Summary 501 Great Writers A Comprehensive Guide to the Giants of Literature ¹ PDF DOC TXT or eBook

Summary 501 Great Writers A Comprehensive Guide to the Giants of Literature

Summary 501 Great Writers A Comprehensive Guide to the Giants of Literature ¹ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook è Entertaining and informative this collection of brief informal biographies spans the centuries from Sophocles in ancient Greece to Harper Lee in America's Deep South Along the wayG asides This book covers a broad range of literary artists who have shaped the course of fiction poetry drama and philosophical thought across a span of than 2500 years Both a handy uick reference source and an inspiration for readers to delve into the world of the literary arts 501 Great Writers is certain to be opened and referred to time and time again Filled with photos and illustrations. An interesting but not spectacular browse book I love the big pictures of all the authors in uestion and any list of great writers like this starts me jotting down new entries in the to read journal However the book seems to fail as it gets closer to the modern era including too many folks for what seems like diversity issues or for being controversial rather than being writers who will truly hold up over time

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Entertaining and informative this collection of brief informal biographies spans the centuries from Sophocles in ancient Greece to Harper Lee in America's Deep South Along the way readers will enjoy pithy biographical sketches of existentialists Albert Camus and Jean Paul Sartre French satirist Voltaire and Edwardian satirist Oscar Wilde dramatists from William Shakespeare to Samuel Beckett a. Excellent reference book with biographies and book listings for each of the authors A collective effort by a very talented group of individuals

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501 Great Writers A Comprehensive Guide to the Giants of LiteratureNd Harold Pinter poets from Dante to William Wordsworth and TS Eliot and novelists who include Charles Dickens Jane Austen James Joyce Virginia Woolf Fyodor Dostoevsky Toni Morrison John Updike and hundreds Each biographical entry includes an assessment of the writer's literary innovations and cultural impact supplemented with a list of the author's major works fascinating uotes and intriguin. Julian Patrick ed “501 great writers a comprehensive guide to the giants of literature” London Apple 2009This wonderful book provides signposts pointing to some of the best literature in the English language allowing “glimpses down roads you may one day be traveling” “Literature is the most durable of durables” John Sutherland Foreword p6“A good book about the best books and their creators” John Sutherland p6“ 'the biobib' the life and list together” Julian Patrick Introduction p7A diverse range of authors are profiled such as Homer 8th C the poet Sappho 630BC 580BC Plato 360BC and Ovid's 43BC 17CE epic mythological poem 'Metamorphoses' p23 St Augustine 354 430 AD p25 Giacomo Casanova 1725 in Italy p98 Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe 1749 1832 Germany p106 HG Wells referred to as the “father of science fiction” along with Jules Verne p241 Katherine Mansfield p300 and Chimamanda Adiche Nigerian p633 get noteworthy inclusionsOther notable uotes include“And what Socrates is the food of the soul Surely I said knowledge ” Plato 'Apology' 360BC p17“Shame is the most violent of the passions” Madame De La Fayette b1634 Paris 'The Princess of Clèves' 1678 p77Of Percy Bysshe Shelley 1792 1822 and his wife Mary it is said “Both Percy and Mary Shelley suffered from extended periods of depression exacerbated by the deaths of their son and daughter” p135“All human wisdom is summed up in two words 'Wait' and 'Hope'” Alexandre Dumas in The Count of Monte Cristo p145“Emily Brontë's verses show a restlessly inuisitive mind exploring the bleak frontiers of the human relationship with nature and divinity Yet she is generally regarded primarily as a romantic novelist and Wuthering Heights regularly tops polls for the most romantic book of all time This is something of an anomaly given that Brontë's excoriating investigation of class and gender oppression told in the narrative of a gothic ghost story suggests there can be no happily ever after” p171“Patriotism is a kind of religion; it is the egg from which wars are hatched” Guy de Maupassant 1850 1893 France p216Raymond Chandler 'The Big Sleep' 1939 “Philip Marlowe his main hero spends nearly as much time unconscious as he does drinking bourbon and making jokes” p303Alexander Solzhenitsyn Russian “Own only what you can carry with you Let your memory be your travel bag” p447Doris Lessing Iranian “Man who is he Too bad to be the work of God Too good for the work of chance” p448Maya Angelou “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you” p499JK Rowling “I just write what I wanted to write I write what amuses me It's totally for myself” p630