A history of stories books poems and other literary works

The single best monologue in fiction appears toward the end, when Sam Spade tells Brigid O'Shaughnessy why he's giving her to the police. Now, science appears mostly in journals.


He appeared in the film American Hardcore and resides in Portland, Oregon. Living Quarters uses both the structure of a domestic space and the rhythms of the seasons to seek but not reliably find order and consolation in life's seeming disorder.

She lives in Brooklyn, NY. Well, to a large degree we don't. It was a major influence on the author's writing, and ultimately led to The Acts of King Arthur and His Noble Knightswhich Steinbeck hoped would be "the best work of my life and the most satisfying.

Walter Scott defined it as "a fictitious narrative in prose or verse; the interest of which turns upon marvellous and uncommon incidents", whereas in the novel "the events are accommodated to the ordinary train of human events and the modern state of society".

Of course, the morals of the stories are not always what we would consider helpful today. Literary devices involves specific elements within the work that make it effective.

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Salinger "more than anything for a long time. One of the better known of these collections is The Merry Muses of Caledonia the title is not by Burnsa collection of bawdy lyrics that were popular in the music halls of Scotland as late as the 20th century. Natural science[ edit ] As advances and specialization have made new scientific research inaccessible to most audiences, the "literary" nature of science writing has become less pronounced over the last two centuries.

When defined exclusively as written work, Ancient Egyptian literature[13] along with Sumerian literatureare considered the world's oldest literatures.

Monster Brokeosurus introduces curious readers to each monster as we are guided through the imaginary realm of the fictitious monster-creator Charlie Wedster. Mao was also a renown poet and released more extensive works about philosophy and war.

The obligations of men to their leaders, of women to their men, of children and their parents to each other. National and tribal sagas, accounts of the origin of the world and of customs, and myths which sometimes carry moral or spiritual messages predominate in the pre-urban eras.

Known for his commitment to social justice, Hirschman often frames ordinary urban moments with extraordinary clarity "Folsom Prison Haiku". So, when we continue to refer to "Homer", it should be understood we're talking not necessarily about a particular individual but about the poets and performers that shaped two of the world's greatest myths over several centuries.

It also allows readers to access cultural aspects that they are not exposed to thus provoking new emotional experiences. Roman civil law as codified in the Corpus Juris Civilis during the reign of Justinian I of the Byzantine Empire has a reputation as significant literature.


Originally of very limited circulation, changing attitudes have led to his work now being widely available. Marina Rubin's writing has appeared in more than 70 literary journal and magazines. Significant elements of sado-masochism were present in some examples, perhaps reflecting the influence of the English public schoolwhere flagellation was routinely used as a punishment.

Major philosophers through history— PlatoAristotleSocratesAugustineDescartesKierkegaardNietzsche —have become as canonical as any writers. De Sade as did the later writer Sacher-Masoch lent his name to the sexual acts which he describes in his work.

Dallett's voice and vision shine. Not that they even considered themselves Greek then. Genre fiction also showed it could question reality in its 20th century forms, in spite of its fixed formulas, through the enquiries of the skeptical detective and the alternative realities of science fiction.

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Please improve it by verifying the claims made and adding inline citations. Statements consisting only of original research should be removed. August 3, Getty Images One key to being a good writer is to always keep reading—and that doesn't stop after you've been published.

Prose and Literary fiction Prose is a form of language that possesses ordinary syntax and natural speechrather than a regular metre ; in which regard, along with its presentation in sentences rather than lines, it differs from most poetry.

They offer some of the oldest prose writings in existence; novels and prose stories earned the names "fiction" to distinguish them from factual writing or nonfiction, which writers historically have crafted in prose.

Even simple word play functions as a literary device. This can even help us to understand references made in more modern literature because authors often make references to Greek mythology and other old religious texts or historical moments. In ancient India, literature originated from stories that were originally orally transmitted.

William was the third of eight Shakespeare children, of whom three died in childhood. A bilingual edition packed with full-color photographs and interviews, this revealing exploration of contemporary street art includes work from Colombia, Peru, Panama, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Guatemala, and Mexico.

Much of the output of naturalism was implicitly polemical, and influenced social and political change, but 20th century fiction and drama moved back towards the subjective, emphasizing unconscious motivations and social and environmental pressures on the individual.

It was not until the end of his life that Shakespeare moved back in with Anne in their Stratford home. Major philosophers through history— PlatoAristotleSocratesAugustineDescartesKierkegaardNietzsche —have become as canonical as any writers. The Vedas are among the oldest sacred texts.

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Willa Cather: Stories, Poems, & Other Writings is kept in print by a gift from William Rondina to the Guardians of American Letters Fund. Library of America Books. Frequently Asked Questions Who wrote this list?

See the heading above and the credit below to find out who wrote this list. If you don't like the selections in this list. Free Electronic Books & Other Literature: Alone in the Caribbean ("Being the yarn of a cruise in the Lesser Antilles in the sailing canoe Yakaboo," electronic book by Frederic A.

Fenger, first published in ); The Aran Islands (By J. M. Synge, ); Boy's Manual of Seamanship and Gunnery (Electronic book "For the use of Boys under training for Her Majesty's Navy", ). The history of literature follows closely the development of civilization. Other major literary works are Ramcharitmanas & Krishnacharitmanas.

In ancient Greece, Graphic novels and comic books present stories told in a combination of sequential artwork, dialogue and text.

Genres of literature. Erotic literature comprises fictional and factual stories and accounts of human sexual relationships which have the power to or are intended to arouse the reader sexually.

Such erotica takes the form of novels, short stories, poetry, true-life memoirs, and sex manuals.A common feature of the genre is sexual fantasies on such themes as prostitution, orgies, homosexuality, sadomasochism, and.

A history of stories books poems and other literary works
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