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Pulitzer Prize Essay Examples

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A Biography of Ernest Hemingway: The Man and His Works
Ernest Hemingway The Man and His Work On July 2, 1961, a writer whom many critics call the greatest writer of this century, a man who had a zest for adventure, a winner of the Nobel Prize and the Pulitzer Prize, a man who held esteem everywhere on that July day, that man put a shotgun to his head and killed himself. That ma...
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Is the Internet Slowing Human Mind?
In an era where the Internet is one of the most used technologies in the
world, are humans becoming dependent to it? Are people having trouble
reading, finding information or solving problems without the web? This
is what concerns Nicolas Carr an American writer who was a finalist in
2011 for the Pulitzer Prize in General N...
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A Biography of Thornton Niven Wilder a Pulitzer Prize Winner
Despite the three Pulitzer prizes awarded him, Thornton Wilder may very well [have turned] out to be one of the few enduring writers of our time...There have been countless other authors who in his day have been far more 'discussed.' That was inevitable for a man who has neither hastened to follow nor troubled to oppose the...
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The Works of America's Leading 20th-Century Poet, Robert Lee Frost
Robert Lee Frost, b. San Francisco, Mar. 26, 1874, d. Boston, Jan. 29, 1963, was one of America's leading 20th-century poets and a four-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize. Although his verse forms are traditional, he was a pioneer in interplay of rhythm and meter and the poetic use of vocabulary of everyday speech. His poetr...
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Ernest Hemingway: The Life of a Great Man
Earnest Hemingway: The Life of a Great Man Through out literary history many writers have come and gone, yet only the greatones are the ones to be remembered. One of these memorable writers was Earnest Hemmingway. Through a life of uncertainty, he managed to become a world renowned writer. Through his time in the war and...
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The Controversial Points of The Color Purple Should Be Discussed in the Classroom
Banned or Not? “Just say You gonna do what your mammy wouldn’t. First he put his thing up against my hip and sort of wiggle it around. Then he grab hold my titties. Then he push his thing inside my *censored*. When that hurt, I cry. He start to choke me, saying You better shut up and get used to it.” (Walker 1-2) If you...
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A Review of Tennessee Williams' 1958 Book "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof"
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof was published by Tennessee Williams in 1958. This Pulitzer Prize- Winning Drama is a passion that besets a wealthy Southern family whose lives are stripped of pretense in a shattering moment of revelation. In this drama, a wealthy land owner, Big Daddy is celebrating his sixty-fifth birthday. The f...
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A Biography of Elliott Carter the Two Time Reciever of Pulitzer Prize Award
Composer Elliott Carter was born on December 11 1908, but his age might mislead people about his placement in the history of music. This can be seen in a quote by another famous composer Pierre Boulez, twenty years younger than Carter, "He does not belong in the generation into which he was born; he really belongs to m...
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The Literary Life of Gwendolyn Elizabeth Brooks
Gwendolyn Elizabeth Brooks was born on June 7, 1917, in Topeka, Kansas. Her parents were David Anderson Brooks and Keziah Wims Brooks. Her mother had come home to Topeka from Chicago to give birth to her child. When Gwendolyn was one month old, the family returned to Chicago. Despite her extensive travels and periods in som...
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A Biography of Edith Wharton
Edith Wharton - THE BIOGRAPHY Edith Wharton - THE BIOGRAPHY Edith Wharton was born on January 24, 1862 under the name Edith Newbold Jones. She was born in New York, the great state. Her parents were George Frederic Jones and Lucretia Rhinelander, who were descendants of Dutch and English colonists...
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A Biography of Sylvia Plath
The first time I came into contact with Sylvia Plaths poem was in an English poetry class. I was deeply impressed by her poem, Mirror and I heard the instructor saying that Sylvia Plath ended her life by killing herself. This piece of news aroused my interest in Sylvia Plath ,and pushed me to get to know more about her. The...
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A Biography of Charles Lindbergh
Lindbergh, Charles Augustus (1902-1974), American aviator, engineer, and Pulitzer Prize winner, who was the first person to make a nonstop solo flight across the Atlantic.
Lindbergh was born February 4, 1902, in Detroit. He attended the University of Wisconsin for two years but withdrew to attend a flying school in Lincoln,...
