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  • Mind Of A Killer Known As Hannibal
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    Thomas Harris is a man with many talents, an a keen interest in writing. He earned a major in English, he has written for many newspapers and is most known for his second book which became a major motion picture earning 5 Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Actress, Best Actor, Best Director and Best Adapted Screen Play, Silence of the Lambs. Harris was born in Jackson Tennessee in 1940 He loved to read, he moved to Rich Mississippi at a young age so his father could pursue a farming career. H...
  • Stories And Novels Upton Sinclair
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    Upton Sinclair Through numerous articles, stories, and novels Upton Sinclair brought to the public's attention unsafe, unsanitary working conditions and promoted social activism and the regulation of private industries and the government control of all vital industries (gas, heat, public transportation, phone, electricity, etc. ). Upton Sinclair was born in Baltimore September 1878 in an upper-class family, he was raised in Baltimore and in New York City. His father was a liquor salesman and his...
  • Mosley's Novels
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    ... the genre of mystery novels is beginning to arise again in the upcoming generation. Throughout the novel, Mosley intertwines his beliefs of racism and loyalty into a story that bends the mind in reality. Mosley dangles the reader by the edge of their toes with Easy's actions, and strangles the reader with anticipation of Easy's next move. Mosley composes a great work of literature for today's youth. Mosley leaves the novel open for the reader to wonder what will happen to Easy and also makes...
  • Don Quixote
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    Don Quixote Miguel de Cervantes Saaverda 1st ed. 1605 Don Quixote, written around four hundred years ago, has endured the test of time to become one of the world's finest examples of literature; one of the first true novels ever written. It's uncommonness lies in the fact that it encompasses many different aspects of writing that spans the spectrum. From light-hearted, comical exchanges between Don Quixote and Sancho Panza to descriptions so strong that produce tangible images, the book remains ...
  • Willa Cather's Greatest Novels
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    A Pioneer of American Writing Willa Cather was born in Virginia in 1873, but moved to Nebraska where the population was diverse. She attended school and also was educated at home. She planned on becoming a doctor early in life. She accompanied a local doctor on his house calls and assisted in many of the examinations. By the time she entered college this was her future. The University of Nebraska accepted her but she had to pay her tuition through writing criticism for the Nebraska State Journal...
  • Oregon From Cambodia
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    About Linda Crew and her reasons for writing this The author of Children of the River, Linda Crew, expresses her emotions and brings her past experiences into her writings. A lot of authors base their books on personal experiences; Linda Crew is just an example of one. Linda Crew went to the University of Oregon, since she lived in Oregon for a while before writing Children of the River, which could be a major factor in why it took place in Oregon. She then got married, had children and lived on...
  • Portrayal Of Taylor Greer As A Heroin
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    The Bean Trees, by Barbara Kingsolver, is the story of Taylor Greer and her struggle to find a place to belong. Like Kingsolver, Taylor began her journey in Kentucky and ended in Tucson, Arizona. As a result of writing The Bean Trees, Kingsolver has been praised by many critics. The San Francisco Chronicle called the writing in The Bean Trees", so wry and wise we wish it would never end". I could not wait for this book to end. Though the novel is well written, the content was done in bad taste. ...
  • Life At Harvard A Writing
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    Michael Crichton's life Thesis: Michael Crichton developed a passion for writing, which can be seen in his novels. I. Childhood A. Born October 23, 1942 in Chicago. B. Parents were, John Henderson Crichton and Zu la (Miller) Crichton. Oldest of four children. II. Growing up A. Lived in Roslyn, New York when he was 6. B. Was a star basketball player in high school. C. Graduated in 1960, from Roslyn high school. D. Decided to go to Harvard University and become a Writer.. Life at Harvard A. Writin...
  • Of Steinbeck's Novels
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    East of Eden Some of the most aspiring and influential authors show to be American novelists. American novelists brought about a new style of writing, which became very popular. John Steinbeck shows this style of writing in his novel, East of Eden. This makes Steinbeck one of the most significant American novelists in the twentieth century. East of Eden contains many parts, which add detail and interest to the novel. Many of Steinbeck's novels and other works remain and continue to be nationally...
  • Biography Of Author Timothy Findley Timothy Findley
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    Biography of Author Timothy Findley Timothy Findley is a native of Toronto, Ontario. He was born in 1930 and grew up in the Rosedale district of Toronto. Growing up, Timothy Findley knew that he wanted to be an artist of some form. He studied dance and later acting, which had more success. While acting, he met one of his current life long friends; actress Ruth Gordon. Gordon convinced Findley that writing was his real talent and that he should pursue it further with more concentration. So find l...
