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Famous American Novelist Essay Examples

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The Evolution of the American Identity through the Figures of Famous Explorers and Colonizers
The American Identity could be considered and oxymoron in and of itself. From the very inception of explorers to the "New Land" to American culture today, Americans still don't have a firm grasp of whom they really are. In any event, I will attempt to trace the evolution of the American identity using tim...
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A Biography of Ernest Hemingway a Writer
Ernest Miller Hemingway is a well-known American author who wrote in the twentieth century. He has written several novels such as, A Farewell to Arms, For Whom the Bell Tolls, and The Old Man and the Sea. The Sun Also Rises was finished on April 1, 1926 and was published in October of 1926 (Selkirk 96, Bruccoli 75). The Sun...
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A Biography of Albert Einstein the Very Famous Physicist, Mathematician and a Genius
Albert Einstein Biography of: Albert Einstein Of all the scientists to emerge from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries there is one whose name is know by almost all-living people. While most of these people do not understand this man's work, everyone knows that its impact on the world of science and mathematics is asto...
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A Biography of Johannes Kepler a Famous Scientist and Mathematician
Johannes Kepler Johannes Kepler is now remembered for discovering the three laws of planetary motion, and writing about them in books that were published in 1609 and 1619. He also did important work in optics, discovered two new regular polyhedra, gave the first mathematical treatment of close packing of equal spheres, gav...
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A Biography of Charles Dickens a Famous 19th Century Novelist
The Life of Charles Dickens Charles Dickens was a nineteenth-century novelist who was and still is very popular. He was born in Landport, a region of Portsmouth, on February 7, 1812 (Kyle 1). Charles Dickens was the son of John Dickens and Elizabeth Barrow. John Dickens was a minor government official who worked in t...
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A Biography of Salman Rushdie a Writer
SALMAN RUSHDIE By Matthew Hanscom November 2000 Salman Rushdie was seen by some as a famous novelist with great skill at what he does and seen by others as a blasphemous heretic. Rushdie was born in June 1947 in Bombay, India as the only son out of four children. His family originates from Kashmir, so his first language...
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The Life and Work of Leo Nikolayevich Tolstoy, a Russian Novelist
Leo Tolstoi 1828-1910 In full Lev Nikolayevich, Count Tolstoy Leo Tolstoy was born at Yasnya Polyana, in the Tula Province. His fathers family was new to Russia. The grand duke of Moscow, at the time, gave the name Tolstoy to the family. The word tolstoy, in russian, literally means fat. His parents died when he was a ch...
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A Biography of Sir Walter Scott, a Scottish Novelist and Poet
Biography on Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832) Walter Scott was a Scottish novelist and poet. He worked as a translator, editor, biographer, and critic, and wrote novels and poems, making him one of the most prominent figures in English romanticism. He was born in Edinburgh, August 15, 1771. He was trained as a lawy...
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An Analysis of Tim O'Brien's Novels
Tim O'Brien is a highly acclaimed Vietnam War novelist. His depictions of the war are both gruesome and disturbing. O'Brien achieves such reality in his books by drawing material for his novels from his own experience. He uses imagination and fiction to find meaning in those experiences. The passions and ideas in his novels...
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The Importance of American Espionage During the Revolutionary War
The Evolution of Espionage in America Knowledge is power. It is as simple as that. Espionage is the secret gathering of information or intelligence. Intelligence refers to the processed information needed to make any decision. This could be used for business, military, economic, or political decisions. More often than not,...
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A Biography of Upton Beall Sinclair an American Novelist and Journalist
READ ALL ABOUT IT... UPTON SINCLAIR!! My cause is the Cause of a man who has never yet been defeated, and whose whole being is one all devouring, God-given holy purpose, declared Upton Beall Sinclair. This man is not only an American novelist, essayist, journalist, but also deeply involved in politics. He has accom...
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An Analysis of of Sylvia Plath's Themes and a Brief Biography of an American Poet, Novelist and Short Story Writer
  Plath deals with the themes she chooses to write about, such as death, suicide and depression, in a very interesting fashion. However, out of all her themes, the one that is the most interesting is her presentation of relationships between parents and children. The way in which she deals with this theme is very diffe...
