Around this time he switched to the original French spelling of his last name. After the war he worked as a press reader, teacher, salesman, and racing driver, among other professions. Popular success The immense success of Im Westen nichts Neues (1929; All Quiet on the Western Front) established Remarque as an author. This novel falls into a class of antiwar and antimilitary fiction that grew rapidly in Germany in the later 1920s—Arnold Zweig's (1887–1968) Sergeant Grischa is another famous example. These books are characterized by a matter-of-fact, often conversational style similar to that of a newspaper or magazine report.
The comic sub-genre of science fiction is widely used in today’s pop culture, as it uses its wit and charm to capture the imaginations of children and adults alike. One of the most influential masters of this genre is The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams, which was later transformed into a film directed by Garth Jennings. Seconds before the Earth is demolished for a galactic freeway, Arthur Dent is saved by Ford Prefect, a researcher for the revised Guide. Together they stick out their thumbs to the stars and begin a wild journey through time and space. The book has a narrative that whips along with anarchic frenzied humour and loveably-deranged characters, but that doesn’t mean it lacks depth.
Clive Staples Lewis, better known under the pen name C. S. Lewis, is probably one of the most popular, respected, and beloved children’s writers of the 20th century reaching the height of his acclaim through his Chronicles of Narnia Series. However while he may be best known for writing childhood fiction he also impacted his time drastically by writing religious paraphernalia. During his lifetime he was successfully able to find a balance of recognition and respect for his fiction and nonfiction works. Overall C. S. Lewis impacted his time period equally as both a writer and a Christian helping him to inspire both children and adults’ beliefs in Christianity. When Lewis was 18 he turned down a scholarship to oxford in order to join the British
With a mind that envisioned telescopes, helicopters and submarines centuries before they existed, da Vinci is naturally a favorite source for fantasy and science fiction authors. Well- developed versions of him appear in the satirical sci-fi of Terry Pratchett's Discworld novels (da Vinci as Leonard of Quirm) and, amalgamated with Nostradamus, as Milo Giacomo Rambaldi in the labyrinthine TV show "Alias."
John’s Lodge so that when he applied he would not be regarded as a stranger. Others saw it merely as the funny writing of a man who knew little of the Fraternity. Whatever the reason, Franklin’s membership changed his style of writing in the Gazette. He published several stories about Freemasonry in America (Franklin 33). These became foundation stones which have become established in the early history of Freemasonry of this nation.
George Stephenson, born in 1781 and died in 1848 was a British railway engineer who invented the first workable steam railway locomotive, was born at Wylam near Newcastle-upon-Tyne, the son of a colliery fireman. George invented the first railway system in 1805 when he was twenty-four. Inventing things were George’s passions and he was well known for inventing the Blücher (locomotive) steam engine built in 1814. Little did George Stephenson know how popular his invention would be. Locomotives were an instant success everybody liked and wanted to use them, they could take people to live in towns and cities they otherwise would have never been to.
Nakeadlia Mitchell Beethoven Composes When asked to find a historical event that has significance to me, I immediately thought of Beethoven composing. He came to mind because of my love and passion for music. Beethoven's First Symphony, dedicated to Baron Gottfried Van Swieten, came at age 29. Fittingly, it was the dawn of a new century. It appeared late in what scholars define as the first period of Beethoven's career, just a year or two before the crisis brought about by his gradual loss of hearing.
Explore how Steinbeck presents the desire for the American Dream in “Of Mice and Men” and how this spreads from George and Lennie to Candy and Crooks. John Steinbeck was born on 27 Feb 1902 in Salinas, California, not far from the area where “Of Mice and Men” is set. In his early life, he had a series of varied jobs, including being a ranch worker, similar to the characters portrayed in the novel. 'Of Mice and Men' was first published in 1937, and was immediately successful, giving Steinbeck a glowing reputation as an author. Steinbeck had greater success with his subsequent works, particularly the full-length novel “The Grapes of Wrath” (1939), He wrote a number of other novels such as Cannery Row and In Dubious Battle, as well as Short Stories such as The Red Pony and The Pearl.
Scott Fitzgerald had a unique style of writing to which Hollywood directors took notice by making The Great Gatsby the basis for quite a few movies. Most of his literature was complex in nature; Fitzgerald used imagery, reflection, first-person point of view, symbolism, and satire to make his novels more interesting to the reader. Scott Fitzgerald attended the Newman School which was a Catholic prep school in New York; while there he met his mentor. From there, he gained little interest in literature. Fitzgerald’s major inspirations were: his writings; his beloved college, Princeton; his wonderful wife Zelda; and his love for alcohol.