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Writers : who changed history

Naughtie, James, 1951- (writer of foreword.). Stannard, Dorothy, (editor.). DK Publishing, Inc., (issuing body.).

Summary: Explore the fascinating lives and loves of the greatest novelists, poets, and playwrights. Lavishly illustrated with photographs and paintings of writers' homes, studies, and personal artifacts--along with pages from original manuscripts, first editions, and their correspondence--Writers Who Changed History introduces the key ideas, themes, and literary techniques of each writer, revealing the imaginations and personalities behind some of the world's greatest novels, short stories, poems, and plays. Introduced with a stunning portrait of each featured novelist, playwright, or poet, biographical entries trace the friendships, loves, and rivalries that inspired each individual and influenced their work, revealing insights into the larger-than-life characters, plots, and evocative settings that they created. Each entry explains how the person's writing developed during their lifetime and sets it in context, conveying a powerful sense of the place and the period of history in which they lived. Covering an eclectic range of authors from the Middle Ages to the present day, Writers Who Changed History provides a compelling glimpse of the lives and loves of each great writer.

Item details

  • ISBN: 0744096952
  • ISBN: 9780744096958
  • Physical Description: 368 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits (some color) ; 29 cm
    print
  • Edition: This American edition, 2024.
  • Publisher: New York, New York : DK Publishing, 2024.

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General Note:
Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note: Pre-19th century. Dante Alighieri ; Giovanni Boccaccio ; Geoffrey Chaucer ; François Rabelais ; Michel de Montaigne ; Miguel de Cervantes ; William Shakespeare ; John Donne ; John Milton ; Molière ; Aphra Behn ; Matsuo Bashō ; Daniel Defoe ; Jonathan Swift ; Voltaire ; Phillis Wheatley ; Directory -- Early 19th century. J.W. von Goethe ; William Wordsworth ; Jane Austen ; Mary Shelley ; Lord Byron ; Honoré de Balzac ; Victor Hugo ; Hans Christian Andersen ; Edgar Allan Poe ; Charles Dickens ; Charlotte and Emily Brontë ; Directory -- Late 19th century. George Eliot ; Herman Melville ; Walt Whitman ; Charles Baudelaire ; Gustave Flaubert ; Fyodor Dostoyevsky ; Henrik Ibsen ; Leo Tolstoy ; Machado de Assis ; Emily Dickinson ; Mark Twain ; Thomas Hardy ; Emile Zola ; Henry James ; August Strindberg ; Guy de Maupassant ; Oscar Wilde ; Joseph Conrad ; Charles Chesnutt ; Anton Chekhov ; Rabindranath Tagore ; Directory -- Early 20th century. W.B. Yeats ; Luigi Pirandello ; Natsume Sōseki ; Marcel Proust ; Willa Cather ; Thomas Mann ; Lu Xun ; James Joyce ; Virginia Woolf ; Franz Kafka ; Ezra Pound ; D.H. Lawrence ; Raymond Chandler ; T.S. Eliot ; Jean Rhys ; Marina Tsvetaeva ; F. Scott Fitzgerald ; William Faulkner ; Bertolt Brecht ; Jorge Luis Borges ; Ernest Hemingway ; Kawabata Yasunari ; Directory -- Mid-20th century. Zora Neale Hurston ; Vladimir Nabokov ; Richard Wright ; John Steinbeck ; George Orwell ; Pablo Neruda ; Graham Greene ; Jean-Paul Sartre ; Samuel Beckett ; Naguib Mahfouz ; Albert Camus ; Aimé Césaire ; Dylan Thomas ; Marguerite Duras ; Saul Bellow ; Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn ; Primo Levi ; Jack Kerouac ; Italo Calvino ; James Baldwin ; Günter Grass ; Gabriel García Márquez ; Maya Angelou ; Milan Kundera ; Chinua Achebe ; Directory -- Writing today. José Saramago ; Derek Walcott ; Toni Morrison ; Alice Munro ; Nawal El Saadawi ; John Updike ; Cormac McCarthy ; Seamus Heaney ; J.M. Coetzee ; Isabel Allende ; Peter Carey ; Hwang Sok-yong ; W.G. Sebald ; Lorna Goodison ; Haruki Murakami ; Orhan Pamuk ; Mo Yan ; Arundhati Roy ; Directory.
Subject: Authors Biography
Genre: Biographies.

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