C-span's american writers: a journey through history explores american history through the lives and works of american writers who have influenced the course of our nation essays and life. Matthew arnold (24 december 1822 - 15 april 1888) was an english poet and cultural critic who worked as an inspector of schools he was the son of thomas arnold, the famed headmaster of rugby school, and brother to both tom arnold, literary professor, and william delafield arnold, novelist and colonial administrator. The american library association condemns censorship and works to ensure free access to information every year, the office for intellectual freedom (oif) compiles a list of the top ten most challenged books in order to inform the public about censorship in libraries and schools. In the early 1990s, benson donated a series of papers and her underwood typewriter to the smithsonian institution's national museum of american history and in 1993 the university of iowa held a widely-publicized nancy drew conference, after which benson finally got the public credit and adulation she deserved.
2 the gilded age (1873), the novel co-authored by mark twain and charles dudley warner that named the era, is a wonderfully sharp satire on american manners and morals, an early guide to. In we are the ones we have been waiting for, alice walker, pulitzer prize winning author of the color purple, draws on her deep spiritual grounding, her passionate political convictions and her extraordinary literary gifts to give us a series of meditations on the universal struggles for wisdom, justice, and peace. I had hours to kill before my family got up, so i started thinking of what historians and books had most influenced my view of american history, and i came up with a list of ten.
The 50 best books of 2017 he created two popular mystery series for the bbc, divided by the second american civil war of 2074-2093 the conflict starts when the president attempts to. A series of essays makes the case for equality in the american south the second sex by simone de beauvoir populated by famous women from throughout history. 50 best short books for busy people non-fiction books 1 the art of war - sun tzu the art of war is a military book written in ancient china, in the spring and autumn period (770-476 bc.
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American writer suzanne collins is the author of the bestselling the hunger games series and the underland chronicles the youngest of four children, suzanne collins was born on august 10, 1962. Whether it was a scandalous story of sex or simply taking issue with a talking pig, many people have found reasons to ban some of the world's best and most famous books court cases have been fought, books have been burned, and fatwas have been issued discover the fascinating histories of 12. African american literature, body of literature written by americans of african descent beginning in the pre-revolutionary war period, african american writers have engaged in a creative, if often contentious, dialogue with american letters. Regarding american imperialism in the we know that some people hold it against martin that he kills off popular characters in his famous a song of ice and fire series but you shouldn't. Web du bois was an american scholar and human rights activist, a respected author and historian of literature his literature and studies analyzed the unreachable depths of american racism du bois' seminal work is a collection of 14 essays titled the souls of black folk (1903.
In a series of engaging and lively essays, andrew taylor sets each work and its author firmly in historical context, summarizes the content of the work in question, and explores its wider influence and legacy. This tender story -- one of the most famous titles in the short story genre -- is a must-read the story is about a young couple and how they meet the challenge of buying each other a christmas gifts when they don't have enough money. Ralph waldo emerson (1803-1882), american transcendentalist poet, philosopher, lecturer, and essayist wrote nature (1836) to go into solitude, a man needs to retire as much from his chamber as from society.
Beatrix potter (1866-1943) english conservationist, best known as the author of tales of peter rabbit (1902) and other books in the series, such as the tale of squirrel nutkin (1903) potter also drew the illustrations to accompany the stories. American pioneers and patriots series (english) (as author) captain william kidd and others of the buccaneers (english) (as author) the child at home: the principles of filial duty, familiarly illustrated (english) (as author. Enid blyton (1897-1968) british children's writer, known for series such as the famous five, the secret seven wrote an estimated 800 books over 40 years wrote an estimated 800 books over 40 years. Her essay, the throwaways, received notable mention in best american essays and best american nonrequired reading her debut novel, a tiny upward shove , is forthcoming with farrar, straus, & giroux.
From feminist essays to wonder woman stories, these are the 30 female-written books you need to read this march — aka women's history month. The titular essay from this collection — which honestly you should just read — is an ambitious and candid discussion of the passing of his father during a time of great racial turmoil. Nathaniel hawthorne, born on july 4, 1804 in salem, massachusetts was an american short story writer and romance novelist who experimented with a broad range of styles and genres.