A Biography Of Ralph Waldo Emerson - 358 words
One of Americas most influential thinkers and authors was Ralph Waldo Emerson. Ralph Waldo Emerson was born in Boston on May 25, 1803. Emerson's dad died when he was only eight, which forced his mom to take in boarders to support the family's needs. When Emerson was only 14, he entered Harvard, where he ran became a sort of secretary for the president of the university. When he graduated Harvard, at age 18, he became a teacher. When he got tired or teaching, he enrolled in the Divinity School, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, to become a preacher. After his graduation of the Divinity School, he started his minister career as a guest speaker at local churches. Three years after his graduation, he ...
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Margaret Atwood Biography - 473 words
Novelist, poet, short story writer, critic, teacher, and feminist Margaret Eleanor Atwood was born on November 18, 1939. Born in Ottawa, Ontario, Atwood was the second of three children to Carl Edmond and Margaret Dorothy Killam Atwood. She went on to marry writer, Graeme Gibson, and give birth to a daughter named Jess. Atwoods religion was that of Immanent Transcendentalist. During her childhood, she spent her summers in Northern Quebec while her father fulfilled aspirations of being a forest entomologist. Her time spent in Northern Quebec during her youth, was a significant influence on the novel Surfacing which was published in 1972. Upon coming out of what Atwood often refers to a her da ...
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Theodore Roosevelt Biography - 1,899 words
On October 27, 1858, in New York Martha Bulloch Roosevelt gave birth to Theodore Roosevelt, her second child and first son. He was named after his father, Theodore Sr., and was sometimes called Thee or Teedie as a nickname. He was a seventh generation Roosevelt. As a child and throughout his lifetime, Theodore suffered from severe asthma, becoming so bad that they would nearly suffocate him. His father, who refused to have a sickly child, would constantly carry him around, hoping that Theodores lungs would become stronger. Because of this, Theodore always admired his father that would protect him. He would follow the strenuous exercise regiments that his father set on him to become stronger. ...
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Joseph Goebbles Biography - 1,770 words
Master propagandist of the Nazi regime and dictator of its cultural life for twelve years, Joseph Goebbels was born into a strict Catholic, working-class family from Rheydt, in the Rhineland, on 29 October 1897. He was educated at a Roman Catholic school and went on to study history and literature at the University of Heidelberg under Professor Friedrich Gundolf, a Jewish literary historian renowned as a Goethe scholar and a close disciple of the poet Stefan George. Goebbels had been rejected for military service during World War I because of a crippled foot - the result of contracting polio as a child - and a sense of physical inadequacy tormented him for the rest of his life, reinforced by ...
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Quentin Tarantino Biography - 975 words
Mini biography In January of 1991 a film titled Reservoir Dogs (1992) hit the Sundance Film festival. The writer - director was a first timer by the name of Quentin Tarantino. The film garnered critical acclaim and the director became a legend in the England, UK and the cult film circuit. Three years later he followed up 'Dogs' with the film Pulp Fiction (1994). 'Pulp' premiered at the Cannes film festival, where it won the coveted 'Palme D'Or' the virtual equal of the Picture at the Academy Awards. At the '93 Academy Awards, 'Pulp' was nominated for the Best Picture Oscar, in addition Best Director and Best Original Screenplay, among others. Tarantino and writing partner Roger Avary came aw ...
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Biography Of Vincent Van Gogh - 1,304 words
I'm not going to include a full biography of Vincent van Gogh since such information is easily enough obtained from the more traditional media (do people still visit libraries and book shops these days?). As I mention on my References page, David Sweetman's Van Gogh: His Life and Art is an excellent biography and I would definitely recommend it. In addition, the chronology I include below gives a reasonable overview of the important events in the course of Vincent's life. For my own Van Gogh site, I'd instead like to take a more personal approach (as I certainly do on my own Personal View page) and focus on a few details throughout the course of Vincent's life which, for me, have some intere ...
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Freud Biography - 1,274 words
Freud was born in Freiberg, on May 6, 1856, and educated at the University of Vienna. When he was three years old his family, fleeing from the anti-Semitic riots then raging in Freiberg, moved to Leipzig. Shortly thereafter, the family settled in Vienna, where Freud remained for most of his life. Although Freud's ambition from childhood had been a career in law, he decided to become a medical student shortly before he entered the University of Vienna in 1873. Inspired by the scientific investigations of the German poet Goethe, Freud was driven by an intense desire to study natural science and to solve some of the challenging problems confronting contemporary scientists. In his third year at ...
