I, for the life of me, have always struggled with the difference between a homonym, homophone, and a […]
For this post, I am going to look at what is typically recommended to writers for developing voice in writing, and then I will provide my own opinions (which don’t differ too much, but there are a few things I would like to address).
The Encyclopedia Britannica states that Bellow was “representative of the Jewish American writers whose works became central to American literature after World War II.”
Zeus, The Headless Horseman, Paul Bunyan, and Bigfoot all have some commonalities among them–clearly there are supernatural and […]
Zola was a French novelist and critic who was certainly politically minded and was a naturalist thinker.
While Fielding’s work wasn’t solely responsible for the Theatrical Licensing Act of 1737, it was plays like this that caused the upper crust of the political pizza to curse, frown, and feel dejected at being made fun of by artists. After all, being in politics doesn’t mean you have thick skin.
The Harlem Renaissance was a period between 1910 and the mid-1930s that saw a large amount of Blacks generating art from Harlem in New York City.
Ralph Ellison won the National Book Award in 1952 for the only novel he ever published. That novel […]
I recently stumbled across Henry Fielding and looked over his body of work…and didn’t recognize anything. This, of […]
Andrew Marvell was a “metaphysical” poet and satirist who wrote “To His Coy Mistress,” somewhere between 1650 and […]