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41: Roswell: Fact or Fiction?
Roswell: Fact or Fiction? Roswell, a small town in New Mexico, is commonly referred to as "The UFO capital of the world!" Many people today believe that extra-terrestrials were recovered here from an unexpected crash landing of some ...
42: Creative Writing - Fiction - T
At the turn of the century, it was apparent that we, the human race, could no longer continue at the rate we were going. At several billion people, we were rapidly multiplying at an exponential rate. Scientists declared ...
43: Essay Comparing James Joyce To
... fact that Ellison had some experience with eating yams that enabled him to paint a perfect portrait of tasting a delicious yam. Although if everybody were to write about their experiences, then that would eliminate fiction, and what would literature be without fiction? If fiction were to be non-existent, then there would have never been Odysseus, Frankenstein, and even Star Wars. What would the movies be like without fiction? That would mean no ET, Independence Day, and Indiana ...
44: Disjunction vs. Communion in Raymond Carver's Short Stories
... Short Stories Raymond Carver, poet, essayist, and short story writer, was very different from some other writers in that he clipped his writing until only the essential remained. " Carver not only acknowledged the effect that fiction could have on readers, he proclaimed that it should affect readers."( Bonetti 58) Thus, when Carver writes about intimate relationships, the reader perceives the stories as more than entertainment or skillful language; the reader relates ... lack thereof leaves something missing in the story. A more influential meaning is gained when a connection of some sort is maid between characters. As Carver said in a interview later in his life," In fiction that matters the signifigance of the action inside the story translates to the lives of the people out side the story" ( Davis 658) Carver's life, or biography, bares a little insight into his phases ... treatments. In early June, the cancer reappeared. On August 2, 1988 Raymond Carver died in his new house in Port Angeles, Washington. In an interview with critic William Stull, he explains about a connection between fiction and reality. I'm interested in the personal intimate relationships in life so why not deal with these relationships in literature?…little experiences are important underpinnings in our daily lives…They are, after all, ...
45: Life and Work of Shirley Jackson
... first she was in the School of Journalism, but then she decided to transfer to the English department. For the next two years, while at Syracuse, Shirley published, fifteen pieces in campus magazines and became fiction editor of "The Syracusan", a campus humor magazine. When her position as fiction editor was eliminated, she and fellow classmate Stanley Edgar Hyman began to plan a magazine of literary quality, one that the English Club finally agreed to sponsor (Friedman, 21). In 1939, the first edition of ... adumbrates and begins exploration of one of Jackson's primary concerns throughout her career: the dark, incomprehensible spot or stain upon the human soul and our continuing blindness and, hence, vulnerability to it. Jackson's fiction refuses to compromise with the glib psychologies of our therapeutic age (Woodruff, 155). Literary critic Charlotte Jackson explains how successfully Jackson wrote non-fiction prose in her work, "Witchcraft of Salem Village". "There is ...
46: Isaac Asimov
... Brooklyn, New York where they opened a candy store (Erlanger 9). When he was nine years of age, after school he worked in his parent's candy store. It was then that began reading science fiction magazines. He had to struggle to read these magazines because his father would not permit him to read "such junk"(Erlanger 9). " Isaac you should be reading books with more value," his father told him ... 1935, he applied to Columbia University and took on Chemistry as a major (Erlanger 18). This prompted his father to buy him a used typewriter. Although Isaac showed a great deal of interest in science fiction, he only considered it a hobby. His real goal was to become a doctor. However, he started to show more interest in his science fiction. On May twenty-ninth, 1937, Isaac sat down at the typewriter and started to work on his on science fiction short story (Wilsonweb). When this story was finished, he sent it in to his ...
47: ... is not even a correct spelling of this mans name, Some of the spellings include Shakspere, Shakespeare, And Shaxpere. Shakespeare, Is it the man, Or is it another? (Hayes 1D) Shakespeare is both fact and fiction, he was no concern until nearly two hundred years after he perished, and there is still no definite or probably will there ever be a conclusion to this mystery. (Sobran 44) There is another man ...

48: Alan Dean Foster
... Derleth bought a long Lovecraftian letter of Foster's in 1968 and published it, much to Foster's surprise, as a short story in Derleth's bi-annual magazine The Arkham Collector. Sales of short fiction to other magazines followed. His first attempt at a novel, The Tar-Aiym Krang, was bought by Betty Ballantine and published by Ballantine Books in 1972. It incorporates a number of changes suggested by famed SF editor John W. Campbell. Since then, Foster's sometimes humorous, occasionally poignant, but always entertaining short fiction has appeared in most of the major SF magazines as well as in original anthologies and several "Best of the Year" compendiums. Three representative collections, With Friends Like These, Who Needs Enemies?, and The Metrognome have been published by Del Rey books. Foster's work to date includes excursions into hard science fiction, fantasy, contemporary horror, detective, and western fiction. He has also written numerous non-fiction articles on film, science, and scuba diving, as well as having produced the novel versions of many films, including such ...
49: ... after George Washington was a famous writer who very possibly invented the short story. Irving created such characters as Ichabod Crane and Rip Van Winkle. James Fenimore Cooper possibly the first American author that used fiction. t

50: Disjunction vs. Communion in Raymond Carver's Short Stories
... Short Stories Raymond Carver, poet, essayist, and short story writer, was very different from some other writers in that he clipped his writing until only the essential remained. " Carver not only acknowledged the effect that fiction could have on readers, he proclaimed that it should affect readers."( Bonetti 58) Thus, when Carver writes about intimate relationships, the reader perceives the stories as more than entertainment or skillful language; the reader relates ... lack thereof leaves something missing in the story. A more influential meaning is gained when a connection of some sort is maid between characters. As Carver said in a interview later in his life," In fiction that matters the signifigance of the action inside the story translates to the lives of the people out side the story" ( Davis 658) Carver's life, or biography, bares a little insight into his phases ... treatments. In early June, the cancer reappeared. On August 2, 1988 Raymond Carver died in his new house in Port Angeles, Washington. In an interview with critic William Stull, he explains about a connection between fiction and reality. I'm interested in the personal intimate relationships in life so why not deal with these relationships in literature?…little experiences are important underpinnings in our daily lives…They are, after all, ...


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