In 1945-46, he met and interviewed atom bomb survivors. Where is Jonathan Livingston Seagull? Some of them are my own, some I've specifically obtained permission to use from an owner, and some book cover thumbnails are used under fair use provisions. It's also an incredible novel; excellent choice! Aviator Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly across the Atlantic alone in 1932. Salinger lived to the ripe age of 91 years old and has had a profound impact on the literary world We here at Wordables. My cynical answer is that they want to be the first — but what does such a first mean? Joyce is praised for his writing ability and style and has influenced many writers even to this day. Who are your personal favorite female authors? Then she would have to appear! Brilliant, beautiful, and Brazilian, Clarice Lispector herself was as mystical as her novels. She was also an advocate of women's rights and was a member of the American Woman Suffrage Association.
With four Oscars to her name, her appeal extended the world over. While there's a temptation to list the first publication of authors, the best book in a particular series is more likely to find its way onto the list than the first. Frida Kahlo is revered as one of Mexico's greatest artists. Edith Cavell was a British nurse serving in Belgium in World War I. Helen Keller, born in 1880, lost her sight and hearing in 1882.
Harper Lee American writer best known for her 1960 Pulitzer Prize winning novel To Kill a Mockingbird. Her 1950 radio play Eli is especially noted. You missed that one, and several others. Charlotte Lennox 1730-1804 The Female Quixote 5. And Other Stories Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics. She and Belgian and French nurses helped 200 Allied soldiers escape from Belgium during the German occupation.
There will obviousl be more than 100 entries, so I anticipate some good battles. Fashion designer Coco Chanel revolutionized fashion for women with her emphasis on comfort and lack of uncomfortable underpinnings. Women were still wearing bustles in 1924, but Ferber was writing about poverty, and sexism, and the importance of education. Where is The Little Prince? She shared information she received from members of the German military with the French government. One of the authors has published work in the 20th century, but since my favorite book of hers was published in the 19th century, I have included her in this list. He is considered to be one of the most influential writers of the 20th century. Djuna Barnes' novel is a prime example of 20th century modernist writing, and she was one of Paris' original bohemians, yet somehow her name and novels have been largely forgotten.
Not to mention that his incredible writing ability has inspired many, George Orwell is one of the most influential authors of the 20th century. Beyond having an impact on individuals, books can impact culture, religion, politics, and even other books. Where is The Last Temptation of Christ? Interestingly the last two books I read both clearly assumed a male reader. Buck, was born in Hillsboro, West Virginia, U. Yes, I have Dawn Powell in my radar as the result of reading Tony. Despite her many flaws, Cleo is — she was defying gender stereotypes practically before the word was invented.
However, as 1 it makes the whole list look as though it were complied by High School children from the 70s. Conclusion: The 20th century was, perhaps, the most prominent from a reading and writing point of view as the preceding century was not as gifted in technological advancements, and the following century was a bit too advanced. Austen greatly influenced English literature with her use of literary realism, social commentary and techniques that told the compelling stories of 18th century and 19th century women. When Fanny Burney finally let the cat out of the bag, she became an 18th century superstar. Parker and Barrow met their ends in a deadly ambush by law enforcement in Bienville Parish, Louisiana, in May 1934. She's one of the most famous movie actresses of all time and known as the quintessential sex symbol of the mid-20th century.
Of course I studied some women — Eliot, Austen, Woolf — but males and particularly when we got to drama and poetry were in the ascendant. I want to go back even farther to a period when men were the primary authors one expected to find in a bookstore, and if a woman was a writer, they more than likely had a nom de plume. Shelley pushed the boundaries of traditional Romanticism and Gothic fiction when she developed her own brand of the artistic movement that criticized individualism and challenged the traditional 18th century school of thought. She was nominated by President Ronald Reagan in 1981 and held the influential swing vote in many controversial decisions until she retired in 2006. While she began her journey dreaming of the day she would sing opera in a large Manhattan theater, she found in the end she could not stand waitressing and simply could not give up books and her hopes of someday writing them.
Her outspoken eugenicist views have made her a divisive figure. Regina Anderson, a librarian and playwright, helped found the Krigwa Players later the Negro Experimental Theatre or Harlem Experimental Theatre with W. She was fluent in French and several other languages, and many of her published works are printed in both French and English. Adolf Hitler Opposite of Anne Frank is Adolf Hitler. Ayn Rand Ayn Rand was a Russian writer who is most widely known for her two best-selling novels The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged.
Davis — The Radiant City 2005 , Our Daily Bread 2011 Lydia Davis — The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis Short Fiction — 2009 Kiran Desai — The Inheritance of Loss 2006 Anita Diamant — Good Harbor 2001 , The Last Days of Dogtown 2005 Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni — The Palace of Illusions 2008 Emma Donoghue — Life Mask 2004 , Room 2010 Jennifer Egan — A Visit from the Goon Squad 2012 Louise Erdrich — The Plague of Doves 2008 Lyndsay Faye — The Gods of Gotham 2012 Gillian Flynn — Gone Girl 2012 Kay Gibbons — The Life All Around Me 2005 Xiaolu Guo — Village of Stone 2003 , A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary For Lovers 2007 Lauren Groff — The Monsters of Templeton 2008 , Arcadia 2012 Carol Guess — Gaslight 2001 Jennifer Haigh — Mrs. Yet the region has also produced a disproportionate number of intellectuals, poets, and writers, possibly because of the complicated and layered identities each Southerner holds within him- or herself. Still, it's crazy to remember that in the 20th century, things didn't work in quite the same way: female emancipation in the early years of the 20th century led to new political and legal rights — including the right for women over 30 to vote, passed in the U. Rebecca Lane grew up in the hot desert landscape of Tucson, Arizona where she decided early on she wanted to write, if only to mentally escape her blistering surroundings. Fannie Hurst also was active in reform organizations, including the Urban League. Tolkien, the British author, has heavily influenced the modern fantasy genre and most recently his writings have been made into award winning movies.
She shared this passion with her husband, Diego Rivera, also a prominent Mexican painter. Nobel Prize for Literature, 1981. Anne Bronte 1820-1849 The Tenant of Wildfell Hall 14. About all that they have in common is that they lived in the 20th century and made a living by writing—something far more common in the 20th century than in earlier times. Her death from a drug overdose in 1962 at age 36 is still the stuff of legend. Edith Wharton Edith Wharton was an American novelist and short story writer, who is most famous for her Pulitzer Prize winning novel The Age of Innocence. Yet her breadth of character and theme took on so much more.