Category Archives: Writers

Name the Famous Author 2

Name the Famous Author   This English author, born in 1824, wrote The Moonstone  (1868), The Woman in White (1860), and The Black Robe (1881). 1 This bestselling author wrote Airport (1968), Hotel (1965) and Wheels (1971) 2 This author, who … Continue reading

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Name the Famous Author Picture Quiz

Name the Famous Author   Four of his most famous novels are Rabbit, Run (1960), Rabbit Redux (1971), Rabbit is Rich (1981), and Rabbit at Rest (1990). 1 He wrote Ulysses (1922), Dubliners (1914), and Finnegan’s Wake (1939). 2 Some … Continue reading

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Upton Sinclair and “The Jungle”

With the intent of drawing attention to the poor working conditions and wages of slaughterhouse workers in Chicago, Upton Sinclair published his muckraking novel, The Jungle, in 1906. His description of the unsanitary and horrifying working conditions were shocking and … Continue reading

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Ernest Hemingway

Ernest Hemingway Over a career spanning four decades, Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961) created a body of novels and short stories whose style had enormous influence over later twentieth-century authors. Though Hemingway’s spare, bare-bones prose was often parodied, it appealed to readers … Continue reading

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The Emperor of Ice Cream by Wallace Stevens

The Emperor of Ice-Cream Call the roller of big cigars, The muscular one, and bid him whip In kitchen cups concupiscent curds. Let the wenches dawdle in such dress As they are used to wear, and let the boys Bring … Continue reading

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William Faulkner

William Faulkner (1897-1962) was the foremost literary chronicler of the American South during a painful, difficult time in the region’s history – the period between the Civil War and the civil rights era, when racial tensions simmered, the economy faltered, … Continue reading

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Dashiell Hammett

Author Dashiell Hammett (1894-1961) popularized the hardboiled detective fiction genre in a series of crime thrillers based on his experiences as a private detective in the 1920s. Although Hammett’s creative output largely ceased after the 1930s, his novels influenced many … Continue reading

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