Barthelme was drafted into the Korean War in 1953, arriving in Korea on July 27, the very day the cease-fire ending the war was signed. He served briefly as the editor of an Army newspaper before returning to the U.S. and his job at the Houston Post. Once back, he continued his studies at the University of Houston, studying philosophy. Although he continued to take classes until 1957, he never received a d...moreDonald Barthelme was a short story writer and novelist whose minimalist style placed him among the leading innovative writers of modern fiction who was born in Philadelphia on April 7, 1931. His father was a professor of architectural design at the University of Houston, where Barthelme would later major in journalism.
Horace Greeley was born in Amherst, New Hampshire (U.S. History.com, 2013) on February 3, 1811 to Zaccheus Greeley and Mary Woodburn (Howe, 2013). b.) His family moved around a lot, so he was home-schooled off and on, until the age of 14. According to the Unitarian and Universalist Biography web page, Horace loved to read and mostly taught himself. As a teenager, he worked as an apprentice printer for a newspaper in Vermont, called “Northern Spectator” (Howe, 2013).
Harry Braverman Harry Braverman was born on December 9, 1920, in Brooklyn, New York, to Jewish- Polish parents, Morris and Sarah Braverman. His father was a shoe maker and worked hard to provide his son with a college education. Unfortunately, after one year at Brooklyn College, Braverman was forced to withdraw from college and find employment. He did, however, return to college in the early 1960s, earning his Bachelor of Arts degree from the New School for Social Research in 1963 (Gale, "Harry Braverman."). Although his time at college was short, it greatly influenced him as the radical ideas of socialism and Marxism spread throughout New York's college campuses (Marxists’ Internet Archive).
At the age of 22, he moved to the Illinois village of New Salem in 1831, and continued his self-education by borrowing books and teaching himself subjects such as grammar, history, mathematics, and law. He worked as a store clerk in two different general stores. He taught himself surveying, and worked part time at this vocation. He was also appointed postmaster, and served in the militia for 3 months during the Black Hawk war. Less than a year after moving to New Salem, he ran for the state legislature.
Guy Fieri Broden, Austin Savannah Guy Fieri was born on January 22, 1968 in Columbus Ohio. His original name at birth was Guy Ramsay Ferry. Guy later renamed to guy Fieri after his grandfather. When Guy was growing up his mom and dad inspired him to cook his own meals. Guy and his father built a three-wheeled bicycle cart named “The Awesome Pretzel” which he sold pretzels from, for six years until he had enough money to study at Chantilly Framce at the age of 16.
Wilfred Owen was born on March 18th in 1893.He was the eldest of four children born in Oswestry. He was brought up in the Anglican religion at the Evangelical school. An evangelical man is saved not by the good he does but by faith he has in redeeming power of Christ’s sacrifice. He rejected most of his belief by 1913; the influence of his education remains visible in his poems and their themes: Sacrifice biblical language, and his description of hell. In 1913 he moved to Bordeaux, as a teacher of English in the Berlitz School of language: one year later he was a private teacher in a prosperous family in the Pyrenees.
It was not until he was twelve that his parents finally settled in Lewistown, another small town in Illinois. It was this town, and Petersburg that he would later base his most famous work, Spoon River Anthology. Masters attended Lewistown High School and graduated in 1886 at the young age of 17 (Wrenn, _). Although Masters’ natural interest was poetry and writing, his father forced him into studying law privately after refusing to send him to college for writing. His father’s primary reason for refusing to send Masters to college was
Head Note Theodore Roethke was born in Saginaw, Michigan. He was born to Otto Roethke and Helen Huebner who owned a local greenhouse in the community. He attended Aurthur Hill High School and as he was growing up, he loved to play in his parent's greenhouse. He would always be around to help his father and loved to watch him. One thing that had a major influence over Roethke was that his father died of cancer in 1923.
Kerouac lived in Lowell Massachusetts for his childhood, where he attended Lowell High School. Then he moved to New York City in 1939 and attended Columbia University. After a while he dropped out of Columbia and moved around the country for different temporary jobs and sees what he wanted to do because he didn’t really know. He also joined the army during the World War II, but was discharged 10 days into training. A couple years after he moved back to New York and with few of his college friends defined a literary movement known as the Beat generation created in the 1950’s who was a group of writers and that movement influenced Kerouac’s writing he was the symbolic head of the Beat Generation (The Beat Generation).
Despite dyslexia and early difficulty with learning the alphabet, he turned into the greatest Irish Poet of the Twentieth Century. Yeats felt that his powers as a poet were reducing with age. He wrote ‘The Wild Swans at Coole’ in 1915 when he turned fifty. Yeats first visited Coole Park County Galway nineteen years before in 1896. In this poem, Yeats compares the present and the past.