William Shakespeare — English poet and playwright. Shakespeare is widely considered the seminal writer of the English language. Jonathan Swift — Anglo-Irish writer born in Dublin. Swift was a prominent satirist, essayist and author.
The chief proponent of this position was Richard Wright, whose fiction, autobiography, and social commentary dominated African American literature from the late s to the early s.
His father left home when he was five, and the boy, who grew up in poverty, was often shifted from one relative to another. He worked at a number of jobs before joining the northward migration, first to MemphisTennessee, and then to Chicago.
How may a black man live in a country that denies his humanity?
His fictional scene shifted to Chicago in Native Son. Its protagonist, a poor black youth named Bigger Thomas, accidentally kills a white girl, and in the course of his ensuing flight his hitherto meaningless awareness of antagonism from a white world becomes intelligible.
The book was a best seller and was staged successfully as a play on Broadway by Orson Welles. Wright himself played Bigger Thomas in a motion-picture version made in Argentina in In Wright left the Communist Party because of political and personal differences.
His Black Boy is a moving account of his childhood and young manhood in the South. The book chronicles the extreme poverty of his childhood, his experience of white prejudice and violence against blacks, and his growing awareness of his interest in literature.
The Outsideracclaimed as the first American existential novel, warned that the black man had awakened in a disintegrating society not ready to include him. Three later novels were not well received. Among his polemical writings of that period was White Man, Listen!
Eight Men, a collection of short stories, appeared in Unexpurgated versions of Native Son, Black Boy, and his other works were published inhowever.Richard Adams, the author of Watership Down, has died aged A statement on the book’s official website said: “Richard’s much-loved family announce with sadness that their dear father.
Welcome. Welcome to the home for writers. We talk about important matters for writers, news affecting writers, and the finer aspects of the writing craft. Richard George Adams (9 May – 24 December ) was an English novelist and writer of the books Watership Down, Shardik and The Plague Dogs.
He studied modern history at university before serving in the British Army during World War timberdesignmag.come works: Watership Down, Shardik, The Plague Dogs, The Girl in a Swing. Welcome.
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Richard Adams lives in the south of England with his wife Elizabeth, who is an expert on English ceramic history, and has two grown-up daughters, Juliet and Rosamond. His enthusiasms are English literature, music, chess, beer and shove-ha'penny, bird-song, folk-song and country walking.
Richard Adams spent his first 52 years in relative anonymity. And when he did complete a book that he wrote, he struggled to find anyone to publish it. Richard George Adams was born on 9 May , in Newbury, Berkshire.