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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.
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.
Despite being a late starter, Charles Bukowski had many lovers in middle life. He wrote about his women extensively in his poems and fiction, often with humor. This article takes a look at the wives and girlfriends of Charles Bukowski.
Missed seeing I Am Not Your Negro in the movie theater. Awaiting its release in May on DVD, I composed a few, anticipatory thoughts.
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.
Elinor Wylie's life attracts more attention than her poems, but some of those poems are worth revisiting.
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
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.
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...
Writers have been using pen names for centuries but we readers sometimes forget that. You may be surprised at which famous authors use pen names and why.
Cinema was considered a lesser form of entertainment when it first appeared, but some intelligent writers could see the potential it had
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,...
Dante's Beatrice attraction was not based on unrequited love or adulterous lust. The poet's feelings for Beatrice were motivated by pure spiritual bliss.
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...
Whether or not one loves or hates the writing of Ernest Hemingway is never much of a consideration regarding his stature, as his stature as one of the finest of America's writers is cemented in history. The life of Earnest Hemingway was complex, and full of danger, intrigue, and adventure, just like his writing, the man was totally unique.
Robert Frost is America's most beloved poet. He considered himself a "lone wolf." While other poets were clinging to schools of poetry, he clung only to poetry itself.
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.
At a time when women couldn’t vote young Nellie Bly was undaunted by the barriers placed in her path by her gender.
Lydia Sigourney achieved fame and financial reward for her writing in her own lifetime, but her compositions have not stood the test of time.
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.
With another book in the bookstores and a singing appearance at the upcoming Nobel Prize gala, Patti Smith is maturing as a writer
Successful writers have come from all walks of life. Some writers such as Mark Twain, never attended college, while others, including Jack Kerouac and Jack London, dropped out of their academic studies for a variety of reasons.
If anyone ever asked you to define the word brilliant just say these words; Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie!
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.
Edward Taylor immigrated to the United States of America on April 26, 1668, from England. Thomas H. Johnson discovered Taylor's poetry manuscripts at the Yale University library in 1939.
Anne Sexton's poetry is unique in that it confronts mental illness head on, gives direct access to the heart and soul of a troubled mother, artist and poet. 'I hold back nothing,' she wrote. So true.
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.
As writers, we love to hear what goes on in the mind of other writers, especially "successful" ones, for lack of a better term. Here is a sampling of writers of fame, infamy, and obscurity.