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American Writers and Cultural Transition

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The paper "American Writers and Cultural Transition" states that the historical records and the actions taken by various governments in America are more realists than the idealistic writers since they seem to be more connected with the ground realities of the time…
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Analysis of the American Writers and Their Views Concerning the Great Nation

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This paper succinctly looks into the analysis of the five writers such as Maxine Hong Kingston, Don Delillo, Bharati Mukherjee, Martin Luther King Jr, Malcolm X. and their views concerning the great nation in various aspects such as political, economic and social…
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How African American Writers Portray the American South in their Works

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This review "How African American Writers Portray the American South in their Works" discusses the avenue through which literary artists present and explore their ideas, attitudes as well as experiences. They employ this platform to inform the audience about a host of issues that they wish to pass across…
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American Writers: Edith Wharton, Her Life, Her Works as a Writer

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Edith Wharton is considered to be one of the best novelists and short story writers in American literary history. She is also the first woman to win the prestigious Pulitzer Prize for Literature for her novel The Age of Innocence that was published in 1920. …
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Modern Arab American Fiction. A reader's Guide. By Steven Salaita

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A readers Guide is to shed light into the socio-political and intellectual background of the Arab American fiction. The author tries to focus upon some prominent Arab American writers, in the…
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Does 20th/21st century american literature reflect or shape culture

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American writers of the 19th and 20th centuries wrote what they were familiar with. Race relations, poverty, religion, and emerging technologies are only a few topics writers chose. American culture changed rapidly in the 19th and 20th…
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Before the Harlem Renaissance
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This paper "Before the Harlem Renaissance" describes the history of slavery image in different cultures' literature. The essay also reveals black man's plight at the old time. The author looks at works of different writers, such as Harry Bloom…
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The Realism Era - Faulkner, London, Sinclair and Twain

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While America discusses how important Barack Obama’s race is to the presidential elections, interest has also been generated in long held views of the south and our world in general. Some of those views are real while others are based on mistaken beliefs. In fact, the search…
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A Literary Research Paper Delving into the Work of Marilynne Robinson
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Ramakrishna S 11 July 2011 Marilynne Robinson Born November 26, 1943, in Sandpoint, Idaho, Marilynne Robinson is greatly influenced by the ideas of John Calvin, Thoreau, Emerson, Faulkner and Melville. If there is one more thing that inspires her writing just as much, it is her congregational faith…
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Black Writers in America

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In the essay “Black Writers in America” the author looks at some literary works done by African Americans, especially during the Harlem Renaissance. At this point, the most known writer was Zora Neale Hurston who made a lot of writing work on racism and political positions for the blacks…
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In Raymond Carver's, short stories, How does one reach enlightenment
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Your Date Outline Brief overview of Raymond Carver’s biography Enlightenment through spiritual transformation is the major theme of Carver’s short stories A blind man of “Cathedral” teaches a seeing narrator to see the world differently Reaching great human understanding and compassion on the background of deep sorrow in “A Small, Good Thing” Narrator’s transformation in “Where I’m Calling From” Spiritual healing through communication in “Ferver” Enlightenment in Raymond Carver's Short Stories American short story writer and poet Raymond Carver was born on May 25, 1938 in Clatskanie, Oregon…
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Black literature in the USA
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This article will explore the subject of black literature in America under the following divisions: use of a specific variety of language; critical methods to evaluate Afro-American literature; the preservation of African heritage; futuristic outlook etc…
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Contemporary Literature
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American Literature in Colonial Period It may be argued that one of the most remarkable eras in America as far as literature is concerned is the Colonial Period which is marked with rich history following the state’s conquest by the British men. Colonial Period is characterized by the arrival of Englishmen in early 17th century in an attempt to create colonies in America…
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An Accidental Soldier's Account of the War in Iraq
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This story “An Accidental Soldier's Account of the War in Iraq” is a literary breakthrough for the American soldier. John Crawford started blogging in Iraq. When he returned, Crawford wrote a brutally honest story about Iraq. From the blood, and the Iraqi’s disdain, Crawford tells the truth…
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Food as Trope in the Works of Nora Keller and Jhumpa Lahiri
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This essay "Food as Trope in the Works of Nora Keller and Jhumpa Lahiri" reflects an abundance of textual use of food as a trope in the works of two Asian American fiction writers. Food often serves as a metaphor for abundance and a better life. …
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Robert Lowell: Following Nathaniel Hawthornes Tradition of Ancestral Guilt
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The author identifies whether the American realist & naturalist writers are breaking away from Romantic literary tradition, or these later writers are infusing the Romantic spirit. The author states that Modern American writers were definitely realistic than romantic writers such as Hawthorne.  …
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Annotated bibliography
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This book created by bestselling author deals with the butterfly effect and investigates how this concept responds to our lives and influences our world perception. This is a fiction story which provides a helping hand in understanding the notion of a butterfly effect. The…
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Maya Angelous Cultural Impact
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The author of this review under the title "Maya Angelou's Cultural Impact" touches upon famous author's publication “I know why the caged bird sings” touching the serious gender issue. Moreover, the author tells about the main idea of her writing, and provides critique meanings.  …
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The Use of English in African Countries
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This essay highlights that Chinua Achebe and Ngugi Wa Thiong’ O, are entitled to their own perceptions of the effect of the English language on the African people. Achebe correctly states that using the English language does not automatically equate to being subservient to the foreign culture…
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Latin American Literature

