thing that he used to deal with everyday, sometimes he preformed magic shows to children and sometimes he would write them in his novels. When he was a child his entire family moved to San Diego, and that place is where he spent most of his childhood and his writing.
Yukio Mishima was a brilliant Japanese novelist whose work began to thrive in the late nineteen forty's. His novels focused mainly on Eastern religion, homosexual eroticism and fantasies of death. These controversial themes seem to repel some readers (Magill); however, Mishima remained a dedicated literary artist. In his lifetime he wrote multiple volumes of literature, but only about six or seven earned him a great deal of attention from critics and readers in Japan (Yourcenar 24-25). However, he has earned himself the reputation of Japan’s greatest contemporary novelist (Gale, Magill).
He mostly writes in the morning and does other things for the rest of the day (Madison 89). Stephen’s novels have won many awards including the World Fantasy Award (Madison 89). Today, King is the author of 33 books and dozens of short stories and several screenplays (Madison 89). He has no plans to retire and he feels that writing is a way of staying young (Madison 91). Stephen King is one of the best known and
When he was a young boy he read many poems by Edgar Allen Poe and that is what influenced him to write his first books until he was eighteen. Chundu the Magician was a radio show that was a hugh impact on Bradbury’s life. After the show ended Bradbury wrote every episode by memory and that is what got him into writing. When he was a kid he was born and raised in Waukegan, which is the setting for many of his stories. Also in LA he met a police man that inspired him to write the book Fahrenheit 451.
During this period professor Tolkien had no idea where his writing would lead him (too familiar a feeling for undergraduates). Luckily for readers, the laborious effort bore fruit and Allen & Unwin published LotR in three volumes: The Fellowship of the Ring (1954), The Two Towers (1954) and The Return of the King (1955). This manner of printing is still popular and leads to the misconception that the story is a trilogy. It is a novel, a single novel with six books and, often, appendices. Since publication, LotR and The Hobbit have gained enormous popularity with the readers.
The following years were highly tumultuous for Steinbeck and he held many odd jobs while trying to get his writing published. In 1935 he finally got his first big break when his critically acclaimed novel, Tortilla Flats, was published. After this he became quite successful and well known although the skill in his writing seems to fall after WWII. After researching his life I decided to focus on using his most famous n... ... middle of paper ... ... read and his beautiful and descriptive style allow me to say with absolute certainty that Steinbeck has developed into being my favorite author over the past few months. Yet, as I bring this paper to a close, I know that I have barely skimmed the surface of who this man was and why he wrote what he did the way he did.
Although an extremely successful playwright author, talented poem author, and a superb novelist in his early years of writing, A. A. Milne is known around the world because of his highly treasured children’s book series, Winnie-the-Pooh. Milne’s love for writing and words started at a young age, but he didn’t pursue this career path until after graduating from Cambridge with a degree in mathematics according to S. Ward (9). Milne was able to relate to the young readers of his children’s books, as well as give a sort of distinguished outlook with the parents and adult readers. Alan ventured far beyond children’s literature, unwilling to stay with one type of writing for too long of a period of time.
Jack London was a hard-worker, he tried never miss his early morning 1,000-word writing stint, what helped him to write over fifty books between 1900 and 1916. In addition to it, he corresponded with his readers, and made huge researches for improving his writing style, what is, obviously, genius. The consequences of such a hard work became the fact that Jack London had become the best selling, highest paid and most popular American author of his time. Many authors and social advocates have been inspired by Jack London’s heartfelt prose, and readers travel and experience so much through his books. Jack London was not Jack London at first.
As time passed more and more he became a bigger and bigger icon in the United States. Mark Twain changed the way writing was understood, he found realism in his memories from his childhood that was discovered to be controversial but overall truthful about the time period. Mark Twain grew up in Missouri and expressed his exotic and memories throughout his books. He wrote some of the most realistic fictional novels and really captured the life of kids in the late 1800’s. Although his life turned into a overwhelming depression, his books will live on forever and so will his glory years.