Essays Tagged: "literary career"

Washington Irving, comparing "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and !The Devil and Tom Walker"

3, 1783 in Tarrytown, New York. His father was a merchant and owned an import business. Irving had literary influences early in his life. He was friends with Edgar Allen Poe, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and ... d to follow his father's footsteps in the family business.' (p. 187)Irving had many writings in his literary career. His works include The Sketchbook, A History of New York, The Devil and Tom Walker, ...

(3 pages) 91 0 4.0 Nov/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Literary contributions of King Alfred the Great

Our understanding of the literary achievements of King Alfred depend very muchupon what we believe about his early education. ... that he reached his twelfth birthday before helearned to read (Keynes 75), then we must reckon his literary career as a phenomenonwhich can only be described, not explained. Or, if that is not satisf ... d it was to the need of books for these scholars in their own tongue thatwe owe his most remarkable literary effort.Alfred emersed himself in his books as he found them -- they were popularmanuals of ...

(5 pages) 55 0 3.5 Nov/1996

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Rudyard Kipling

e. Then in 1882 he returned to Bombay where he started to work for the Anglo-Indian newspapers. His literary career started with Departmental Ditties, which was published in 1886. He was a prolific wr ...

(5 pages) 56 1 5.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature > Authors

To what extent does Dickens seek to demonstrate truth through non-realistic and symbolic strategies of representation as well as through realism?

ctations" are good proof for the above statement. Both are written in the second period of Dickens' literary career, a period marked with pessimism, cynicism and indignation.Dickens demonstrates exact ...

(5 pages) 60 0 4.5 Sep/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The life of Edgar Allan Poe.

r the name "Edgar A. Perry", because his uncle wanted him to become a lawyer instead of following a literary career. When he was discharged from the army in 1829, he had attained the rank of sergeant ... ive an inheritance. Poe deliberately broke regulations to force his dismissal from West Point.Poe's literary career first began with poetry. He published two volumes of poetry before he became disappo ...

(1 pages) 25 0 4.3 Oct/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Biographies

Rudyard Kipling

e. Then in 1882 he returned to Bombay where he started to work for the Anglo-Indian newspapers. His literary career started with Departmental Ditties, which was published in 1886. He was a prolific wr ...

(5 pages) 43 0 5.0 Jan/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature > Authors

Mark Twain and his style of writing

r as a writer. Twain's name and image were used in the market place from the very beginnings of his literary career in the 1860s until his death in 1910.By 1869, Twain was being included in decks. The ...

(1 pages) 31 0 3.0 Jun/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

A complete analysis of Emily Dickinson's poem, "The soul selects her own Society"

elects her own Society" is one of the greatest poems written by Emily Dickinson. It personifies her literary career to the "t" with the upmost descriptiveness. This poem describes a difficult selectio ... rts of the poem.The Emily Dickinson poem, "The Soul selects her own Society", is a great example of literary art and beautiful descriptiveness. It allows the reader numerous opportunities to relate to ...

(3 pages) 66 0 5.0 Dec/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Robert Frost

es in addition to, or instead of, its notional and semantic content. It consists largely of oral or literary works in which language is used in a manner that is felt by its user and audience to differ ... st is considered to be one of the most popular American poets of the twentieth century. Through his literary career he has been both celebrated and commended for his works as a poet. His simplistic st ...

(4 pages) 64 0 4.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

Write a critical appreciation of "Hawk Roosting" bearing in mind the stylistic devices used.

"Hawk Roosting" is one of the many poems published by Ted Hughes during his literary career dealing with animal and nature. In this poem we have a Hawk who thinks that everythi ...

(5 pages) 34 0 5.0 Dec/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

The reflections of gore vidal

ng to American Writers "The consequences of publishing a gay novel in 1948 were severe, and Vidal's literary career nearly ground to a premature halt" (681). With the publication of The City and the P ... oduct of Mailer being drunk and calling Vidal "queer." The story told by Karen Rood in her American Literary Almanac is that both guests declined but agreed to come on the show separately and were boo ...

(8 pages) 20 0 1.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

Candide 2

In these two literary works, Voltaire's "Candide" and Alexander Popes "A Modest Proposal" They use satire in a di ... nd the other to show us the harsh realities of the world.Swift's "A Modest Proposal" In his lengthy literary career, Jonathan Swift wrote many stories that used a broad range of voices that were used ...

(6 pages) 15 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Candide

In these two literary works, Voltaire's "Candide" and Alexander Popes "A Modest Proposal" They use satire in a di ... nd the other to show us the harsh realities of the world.Swift's "A Modest Proposal" In his lengthy literary career, Jonathan Swift wrote many stories that used a broad range of voices that were used ...

(6 pages) 12 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

T.S. Eliot

out on his own. He finally had the chance. He devoted his life now to learning and writing. Eliot?s literary career began early in life. His first publication, "A Tale of A Whale,?" was in an issue of ... ulating enough for Elliot. To keep Eliot?s writing a major part of his life, he created a quarterly literary magazine in 1922 entitled The Criterion. This magazine was unique because Elliot allowed a ...

(10 pages) 36 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

The Gothic Themes Of The House Of Seven Gables

e Blithedale Romance which made more then enough money for him and his wife and was the peak of his literary career. Nathaniel Hawthorne's The House of the Seven Gables can be best appreciated for got ...

(3 pages) 2283 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The Music Of Chance

in France. He did live in France for a while, and has translated several French works. Early in his literary career, he was known as a poet, and had several of his poems published in various literary ... published in various literary journals. He also wrote several essays and conducted interviews with literary figures during this time.Things began to change in the late 70s. His father died, which ...

(18 pages) 7 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Psychological Theories & Authors

The Invisible Man

riting in those times. But not until he published his first novel "The Time Machine" (1895) did his literary career start. He was a great believer in socialism, science and progress, he outraged socie ...

(8 pages) 12 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > Central & Southamerican History

The Awakening: General Criticism

The literary public described Kate Chopin?s most famous novel The Awakening as "Too strong a drink for m ... ted a warm reception in the days following the novel?s release, critics were already sharpening the literary knives with which they would dissect both the amoral disposition of Edna Pontellier and the ... s regarded the novel as vulgar, unwholesome, unholy, and a misappropriation of Chopin?s exceptional literary talent.Because Chopin?s earlier works had met substantial success, however, most critics ac ...

(4 pages) 29 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

Gottfried Keller

Other Literary FormsIn addition to his novels and novellas, Gottfried Keller wrote some masterful lyric po ... ed in the Gedichte (1846; poems) and Neuere Gedichte (1851; recent poems). He also wrote political, literary, and cultural essays, collected in volumes 21 and 22 of Sämtliche Werke (1926-1948; co ... oetic realism and considered by many the greatest Swiss writer of the nineteenth century, began his literary career in the 1840’s with only modest outward success. Even at the publication of the ...

(23 pages) 14 0 0.0 Apr/2009

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Biographies