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Edgar Allan Poe Biography - 1,474 words
Through Edgar Allan Poe's magnificent style of writing, he provided the world with some of the most mystifying poems and short stories. Although not appreciated during his time, Poe has gained considerable recognition after his death. James Russel Lowell stated, in a book by Louis Broussard, "He combines in a very remarkable manner two faculties which are seldom found united: a power of influencing the mind of the reader by the impalpable shadows of mystery, and a minuteness of detail which does not leave a pin or button unnoticed" (7). Poe's controversial writing style, which has been given praise and criticism by others, cannot be compared to that of any other author. Poe was born on Janua ...
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Edgar Allan Poe Biography - 1,533 words
... told J. E, Snodgrass, "that the best thing his best friend could do would be to blow out his brains with a pistol he was ready to sink into the earth" (Krutch 5-6). On October 7, 1849, Poe whispered, "Lord Help my poor soul," and died forty years old (Wright 35). When Poe died he was buried in the Presbyterian graveyard where his grandparents and brother, Henry, were buried. After Poe's death Nathaniel Parker Willis said, "Poe is no more. He died at Baltimore on Sunday last, in the fortieth year of his age. He was a man of genius and a poet of remarkable power. Peace to his manes" (Carlson 33). "By knowing who one has been, one knows who one will be, and when and how one will die. Like ...
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Biography Of Hg Wells - 392 words
Herbert George Wells was born on September 21, 1866 in Bromley, Kent. Wells was an English author, political philosopher, sociologist, and historian. He was educated at the Normal School of Science in London, where he won a scholarship. Herbert worked as a draper's apprentice, bookkeeper, tutor, and journalist until 1895, when he became a full-time author. Wells married his cousin, Isabel Mary Wells in 1891, but in 1894 he ran off with Amy Catherine Robbins. She was a former pupil and in 1895, she became his second wife. He had a 10 year relationship with Rebecca West. That relationship produced one son, Anthony, in 1914. During his long life, Herbert was deeply concerned with and wrote abou ...
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Biography Of John Updike - 1,163 words
Sucking You In: The story of John Updike John Updike has been known for his short story and novel writing all throughout the last 30 years. He has something in his text that can just grab the reader and literally pull them into the story. Using his vivid imagination and his unique style of writing, he makes you feel like you are actually there. Weather it is in the middle of a sporting event, or on top of a snowy mountain preparing to start your voyage down on nothing but two thin pieces of metal. He has a way of relating to peoples real life problems. This is why John Updike is such an outstanding writer. Born and raised in Shillington, Pennsylvania in 1932, he lived in a not so wealthy fam ...
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Biography Of John Updike - 1,150 words
... to study it in college. But I am not studying it because I am good at it. I am studying it because I love it. Throughout all of the short stories that I read, I noticed a very consistent style in John Updikes writing. He uses many common methods in all or most of his stories. One of those methods that Updike used very frequently, but also very effectively, was imagery. This is when an author writes something and you can actually see, feel or taste it. In the short story Gesturing the phrase With this ring, I thee wed was used many times. This was done to help you, the reader, picture the love that he has for his wife. Only he doesnt actually realize it until he has lost her in the end of ...
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Stephen King Biography - 1,151 words
The most haunted of houses is the human mind. When you read that quote, what does it make you think? Well, it makes me think of one thing. It makes me think of all of the terrifying stories Ive read by the master of the macabre himself, Stephen Edwin King. His mind has conjured up countless novels and short stories to do none other than to scare you out of your mind. His style and vivid detail meticulously planted in every work he does is the reason for such reactions to his horrific books. I invite you to come and discover the man behind the horror and learn what inspires him to write such imaginative novels and short stories. Stephen Edwin King was born in Portland Maine in the year of 194 ...
