Maya angelou was a poet and award-winning author known for her acclaimed memoir i know why the caged bird sings and her numerous poetry and essay collections poet, civil rights web du bois was one of the most important african-american activists during the first half of the 20th century he co-founded the. Find out more about the greatest authors of the 20th century, including woolf, orwell, hughes, carter and kureishi. A major british lyric poet of the first decades of the 20th century was thomas hardy (1840–1928) though not a modernist, hardy was an important transitional figure between the victorian era and the 20th century a major novelist of the late 19th century, hardy, after the adverse criticism of his last novel, jude the obscure. Notable poems anyone lived in a pretty how town, by e e cummings from encyclopedia of american poetry: the twentieth century most readers of ee in 1912 robert frost gave up his secure teaching post at the state normal school in plymouth, new hampshire, and traveled with his wife and children to england. 2009 hendrik adamson (1891–1946), estonian poet fleur adcock (born 1934 ), poet and new zealand native who has spent most of her life in england joseph addison (1672–1719), english essayist, poet, writer and politician kim addonizio (born 1954) american poet, novelist artur adson (1889–1977), estonian poet. Thomas stearns eliot, om, (26 september 1888 – 4 january 1965) was an american-born british essayist, publisher, playwright, literary and social critic, and one of the 20th century's major poets as things are, and as fundamentally they must always be, poetry is not a career, but a mug's game no honest poet can ever.
English literature - the 20th century: the 20th century opened with great hope but also with some apprehension, for the new century marked the final approach to a ballad, the narrative poem, the satire, the fantasy, the topographical poem, and the essay—that in their view preserved traditional sentiments and perceptions. I think it is fair to say that american poets have really dominated the poetry scene in the 20th century some of the most remarkable and eliot was born an american, moved to the united kingdom in 1914 (at the age of 25), and became a british subject in 1927 at the age of 39 april is the cruelest month,. English novelist, short-story writer, and critic he was concerned with the interplay of personality and the conflict between convention and instinct galsworthy, john (1867 - 1933) english novelist and dramatist winner of the 1932 nobel prize in literature, he is best remembered for his series of novels. Search the poetry foundation's archive of over 4000 poets including robert frost , emily dickinson, langston hughes find poets by period, school, or region.
The 18th century english literature the development of the literature in this period can be summarized as: the predominance of neoclassical poetry and virginia woolf (1882–1941) was an english novelist and essayist, regarded as one of the foremost modernist literary figures of the twentieth century. The most striking thing in twentieth-century english literature is the revolution in poetic taste and practice various movements and changes had a greater influence upon modern poetry though poets are often influenced by each other and sometimes, share a common outlook, their style and the ways of writing differ from. William butler yeats, who is often considered to be one of the foremost figures of the 20th century literature, was born in sandymount castle, dublin (ireland) on june 13, 1865 a pillar of both the irish and british literary establishments, in his later years he served as an irish senator for two terms yeats was a driving force.
A list of famous 20th century english poets the authors listed on this page include some of the greatest poets of 20th century. Emerson, ralph waldo (1803-1882) major american essayist, speaker, and poet unitarian and transcendentalist, associated with boston fireside poets a group of popular american poets associated with 19th-century new england and the boston publisher ticknor & fields: henry wadsworth. Literature he is a novelist, poet, essayist, screenwriter and playwright his fields of interest include african poetics, world literature, 20th-century british and american literature, african presences in medieval and renaissance cultural spaces, the architecture of cities and their potential symbiotic relationship with. Rationale my major interest is the development of twentieth-century poetry—its continuities and transformations—with an emphasis on how american poets have dealt with and radically changed poetic tradition modern poets have built upon and reacted to the profound legacy of romanticism (both british and.
Sir kingsley amis (1922–1995): english novelist, poet, critic and teacher, most famous for his novels lucky jim and the booker prize-winning the old devils eric ambler diana athill (1917–): british literary editor, novelist and memoirist who worked with some of the most important writers of the 20th century iain banks. The brontës (were a 19th century literary family associated with haworth in the west riding of yorkshire, england the sisters, charlotte (born 21 april 1816), emily (born 30 july 1818), and anne (born 17 january 1820), are well known as a trio of sibling poets and novelists they originally published their.