Harriet Beecher Stowe
Every emotional response to all occurrences can be expressed in the way an object is perceived or thought about by a character. It doesn't matter what the object is. But for the writer, the language with which the object is described does matter, because it can shape the reader's entire reaction to what is going on in the character's heart.
Not all conceptual writers work as fast as Dylan and Plath, nor do all experimental writers work as slowly as Bishop. But the differing speeds of composition are not accidental.
SCROLL DOWN FOR PHOTOS PHOTOS: The 220-year-old Brunswick, Maine residence is located near Bowdoin College campus on 28 College
Stowe moved into the Hartford house in 1873, 21 years after Uncle Tom's Cabin was published (it was written in a house she
For some reason, directors like to take liberties with Bertolt Brecht. Perhaps because the German playwright placed so many
Why do we put things off? Is our fear of failure, disappointment or embarrassment really so great that we let it lay waste to our dreams? Perhaps. But we also procrastinate because we believe we'll live forever.
The 1800s were of course a time of blatant racism, and many authors reflected that by depicting fictional characters of color in horribly stereotyped ways. Or they omitted those characters entirely, as if the world was populated by whites only.
Curiosity about great novelists has inspired me to read dozens of author biographies. In those books (and on the Web), one can discover many "wow"-inducing facts about renowned writers