I was frustrated; this is my field after all, and I like to be able to answer questions like this. He is considered to be one of the most influential writers of the 20th century. The premier radical theatre of the decade was the 1931—41 under and , which became best known for presenting the work of. Buck House in October, 1998, the U. She died in Danby, Vermont, U. Visit Henry David Thoreau 1817-1862 An author, philosopher and naturalist, the Concord, Mass. Visit Herman Melville 1819-1891 New York City-born Melville is best remembered for his 1851 masterpiece Moby-Dick, an epic novel about a ferocious whale that destroys a whaling ship, its vengeful captain and crew.
Mata Hari was a Dutch dancer who was a spy for France during World War I. Hemingway was a Man - a real man who loved adventure, danger, women, more women, soldiers, wars, courage, personal honor, living to the fullest, passionate women, more and more women — grace under pressure. Based on their interviews, he wrote his world famous 31,000-worded article which is considered the finest work of journalism in the 20th century. As far as writing short stories goes, he has 3 well known stories. Almost in reach, his dream is undone by plagues of biblical and Faulknerian proportions: racism, incest, war, fratricide, pride, and jealousy.
First List of the Top Ten Books of the 20th Century 1. Bonnie Parker, the infamous lover and partner in crime with Clyde Barrow, traveled around the Midwest in the 1930s robbing banks and stores and killing people along the way. His works were greatly influenced by French existential philosophers, such as Jean Paul Sartre and Albert Camus, and as such hold themes of despair, disillusionment and irrationality. America really has dominated modern English literature — not just in the pulp fiction arena but in serious literature as well. Beyond the Horizon first performed 1920 , 1921 , 1924 , and 1946 were naturalistic works, while 1920 and 1922 made use of the techniques developed in German drama in the period 1914—24. The Ramsays and their eight children vacation with an assortment of scholarly and artistic houseguests by the Scottish seaside. Copeland, an African-American physician, Jake, an alcoholic labor organizer, and other lonely people rejected and oppressed by the harsh injustices of their world.
She received the Nobel Prize for Literature from King Gustav V of Sweden in 1938. It isn't an exact science but, like music reviewers, you find one you trust and go with it. Songs My Mother Taught Me 1994 Source: Hungry Mind Review, Spring 1999 The content of this page may belong to the author. In several cases, I singled out novels that are more obscure i. Ali Mazrui came up with the idea of a list of Africa's 100 best books in order to direct the world's attention on the achievements of African writers who have had their work published during the 20th century. Edith Wharton - The House of Mirth Lily Bart is a poor socialite in 1890s New York determined to make a brilliant marriage and satisfy her desire for luxury, though she is tempted by the possibility of a love match with Lawrence Seldon, whose fortune isn't up to her standards. American novelist Toni Morrison has won both the Nobel and Pulitzer prizes for her landmark, beautifully written works that explore the African-American experience.
It may not be reposted on any Web site, newsgroup, mailing list, or other publicly available electronic format. Africa South of the Sahara, Topics: African Literature and Writers on the Internet An annotated guide to internet resources on African writers and literature, maintained by Karin Fung, Stanford University. So I decided to draw up a list—a list of major works that would serve as a starting point and overview of 20th Century American fiction. After visiting the Pearl S. The Great Gatsby was also recently made into an award winning movie. His writings concerning authoritative states, technology, and the human condition still serve as a warning for us all. Like Louisa May Alcott's Work, this novel is a searing depiction of the crippling limitations women faced in a world in which their work was undervalued, underpaid, and under-respected and marriage their best chance at wealth.
But the French began to suspect she was a double agent, also working for the Germans, and she was executed by firing squad in October 1917. A real treat for readers who loved L'Engle's works as kids. Sally Ride was the first American woman in space, with her trip on the space shuttle Challenger in 1983. Visit or Nathaniel Hawthorne 1804-1864 Known for his stories about sin, guilt and witchcraft in Puritan New England, the Salem, Mass. Visit Jack London 1876-1916 Drawing on his experiences as a sailor, gold prospector and adventurer, San Francisco-born London wrote a profusion of stirring stories, including tales about canines in the frozen North and voyages on the high seas in his best-selling novels: The Call of the Wild, 1903; The Sea-Wolf, 1904; and White Fang, 1906.
It consists of an introduction, the top twelve list, the top hundred list, and a selection of Web resources. She is best known for her novel Good Earth which is the first volume of the trilogy The House of Earth. Set in Canfield's native Vermont, the story is about Timothy Hulme, headmaster of the Clifford Academy, his love for a schoolteacher twenty years his junior, and the conflict he must face when a trustee leaves a much needed gift to the academy that would require the school to exclude Jews and girls, as well as many of the local students. She was an astrophysicist who was a mission specialist on the shuttle and is credited with breaking this extremely solid glass ceiling. She shared information she received from members of the German military with the French government. Are 1900 and 2000 meaningful start and end dates? Madeleine L'Engle - The Small Rain L'Engle is better known for her many works for young adults, but her adult novels deserve equal recognition.
Cather's gorgeous descriptions of Colorado and Arizona are merely the icing on the cake. The eventful period that followed the war left its imprint upon books of all kinds. The 2002 Zimbabwe International Book Fair 30 July-3 August was devoted to the Best Book project. Stephen King King is one of the most popular authors in America, and a very prolific writer as well. John O'Hara - A Rage to Live This novel set in small-town Pennsylvania tells the story of Grace Caldwell, an heiress whose rebellion against the rigid constraints imposed on the women of her time makes her notorious and involves her in numerous scandals. I also had several major anthologies of American literature, but I had no link, article, book, or other resource to offer, nothing really that might guide his curiosity. Inappropriate The list including its title or description facilitates illegal activity, or contains hate speech or ad hominem attacks on a fellow Goodreads member or author.