King get his own column in the college news paper called Kings garbage truck. It was Called Kings garbage truck because it was so unpredictable. King then graduates College on June fifth, 1970. King followed that success with a completing a novel. He finished the novel “Getting It on” in 1971, that novel was later rejected but it didn’t phase King, he just kept on writing (39).
He studied literature at Williams College for a year, before dropping out and going to Paris. He was in Paris for a year in the 1920’s, but when he didn’t become successful, he moved back to the United States, but went New York. He went back in 1927 and became a clerk on Wall Street. He worked for the establishment, something that he had despised for so long. In New York, Walker became associated with the ‘edgy literary and art crowd.’ In the 1930’s Walker decided to become a photographer, rather then a writer.
As a child, his family moved frequently, and he had frail health as well. “When he was young, his father died and left Bret and his mother alone.”(Online-Literature.com). This was just one of the many personal issues Harte had to deal with growing up. His Formal schooling ended when he was only 13, I’m not sure if that was normal in the 1800’s or not though. This would have been very tough on a young boy in the time-frame Harte grew up in.
It's the birthday of novelist Joseph Conrad, born in Berdichev, Ukraine (1857), in a region that had once been part of Poland. His father was a poet and translator of English and French literature. Joseph and his father read books written in both Polish and French. By the time he was 12 years old, both of his parents had died of tuberculosis. He went to Switzerland to live with his uncle, but after a few years he decided he wanted to go off and see the world.
Once the war was over, Sandburg returned to his hometown where a veteran status gave him free admission to Lombard College. He became chief editor of the college newspaper. He attended for four years, but he never received a degree. A professor Philip Green Wright, not only encouraged his writing, but paid for the publication of his first volume of poetry, a pamphlet called Reckless Ectasy (1904). Sandburg became a nationally known as a poet around the age of thirtysix when a magazine (Poetry) published his shorter poems, including "Chicago".
Since he was so popular it made his words have power and then as a result help shape how people thought therefore shaping the american character. The american character not only of his time but in a way of today too. This popularity gave him the freedom to write in lots of places about lots of things. "Whitman took out a copyright on the first edition of Leaves of Grass... he published the volume himself" (poets.org 1). Leaves of Grass was a book that was a collection of twelve untitled poems, it also included a preface.
Arthur Spiegelman is born in Stockholm in 1948, but already in 1951 his family, of polish origins, moves to New York. He enrolls at Harpur College and starts to study art and philosophy, but after two years he quits. In 1962 he sells his first drawing to the Long Island Post, and the next year he publishes comics such as Garbage Pal Kids and Wacky Packages (Lambiek Comicopedia). In 1980, on the magazine Raw , the first chapter of his masterpiece Maus is issued, thanks to which he wins the Pulitzer Prize in 1992. His comics and drawings appear in numerous magazines and newspapers, from the New York Times to the Village Voice and the New Yorker, and they have been exhibited in different museums and galleries in the U.S. and abroad.
This is where the writing career began for him. In his early teens, he was already to the point where poems that he wrote were being published into magazines. (http://www.poetryfoundation.org/bio/john-updike) John knew that he could not depend on making a living by writing just poetry. In 1954 The New Yorker accepted one of his poems and also a short story. John’s first book, The Carpentered Hen and Other Tame Creature, happened to be a collection of poems.
Harlem Renaissance Writers The Harlem Renaissance is an explosion of black artists, poets, and politicians. It means a blossoming of African American culture, particularly in the creative arts, and the most influential movement in African American literary history. But, what I’ll be talking about are the poets. A writer makes poems, novels, or short stories. It can be used to express feeling, love, or their personal thoughts about the world.
Calatrava's family had suffered during the political upheavals of the 1930s in Spain, and they saw an international future as their son's best chance. Therefore, when he was thirteen, his family took advantage of the recent opening of the borders and sent him to Paris as an exchange student. He later travelled and studied in Switzerland. Calatrava was initially interested in becoming an artist so he made plans to attend art school in Paris at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts (School of Fine Arts), but he arrived in mid-1968, with the student protests of that year at their height, and found that his classes had been cancelled. As a result, he returned to Valencia and enrolled in the Escuela Tecnica Superior de Arquitectura, a relatively new institution, where he earned a degree in architecture and took a post-graduate course in urbanism.