Humanities Literature Must Know part II
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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Fictional detective Novels and short stories
Doyle was a physician turned novelist wrote the books
American Novelist and Journalist
Economic and understated style
A Farewell to Arms-WWI, The Sun Also Rises-Americans in Paris, For Whom the Bell Tolls-Spanish Civil War, The Old Man and the Sea-Cuban fisherman
American Novelist, essayist, poet and Nobel Prize Laureate
Influential writers of Southern Literature
Sound and the Fury, Absalom,Absalom!
Movement of the 1920s and 1930s
Centered in the neighborhood in New York City and in Paris
W.E.B. Du Bois and Langston Hughes
Critiques the middle-class American life and pressures on individuals toward conformity
The Great Gatsby
F Scott Fizgerald
Set in the 1920s Long Island. Love, greed, prohibition, Jazz age, prosperity.
All Quiet on the Western Front
Enrich Maria Remarque
Written by a German veteran of WWI. Description of German soldiers stress during the war and upon return to the home front.
Martin Luther King Jr.
African American Civil Rights movement leader
The Autobiography of Alice B Toklas
Novel written in the style of an autobiography
Life in Paris in the early 1900s to post WWI
Gone with the Wind
Chronicles experiences of Scarlett O'Hara during the American Civil War
Post WWII writers came in prominence in the 1950s
experimentation with drugs, Eastern religion and rejection of materialism
Allen Ginsberg,Burroughs, Kerouac, Corso
Profiles in Courage
John F Kennedy
about 8 US Senators who crossed party lines
In Cold Blood
American Non-fiction crime novel
Dealing with the murder of Kansas farm family. Crime novel
A Raisin in the Sun
Black family's experience in Chicago
Irish American memoir
Stories of impoverished childhood and early adulthood
Repetition of a particular sound in the first syllable of a series of words of phrases. First letter of every word is the same. Mainly in poetry
Literary and theatrical form consisting of written or spoken conversational exchanges between two or more people
Mournful, melancholy or plaintive poem. Especially a funeral song or lament for the dead
Japanese poetry of Three lines with a 5,7,5, pattern generally with a seasonal reference. Poem is a juxtaposition of two images or ideas.
Style or genre of fiction. Magical elements blend with real world. Also film genre
Figure of speech that directly compares two different things usually using words like or as.
Stream of Consciousness
Narrative mode that portrays an individuals point of view by giving the written equivalent of the character's thought process. Loose interior monologue