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Name: Instructor: Course: Date: Latin American Literature Latin America incorporates some countries that are located in the lower part of Northern American and the countries in the larger Southern America. The countries in Latin America are former Spanish and Portuguese colonies, and, in fact, the languages spoken in that region are highly influenced by Spanish, Italian, Mayan and Portuguese languages…
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Technological Changes Before the Civil War
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The writer of this paper states that the Civil War marked a major turning point in American history; the slaughter and the defeat of the South changed the way Americans see themselves to this day. But the period immediately before the war was also a turning point…
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The Greatest Lesson of World War II
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The essay explores the greatest lesson of World War II. One of the key aspects of social change emerging as a result of World War II was the increasing emphasis on the social liberties. The government not only promoted pluralism but also encouraged tolerance. …
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Enlightenment in American Literature

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The Enlightenment was a period which came about at some point in the eighteenth century that led to the scholarly change in Europe and North America. Among its most fundamental ideals was the fact that human beings were free to develop themselves using their own intellect instead of blindly following the teachings of others. …
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Comparison between August Wilson and Langston Hughes

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In African-American Literature, runs a repetitive theme - the identity of the mulatto in relation to an environment of rejection. Such literature tends to treat this rejection as an ongoing social phenomenon. Langston Hughes and August Wilson, the two most celebrated African-American writers contributed immensely to enrich their literature…
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Personal power
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They have different views. Therefore artists such as Zora Neale Hurston has expressed her opinion in her book, ‘Sweat’ about how we feel personal power, and this resulted to the Afro-American writers…
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Literary Analysis
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Instructor Date ‘Good Country People’ Flannery O’Connor’s ‘Good Country People’ revolves around four main characters. In this story country people are the good ones with traits like honesty and modesty. The names of the characters reflect their personality.O’Connor has used symbolism to develop the importance of each character in the story…
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Advocacy organization
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The National Book Foundation website has a mission to celebrate the best American literature, expand its audience coverage as well as enhancing the cultural values and award the great American writers. The Foundation has established programs such as the National Book Awards…
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Naturalistic Philosophy
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This paper, Naturalistic Philosophy, highlights that naturalism stands for the idea that only natural things e. g beliefs and ideas should operate in the world. Naturalists also believe that natural laws are the responsible for the changes in the universe. It emphasizes the realistic aspect of existence. …
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Angelina Weld Grimke
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Angelina Weld Grimke One of the wonderful female authors that belong to the pre-Harlem Renaissance includes Angelina Weld Grimke (Peterson, 1990, p. 91). Grimke was “a transitional figure standing somewhere between the writers of the genteel tradition and those of the Harlem Renaissance” (Harris, 1986, p…
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Biographical and Cultural Background Paper on John Updike and his story A&P
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30), John Updike claims his own victory in the world of literature. Among the number of short fictions and novels he wrote, Sammy’s coming of age account in his 1961 short story A & P…
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Compare various types of Realistic writing
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 Consider the "West" in the works of Twain, Harte, Red Cloud, and Hopkins. How do they see it differently and similarly? How do they see its potential in terms of the "American Dream"? ‘West’ comes across as a fascinating subject for American writers…
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The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven
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Short Story Analysis – The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven - Prajakta Kanegaonkar Introduction: It is very rare that we come across gifted writers like Sherman Alexie who interweaves the short stories to make it a one big story in his short story collection, The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven…
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Slavery in America: Jefferson, Douglas
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Slavery had been a part of the American social system since colonial times and became an essential part of the economy of the southern states, which was largely based on…
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American Short Story Writers

