I thought it would be fun to write about the books that influenced me when I was younger (and I’m bound to miss a few or organize them incorrectly, but oh well!)
Just like Gertrude Stein, H. D. (Hilda Doolittle) was born in Pennsylvania (Bethlehem to be specific), and she attended Bryn Mawr and the University of Pennsylvania. There, she befriended Ezra Pound and William Carlos Williams (poetry.org). She ended up living in Europe and traveling abroad for most of her life. She also became heavily involved in the Imagist movement (poets.org).
When somebody says, “The Lost Generation,” there are immediate visuals culled up from the depths of our mind. For me, it’s something like the ghosts of World War I and II in my head, but everybody can see something different.
I think the first thing that is synonymous with these revolutionary baby boomers is that they grew up during the romantic view of suburbia in America post-WWII.
At the time Jaws was published, Benchley was an accomplished writer but wasn’t making enough money even though he had been a junior speechwriter for Lyndon B. Johnson and had written as both a staff writer and freelancer for large publications. His last ditch effort involved getting together with a few publishers and pitching some ideas including a nonfiction book about pirates and one about a man-eating shark.
It’s the summertime, so I thought it would be a good idea to talk about some of my […]
The era in which this period thrived seems to be somewhere between 1660 and 1798 and features three important sections, that include the Restoration period, the Augustan period, and the Age of Johnson. This is also knowns as the “Enlightenment Period.”
I know this era to be when writing kicked off after years of it being relegated to the Church, and it’s also really impressive to see that the amount of output authors had in relation to what was available.
These days, we know reading and writing go together like peas and carrots, but that was not always […]
At the end of his life, Robert Pen Warren was a Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist and poet who had […]