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Poet, Essayist Transcendentalism Movement Rebel of his time Famous Works: Leaves of Grass “O Captain, My Captain”. Walt Whitman. Poet Dark & Inspirational works Life was plagued by mental illness & death of family members Famous works: “The Road Not Taken” “Home Burial”. Robert Frost.

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Walt whitman

Poet, Essayist

Transcendentalism Movement

Rebel of his time

Famous Works:

Leaves of Grass

“O Captain, My Captain”

Walt Whitman


Robert frost

Poet

Dark & Inspirational works

Life was plagued by mental illness & death of family members

Famous works:

“The Road Not Taken”

“Home Burial”

Robert Frost


Edgar allan poe

Poem & Short Stories

Very dark & haunting works

Tragic life

Personal demons

Famous works:

“The Raven”

“The Monkey’s Paw”

“Annabel Lee”

Edgar Allan Poe


Maya angelou

Poet, Essayist & Author

One of the first African American Woman’s voices

Inspirational

Dramatic life

Famous works:

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

All of God’s Children Need Traveling Shoes

Maya Angelou


Ernest hemingway

Author

“A Man’s Man”

Lost Generation

War

Personal demons

Famous Works:

A Farewell to Arms

The Sun Also Rises

Old Man & The Sea

Ernest Hemingway


Langston hughes

Poet, social activist, novelist, playwright, and columnist. Harlem Renaissance

Writings involve the struggles and triumphs of African Americans in the 1920’s

Famous Works:

The Nation

“Mother to Son”

Langston Hughes


William faulkner

Mainly Novelist

Another “Man’s Man”

War

Intense, "stream of consciousness“ author

Famous Works:

As I Lay Dying

The Sound & The Fury

William Faulkner


T s eliot

Intense Poet

American, then later British

A new style of poetry

Famous works:

“The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock”

“The Hallow Men”

“The Waste Land”

T.S. Eliot


Kate chopin

Novelist

One of the first American Woman’s voice

Life of limited freedom

Famous work:

The Awakening

Kate Chopin


F scott fitzgerald

Mainly Novelist

Lost Generation

Works involve the downfall of Americans’ morals

Personal demons

Famous works:

The Great Gatsby

The Beautiful & The Damned

Tender is the Night

F. Scott Fitzgerald


Toni morrison

Mainly Novelist

Race & Gender issue

Intense author

Famous works:

Beloved

The Bluest Eye

Sula

Toni Morrison


Sylvia plath

Poet & Novelist

American & English

Intense writing & life

Personal demons

Famous works:

The Bell Jar

“Ariel”

“Daddy”

Sylvia Plath


John steinbeck

California Novelist

WW II & Traveler

American struggles

Famous works:

East of Eden

Of Mice & Men

Grapes of Wrath

Travels With Charlie

John Steinbeck


Mark twain

Classic American author

“Larger than Life”

Southern life

Famous works:

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Tom Sawyer

Mark Twain


Truman capote

Novelist & Essayist

“Larger than Life”

Interesting personal life

Personal demons

Famous works:

Breakfast at Tiffany’s

In Cold Blood

Truman Capote


Harper lee

Novelist

Southern

Quiet Life

Still living

Famous (and only) work:

To Kill a Mockingbird

Harper Lee


Jack kerouac

Poet & Novelist

“Father of the Beats”

1950’s New York

Personal demons

Famous works:

On the Road

Dharma Bums

Jack Kerouac


Tennessee williams

Playwright

Personal demons

Very dramatic and scandalous plays

Famous works:

“Cat on a Hot Tin Roof”

“The Glass Menagerie”

“A Streetcar Named Desire”

Tennessee Williams


Washington irving

Short stories & Essays

Strong imagination

World traveler

Famous works:

“Rip Van Winkle”

“The Legend of Sleeping Hallow”

Washington Irving


Arthur miller

Playwright

1940’s-1960’s America

Social commentary

Famous works:

“The Crucible”

“View from the Bridge”

“Death of a Salesman”

Arthur Miller


Ray bradbury

Mainly Novelist

Science Fiction & Dystopia

Imagination

Famous works:

Fahrenheit 451

The Illustrated Man

The Martian Chronicles

Ray Bradbury


Jack london

Mainly novelist

Adventure and Outdoors

Very interesting personal life

Famous works:

White Fang

Call of the Wild

Jack London


Nathaniel hawthorne

Novelist

Salam

Dark romanticism

Famous works

The Scarlett Letter

The House of Seven Gables

Nathaniel Hawthorne


J d salinger

Mrs. Callaghan’s favorite!

Novels & Short Stories

1950’s New York Generation’s Voice

Personal demons

Famous works:

The Catcher in the Rye

Franny & Zooey

Best book EVER!

J.D. Salinger


Upton sinclair

Novelist

Social commentary

Pure Food and Drug Act

Famous works:

The Jungle

Oil!

Upton Sinclair


Kurt vonnegut

Humorist / Novelist

Very witty

Satire

Famous works:

Breakfast of Champions

Slaughterhouse-Five

Kurt Vonnegut


Thornton wilder

Playwright

Human condition

World traveler

Famous works:

“Our Town”

“The Skin of Our Teeth”

“The Bridge of San Luis Rey”

Thornton Wilder


Emily dickenson

Poet

Personal demons

Love

American Transcendentalism

Famous topics:

Nature

Love

Lost

Emily Dickenson


E e cummings

Poet

Experimental poetry

Very controversial for the time

Lost Generation

Famous works:

“i carry your heart with me (i carry it my heart)”

“Buffalo Bill’s”

e.e. cummings


Stephen crane

Novelist

War

Realist

Famous works:

Maggie, Girl of the Street

The Red Badge of Courage

Stephen Crane


Ralph ellison

Author

Jazz

American race relations

Extremely political

Famous works:

Invisible Man

Shadow & Act

Ralph Ellison


Henry james

Short Stories & Essays

American & English

Famous works:

Daisy Miller

The Turn of the Shrew

Henry James


John updike

Essays & Short Stories

Humor

Satire

Famous works:

Harry "Rabbit" Angstrom series

John Updike


Gwendolyn brooks

Poet

Free verse

Blues & Jazz

Race & Gender

Famous works:

“We’re Real Cool”

“The Bean Eaters”

Gwendolyn Brooks


Louisa may alcott

Novelist

Transcendental roots & rebel family

Women Suffrage Movement

Famous work:

Little Women

Louisa May Alcott


Lorraine hansberry

Playwright

Race & Gender

Young death

Famous work:

“A Raisin in the Sun”

To Be Young, Gifted and Black: Lorraine Hansberry in Her Own Words

Lorraine Hansberry


Thomas paine

Essayist

American and English

American Revolution

Famous work:

“Common Sense”

Thomas Paine


Henry david thoreau

Essayist

Transcendental

Rebel

Famous works:

Walden

Civil Disobedience

Walking

Henry David Thoreau


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