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An Introduction to the Life of William Faulkner an American Novelist
Faulkner, William (1897-1962), American novelist, known for his epic portrayal, in some 20 novels, of the tragic conflict between the old and the new South. Faulkner's complex plots and narrative style alienated many readers of his early works, but he was recognized later as one of the greatest American writers. Born in Ne...
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A Report on the Trial One of the Pilot Billy Mitchell
My report is on the trial one of the all-time greatest pilots of the early nineteen-hundreds, Billy Mitchell. Billy became the first uniformed pilot to fly over enemy lines. He commanded one-thousand five-hundred fifty allied planes. He set the air speed record for that period of time of a screaming two-hundred and twenty-...
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A Biography of Sylvia Plath's Journey To Being A World Famous Poet
Sylvia Plath (1932-1963) Born to middle class parents in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, Sylvia Plath published her first poem when she was eight. Sensitive, intelligent, compelled toward perfection in everything she attempted, she was, on the surface, a model daughter, popular in school, earning straight A's, winning the be...
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A Biography of Edgar Allan Poe
Edgar Allan Poe was a famous American poet, short story writer, journalist, and literary critic who lived from 1809-1849. He was born in Boston on January 19th, 1809 and was orphaned at an early age, after which he was sent to live with a foster family (The Allans) in Richmond. He was never officially adopted by the Allans...
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A Comparison of Nathaniel Hawthorne and Edgar Allan Poe in Famous American Authors
Poe and Hawthorne were two American writers who have defined literature as we know it today. They greatly elevated the standards for short fictional stories (Poe Defines the Well Made Tale), and were the first to speak to the human heart and to convey truths that withstand the test of time (Hawthorne Introduces the Concept...
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A Description of Margaret Bourke as a Famous Photographer
Margaret Bourke- White never thought she would be a famous photographer. In 1921, when Margaret was 17, she went to college to study herpetology, or the study of snakes and reptiles. That same year her father died leaving her family with little money. To stay in college Margaret got a job taking and selling pictures of the...
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An Analysis of Walt Whitman a Famous American Poet Born in the West Hills of Long Island, New York
Walt Whitman, a famous American poet, was born on May 31, 1819 in
the West Hills of Long Island, New York. His mother's name was Loisia Van
Velsor, of Dutch descent., and amazingly could not read very well, if at
all. His dad was an English carpenter who probably could not read his son's
poetry. His parent's family consiste...
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An Overview of the Importance of the American Dream for Famous People
I have lived around the world and on my way I have many people who
have been living the American dream. Whether it was soccer stars, actors,
or even my own friends. Many people who are living this dream don't even
realize it because they want even more than they already have. We see them
as greedy. Even I feel that I am liv...
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A Biography of Jack London, a Famous American Writer
Jack London     Jack London (1876-1916) was easily the most successful and best-known writer in
America in the first decade of the 20th century. He is best known for his books,
The Call of the Wild, White Fang, and The Sea-Wolf, and a few short stories,
such as "To Build a Fire" and "The White Silence."...
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A Biography of Isadora Duncan a Famous Dancer
Isadora Duncan Isadora Duncan was a famous dancer who brought a new kind of dance to the world. She danced out the feelings from deep in her heart. Unlike other dancers in the late nineteenth century, Isadora Duncan danced with flowing motion. She was not a ballerina, and did not like to watch ballet dancers, with t...
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A Biography of Joan Bridge Baez, a Famous Folk Singer and Peace Activist
On January 9, 1941, in Staten Island, New York, Joan Bridge and Albert Baez, gave birth to their middle daughter Joan Bridge Baez (1, title page). Joan Bridge Baez is a famous folk-singer and peace activist. A little known fact about Joan Baez, is that she took on her parents Quaker Religious beliefs, which would e...
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A Biography of Famous African American Poet, Paul Lawrence Dunbar
Paul Lawrence Dunbar, was the first important African American Poet in American Literature and the first poet to write of both a black and white audience in a time when efforts were being made to re-establish slavery. He was also “the first African-American poet to garner national critical acclaim”(43). During his short...
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A Brief Biography of Ralph Waldo Emerson, a Poet
Ralph Waldo Emerson was a famous American essayist and poet. Through his life he faced many conflicts such as his career. He was one of America’s most influential authors and thinkers. Before Emerson began to write he was a minister. Emerson had to deal with many things throughout his life for example his health and family...
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