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An Essay on Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt
Informal Essay on Angelas Ashes Angelas Ashes is a moving book full of poverty, suffering, and death that shows that no matter how difficult things seem, the hard tines can always be overcome. Angela and Malachy McCourt, both Irish, were married in America after a passionate night together that ended up producing their firs...
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A Critical Analysis of the Poem "The Bean Eaters"
A Critical Analysis of Her Work is the female poet who has been most responsive to changes in the black community, particularly in the communitys vision of itself. The first African American to be awarded a Pulitzer Prize; she was considered one of Americas most distinguished poets well before the age of fifty. Known for h...
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An Analysis of Susan Glaspell's Trifles
The soul selects its own society just as two citizens must choose between being an extension of the law or concealing some incriminating evidence and Eveline chooses to abandon her exciting life and remain with the family that needs her. Susan Glaspell presents a dilemma in which Mrs. Wright has chosen to respond to her hu...
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An Analysis of the Sporting Events in John Updike's Short Stories and Novels
Sucking You In: The story of John Updike John Updike has been known for his short story and novel writing all throughout the last 30 years. He has something in his text that can just grab the reader and literally pull them into the story. Using his vivid imagination and his unique style of writing, he makes you feel like y...
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An Analysis of Trifles, a Drama by Susan Glaspell
ESSAY 2 Throughout time women have broken off the shorter end of the stick against men. Even when women have been correct and justified in their opinions, they have often been ignored and had their opinions and thoughts vanquished. Sometimes men will amuse women by taking their thoughts into consideration, but many times t...
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An Introduction to the Life of John Ernst Steinbeck an American Author
John Ernst Steinbeck was an American author, famous for his novels concerning the poor and the oppressed Californian farmers and laborers of the 1930's and 1940's, who were victimized by industry and finance. His most famous novel, The Grapes of Wrath, won the 1940 Pulitzer Prize. His main themes involved the struggles of t...
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A Summary of John F. Kennedy's Profiles in Courage
Profiles In Courage, John F. Kennedy Summary The Pulitzer Prize-winning account of men of principle, integrity and bravery in American politics was here available in President John F. Kennedy’s Profiles In Courage. Eight men who served the United States Government were selected by John F. Kennedy as models of virtue an...
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The Inspirations from Arthur Miller's Play Writing
Inspirational is only one word to describe the writer Arthur Miller. He was an inspiration to many through his play writing. Throughout his life he has had success that many dream of but can not achieve. One never expects success to happen so quickly like it happened to Arthur Miller. (Glassman 56) Arthur Miller was born a...
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A Review of Frank McCourt's Novel "Angela's Ashes"
The Making of a Masterpiece When a critically acclaimed Irish writer wins numerous literary awards, including the Pulitzer Prize, for an autobiography, one becomes intrigued as to what made this man's life so interesting. Everyone has heard the rags-to-riches story of the poor boy that grows up to become a success. Frank M...
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A Biography of Alexander Murray Palmer a Journalist
Journalist, writer. Alexander Murray Palmer Haley was born in Ithaca, New York, on August 11, 1921. He grew up in Henning, Tennessee, and graduated from high school at age 15. Haley studied at State Teachers College in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, for two years, and joined the Coast Guard in 1939. He started out as a mes...
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A Biography of Gwendolyn Brooks, the First African-American to Win Pulitzer Prize
Brooks, Gwendolyn Poet, writer. Born June 7, 1917, in Topeka, Kansas. Throughout most of the twentieth century, Gwendolyn Brooks was a lyrical chronicler of the black urban experience in America. In 1950, she became the first African-American poet to win the Pulitzer Prize. Brooks grew up on the South Side of Chicago, Il...
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The Piano Lesson by August Wilson Snagged the Pulitzer Prize in 1990
Andrea Ayers TH 113 Voice and Diction Critique: The Piano Lesson The Piano Lesson is a masterpiece in itself, earning a Pulitzer Prize in 1990. However, this particular play has elements not typical of modern plays. It has the quintessential plot that encompasses a conflict. On the surface, the conflict is between Boy Wi...
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Woodrow Wilson and the Nobel Peace Prize
Over the years many people have won great prizes in many ways. Some have won it for sports and some for acts. Although many prizes have been awarded, one of the most notable prize is the Nobel Peace Prize. Though over 90 laureates have won the prize, one of the most notable was an American, Woodrow Wilson. ("Nobel Peace Pri...
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