The Rise of Silas Lapham Howells, William Dean Published: 1885 Categorie(s): Fiction Source: http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/154 1 About Howells: William Dean Howells (March 1, 1837 – May 11, 1920) was an American realist author and literary critic. Born in Martins Ferry, Ohio, originally Martinsville, to William Cooper and Mary Dean Howells, Howells was the second of eight children. His father was a newspaper editor and printer, and moved frequently around Ohio. Howells began to help his father with typesetting and printing work at an early age. During 1852, his father arranged to have one of Howells' poems published in the Ohio State Journal without telling him.
Adam Smith and his work and contributions to Capitalism Adam Smith, known as the "founding father of economics", was born in the family of a lawyer in Kirkcaldy Scotland in 1723. He studied Latin, mathematics, history, and writing in one of the best secondary schools of Scotland at that period"—from 1729 to 1737.At the age of 14, he entered the University of Glasgow and developed his passion for liberty, reason, and free speech while studying moral philosophy under Francis Hutcheson. In 1740, being awarded the Snell exhibition, he left to attend Balliol College, Oxford. He left Oxford University in 1746. Smith began delivering public lectures in 1748 in University of Edinburgh.
After studying at Bristol University from 1958 to 1959, he finished his undergraduate degree at Nice's Institut d’etudes Litteraires. After several years spent in London and Bristol, he moved to the United States to work as a teacher. He was assigned to Thailand in 1967 for his military service, but was quickly expelled for protesting against child prostitution and sent to Mexico to finish his military obligation. From 1970 to 1974, he lived with the Embera-Wounaan Indians in Panama. Le Clézio earned a master's degree with a thesis on Henri Michaux from the University of Aix-en-Provence in 1964, and wrote a doctoral thesis in 1983 on Mexico’s early history for the University of Perpignan (he is a specialist on Michoacán).He has been married since 1975 to Jémia, who is Moroccan, and has two daughters (one by a first marriage).
Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness Autor: Styron, William Student Name: Yahaira Cabrera Barreto Course: English Foundations EN001-48 102 Instructor: Ms. Joan Zaun Due Date: April 1, 2015 Information about the author William Styron | Author (1925–2006) Novelist William Styron won a Pulitzer Prize for The Confessions of Nat Turner and wrote Sophie’s Choice, the basis of an Academy Award-winning film. William Styron was born on June 11, 1925, in Newport News, Virginia. He published his first novel, Lie Down in Darkness, in 1952. In 1968 he won a Pulitzer Prize for The Confessions of Nat Turner. In 1979 he published Sophie’s Choice, which was made into a film in 1982 and an opera in 2002.
Digging In 1966, Seamus Heaney published his first collection of poems, called “Death of a Naturalist, which deals with the loss of childhood innocence and the following transitions into adulthood. In this collection of poems, we are shown his admiration for his ancestors, his own distorted view of nature and why he became a writer. The first poem of that collection is “Digging”, which is the reconciliatory expression of an artist who will not follow in his father and grandfather’s footsteps as a common labourer. It concerns his admiration for his father’s and grandfather’s skill at digging. This poem is a free verse poem with eight stanzas containing two couplets.
It is sweet and meet to die for ones country, better known as Dulce et Decorum Est is a great poem written by war poet Wilfred Owen. It involves a tragic war situation. It is easily understood. The poem also has a very unique sound to it. Wilfred Owen was born on March 18th in 1893.He was the eldest of four children born in Oswestry.
Peter Dentinger The play The Countess Cathleen is remembered as revolutionary for its time, but also as controversially sectarian. Written in 1899, it was the first play released by the Irish Literary Theatre. Soon after its release, however, The Countess Cathleen became the subject of controversy as it was perceived to be religiously sectarian by many. By analysing The Countess Cathleen in context of its time period, I found that the support for accusations of religious sectarianism to be merely subjective and sporadic. Historical evidence would suggest that Countess Cathleen is English, and therefore a protestant.
These immigrants-coming from countries such as Poland, Italy, and Jewish immigrants from Russia-were declared to be too “different” from them to be integrated into American society. Today, these same conceptions and apprehensions prevail in the question of immigrants from Latin America and Asia (Griswold, 2002, p. 1). Irish Contributions to American society and culture During the 18th and 19th century, a significant number of immigrants from Ireland came to American shores. It was believed that many of the immigrants coming to the United States during this period came from Ireland. Along with such a large and diverse background, Irish immigrants have given American culture and society some of their long held and cherished customs and traditions (George Mason University, 2013, p. 1).
Punishment, Blackberry-Picking and The Tollund Man all come from separate collections of Heaney’s work. Despite this, Heaney is able to evoke fundamental emotions of change as well as a reluctance to embrace change throughout all of his collections. This need for change within Heaney that is expressed through a multitude of his poetry, stems from ‘The Troubles’ that were occurring in Ireland at the time. This period lasted for three decades, with sporadic violence still continuing. The basis of this conflict and violence was the divide between Northern Ireland, who were identified as the Irish as well as Roman Catholic, and the Unionist community who were British and Protestant.
Reflective Paper-Carter President Jimmy Carter’s statement “We are not alone in our worry about both the physical aspects of aging and the prejudice that exists toward the elderly, which is similar to racism or sexism. What makes it different is that the prejudice also exists among those of us who are either within this group or rapidly approaching it” in his book “The Virtues of Aging”. This is a telling revelation of how not only the general public views our older generation, but also how the older generation view themselves. Whereas, the older generation was once looked upon with respect, they are now ignored. Many people, including the older generation, feel that the older generation is a burden on society.