Fiction Essays and Term Papers
Alan Dean FosterBorn in New York City in 1946, Foster was raised in Los Angeles. After receiving a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science and a Master of Fine Arts in Cinema from UCLA (1968, 1969) he spent two years as a copywriter for a small Studio City, Calif. advertising and public relations firm.
His writing ...
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Disjunction Vs. Communion In Raymond Carver's Short StoriesRaymond Carver, poet, essayist, and short story writer, was very
different from some other writers in that he clipped his writing until only
the essential remained. " Carver not only acknowledged the effect that
fiction could have on readers, he proclaimed that it should affect
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Edgar Allen PoeEdgar Allan Poe Edgar Allan Poe's contributions to American literature have become increasingly more prominent as the years have passed. As short fiction has become a more accepted genre in literary circles, Poe's theories are studied with more passion. Although he lived a rather melancholy ...
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William Gibson And The InternetIntroduction
The words "Internet" and "world wide web" are becoming everyday use these
days, it has exploded into the mass market of information and advertising. There
are bad points about the "net" as well as good points, this relatively new
medium is growing at such a rate that the media have ...
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Essay Comparing James Joyce ToJames Joyce is considered one of the most unique writers in the 20th Century. After reading Jame's Joyce, "The Dead", it is apparent that Joyce's writing is not only complicated, but the way he tells the story is unique as well. In "The Dead", it is difficult to understand what the beginning ...
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Life And Work Of Shirley JacksonShirley Jackson was born on December 14, 1919 to Leslie and Geraldine Jackson. Her surroundings were comfortable and friendly. Two years after Shirley was born, her family with her newborn brother moved from San Francisco to Burlingame, California, about thirty miles away. "According to her ...
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Model English Essays1. The Internet
Some people say that the Internet provides people with a lot of valuable information. Others think access to so much information creates problems. Which view do you agree with? Use specific reasons and examples to support your opinion.
There is no doubt that the Internet is ...
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A Scientific Comparison BetweeScience Fiction, succinctly defined, is a literary genre generally characterized in form as a world of exaggerated drama which argues a social commentary using current scientific knowledge as its evidence. From the emergence in the 18th century of modern Science Fiction to the 'birth of the book' ...
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The Life And Times Of Edgar ALlan PoeEdgar's Teens And The Parting With John Allan
When Edgar grew into his teens the Allans moved around a lot. They finally moved to a house they got from William Galt in 1822 or 1823. Edgar continued his education during this time and when he was fourteen he attended the academy of Joseph H. ...
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Ray Bradbury's The Martial ChronicalsIn The Martial Chronicals, Ray Bradbury provides a glimpse into the
future that not only looks at people from a technological standpoint, but
from a human one as well. His well crafted, almost poetic stories are
science fiction in setting only. They put much more emphasis on the apathy
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Sci-fi Gibberish Or A Glance AScience fiction: gibberish or a glance at oneself?
Since the very rudiment of mankind humans have dreamed… Dreamed of understanding nature's phenomena, dreamed of finding out the secrets of the infinite universe and dreamed of perception of their own place in its vast continuity. These ...
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The Invisible ManIntroduction
In England a physics researcher fascinated with light and optical density will discover how to make objects and he invisible. Although this seems a great feat, selfishness will lead him to conceal his amazing discovery from the world and only to use his new found advantage on ...
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The Power And The GloryI - Introduction
II - Setting
A. How setting shows the main theme
1. the jail scene
2. the traveling scenes
III - Symbolism
A. How symbolism shows the main theme
B. How characters show symbolism
1. a quote
IV - Characters
A. How ...
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Frankenstien And NeuromancerTechnology and its dangerous effects on nature and human life as perceived in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and William Gibson's Neuromancer
Science fiction is the search for a definition of man and his status in the universe which will stand on our advanced but confused state of knowledge (science) ...
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The Life And Work Of Nemerov"Nemerov's contribution to our literature--as a gifted writer of
fiction and critical prose, but pre-eminently as a poet-- does not seem to
me to have received as much celebrity as it deserves. Nemerov's virtues are
all in fact unfashionable ones for our time: vivid intelligence, an
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Issac AsimovOnce in a while, a human being comes along with the genius to change the worldviews for all time to come. One such man, named Isaac Asimov, was born in Russia on January 2, 1920. He and his parents immigrated to New York City, in 1923. Asimov originally studied science in school, but later ...
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Analysis Of Chris Marker's "La Jetee", And Roland Barthes's "Camera Lucida"When I began to look at the relationship between Chris Marker's
film, La Jetee, and Roland Barthes's book, Camera Lucida, I was thinking
only about their most obvious link: photography. The more I looked, though,
the more Marker and Barthes seemed to have in common. It was almost
uncanny. Some ...
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Agatha ChristieIntrigue about things that are strange and unknown is a common trait within human nature. This vice compels individuals toward the mysteries of life, whether real or imaginary. When these qualities are combined within fiction, pleasure and entertainment is yielded through thrilling and ...
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Margaret Atwood~~ "There is so much silence between the words..." SOCI 4019 September 29, 1999. An Overview of Works, Styles, and Themes has written a great number of novels and other forms of literature. The major press editions are as follows: ~ WORKS~ Poetry ¨ 1964, The Cirle Game ¨ 1968, The Animals in That ...
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Of Mice And Men "If an author does not have at least one great popular success, he or she may well be ignored by the media, but if he or she is constantly popular, then the critics become suspicious of the writer's serious intentions" (Benson Introduction). What do critics from the literary world have to say ...
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