Biography of Washington Irving (1783-1859) Washington Irving was born in 1783 in New york City. He was the youngest of eleven children of a wealthy merchant father, who was a Scottish immigrant.From his early age, Irwing influenced by the literary tastes of his brothers William and Peter.After he graduated from a private school, he went into alw office to avoid his family business,which he hated. He was a passionate literature lover and so on he quited from his job in the law office.When he was 19, he wrote articles for two newspaper which edited by his brother Peter.He wrote a series of youthful satires of New York City for the Chronicle, called the Letters of Jonathan Oldstyle. These Works are his first literary productions. As many young people did, Irwing also traveled to Europe to further his education.He would use material collected during this trip later in his stories and essays.At least we can say that Irwing’s creativity comes from his collections from his trips.After two years passed in Europe, Irwing return to America and New York City and he turned more seriously to literature.In his travelings through Europe Irwing had a great oportunity meet with some important artist and writers of Europe and he had some good lifelong friendships.
INTRODUCTION Mitch Albom is an internationally acclaimed author; many of his pieces made the New York Times Best Sellers list. He is also a screen playwright, a television broadcaster, a musician/lyricist, and a journalist. He had gained recognition nationally during his time as a sports columnist but some would say he is mostly known for his inspirational themes in his books such as Have A Little Faith and The Five People You Meet in Heaven. Mitch Albom was born on May 23rd, 1958 in a little town that goes by the name of Passaic in the state of New Jersey. Mitch went to high school in New Jersey and went on to continue hispost-secondary education studying psychology at Brandeis University in Massachusetts.
He later graduated from Yale and moved to New York to work for Sports Illustrated as an editorial assistant. By 1964, he became a full time editor for American Heritage in Washington. Soon after David and Rosalee got married and started a family, he began to write his first book, The Johnstown Flood. In 1968, it became a bestseller and drove McCullough to quit editing and become a full time author. Among his first book, he began to write many more such as The Path Between the Seas, The Great Bridge, Mornings on Horseback, Truman, John Adams, and In The Dark Streets Shineth.
Jessica Tandy played Blanche, Kim Hunter played Stella and Marlon Brando played Stanley. In 1948, one year later, Tennessee Williams received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Donaldson Prize and New York theater critics Prize so it became the first drama that won these three awards at once and his work became wildly popular and it is still so today. The internet site of New York Times (times topics) suggests that Tennessee Williams: “had a profound effect on the American theater and on American playwrights and actors. He wrote with deep sympathy and expansive humor about outcasts in our society. Though his images were often violent, he was a poet of the human heart.” Činoherní klub`s webpage about A Streetcar Named Desire uses a quote (from a letter to an agent, Andrea Wood, August 27, 1947) which described Tennessee`s intention about the main characters and how he wanted them to be perceived by the audience: “I do not intend to focus blame or accusation on one particular character, but I want it to be a tragedy of misunderstanding and indifference toward others.” The play is set in the city of New Orleans.
Nonetheless, his writing gave him some pleasure and he had written his first novel by the age of nine. Cortázar became a teacher at a very young age. He later went to the University of Buenos Aires but did not graduate due to financial need at home. He returned to teaching high school in Buenos Aires. At the age of twenty four, he self-published Presence which was a collection of poems under the pseudonym Julio Denis.
Washington only attended grade school till he was 15. Irving began to take an interest in studying law at an early age, he started pursuing this then it came to him that he wanted to be a writer. Irving quit studying and practicing law to become a writer, while he was in school he amused himself by writing periodicals such essays on New York society and the theater. This sparked a great awakening in Irving’s live. His first published works appeared around 1802-1803.
Born as Eric Blair in 1903, British author, George Orwell began his life as one of two children in an upper–middle class family. His childhood was not out of the ordinary and he later joined the Indian Imperial Police in Burma. He was not happy, however and resigned from his position in 1928 only to write about the experience in his first novel, Burmese Days, published in 1934. Eric Blair became George Orwell in 1933 when he adopted his pen—a hybrid of several facets of English culture. It was not until after the Spanish Civil war that Orwell truly began his life as a writer when he began supporting himself by writing book reviews for the New
You could say that was the start of his career as a composer. Menken attended Rochelle High School in his home town and after graduation went to Pre-med school to become a dentist. Lucky for us he later changed his major to music. After college Alen attended the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theater Workshop in New York where he worked at local clubs writing jingles and songs as an accompanist. Alen Menken got his first big break in January of 1979 with Howard Ashman in the Off-Broadway production “God Bless you, Mr. Rosewater.” Three years later he received a Drama Desk Award nomination for Outstanding Music in his Off-Broadway Production “Little Shop of Horrors” and from that in January of 1987 Menken was given his first Oscar nomination for a song with in it called “Mean Green Mother from Outer Space.” In 1990 Menken was nominated for three Oscar nominations and three Golden Globe Nominations and went on to win two of each for his work in the Walt Disney production “The Little Mermaid”.
He was married to Simone in 1934 and divorced in 1936. What influenced Albert Camus was his parents, who were a working class family. He was determined to make a better life for himself by getting an education and preparing himself to go to college. The fact that he lived in North Africa, he wrote lots of fiction books, dealing with moral problems of universal importance .I think Albert's prospective in life was to just be able to write books for people that actually would deal with the reality and difficulty of people facing everyday life. Albert Camus is a ordinary man, who, without any real compelling reason, commits a murder, and his apparently insensitive reaction to it.
Albert Chinụalụmọgụ Achebe (born 16 November 1930) popularly known as Chinua Achebe ( /ˈtʃɪnwɑː əˈtʃɛbeɪ/) is a Nigerian novelist, poet, professor, and critic. He is best known for his first novel and magnum opus, Things Fall Apart (1958), which is the most widely read book in modern African literature.  Raised by his parents in the Igbo town of Ogidi in southeastern Nigeria, Achebe excelled at school and won a scholarship for undergraduate studies. He became fascinated with world religions and traditional African cultures, and began writing stories as a university student. After graduation, he worked for the Nigerian Broadcasting Service and soon moved to the metropolis of Lagos.