He is one of the many contributors who wrote fine essays in 100 Masters of Mystery and Detective Fiction in response to the growing attention to genre fiction in schools and universities. This article was written for the general public. The article discusses male and female authors of many different mystery detective novels depicts female protagonists who play detective roles. Rosenblum talks about how literary critics tend to regard detective fiction as a genre supportive of patriarchy, even when women wrote that type of fiction. They speak about how authors such as Edgar Allan Poe, Agatha Christie, and Marcia Muller were able to develop female detection and how it’s evolved from the late 1800s up to modern day.
How does Susan Hill create tension in the story? During the last few weeks I have been set out to read the book called "the woman in black. "I thoroughly enjoyed the book and now in this essay I will talk about how Susan Hill creates tension in the story. The main features I will talk about are the setting, the plot, and the dialog and how she creates tension in these things. I will also dwell upon some other things which the writer has created to make tension in the story.
Also, her two of my favorite poems Dustings and Sometimes the Words Are Just Too Close show why her writing is so popular, the discrete, honest way Alvarez writes is essential and thoughtful for every human out there today. The style of writing in one of Alvarez’s first novels: How the Garcia Girls Lost their Accents written in 1991 is extremely unique and indifferent in it’s own way and is totally diverse from how I’ve ever read any other book. It was the first major novel written in English by a Dominican author. This novel different because in the story it has four different narrators (the four sisters) and they all talk about each of their lives and the
The Reality and the Imagination “Frankenstein” by Mary Shelly To write a book , a writer should be influenced by something important for him/ her .It could be anything - a life , a motive , a person , a smile, an event. We realize that years of research have find out that it is not a coincidence that there are connections in Mary Shelly`s life and here novel masterpiece - Frankenstein .There are various references to her family members and she expresses situations and feelings of her life among pages of the book ,that makes her novel Frankenstein a puzzle in which she has secretly hidden pieces of he own life. There are a lot of examples for placing secrets in masterpieces, a lot of authors enjoy hide secrets in their works- for instance there is Leonardo Da Vinci`s painting “The Last Supper” – which is a great example for secrecy .To reveal the secret of the work , to expose every hidden part of it , to find the connections, to decipher it - makes every individual researcher replete with proud and satisfactions . Such is the case when studying the Mery Shelly`s life and her acknowledged book “Frankenstein”. A small hidden detail which can be considered as insignificant , can turn to be great hints and help to understand and reveal the feelings of the author.
It quickly became a huge successful going on to win a ‘Pulitzer Prize’ and have been categories as by many readers “ A very classic yet with a modern twist of American literature”. The plot, characters and setting have been insecurely constructed from the author’s personal reflection of her family, neighbors and occurrences near her hometown in the 1930’s at the age of ten. The novel is well- known for its kind-heartedness and wittiness, whilst also dealing with serious topics in our society such as rape and racial discrimination. As a southern gothic novel and coming of age story, to kill a mocking bird has several themes that consist of it but the main is how courage is portrayed through the characters, plot and setting to assist the readers to develop historical knowledge of deep southern American society. Intellectuals have mentioned that Harper has also addressed issues such as human classification, sympathy, courage and gender roles in American society in the 1930’s.
It also conveys fear of the threat of nuclear conflagration. The themes, styles and genres incorporated in this novel make it a mixture of modernism and post modernism. The novel recounts the story of Anna Wulf, a female writer suffering from and trying not to succumb to mental illness, the four notebooks in which she records her life during the years 1950-57, and her attempt to tie them together in a fifth, gold-colored, notebook which covers the year 1957 or '58. The black notebook relates Anna's experience in Southern Rhodesia, before and during World War II, which inspired her best-selling novel Frontiers of War. Anna also logs her financial gains from publishing her novel, reviews about it and offers to make it into a film.
Jane Austen is a renowned writer who portrays her personal life through the actions and spoken words of her novels. Many of the hardships that she had to undergo became the basis for her novels, including Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility. The experiences that she had throughout her life became ideas for stories of young women desperately trying to break free of the social classes. Her novels normally revolve around a young couple deeply in love but torn apart by society and its views on wealth and fortune. In comparing the novel Pride and Prejudice (p&p) with film Sense and Sensibility (s&s), one is able to discern the obvious commonalities while search for the differences.
D. H. Lawrence, Virginia Woolf, and many other contemporaries, achieved their success by long novels. But Katherine Mansfield managed to establish her reputation by short stories only. She dedicated her whole life to this literary type, left behind us rare art treasure. Mansfield’s short stories showed great ingenuity. She drew materials from her own experience, chose trifles as her subjects.
Book Review: The Mysterious Affairs at Styles The book that I have read and liked the most is called The Mysterious Affairs at Styles. It’s a detective novel by Agatha Christie first published in 1920th in the UK. Agatha Christie is a famous English crime writer of novels, short stories and plays. She also wrote romances but still is best remembered for her 80 detective novels and successful plays. Agatha Christie is also known all over the world as the Queen of Crime.
In Gothic literature, it is common to see a house or building serve as an important character or setting in the literary work (Friedman 105). Jackson’s slight belief in the supernatural most likely influenced the darker side of her writings (Kellman 1214). Ever since childhood, Jackson seemed to have interest in demonology which definitely influenced her more dark works. She admitted to having numerous amounts of books from many different countries concerning the subject (Friedman 33). “For Jackson, as for Henry James, the supernatural and the subconscious worked in tandem;