  • Michael Crichton Novels
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    Airframe Michael Crichton For unknown reasons, the almost flawless N-22 Norton aircraft suffers severe turbulence during TPA flight 545. As a result of three fatalities and fifty-six injuries, a spiral of investigations, terrible apprehensions, and horrible threats plague the Norton Aircraft Plant. From the first page, the seemingly dull plot of Airframe grabs the reader's attention. With political trouble in the plant, a deadline for the investigation, and rumors of mutiny, the novel is filled ...
  • Indian Writing In English
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    Indian writing in English Raja Ram mohan Ray was the first Indian to effectively express himself in black and white through English though he was initiated to the language when he was in his teens. Thereafter Vivekananda showed his perfect masterly over the language through his evocative prose, which made the west sit up and take notice of the greatness of Hinduism. Tagore also had written some poems in English. However, there is no denying the fact that Indian writings in English were extremely...
  • Doctorow's Love For New York City
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    Literary Criticisms on The Waterworks by E.L. Doctorow Literary Criticisms (mostly book reviews) on the novel The Waterworks, by E.L. Doctorow focus on different topics. One talks of the author and his style in writing the novel. Another describes Doctorow's love for New York city, which can be seen throughout the pages of his various novels. There is one that discusses the aspects of Utopia in the novel. Also, "The New Yorker" has an interview with him discussing his work. Ted Solotaroff, in "T...
  • Content Allows Students
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    The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn This novel is very subjective and can been viewed in many ways as to whether this book should be accepted by the school board or not. Obviously looking directly at the content and to trying to determine whether this book caters to the students' desire is absolutely futile. To determine whether the novel's content is acceptable to the reading of teenage students is very much a controversial issue. In The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, the writing style and the ...
  • Mori's Writing
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    Biography A Japanese American poet, novelist, and nonfiction writer, Mori was raised in Kobe, Japan, and inspired by her mother and grandfather, began to write in both Japanese and English at an early age. These two people in my family gave her the idea that writing was something we did everyday or even every week with enjoyment. As a young girl, she learned numerous ways to be creative, including drawing, sewing, and writing, from her mother and her mother's family. From those family members, M...
  • Thurber And Wolfe's Writings
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    James Thurber and Thomas Wolfe were both great American authors. They both wrote during the Modern period of writing. Though their writings are very different many of them contain the same elements. The modernist movement called for bold experimentation and a wholesale rejection of traditional themes and styles. Thurber and Wolfe's writings are far from the old, traditional styles of writing. Their writing shows the switch from the previous period of Realism to the new period of the Moderns. Jam...
  • Novel Column
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    Nadia Wheatly claimed that she "tried to put both sides of the case and not to be dogmatic". She was successful at fulfilling what she set out to do. This is shown through her novel where she attempts to convey both sides of the augment in a reasonable way. An example of this is shown in the novel when the main character named column, the narrator, tells his point of view of his story. This is also shown when column meets a 'greenie' named Jan and she shows him what the greenies really think. In...
  • Lamb's Debut Book
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    Wally Lamb Accomplished writer, teacher, father, husband and volunteer, Wally Lamb strives to keep occupied. With two hit books out and a few short stories along with a full time teaching position, successful hardly describes Lamb. What started out as something fun on the side turned into a career breaking achievement. As a youth Lamb was a "fat, unathletic, inactive kid, but eventually slimmed down and opened up" (Gale Group, 2). Lamb spent a lot of time with his older sisters and female cousin...
  • Achebe's Novel
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    Things Fall Apart China Achebe's novel, "Things Fall Apart,' is a well written narrative about the Ibo community in Nigeria, Africa. Achebe took the title of the novel from a poem called "The Second Coming,' by W.B. Yeats. It appears that Yeats is making some judgement on the European way of thinking that was so greatly affecting the rest of the world at the time. The poem describes human flaws resulting in social collapse. Achebe successfully holds on to the same theme in "Thing Fall Apart,' as...
  • Great Writers Jane Austen
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    Having a strong heart like Elinor and a latent sense similar to Marianne, Jane Austen displayed her characteristics through her characters. Elinor and Marianne were two main characters that Jane Austen used to display her true character. Elinor is very devoted to her family and tries to do everything she can to support them. Every now and then, when the family is in need of advice, they would all look to Elinor. Marianne was the younger daughter in the family of three sisters and she is always c...

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