Talking Back to Whitman Family Origins Walt Whitman, arguably America's most influential and innovative poet, was born into a working class family in West Hills on Long Island, on May 31,just thirty years after George Washington was inaugurated as the first president of the newly formed United States. Walt Whitman was named after his father, a carpenter and farmer who was 34 years old when Whitman was born. Trained as a carpenter but struggling to find work, he had taken up farming by the time Walt was born, but when Walt was just about to turn four, Walter Sr.
Also unlike most book reviewers, I can choose to write about only the books I do enjoy. Over two hundred years ago, the great scholar and wit Dr. Or if he did, he was a blockhead! In addition, I notice with surprise and delight that every single one is by a living author, all but one published within the last decade.
Biography of Louisa May Alcott Louisa May Alcott was born on November 29, , to Abigail “Abba” May Alcott and Amos Bronson Alcott. She was born in Pennsylvania, but she largely grew up near Boston and Concord, Massachusetts. Louisa May Alcott biography Louisa May Alcott (–) Louisa May Alcott was an American poet and novelist known above all for the novels Little Women () and Good Wives () about the childhood and adolescence of four sisters, based on her own childhood experience. Born on 29 November in Germantown (now part of Philadelphia), Pennsylvania, Louisa May Alcott was the second daughter of Abigail `Abba’ May (), women’s suffrage and abolitionist advocate and Amos Bronson Alcott (), transcendentalist philosopher and education and social reformer who helped found the controversial and pioneering Temple School in Boston, Massachusetts.
That says a great deal about my feelings toward the state of modern fiction. But still, that is a daunting number of books to face up to writing about.
Perhaps, to a blockhead, that reason alone makes it worth the effort to try. And yet, whatever techniques and preoccupations they employ to tell their stories, their accomplishment is the same — they spin a good tale, and delight the reader. And not only this reader, for in most cases these titles were well-reviewed and even fairly widely read.
For these are all books that I genuinely loved, and wanted to write about, for one reason or another. No one but a blockhead ever wrote except for love. John Barth published his first novel, The Floating Opera, in In one of his later non-fiction pieces, Mr.
Barth describes a young writer in a small house in Upstate New York with a full teaching load and a young family. His writing is accomplished in stolen hours, with the aid of earplugs and amphetamines.
Barth has produced a steady monument of works large and small, all interwoven with mythology, history, magic realism, unconventional techniques, and dark or ribald humor. Telegraph Avenue, Michael Chabon Michael Chabon was born inplacing him among the generation of authors coming into their maturity right now.
Some are in full flight, confidently wielding the experience and skill they have gained, yet maintaining their youthful enthusiasm — writing for the love of it, perhaps the need of it. Michael Chabon is a shining example. His first novel, The Mysteries of Pittsburgh, published when he was just 25, was followed by great success Pulitzer Prize, major motion picturesand he is still aiming higher and wider.
One side biographical note that I think is instructive: Yet he had accepted an advance for the novel — half of which had already gone to his ex-wife — plus invested all of that irreplaceable time on it, five years of his life. However, he forced himself to abandon it, and used that experience as material for his next novel, Wonder Boyswhich became a huge critical and commercial success as both novel and film.
Just caught the rhyme myself — nice.Family Origins. Walt Whitman, arguably America's most influential and innovative poet, was born into a working class family in West Hills on Long Island, on May 31, , just thirty years after George Washington was inaugurated as the first president of the newly formed United States.
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