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  • 1. World-Known American Writers Presenter: Djugostran Valeriu, 1LM3 Course: American Culture and Civilization
  • 2. Jack London Jack London was born John Griffith Chaney on January 12, 1876, in San Francisco, California. After working in the Klondike, London returned home and began publishing stories. His novels, including The Call of the Wild, White Fang and Martin Eden, placed London among the most popular American authors of his time. London, who was also a journalist and an outspoken socialist, died in 1916.
  • 3. The Call of the Wild “I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet”
  • 4. The White Fang “But the Wild is the Wild, and motherhood is motherhood, at all times fiercely protective whether in the Wild or out of it.”
  • 5. Martin Eden “It is not in what you succeed in doing that you get your joy, but in the doing of it.”
  • 6. Herman Melville Herman Melville was an American author born on August 1, 1819 in New York. The author penned many books and later in life wrote poetry. Best known for his novel Moby Dick, Melville was only heralded as one of America’s greatest writers after his death on September 28, 1891. The Library of Congress honored him as its first writer to collect and publish.
  • 7. “Great pains, small gains for those who ask the world to solve them; it cannot solve itself”
  • 8. Mark Twain Born on November 30, 1835, in Florida, Missouri, Samuel L. Clemens wrote under the pen name Mark Twain and went on to pen several novels, including two major classics of American literature, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. He was also a riverboat pilot, journalist, lecturer, entrepreneur and inventor. Twain died on April 21, 1910, in Redding, Connecticut.
  • 9. “The most important days in your life are the day you are burn and the day you are found out why”
  • 10. “Just because you’re taught that something’s right and everyone believes it’s right, it don’t make it right.”
  • 11. Edgar Allan Poe Born January 19, 1809, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S. American short- story writer, poet, critic, and editor. Edgar Allan Poe’s tales of mystery and horror initiated the modern detective story, and the atmosphere in his tales of horror is unrivaled in American fiction. His ‘The Raven’ (1845) numbers among the best-known poems in national literature.
  • 12. “All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream”
  • 13. Francis Scott Fitzgerald F. Scott Fitzgerald was born on September 24, 1896, in St. Paul, Minnesota. His first novel’s success made him famous and let him marry the woman he loved, but he later descended into drinking and his wife had a mental breakdown. Following the unsuccessful ‘Tender is the Night’, Fitzgerald moved to Hollywood and became a scriptwriter. He died of a heart attack in 1940, at age 44, his final novel only half completed.