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Stephen King Biography - 1,166 words
... station was going bankrupt. He was appalled. So he drove down to the radio station and he bought it right then and there. The station is WZON and is still on the air right this very minute. King is also in a hard rock band where he sings and plays the guitar. The band, called The Rock Bottom Remainders, puts on many concerts to benefit different charities (Beahm 72-73). Perhaps the most inspiration comes from the numerous towns that King has lived in over his lifetime. For example, the town of Orrington, Maine is the town that King and his wife lived in when they were first married. The town inspired him to write his smash novel Pet Sematary. There was a road, called Route 15, that runs ...
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Random Auto Biography - 698 words
I have *censored* my pants while running at a cross-country clinic in Santa Cruz. I told everyone the story without any shame at all. I once had a case of athletes foot so bad that almost my entire foot was covered in scabs. Nikki and I have been going out for almost 7 months. Its 4:00 in the morning right now. I have to wake up at 7 for an 8:00 class and I dont have any idea how Im going to do it. I copied off a smart friend all through high school, because even though I was perfectly capable of doing the work myself, I was just too lazy. I like to listen to lots of different kinds of music. I need to get a new car; mine is starting to disappoint me. My goal for my senior year of high schoo ...
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Al Gore Biography - 1,438 words
As the Vice President, and one of the main running candidates in the presidential race, Al Gore has a lot on his hands. He manages to handle a full family as well as his duties at work and running a, hopefully, successful race. His main challenge will be to convince the people of the United States that he is the best of all of the candidates. This may be somewhat of a challenge for the Vice President with a formidable foe to run against. He and his running mate, Joseph Lieberman, are to face the one and only George W. Bush, the son of the former president George Bush Sr. Now we will travel into the life that has led up to this competitive race, the life of Al Gore. We will also meet the peop ...
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Hitler, Adolf - Biography - 1,269 words
Adolf Hitler was responsible for more evil and suffering than any other man in modern history. There were many occurrences during his lifetime that triggered the outcome of what would happen later in history. Adolf Hitler was born in Braunau Am Inn, Austria, on April 20, 1889. As a child he did very poorly in his studies; he did not complete high school. He was a great artist and actor. 'He applied for admission to the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna but was rejected for lack of talent.' (Andreas Dorpalen, Microsoft Encarta Encyclopedia) He didn't let anyone stop him from what he wanted to accomplish. He was the greatest pubic speaker in his time. Later events reveal that Hitler was evil and ...
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Biography Of Erik Estrada - 828 words
(Frank Poncherello) Erik was born on March 16, 1949 as Henry Enrique Estrada in NY City. Back around 1968, he was in a dance troupe and earned $38 a week with free lunches and all the acting lessons he could take. In return, he had to perform daily in downtown Los Angeles. He had a 10-day hospital stay in August 1979 caused by on-set accident when he was thrown from his motorcycle and the 900-pound bike landed on him. At 5'10'', 160 pounds, he was an inch shorter and 15 pounds lighter than Wilcox. But his physical fitness routine helped him rebound from his injury: 240 situps and 120 push ups on a daily basis. He is going through custody disputes about his two boys and he has "a steady girl" ...
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A Percy Shelley Biography - 1,276 words
Every Romanticist is heavily indebted to Pickering & Chatto for their publication of a series of valuable sets of Romantic texts. From the Works of Mary Wollstonecraft (published in 1989), to the Novels and Selected Works of Mary Shelley (published in May 1996), and continuing with forthcoming editions of Hazlitt's and De Quincey's Selected Works, Pickering & Chatto continues to foster the study of Romantic writers with excellent scholarly editions. Under the general editorship of John Mullan, Pickering & Chatto offers us a new collection in their series of Romantic studies publications: Lives of the Great Romantic Poets . This three-volume set contains facsimile reproductions of biographica ...
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Biography And Theatre - 1,000 words
Shakespeare Shakespeare's plays form one of literature's greatest legacies. His plays are divided into comedies, histories and tragedies. Shakespeare plays have spawned thousands of performances, adaptations and films. From famous tragedies like Macbeth and King Lear to tragic love stories such as Romeo and Juliet to epic historic plays like Antony and Cleopatra, they enlighten, sadden, teach and most important of all, entertain any reader, spectator or learner. His Biography: Ironically enough, the very existence of the great Shakespeare is not a concrete fact, but an issue about which there is much argument. But there are documents to prove the existence of a person called Shakespeare, all ...
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