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This essay "American Short Story Writers" deals with the writings of American short story writers. Namely, the writings of Ernest Hemmingway and Flannery O’Connor effectively capture familial roles, feelings, and attitudes that sum up nature American society in the twentieth century…
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Poe With Irving and Hawthorne Contribution to the American Literature

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The paper "Poe with Irving and Hawthorne Contribution to the American Literature" discusses that they have used different literary styles in portraying their themes that have in turn left their legacy in the American literature. Their themes were characterized by what was happening in society…
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American culture

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(Name) (Professor) (Subject) (Date) The Role of African-American Literature in the 1920s The Civil War was not enough in freeing the Negro slave. He was still discriminated and treated inferiorly even after the war, and many blacks had to suffer numerous consequences brought about by racism, hatred and violence…
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On the Road by Langston Hughes
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The essay “On the Road by Langston Hughes” examines the story, without cynicism, which mirrors the agony of the segregated. It is a contradiction that such segregation should be found rooted deeply in the culture of a nation that was conceived in liberty…
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Poetry and Prose of Langston Hughes
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The paper "Poetry and Prose of Langston Hughes" is an attempt at analyzing some of Langston Hughes’ prominent works to understand how he used his writings as the voice of many fellow African-Americans who went through severe discrimination and racial abuse…
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Beyond the Apparent Meaning
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Name Institution Course Instructor Date Moral Obligation in Malamud’s Short Stories Bernard Malamud proves his prowess in addressing Jewish issue each time he writes an additional short story. The magic barrel stands out among the rest of his stories and connects the reader to the purposed motif…
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Frederick Douglass

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Frederic Douglass (1818-1895) has often been regarded as a great Black American endeavored wholly for uplifting the downtrodden people of his race through his words and deeds. He has imprinted his indelible mark in history as a popular writer, abolitionist, and lecturer who…
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Literature and Culture in the United States of America
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This article will explore the subject of Literature and culture in the United States of America under the following divisions: women inspired literature; multicultural literature. The US is a multicultural land filled with people from different ethnics and places in the world…
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Native American literature. What is the relationship between Native American identity and American identity

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Native American literature is the traditional oral and written literature of the indigenous people of the Americas.It consists of an extensive set of folk tales,myths,legends,stories and oral histories that were passed on from generation to generation for centuries by story tellers and that now continue to live on in the written works …
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Harlem Renaissance
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The paper "Harlem Renaissance " states that black writers such as Hughes believed that the major motivation and goal of the Harlem Renaissance was to break racial ignorance, let Black artistic expression thrive, and work as an agent to bring success and liberty to African Americans…
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The life of Zora Neale Hurston
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Zora Neale Hurston, one of the best known African American Folklorist, novelist and anthropologist, was born to Reverent John and Lucy Hurston at Eatonville, Florida. The dates of her birth are still unclear though many writing places it between 1901 and 1903. Zora was hardly 10…
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Who Has the Right to Write Literature about War
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The author states that all the individuals have a right to write literature about war. The Africa American writers believe that that literature gave them political liberation. Literature gave the black freedom of expression despite the white opinion about the literature.  …
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Why Oprah is a Great Interviewer
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The writer of this paper suggests that Oprah has been a household name for 25 years and is celebrated as one of the best talk show hosts. Barbara Walters calls her as “the best interviewer ever” (Boedeker, 2010)…
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The Geographical Poetics of Giovanni Verga
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In the paper “The Geographical Poetics of Giovanni Verga” the author is attempting to lay out the representational discourse of the Southern Quarter of Italy. Italian writers of the South are uniquely situated to expose a regionalist and local understanding of a culture that is grossly stereotyped…
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Romanticism and its Effects
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Romanticism and its Effects
Romanticism was a movement which swept the world in the 19th century, the movement has very little to do with romance as its name suggests. …
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What Caused the Civil War

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The Civil War marked a major turning point in American history; the slaughter and the defeat of the South changed the way Americans see themselves to this day. But the period immediately before the war was also a turning point, as new technologies shifted the way people lived,…
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Theme and Narrative in Ernest Hemingways Hills Like White Elephants
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This essay “Theme and Narrative in Ernest Hemingway’s Hills Like White Elephants” examines Hemingway’s short story Hills Like White Elephants, arguing that Hemingway’s utilization of the literary devices of tone and style work together to advance the story’s overarching narrative theme…
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