Ted Hughes (August 17, 1930 – October 28, 1998) was Poet Laureate of England from 1984 until his death. The Times ranked him fourth on the list of Top 50 British Writers since 1945. He published numerous books of poetry, translations and children’s fiction.
Allen Ginsberg (June 3, 1926 – April 5, 1997) was one of the most important poets of the mid-20th century. He was fundamental to the Beat movement and the Hippie revolution. From New York to San Francisco and around the world, Ginsberg challenged the establishment and opened minds.
Sylvia Plath is a famous American poet who is thought to have suffered from bipolar disorder. Learn more about her interesting life, and the poetry that made her famous.
When EE Cummings died in 1962, he was one of the world’s most popular poets and certainly among the most original. Read more about his interesting life and how he developed his unique style.
Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) achieved broad circulation and strongly influenced 20th century writers, but not until after her death. While alive, she traveled little, visited few people and communicated primarily through letters. Learn more about her interesting, yet reclusive life.
Robert Frost (March 26, 1874 – January 29, 1963) was one of America’s greatest poets during the 20th century. I could deliver a long-winded history of his life and accomplishments, but I think everything you need to know about Frost can be found in Birches, which he published in 1916.
Luke has never seen the outside world, but instead lives in hiding. He is a forbidden third child and must remain hidden from the Population Police. Get an overview of the plot, characters and themes of “Among the Hidden”.
Existentialism can be best defined by going straight to the root of the word: exist. The philosophy is about human existence and our choices. It assumes there is no human nature, only what we do with our opportunities in life. Free will is a fact. We can do what we want, but must accept the results.
America is a story of slavery, racial inequality and oppression. These authors, and many more, shaped the history and told the story of this nation’s ongoing recovery and rectification.
There are many women of the literary world that have become famous for their works. Here are eight female authors who left the world a different place: artists, revolutionists, idealists, introverts and goths.