Carl Sandburg Pulitzer Prize
1,159 wordsCarl Sandburg was an American poet born in 1878 in Galesburg, IL. He was a great poet as his work showed great emotion and feeling. People have been enjoying Sandburg's wonderful poetry for some time now. He has written over 150 poems in his time, and all are considered to be well written (Ronsen, 32). Carl Sandburg was an average man who became an outstanding poet. Carl Sandburg parents were Swedish immigrants who were very hard working. His father was a blacksmith helper for the nearby Chicago...
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1,412 wordsStephen Vincent Benet Only in a time when the pressure of the world amounts to angst and the fight for freedom can a world advance in its literary achievements. A writer, just like an artist, builds his creations from the mood and settings of the surrounding atmosphere. In the first half of the twentieth century, the atmosphere was filled with resources to stimulate literary creativity, such as the second World War and the Great Depression (Roache 102: 14). The social genre of the time gave way ...
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Spanish Civil War Kansas City Star
2,660 wordsI. Ernest Hemingway? s tough, Terse prose and short, declarative sentences did more to change the style of written English that any other writing in the twentieth century. II. Ernest Hemingway has had many great accomplishments in his historical life but just one event has hardly sticks out from the rest. The Old Man and the Sea is one of Hemingway? s most enduring works. Told in Language of great simplicity and power, it is the story of an old Cuban fisherman, agonizing battle with a giant marl...
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Edwin Arlington Robinson Quot Quot
5,994 wordsFrosts Life And Careerby William H. Pritchard Frosts Life And Careerby William H. Pritchard And Stanley Burnshaw William H. Pritchard Frost was born in San Francisco, where he spent his first eleven years. After the death of his father, a journalist, he moved with his mother and sister to eastern Massachusetts near his paternal grandparents. He wrote his first poems while a student at Lawrence High School, from which he graduated as co-valedictorian with the woman he was to marry, Elinor Miriam ...
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7,093 wordsGrapes of Wraith by John Steinbeck portrayed the awakening of a mans conscience dealing with his troubling trials throughout the novel. The character that goes through this monumental change is Tom Joads, son of two tenant farmers from Oklahoma. Toms conscience was changed from a loner who cared nothing about the people to a hardy leader of them. He first looked after his family on their trip that evolved into including the impoverished migrant farmers in California. At the beginning of the nove...
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Grapes Of Wrath Pulitzer Prize
635 wordsThe Grapes of Wrath By John Stienbeck Review By Nic Sherlock This book was published in 1975 but written in the 1930 s. It won the Pulitzer Prize and the author also won the 1962 Nobel Prize for Literature. The book is a story of the Joad family, and their trip to California. It tells of the migration of thousands of homeless families from Oklahoma to California. It follows the Joad family, who, evicted from the land by the bank decide to head for the Golden West to a land of plenty. When there ...
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1,429 wordsCarl Radical Sandburg Radical Sandburg Carl August Sandburg was born in Galesburg, Illinois on January 6, 1878. His parents, August and Clara Johnson, were immigrants from Sweden. After he encountered many August Johnsons in his job with the railroad, Carl? s father decided to rename the family. The Sandburg's were poor and as a result, Carl had to quit school at the age of thirteen to drive a milk truck and deliver milk to help support the family. At seventeen, Carl Sandburg went to Kansas as a...
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Founding Fathers Pulitzer Prize
2,845 wordsWORKS of philosophy can last for millennia, novels for centuries. Works of history, if theyre really good, survive maybe a generation. But Richard Hofstadter's The American Political Tradition: And the Men Who Made It is now celebrating its fiftieth year in print and remains a solid backlist seller. High school students, undergraduates, and graduate students read it, as do lay readers. Journalists grab it off the shelf when they need to pepper a column with a dash of historical authority. Academ...
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University Of Minnesota Pulitzer Prize
1,798 wordsJoel Athens BERRYMAN was born John Allyn Smith, Jr. , in McAlester, Oklahoma, the son of John Allyn Smith, a banker, and Martha Little, formerly a schoolteacher. The family moved frequently, finally settling in Tampa, Florida, where his father speculated in land, failed, and in 1926 committed suicide. Three months later his mother married John Mc Alpin Berryman, whose name was given to the son. The new family moved to New York City, but hard times followed the 1929 stock market crash; young John...
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Pulitzer Prize John Updike
925 wordsJohn Hoyer Updike was born March 18, 1932 to Linda Grace Updike and Wesley Russell Updike in Reading, Pennsylvania. Wesley Updike was originally from New Jersey where he worked as a telephone splicer and was laid off from his job during the depression. Wesley Updike met his wife Linda Updike in New Jersey. After Wesley Updike was laid off in New Jersey they moved to Shillington, Pennsylvania where Linda Updike was from. Wesley Updike became a teacher at the local High School. (" Updike, Joh...
