The developed an elaborate philosophy that saw in all of creation a unified whole. Popularity tends to rule on lists. This is not intended to be a list of every American born U. In the next decade important women writers also published novels. Salinger 4 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck 5 Little Women - Louisia Alcott 6 Romeo an Juliet - William Shakespeare 7 The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas 8 Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov 9 Farenheight 451 - Ray Bradbury 10 To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee 11 My Sister's Keeper - Jodi Picoult 12 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte 13 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett 14 Emma - Jane Austen 15 The Perks of Being a Wallflower - Stephen Chboksy 16 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time - Mark Haddon 17 The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - Stieg Larsson 18 The Neverending Story - Michael Ende 19 The Boy in the Striped Pajamas - John Boyne 20 The Books Thief - Markus Zusak 21 The Complete Hans Christian Andersen Fairy Tales - Hans Christian Andersen 22 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens 23 The Old Curiosity Shop - Charles Dickens 24 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens 25 Peter Pan - J.
I've read it and the movie in a rare, rare occurrence far exceeds the book. As you can tell, pretty much everyone and their mother is a 'phony jerk' for Holden. Scott Fitzgerald 1896-1940 A native of St. The novels below are intensely hybridized forms, combining genres from American Indian oral traditions with Euro American fictions and legends. Other Puritan and religious writers include , , , and. Glancy uses realistic language and vivid imagery in her work to address subjects such as spirituality, family ties and her identity as a person of mixed blood. Jesse Ball A master of unadorned, clipped prose, Ball has written four novels as well as much acclaimed poetry.
Visit or Ernest Hemingway 1899-1961 Considered among the best writers of his generation, the Oak Park, Ill. Among its most respected practitioners was , who developed a distinctive esthetic in which characters acted at one level as people and at another as symbols. Ironweed follows Francis and his internal struggle of coming to terms with the difficulties of his past. The devastation of World War I and the Great Depression also caused widespread suffering in Europe and the United States. He refused the traditional constraints of rhyme and meter in favor of free verse in Leaves of Grass 1855 , and his frankness in subject matter and tone repelled some critics. In the meantime, he wrote and published the acclaimed novel Open City. Uncle Tom's Cabin is credited as being a major reason for the growth of the Abolitionist movement in the years leading up to the Civil War.
A need to articulate a continuous and internal cultural identity can be expected for those whose people have felt the coercion to assimilate and who have been administered and represented as marginal peoples. Henry James, Stein, Pound, and Eliot demonstrate the growth of an international perspective in American literature. The first book published in North America that promoted Newton and natural theology was Mather's The Christian Philosopher 1721. I'm too worried to go. Before the , the British colonies on the eastern coast of the present-day United States were heavily influenced by English literature.
Notable among Updike's characteristic innovations was his use of present-tense narration, his rich, stylized language, and his attention to sensual detail. Though still derived from British literary tradition, the short stories and novels published from 1800 through the 1820s began to depict American society and explore the American landscape in an unprecedented manner. In this scene, Willy's discomfort and guilt is highlighted by putting the two images together, and the tension in dealing with them at the same time is felt. He first used that name while reporting on politics in the Nevada Territory. Her novel is a testament to her knack for laying bare the horrors caused by hatred and injustice -- and to the emotional power of her blunt, clear prose. His Sister Carrie 1900 is the most important American naturalist novel. This was the essence of.
Through this recount, Haley records the injustices and struggles found within the African slave trade, making it not only a great novel but also a significant document for future generations. In fact, these passages are carefully crafted, and their seemingly chaotic structure conceals multiple layers of meaning. Few authors writing today are publishing more intriguing and delightful work than Oyeyemi. For instance, when the English conquered New Amsterdam in 1664, they renamed it New York and changed the administrative language from Dutch to English. During the 1960s, Bush was a well-known activist in the American Indian Movement, protesting, organizing, and writing to bring attention to Indian issues.
Readers know when a much-heralded book doesn't satisfy them. He should be on the list. Both novels, one fiction and one non-fiction, are essential reads for anyone trying to understand the modern Native American experience. Visit Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803-1882 An ordained minister, Boston-born Emerson was a philosopher, essayist and poet whose insightful prose explored the mind of man and his relationship with nature. Chin recounts her search for edible plants in city parks and for a man to start a family with, all the while transmitting tidbits about foraging and recipes readers can make from greenery they spot sprouting from the cracks in the sidewalk. Here, the main character Esperanza comments, All brown all around, we are safe.
Welch also published works of non-fiction and poetry, and even won an Emmy for the documentary he penned with Paul Stekler called Last Stand at Little Bighorn. In 1837, the young 1804—1864 collected some of his stories as , a volume rich in symbolism and occult incidents. She is the recipient of numerous awards including a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, and is regarded as a key figure in. Only flag lists that clearly need our attention. You might think about it like music. The American literary tradition thus began as part of the broader tradition of. .