John Powell's Dictionary of Literary Influences: The Twentieth Century, PDF

By John Powell

ISBN-10: 0313039399

ISBN-13: 9780313039393

Treating the cultural giants of the 20 th century, this quantity strains their studying conduct and highbrow improvement, in addition to their contributions to Western tradition. Suggesting the literary impacts on those figures, the e-book comprises 355 entries on humans from a vast variety of fields, together with scientists, politicians, enterprise figures, writers, spiritual leaders, and figures from the acting arts and well known culture.The quantity is a convenient significant other to Powell's past quantity, Biographical Dictionary of Literary affects: The 19th Century, 1800-1914. Reflecting non-Western affects on Western tradition, the quantity contains such Asian and African figures as Mohandas Gandhi and Wole Soyinka, whereas additionally overlaying the numerous Western figures. because the quantity acknowledges, sorts of cultural effect developed within the twentieth century to incorporate extra aural and visible affects. but the quantity nonetheless unearths interesting literary affects through the century.

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Her formal education ended when she graduated from high school in Santiago, Chile at 16 years old. When she was two, her parents divorced and she and her mother moved in with her maternal grandparents, where her grandmother Memé introduced her to the art of storytelling. Her mother remarried another diplomat, so Allende’s adolescent years were spent in Bolivia, the Middle East, and Europe. After high school she worked as a secretary for the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations in Santiago.

In political exile, she wrote her first four novels, Casa de los espiritus/The House of Spirits (Plaza & Janés, 1982; Knopf 1985), De amor y de sombra/Of Love and Shadows (Plaza & Janés, 1984; Knopf 1987), Eva Luna (Knopf, 1988). On January 8, 1981, she began House of Spirits as a farewell letter to her 100-year-old grandfather, who was still in Chile and dying. Allende has additionally written three other novels, a memoir, an autobiography, and a collection of short stories translated in more than 30 languages, the first woman to share bestseller status with her Latin American male counterparts.

His father was a solicitor in the City—a Gladstonian Liberal in politics in a family of Tories—who provided a solidly middle-class home for his family. Initially educated by his mother at home, Attlee later followed his four older brothers to Haileybury College and the University of Oxford. He remembered his mother as “very well read” and that he “learned to read early and was a voracious reader,” being especially fond of poetry (Attlee 1955, 6). His subsequent years in a preparatory school were less fulfilling and he recalled “poor teachers and excessive stress on studying the Bible and biblical history” (Attlee 1955, 9).

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