Shel Silverstein was blessed with many talents. Read on to know more about this great American personality.
In December (2016) Bob Dylan will be awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature, even though he is known primarily for his recorded music and searing lyrics.
F. Scott Fitzgerald with only daughter, "Scottie." www.google.com Born to the most famous and celebrated couple of the 20th century, during the Jazz Age, an era that her father named himself, Frances Scott Fitzgerald was born in 1921 in St. Paul,...
All of you young people who served in the war. You are a lost generation.... You have no respect for anything. You drink yourselves to death – Gertrude Stein
Stephen King, a master of horror, and one of my favorite entertainers. A look at the life and work of the great horror master, Stephen King.
Sylvia Plath has been sadly memorialized by her suicide more than her body of work. What people seem to miss is that Plath changed an entire hemisphere of readers and writers, influencing many of the top thinkers today. What is in the history of this woman, so understood for her mental instability and talent for writing?
Here is a list of the top five Indian women writers writing in English. They are famous and internationally acclaimed writers.
Louis Bromfield was one of the more interesting authors of the 20th century in my opinion, as the somewhat flamboyant man lived a fascinating life, leaving the United States to live in France, and then returning to the United States as World War II...
A broken tree on Mt. Petit Jean, golden droplets of resin could become pure amber in centuries. There's a common myth that artists, writers and people in creative professions suffer from mental illness. Specific famous artists like Van Gogh and...
Missed seeing I Am Not Your Negro in the movie theater. Awaiting its release in May on DVD, I composed a few, anticipatory thoughts.
Since the advent of film, there have been over 20 film and TV adaptations of Charlotte Bronte's classic Jane Eyre. Here is an examination of Jane Eyre's film history and other adaptations on the stage and other media.
Beat generation is a literary movement that evolved during the 1940s and 1950s in America. It influenced the 1960’s political and counter-cultural movements by American youth significantly.
If anyone ever asked you to define the word brilliant just say these words; Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie!
Zane Grey called Arizona "My Beloved Arizona" and found inspiration for writing his Western novels there. He built a cabin in the Rim Country, but after a dispute in 1929 he never returned.
The Hon. Louise Bennett-Coverley is a hero to poets, storytellers, entertainers, and Jamaicans at home and abroad. Her works were witty and informational. They are historical pieces that changed the way people all over the world views the Jamaican Patios.
Looking for authors who share your initials? I've compiled this list of popular authors with the initials CK.
This essay is a biographical analysis of Jonathan Swift, his satirical poem "Elegy on the Death of a late Famous General," and the neoclassical period throughout which he lived.
Edinburgh has been known as a 'City of Letters' especially from the early 18th century to the present day. From the days of the quill and the pen to the laptop era here are the leading lights.
With another book in the bookstores and a singing appearance at the upcoming Nobel Prize gala, Patti Smith is maturing as a writer