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The Irrepressible Individual in the Works of Shirley Jackson

Throughout her life, Shirley Jackson struggled with a conflict between her dogged individuality and society’s requirement that she adhere to its norms and standards. Jackson saw a second level of human nature, an inner identity lurking beneath the one which outwardly conforms with society’s expectations. Society’s repression of her individuality haunted Jackson in her personal…

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Personality,

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Art and Craft of Writing

In the deeper layers of the modern consciousness, all means are unlawful, every attempt to succeed is an act of aggression, leaving one alone and guilty and defenseless among enemies: one is punished for success. Robert Warshow This is a quote from the famous essay The Gangster as Tragic Hero, a classic example of film…

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Incredible Diction by Edgar Allen Poe

Poe’s Use Of Diction Born in 1809, losing his parents and contact with his siblings before the age of three, Edgar Allen Poe had no idea that he was destined to be a great writer. Before he mysteriously died in 1849, he wrote many tales, including poems and short stories, which immortalized his name. The…

Edgar Allan Poe,

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Moliere

Molire, pseudonym of JEAN BAPTISTE POQUELIN (1622-73), French dramatist, and one of the greatest of all writers of comedies. His universal comic types still delight audiences; his plays are often produced and have been much translated. Molire was born in Paris on January 15, 1622, the son of a wealthy tapestry maker. From an early…

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Herman

An anti- transcendentalist or not Melville, Herman (1819-91), American novelist, a major literary figure whose exploration of psychological and metaphysical themes foreshadowed 20th-century literary concerns but whose works remained in obscurity until the 1920s, when his genius was finally recognized. Melville was born August 1, 1819, in New York City, into a family that had…

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Novel,

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Few writers of the twentieth century have made

  Through the description of these absurd circumstances, Silverstein was able to entertain readers of all ages. In Sely Fridays reference to a biography, Shel Silverstein was quoted as saying, ” . . . I would much rather have been a good baseball player or a hit with the girls. But I couldn’t play ball,…

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Dylan Thomas – And Death Shall Have No Dominion

Dylan Thomas – And Death Shall Have No Dominion The Author and His Times When, in 1939, W. H. Auden and Christopher Isherwood set sail for the United States, the so-called ‘All the fun’ age ended. Auden’s generation of poets’ expectations came to nothing after the end of the Spanish Civil War, and they, disillusioned,…

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Upton Sinclair, the Author of Sliding Tales and Jokes

Upton Sinclair was an American writer whose works reflects not only the inside but also the socialists view on things. Upton sinclair was born in Baltimore, Maryland. He was born into a family which held to it’s Southern aristocracy in every thing that was done. When Sinclair was ten years old, the family packed up…

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Earth by Jules Verne and the Time Machine by Herbert George Wells

The two books have some things in common and a lot more differences. In this paper, I will compare and contrast the main characters, conflicts, setting, plot patterns, general differences, plot, point of view, opinions, and my critique. First of all, the two books have different characters. In Journey to the Center of the Earth…

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Ts Eliot – Ezra Pound Comparison

The essay “Tradition and the Individual Talent” by T. S. Eliot incorporates many ideas sympathetic to those found in Pound’s poetry, thus allowing Pound to be comprehended more completely by one who has first read Eliot’s essay. If one were to read Eliot’s essay, he could in turn pick up ideas central to understanding Pound’s…

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