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The Has Been And The Never Was

This is the story of two very different individuals who, up until a certain point, could have been called . They are both successful actors who pursued slightly different paths to fame. When the two were cast together in the same movie, their performances were nothing short of spectacular. They ...

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Steinbeck, His Critics, And Of

"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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Short-story Paper

“Compare/contrast Faulkner’s ‘Dry September’ with ‘A rose for Emily’ in terms of writing style and character presentation.” What is going to be analyzed in this paper are the two short stories by W. Faulkner ‘A Rose for Emily’ and ‘Dry ...

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The Time Machine By H.G Wells

Herbert George Wells was born in 1866 in Bromley, Kent, a few miles from London, the son of a house-maid and gardener. Wells died in 1946, a wealthy and famous author, having seen science fiction become a recognized literary form and having seen the world realize some of science fiction's fondest ...

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Ray Bradbury: Literary Influences

Ray Bradbury, one of the most revered science-fiction authors, has had many things occur in his life which directly influenced his style of writing. In addition to influencing his style, these events also affected the content and theme of his individual works. Putting all of this ...

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“In Cold Blood” By Truman Capote

This story is the account of a savage and senseless murder of a family. When writing this book, the author, Truman Capote, separated crime reporting from serious literature. As he relives the 1959 murder of a Kansas farm family and the investigation that led to the capture, trial, and execution ...

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The X-Files, X Marks The Spot: Book Report

I liked The X-files, X Marks the Spot. There was a lot of suspense. It was easy to understand. The events were spread out well. Overall it wasn't another long boring science fiction book. There was a lot of suspense. There was suspense as soon as I got into the second chapter. I didn't want to ...

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A Good Man Is Hard To Find

Flannery O’Connor "" A Southern American novelist and short story writer, Miss O’ Connor’s career spanned the 1950s and early ‘60s, a time when the South was dominated by Protestant Christians. O’Connor was born and raised Catholic. She was a fundamentalist and a Christian moralist whose ...

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Frankenstein: Technology

In Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus, written in the late nineteenth century by Mary Shelley, Shelley proposes that knowledge and its effects can be dangerous to individuals and all of humanity. Frankenstein was one of our first and still is one of our best cautionary tales about ...

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Dicks' Androids And Scotts' Replicants

Philip K. Dick has written over fifty novels, and is considered among some of the greatest experimental writers of the 1950s and '60s, such as; William Burroughs, J.G. Ballard, and Thomas Pynchon.(Star 34) He has written science- fiction and regular fiction. His fiction usually spoke of people ...

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Charles Dickens

Charles John Huffam Dickens was born February 7, 1812, in Ports Mouth, Hampshire. In his infancy his family moved to Chatham, where he spent his happiest years and often refers to this time in his novels (1817-1822). From 1822 to 1860 he lived in London, after which he permanently moved to a quiet ...

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Stephen Crane

Today in modern America, it has become almost impossible to avoid the tales of horror that surround us almost anywhere we go. Scandals, murders, theft, corruption, extortion, abuse, prostitution, all common occurrences in this day in age. A hundred years ago however, people did not see the world ...

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Frankenstein

The term Gothic conjures up images of frightened women, graveyards, and haunted castles in the mist, popular settings for horror films. But is this what Gothic means? The Oxford Companion to English Literature defines Gothic as, “Tales of the macabre, fantastic, and supernatural, usually ...

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The Martian Chronicles

, by Ray Bradbury, is a science-fiction book and was written in 1946. This major work by Bradbury is a collection of short stories relating to Mars or Martians. Bradbury had a clear vision of the Mars in which these stories are set. His vision was one of a fantasy world from the Martians point of ...

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Womens Writing The Powe And Th

Women’s Writing: The Power and the Passion "Don't compromise yourself. You are all you've got." Janis Joplin In the last thirty years we have seen a real emergence, divergence and development of feminist writing. Like any writing we care to label or group together there are elements that ...

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The Time Maching (analysis)

Herbert George Wells was born in 1866 in Bromley, Kent, a few miles from London, the son of a house-maid and gardener. Wells died in 1946, a wealthy and famous author, having seen science fiction become a recognized literary form and having seen the world realize some of science fiction’s ...

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The X-Files, X Marks The Spot: Book Report

I liked The X-files, X Marks the Spot. There was a lot of suspense. It was easy to understand. The events were spread out well. Overall it wasn't another long boring science fiction book. There was a lot of suspense. There was suspense as soon as I got into the second chapter. I didn't want to ...

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Shockwave Rider

There are numerous books on the science fiction market, that deal with the myriad of possibilities involving the technology of the future. John Brunner’s book, “,” is one of the most popular, as well as one of the most famous, books dealing with this issue. Brunner presents many ...

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Robert Frost 2

There are probably three things that account for Robert Frost’s poetry. In his poems, he uses familiar subjects, like nature, people doing everyday things and simple language to express his thought. His poems may be easy to read, but not necessarily easy to understand. Almost all of ...

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Foundation Analysis

Grace Palley has said, “All fiction is a lie, but at the heart of that lie is a truth.” This quote directly applies to Issac Asimov’s, Foundation. Science Fiction deals with events that did happened, may have happened, or have not yet happened to a certain degree. Foundation has symbolic ...

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