King's works are so powerful because he uses his experience and observations from his life and (finish) Stephen Edwin King was born in Portland, Maine on September 21, 1947. His parents Donald King a Merchant Marine captain and Nellie Ruth Pillsbury also adopted a son, David King that was born in 1945. He and his brother David spent much of their childhood living between Fort Wayne, Indiana, (where his father's family lived) Massachusetts and Maine with his mother and her family. Eventually Stephen, his mother and David were left to fend for themselves when his father left one day, to the store to buy a pack of cigarettes, and never returned. After discovering a box of horror and science fiction books in his aunt's house, he discovered his gift.
“The Kings were the typical, “nuclear” family of the fifties until one night when Donald King said he was stepping out for cigarettes and was never heard from again.” At this point Ruth took over raising the family with help from other relatives of the family. They traveled throughout many states over several years finally moving back to Durham, Maine in 1958. (P.R. 5 pg.1) Stephen King began his actual writing career in January of 1959 when David King and Stephen decided to publish their own local town newspaper named Dave's Rag. David bought a mimeograph and they created a paper that sold for five cents an issue.
Writing for a newspaper made him very cautious about word spacing, how different words looked together, and the overall presentation of his work. After five years in the business it had clearly made an impact on Whitman and it was time for him to explore a new career path. At Seventeen Walt moved back home, he went from job to job not really knowing what he wanted to do w... ... middle of paper ... ...s now Walt failed to receive any recognition when he was alive. In 1873 Whitman suffered a serious stroke and had to move in with his brother in New Jersey. Even though his poetry was not yet popular 1,000 people showed up to his funeral when he finally passed.
King, Stephen. The Stand. New York: New York, 1978 tephen Edwin King was born on September 21, 1947 in Portland, Maine He was a surprise to the family because his mother was told that she would never have children. His parents, Donald and Nellie King, were having trouble in their marriage, and when Stephen King was only 2, his father, a door to door salesman for a company, left the house to buy a pack of cigarettes, but never returned. Stephen King hasn't seen his father since.
King’s books, such as The Shining, were influenced by his background, historical changes, and new writing styles during the contemporary time period. As told by the article “Stephen King” by Richard Bleiler, Stephen King was born on September 21, 1947, in Portland, Maine. His father, Donald, deserted the family when king was about two, leaving behind few possessions and never to be seen, or heard from again. Left to raise two children on her own King’s mother, Nellie Ruth Pillsbury King, moved frequently and was also put under financial stress. Some of the numerous places the family lived are De Pere, Wisconsin, Stratford, Connecticut, before settling in Durham, Maine.
I fell in love with Edgar Allan Poe when I first read his story The Raven, during my freshman year language class. Edgar was born January 19th, 1809 in Boston Massachusetts to Elizabeth and David Poe. Being an infant Edgar was moved vigorously because of his parents professions of traveling actors. The money brought in was very scarce and did not please his father David. At the age of two Edgars father abandoned the family leaving his mother Elizabeth alone with Edgar, his infant sister Rosalie, and his older brother Henry.
Poe's life started tragically, when his father deserted his family and his mother died of tuberculosis (Bloom 1999). The death of his mother could have influenced some of his darker themes in his poems about death .He lived his childhood with a foster family who paid for his education (Bloom 1999). He went to a University for a while until he got into trouble. He had a gambling issue that latter put him into great debt; his foster father refused to pay for (Bloom 1999). Poe put his soul into writing and he used his personal experiences through out life.
Stephen King had a, somewhat, troubled childhood, which, some people believe was the reason he was inspired to write some of his darker works and made him into the writer he is today. Stephen King, one of the most intense storytellers of our time, was born in Portland, Maine in 1947, into a family of three: his mother, Nellie Ruth Pillsbury, his father, Donald, and his adopted older brother, David. After his parents had separated, when his father left for a pack of cigarettes and never returned, Stephen King and Donald King were cared for by their mother. King and his brother spent parts of their childhood in Fort Wayne, where their father’s family lived, and in Stratford, Connecticut, until Nellie Ruth Pillsbury brought them back to Durham, Maine for good. Twelve-year-old Stephen King developed a love for writing when he wrote articles in his brother’s local newspaper, titled, “Dave’s Rags.” King wrote mainly about upcoming television shows and began to sell the successful articles to people for thirty cents.
Frank Herbert was a science fiction author who was born in Tacoma, Washington on October 8, 1920. At the age of eighteen, Herbert ran away from home because of poor home conditions and he was tired of being a waif. He moved to Salem, Oregon to live with his aunt. Next, he attended Salem High School and graduated the next year. In 1939, Herbert wryly lied about his age and got his first newspaper job working for the “Grendale Star.” One year after getting his first job in 1939, he got a job at the “Oregon Statesmen” newspaper and worked a variety of different positions, including photographer.
Edgar Allen Poe: A 19th Century Genius or Literary Lunatic? Confusion, fear, wonderment, shock and horror—just a few words of many to describe the emotions Edgar Allen Poe’s tales are known to elicit. Critics say that Poe was well ahead of his time in his ability to examine the human psyche and create characters that really make the reader think, if not recoil in horror. One particular theme Poe quite often repeats is that of madness and insanity. He is known for his wonderfully twisted tales involving such characters as an unstable brother with a mysterious ailment (The Fall of the House of Usher,) a methodical murderer (The Tell-Tale Heart,) and an enraged, revenge seeking, homicidal maniac (The Cask of Amontillado.)