English 308; The Short Story

INTRODUCTORY
PRESENTATION
BY MADDIE-BLAIR WRIGHT
ABOUT ME
My name Is Maddie-Blair Wright and I’m from
Westchester New York and I enjoy, above all else,
reading. I’m a huge...
CORMAC MCCARTHY
Cormac McCarthy is a brilliant
novelist all around. He’s very
graphic and is not for everyone, but
if you ...
RAY BRADBURY
Ray Bradbury is another
personal favorite of
mine due to his very
strange style of writing.
He doesn’t necess...
ERNEST HEMMINGWAY
What kind of student would I
be if I did not mention the
fantastic Mr. Hemmingway? A
brilliant man to th...
JACK LONDON
Seen here is the
infamous Jack
London posing for
a boxing
magazine in 1904.
Jack London was
a great writer but...
JOHN RONALD REUEL TOLKIEN
John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (J.R.R.
Tolkien) is a famous World War One
veteran turned author known...
TRYING TO REACH ME?
I am a genuine recluse so if any of you wonderful people
want to talk to me about what you’ve just see...
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  1. 1. English 308; The Short Story INTRODUCTORY PRESENTATION BY MADDIE-BLAIR WRIGHT
  2. 2. ABOUT ME My name Is Maddie-Blair Wright and I’m from Westchester New York and I enjoy, above all else, reading. I’m a huge fan of a plethora of authors but if I absolutely had to choose, my favorites would be….. That’s me And that’s home!
  3. 3. CORMAC MCCARTHY Cormac McCarthy is a brilliant novelist all around. He’s very graphic and is not for everyone, but if you have a taste for that then I highly recommend a few of his works such as The Road, No Country for Old Men, and my personal favorite, Blood Meridian or the Evening Redness in the West. The movie adaption of The Road was terrible. If you watched this I sincerely apologize and I would be happy to lend you my personal copy of the book instead.
  4. 4. RAY BRADBURY Ray Bradbury is another personal favorite of mine due to his very strange style of writing. He doesn’t necessarily stick to one genre as some authors do but mainly does science fiction as seen in my favorite one of his books, The Martian Chronicles. He is also the author of Fahrenheit 461, another fantastic novel that I highly recommend. Fun Fact! Curiosity, the mars rover launched in November 2011, had it’s initial landing point named after Ray Bradbury. Curiosity reached Bradbury Point on August 22, 2012, successfully beaming information from the surface of this planet in a fashion suited for one this novelist’s works.
  5. 5. ERNEST HEMMINGWAY What kind of student would I be if I did not mention the fantastic Mr. Hemmingway? A brilliant man to the very end and also a prosaic master of subtleties; he has written many great works including (but not limited to) The Sun Also Rises, The Old Man and the Sea, and A Farewell to *Disclaimer; Hemmingway’s style depends a Arms. lot on interpretation. DO NOT READ IF YOU DO NOT WANT TO BE ENGAGED; YOU WILL NOT UNDERSTAND IF YOU’RE NOT PAYING ATTENTION.***
  6. 6. JACK LONDON Seen here is the infamous Jack London posing for a boxing magazine in 1904. Jack London was a great writer but he’s just one of those authors that you have to get. You either like him or you hate him; there’s no middle ground for this man, especially in his writing. He’s famous for his very rugged and “manly” novels such as White Fang and The Call of the Wild following similar motifs such as the Yukon of Alaska and the conflict between man and nature. If you’re interested in either of these things, then he’s the right author for you.
  7. 7. JOHN RONALD REUEL TOLKIEN John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (J.R.R. Tolkien) is a famous World War One veteran turned author known for his fantasy novels such as The Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings. Gartering inspiration from Norse mythology, he elaborately creates characters and landscapes enthralling enough to inspire young men and women for generations, me included. He tends to be a bit lengthy and verbose but all in all he is a fantastic author delivers a brilliant story.
  8. 8. TRYING TO REACH ME? I am a genuine recluse so if any of you wonderful people want to talk to me about what you’ve just seen or are lonely and looking for a friend, don’t be shy! You can reach me on my email which is N02625142@hawkmail.newpaltz.edu or if it’s a SUPER ENGLISH EMERGENCY (don’t ask me what that means because I don’t even know) you may also reach me on my cell phone which is (914)564-1566. I look forward to hearing from you guys! Bonus! For getting this far you all get to see a picture of my super adorable cat! Congratulations you lucky person you.

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