The opinions expressed are those of the writer. Hinton became a household name and instant success with The Outsiders, which still sells more than 500,000 copies each year. They are poets, playwrights, novelists and scholars, and together they helped capture the voice of a nation. Danielle Steel Danielle Steel, cmlibrary. Maya Angelou She is arguably the most famous African-American autobiographer and poet in history.
Born in Harlem in 1924, Baldwin caught the attention of fellow writer Richard Wright who helped him secure a grant in order to support himself as a writer. American novelist Toni Morrison has won both the Nobel and Pulitzer prizes for her landmark, beautifully written works that explore the African-American experience. She is most known for her self-portraits but is equally well-known for her political activism as a communist. Wharton is praised for achieving both social satire and criticism in her work, while mastering the art of humor. Butler took the science fiction world by storm. He served as a professor at Rutgers University and. Other authors used novels to draw their readers into critique of women's status in society.
A prolific writer known for his colorful portrayals of Black life from the 1920s-1960s, Hughes wrote plays, short stories, poetry, several books, and contributed the lyrics to a Broadway musical. In 1892, 1860-1935 wrote a novella, based upon her own experience with 19th-century cures for depression among women. She is best known for her book, A Vindication of the Rights of Woman, which is one of the earliest works of feminist philosophy. Annie Proulx The Fountainhead Ayn Rand The King Must Die Mary Renault Wide Sargasso Sea Jean Rhys Housekeeping Marilynn Robinson The God of Small Things Arundati Roy Mrs. Her story of learning to communicate despite these immense barriers is legendary.
Edwidge Danticat Danticat published her debut novel, Breath, Eyes, Memory, when she was only 25 and was heralded as a young author to watch. Seen as a voice for their own experience, writers during the Harlem Renaissance often dedicated their work to Hughes. A prolific poet, her words often depict Black beauty, the strength of women and the human spirit, and the demand for social justice. It is Lee's only published book, but the critically-acclaimed bestseller made quite an impact on its own. She denied that she had African heritage, claiming only Native American and Mexican ancestry, but she's usually included as an African American, probably born a slave in Texas.
No, I am not a spook like those who haunted Edgar Allan Poe; nor am I one of your Hollywood-movie ectoplasms. It has also been adapted into a play and movie. It was in the 1960s when Morrison became an editor at Random House that she began to write. Rand's eye-opening work has impacted various political, social and academic fields and encouraged readers to re-evaluate their political and ethical views. Our custom jackets for the collection feature a classically beautiful illustration by the artist Charles Dana Gibson, best known for his depictions of American women in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. His young experience greatly informed his future writing: his first, highly acclaimed novels Flowers and Shadows 1980 and The Landscapes Within 1981 were reflections on the devastation of the Nigerian civil war which Okri himself observed firsthand.
Most of this comes down to personal taste and simply what certain people like or dislike. But she and her navigator, Fred Noonan, and their plane disappeared in the middle of the Pacific, and they were never heard from again. Having difficulty getting published, she died poor and alone. After a decade of research and travel to West Africa, the epic novel Roots: The Saga of an American Family was published in 1976. Keep an eye on her.
Courtesy of Female writers have given us some of the greatest novels, short stories, poems and essays ever written. Only flag comments that clearly need our attention. He spent the rest of his life living as an expatriate and he continued to write novels. There's even a Cliff's Notes on it! I am currently reading Tropic if Cancer by Henry Miller, and I would agree that this book belongs on this list. The popular Little House books continue to be a main staple in American children's literature and have been translated into 40 different languages.
Wilder based these novels on her childhood and growing up in a pioneer family. While the book was a great success, Wright had become disillusioned with white America and the Communist Party, and moved to Paris. But friends from the Underground bribed a guard, who allowed her to escape into the woods, where her friends found her. Charlotte Bronte: Charlotte Bronte was an English poet and author, who is best known for her novel Jane Eyre, which was written under her pen name Currer Bell. We celebrate these women with this 8-volume set of books published by Library of America, featuring novels and short stories by some of our favorite American authors. Bâ herself experienced many of the prejudices facing women: she struggled for an education against her traditional grandparents, and was left to look after her nine children after divorcing a prominent politician.
Hinton has made a lasting impression with her literary work that effectively connects readers to the emotions and experiences of teenagers. He is one of the most significant Latino writers of the 20th century known for popularizing a literary style labeled as magic realism, which treats magical elements and events as ordinary life situations. Emily Dickinson: Emily Dickinson was an influential poet whose style was unlike anyone else's. He studied Black America and wrote some of the earliest scientific studies on Black communities, calling for an end to racism. Fashion designer Coco Chanel revolutionized fashion for women with her emphasis on comfort and lack of uncomfortable underpinnings.
Ripley Patricia Highsmith The Furies Janet Hobhouse The Bone People Keri Hulme Their Eyes Were Watching God Zora Neal Hurston The Haunting of Hill House Shirley Jackson Heat and Dust Ruth Prawer Jhabvala Fear of Flying Erica Jong Lucy Jamaica Kincaid The Bean Trees Barbara Kingsolver Tripmaster Monkey Maxine Hong Kingston Obasan Joy Kogawa The Fire-Dwellers Margaret Laurence To Kill A Mockingbird Harper Lee The Golden Notebook Doris M. She was caught by the Germans in 1943 and was tortured and beaten and scheduled for execution. African American women writers have helped bring the black woman's experience to life for millions of readers. 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. She shared this passion with her husband, Diego Rivera, also a prominent Mexican painter. I mean, I got nothing against King's books, but Miller has been much more influential to literature not only American than King, I would say. Feel free to track me on , follow me on and fan me on to receive dispatches from the front lines of education, culture and travel.