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When he married Hadley Richardson and was working in France, as a foreign correspondent, for the "Toronto Star". In 1925, he wrote a book called "In Our Time", which was marketed in New York. The next year he published a book called "The Sun Also Rises", a novel where he had his first success. "The Sun Also Rises", deals with a group of desultory people in exile from France and Spain-members of the "lost generation", a phrase made famous by Hemingway himself. In post-war years, Hemingway spent most of his time writing books.
His original profession was as a police officer in the country of Burma, but he eventually moved to Europe. For several years, he lived close to poverty (“Orwell”). Eventually, Orwell began to write. By 1935, he was living off of his written works, but then he decided to travel to Spain to fight in the Spanish Civil War. What he saw during this war influenced many of his writings, giving them quite a political slant (“Orwell”).
He attended Eton from 1917 to 1921, and served with the Indian Imperial Police in Burma from 1922 to 1927 before moving to Europe.Two of his most famous books, Animal Farm, written in 1946, and Nineteen Eighty-Four, written in 1949, were written about the political and social environment surrounding his life. "The driving force behind his two satires is an intense revulsion against totalitarianism, combined with an even stronger revulsion against its defenders among left-wing intellectuals. "1 In most of George Orwell¹s books and essays, there is a strong autobiographical element due to the fact that he spent many years living with Communists in northern Great Britain (a small number of people started to follow Communism in northern Great Britain when it started in Russia). George Orwell¹s writing was affected greatly by his personal beliefs about Socialism, Communism, Fascism, and Totalitarianism, and by the revolts, wars, and revolutions going on in Europe and Russia at the time of his writings. George Orwell was a Socialist2 himself, and he despised Russian Communism3, and what it stood for.
Always active in politics, Garcia Marquez founded the leftist magazine, Alternativa, in Bogota. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982. Other important novels in Garcia Marquez’s large body of work include Love in the Time of Cholera, The Autumn of the Patriarch, Of Love and Other Demons, and The General in His Labyrinth, about Simon Bolivar. His most recent work, News of a Kidnapping, published in 1996, is a piece of journalistic nonfiction. Prolific and versatile, Garcia Marquez has endured for half a century and earned himself an honored place in world literature.
Mark Twain's realistic writing style has influenced many American writers. Ernest Hemingway stated that all modern American literature comes from Huckleberry Finn. We all have a little of Mark Twain in us, as we like to tell about our own personal experiences and tell how things were when we were young, we like to reflect back on our happy childhood and fond memories of time gone by. We like to reminisce of our past life, Mark Twain wrote about his own personal experiences and things he knew about from firsthand experience.
Imagine getting home from a long day at work and being able to sit down and travel to a world with cowboys and criminals. Reading is a way to escape from the real world for a while. Authors write books to entertain their readers. Many great authors have come and gone and have left many great pieces of literature in their wake. One of these authors is Charles Portis.
Since his death on April 21, 1910, his great literary reputation has further increased. Many writers such as Ernest Hemingway and William Faulkner have declared his work-especially Huckleberry Finn- a major influence on 20th-century American fiction. Twain was raised in Hannibal, Missouri, a town on the Mississippi river. After the death of his father in 1847, Twain joined his brother Orion's newspaper, the Hannibal Journal. During this time he became accustomed with much of the frontier humor of the time.
This love of the outdoors, including fishing and hunting, becomes quite apparent in his later pieces of literature. At the age of eighteen, Hemingway was stationed in Italy, during World War I, as a Red Cross ambulance driver. It was there that he first fell in love with Europe. He was immediately attracted to the beauty of the countryside and the elegance of the cultures there, and would later spend many years of his life on the continent. Herman Melville called the sea his “Harvard and Yale”, to Ernest Hemingway, the continent of Europe was his (Baker, 17).
These places sparked the imagination to create novels that led to a Nobel Prize for literature. To better understand the impact of Ernest Hemingway as an American author, one must have a description of his background, a critical analysis of his work The Sun Also Rises, and his impact and importance upon the literary world. Ernest Hemingway was known as a simple, creative writer and person. Leonard Unger wrote, “He had an extraordinary reputation as a colorful human being.” He was born July 2, 1899 in Oak Park, Illinois. His father Dr. Clarence “Ed” Hemingway was a physician, and his mother, Grace, taught piano and voice lessons.