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Heroic And Compassion Ernest Hemingway
267 wordsErnest Hemingway: Fiction, Heroic and Compassion Ernest Hemingway is lauded as one of the greatest American writers of the twentieth century. He expressed on his writing courage and compassion in a world of violence and death. His combination of fiction and heroic code behavior defined him as one of the great writers of our time. Considered a master of the understood prose style, which became his trademark. His narrow range of characters and his thematic focus on violence and "machismo", as well...
Quality Of Science Fiction Writing
3,167 wordsIsaac Asimov You don t have to like me, although I would prefer it. However, you do have to respect me for all that I have done and for all that I have accomplished in my lifetime. I have written countless books and consider myself well studied in most major fields. I am a well written, prolific, and excellent writer who has done a great deal to improve the quality of science fiction writing. Nobody can live during the Great Depression and not be affected by it. Although my writings have never d...
Non Fiction Account Of The Poem
1,448 wordsBlurring the boundaries between Fiction and Non-Fiction has always been a great way for authors to make their points, yield their arguments, and to keep interest. Some may even be inclined to believe that there is not a definite boundary between the areas of fiction and non-fiction. Fiction is often used throughout non-fiction writings as more of a point of view than a character in itself. This voice is not exactly a character in the text, but it still exercises an attitude toward the material t...
902 words... Once more the odious courtesies began, the first handed the knife across K. to the second, who handed it across K. back again to the first. K. now perceived clearly that he was supposed to seize the knife himself, as it traveled from hand to hand above him, and plunge it into his own breast. But he did not do so, he merely turned his head, which was still free to move, and gazed around him. He could not completely rise to the occasion, he could not relieve the officials of all their tasks; t...
Hammetts Novel Red Harvest
1,196 wordsDashiell Hammetts Detective Influence In writing The Maltese Falcon, Dashiell Hammett took advantage of his previous occupation as a Pinkerton detective in order to make his novel the masterpiece that it is now known to be. Although the most famous, this was not his only fine work to be placed in a genre of literature known as hard-boiled detective fiction. Each novel, such as Red Harvest (1929), The Glass Key (1931) and The Thin Man (1934) are well recognized as masterpieces of detective fictio...
Vonnegut Writing As Vonnegut
372 wordsThis first chapter, a preface, is insistent on the fact that the book is based on real events. Vonnegut, like our narrator, is a veteran of World War II, a former prisoner of war, and a witness to a great massacre, and that fact lends a certain authority to what follows. Vonnegut shares with us his enduring inability to render in writing the horror of Dresden. There is nothing intelligent to say about a massacre, yet he feels the need to say something. The book unabashedly charts the author's st...
1,059 wordsIn Virginia Woolf's passage "A Room of One's Own" Woolf presents her own views on the topic of Women and Fiction. The underlying theme behind Woolf's story is that a woman needs a room of her own and wealth to be able to create art. Woolf uses a style of writing called stream of consciousness, which leads to a certain degree of ambiguity in her writing. However in one paragraph Woolf writes about a simple luncheon, yet in doing so, Virginia Woolf defies the convention of all authors preceding he...
Donald Barthelme For His Writing In Fiction
1,949 wordsAnti-novelist, Meta-fictionist, or even Minimalist were among the many names given to Donald Barthelme for his writing in fiction. He was among the leading inventive writers of modern-day fiction who used a unique and wonderful writing style to extend the art of fiction. His work contains references to literature, art, film, philosophy, and popular culture. He believes these themes as the capability of language to express emotion and thought. Barthelme's life events eventually shaped him into th...
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