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1,748 wordsWilliam Faulkner is viewed by many as America? s greatest writer of prose fiction. He was born in New Albany, Mississippi where he lived a life filled with good times and bad times. However, despite bad times he would become known as a poet, a short story writer, and finally one of the greatest contemporary novelist of his time. William Faulkner? s accomplishments resulted not only from his love and devotion of writing, but also from family, friends, and certain uncontrollable events. William Fa...
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2,475 wordsN. Scott Momadays: Biographical, Literary, And Multicultural N. Scott Momadays: Biographical, Literary, And Multicultural Contexts Kenneth M. Roemer Momaday's Major Works The Journey of Tai-me. Santa Barbara: Privately Printed, 1967. House Made of Dawn. New York: Harper & Row, 1968. The Way to Rainy Mountain. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1969. Angle of Geese and Other Poems. Boston: Going, 1974. The Gourd Dancer. New York: Harper & Row, 1976. The Names: A Memoir. New York...
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Life In General Grover Corners
1,885 wordsIn a New York Times review of Thorton Wilder s play, Our Town, reviewer Brooks Atkinson proclaimed that Mr. Wilder has transmuted the simple events of human life into universal reveries (Atkinson 119). Our Town can certainly be considered an example of the universality of time, social history, and religious ideals. Thorton Wilder was born in 1897. He was interested in the theater since his childhood. By the time he entered Oberlin College in 1915 he had already written three short plays, or thre...
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Booker Prize Pulitzer Prize
2,123 wordsPrize fighters You can see what the publicity people at the Man Group, the stockbroking company that now finances what was once the Booker Prize, have been thinking. We have this brand: high recognition, cheap at the price. But isnt it small beer? Hasnt the label been used to mean arty-but-little, elegant-but-genteel? Why not be bolder? Why not make the competition a kind of world title? Think of Wimbledon. Think of the Open Golf Championship. Classy, very British, but also the worlds top events...
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Pulitzer Prize Civil War
1,010 wordsRobert Penn Warren, born in Guthrie, Kentucky in 1905, was one of the twentieth century's most eminent American writers. He was a distinguished novelist and poet, literary critic, essayist, short story writer, and creditor of numerous textbooks. He also a founding editor of The Southern Review, a journal of literary criticism and political thought. The primary influences on Robert Warrens career as a poet were probably his Kentucky boyhood, and his relationships with his father and his maternal ...
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Pulitzer Prize Collected Poems
576 wordsIsabelle Moodie and William Prescott Frost Jr. were blessed with a son March 26, 1874. This son was named after the Confederate general, Robert E. Lee. We know him today as Robert Lee Frost, one of the best-known and loved poets of all time. Frost began kindergarten in 1879; however, he was struck with nervous stomach pains the very first day and never returned. Frost did attempt to return to school on a few occasions, but was always struck with the stomach pains, and had to return home. Robert ...
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1,175 wordsIn this Robert Frost INTRODUCTION In this research project we will be studying the American poet Robert Frost. We will be writing about why we selected this particular poet, his life and how he began his career in poetry, a critical analysis of what critics have said about his poems, and what his poems were based on. We will then give our own opinions on two of Robert Frosts poems. WHY WE SELECTED THIS POET We have selected to research the life and works of American poet Robert Frost for a numbe...
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Pulitzer Prize Robert Frost
591 wordsThrough his poetry, Robert Frost gave the world a window to view the world. He give us poems that define hope and happiness to poems of profound gloom, but no matter the mood all of Robert Frost s poems explain the nature of living. Robert Frost was born on March 26, 1874 in San Francisco. His father was William Frost, a Harvard graduate who was on his way westward when he stopped to teach at Bucknell Academy in Pennsylvania for extra money. His mother, Isabelle Moodie began teaching math at Buc...
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Nobel Prize For Literature Pulitzer Prize
4,183 wordsERNEST HEMINGWAY: THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA BIOGRAPHY Ernest Miller Hemingway was born on July 21, 1899 in Oak Park, Illinois, and was educated there in the public schools. Rather than attend college, Hemingway decided to work for the Kansas City Star newspaper. In World War I Hemingway served as a Red Cross ambulance driver until he was severely wounded in action. After recuperating in Italy, he settled in Paris, where he began his serious writing career while spending time with other American ex...
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Twentieth Century Fox John Ernst Steinbeck
3,130 wordsJohn Ernst Steinbeck was an American author, famous for his novels concerning the poor and the oppressed Californian farmers and laborers of the 1930 s and 1940 s, who were victimized by industry and finance. His most famous novel, The Grapes of Wrath, won the 1940 Pulitzer Prize. His main themes involved the struggles of the poor and the oppressed to survive in modern society, and the confrontation between man and his destiny. 1 Steinbeck wrote 17 novels, numerous short stories, several plays, ...
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