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Short stories as (senior 4)


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Short stories as (senior 4)

  1. 1. Short Stories AS Writers
  2. 2. Raymond Carver ● Born: May 25, 1938 Oregon ● Died: August 2, 1988 Washington ● Where from? Clatskanie, Oregon ● Type of writings: short story writer and poet ● Influence on his/her writings: Carver became interested in writing in Paradise, California. While attending to college, he enrolled in a creative writing course taught by the novelist John Gardner, became a mentor and had a major influence on Carver’s life and career. ● Important life experience: Carver’s father was a heavy drinker. He got married a 16 year old at age 19 with Maryann Burk, in 1957 (they had two kids). He abused and and cheated on her. He then got married with the poet Tess Gallagher in 1988. Six weeks later, Raymond died from lung cancer at age 50.
  3. 3. Borden Deal ● Born: October 12, 1922 in Pontotoc, Mississippi ● Died: January 22, 1986 in Sarasota, Florida ● Type of writing: Novels and short stories ● Influence on his writing: The Great Depression ● Important life experience: During the Depression, his family lost his farm. This experience has inspired him when writing, since his main theme is man’s mystical attachment to the earth and his quest for land.
  4. 4. Virginia Woolf Birth: January 25th 1882 “One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well” Death: March 28th 1941 Complete name: Adeline Virginia Woolf nee Stephen Place of origin: Kensington (United Kingdom of Britain and Ireland) Types of Writings: Subjective Writing, ( limited and omniscient style), Traditional Novel vs Modern Novel policy, Critic, Poetic Prose and Biographical Writing Literary Movement: Modernism, Feminism, Lesbianism (supported it) Life experience: Daughter of a novelist father, suffered from depression and bipolar disorder. Virginia always lived with different moral changes all throughout her life. Married with Leonard Woolf, at the age of 6o she committed suicide. She was found drowned at Ouse river in Sussex.
  5. 5. P.G Wodehouse “The voice of Love seemed to call to me, but it was a wrong number” Birth: October 15th 1881 Death: February 14th 1973 ( 93 years) Southampton, New York Complete name: Pelham Green Wodehouse ( P.G) by his initials Place of origin: Guildford ( United Kingdom of Britain and Ireland) (At that time) Types of Writings: Novel, Dramatic Literature, Short Story Prose Fiction Screenwriting Literary Movement: Modernism, Humoristic, Combined both critics and irony to British aristocracy which makes his writings different from others. Life Experience: Son of a British judge working and living abroad, Mr Wodehouse lived a tough life away from his parents. Started writing about sports in columns at a young age. Loved to write,
  6. 6. Arthur Conan Doyle “Depend upon it there comes a time when for every addition of knowledge you forget something that you knew before. It is of the highest importance, therefore, not to have useless facts elbowing out the useful ones”
  7. 7. born on May 22, 1859, in Edinburgh, Scotland ★ Occupation: ○ Author ○ writer ○ physician ★ Nationality: British ★ Alma mater: University of Edinburgh. ★ Genre ○ Detective fiction ○ fantasy ○ science fiction ○ historical novels. ○ non-fiction Notable works: ★ Stories of Sherlock Holmes ★ The Lost World ★ Spouse ★ Louisa Hawkins (m. 1885; d. 1906) ★ Jean Leckie (m. 1907) ★ Mary Foley Children: Five Irish-Catholic family died on Monday, July 7, 1930
  8. 8. Nathaniel Hawthorne Born: 1804 in Salem, Massachusetts, EEUU Died: May 19, 1864 (aged 59) in Plymouth, New Hampshire He was an American novelist, dark romantic and short story writer. Many works featuring moral metaphors with anti-Puritan inspirations. His themes often center on the inherent evil and sin of humanity. Notable works: ● The house of the seven Gables ● Twice-Told Tales ● The Scarlet letter
  9. 9. ★ Occupation: ○ served as the editor of the American Magazine of Useful and Entertaining Knowledge ○ Diplomatic ○ novelist ★ Alma mater: Bowdoin College ★ Genre works belong to romanticism or, more specifically, dark romanticism ★ Notable works:The Centenary Edition of the Works and Tales and Sketches, ★ Spouse Sophia Hawthorne
  10. 10. Oscar Wilde 16/10/1854 - 30/11/1900 Born in Dublin Author, playwright and poet Oscar Wilde was a popular literary figure in late Victorian England Known for his brilliant wit, flamboyant style and infamous imprisonment for homosexuality. He wrote: ● The happy prince ● The selfish giant ● The importance of being earnest ● Salome ● Lady windermere's fan ● De profundis
  11. 11. H G Wells Born in England in 1866, H.G. Wells's parents were shopkeepers in Kent, England. He died in 1946 H.G. Wells was a writer of science-fiction works He had a great vision about the furure His first novel, The Time Machine was an instant success and Wells produced a series of science fiction novels which pioneered our ideas of the future. His later work focused on satire and social criticism. Wells laid out his socialist views of human history in his Outline of History. He died in 1946.
  12. 12. Ted Hughes ● He was born in Mythlmoyrd, Yorkshire, England the 17th of August of 1930. ● He died in London, England at the age of 68 the 28th of October of 1998. ● After serving for the air force he studied antropology and got married to Sylvia Plath who encouraged him to write. ● Hughes used a language of nearly Shakespearean resonance to explore themes which were mythic and elemental.
  13. 13. Henry Graham Greene ● He was born the 2nd of October of 1904 in England. ● He died the 3rd of April of 1991 in Switzerland. ● He explores the confusión of the modern man, and deals with politics and moral. ● He used to work in the M16 as a spy. ● He wrote science fiction.
  14. 14. Ahdaf Soueif ● Born: 23 March 1950 (age 67) in Cairo, Egypt ● Soueif was born in Cairo, where she lives, and was educated in Egypt and England. She studied for a PhD in linguistics at the University of Lancaster. Her sister is the human and women's rights activist and mathematician Laila Soueif. ● She was married to Ian Hamilton with whom she had two sons, Omar Robert Hamilton and Ismail Richard Hamilton. ● Soueif is also a cultural and political commentator for the Guardian newspaper and she has been reporting on the Egyptian revolution.
  15. 15. V S Pritchett ● 16 December 1900 – 20 March 1997 ● Pritchett left his London school at age 15 to work in the leather trade. ● Pritchett eventually became as well known for his perceptive essays and reviews as for his penetrating and finely crafted short stories. ● His novels are generally considered to be less successful. ● His short stories were published in several volumes. ● He is the author of travel books. ● Pritchett was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1968 and was knighted in 1975.