This Day In History
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Sunday, May 20, 2018

«American writer»

Jack London

Jack London
(January 12, 1876 - November 22, 1916)
John Griffith "Jack" London was an American author, journalist, and social activist.
American writer, writer

Upton Sinclair

Upton Sinclair
(September 20, 1878 - November 25, 1968)
Upton Beall Sinclair Jr. (September 20, 1878 – November 25, 1968), was an American author who wrote close to 100 books in many genres.
American writer, journalist, politician, writer

F Scott Fitzgerald

F Scott Fitzgerald
(September 24, 1896 - December 21, 1940)
Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald was an American author of novels and short stories, whose works are the paradigm writings of the Jazz Age, a term he coined himself. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest American writers of the 20th century.
American writer, writer

Theodore Dreiser

Theodore Dreiser
(August 27, 1871 - December 28, 1945)
Theodore Herman Albert Dreiser was an American novelist and journalist of the naturalist school. His novels often featured main characters who succeeded at their objectives despite a lack of a firm moral code, and literary situations that more closely resemble studies of nature than tales of choice and agency.
American writer, journalist, writer

J. D. Salinger

J. D. Salinger
(January 1, 1919 - January 27, 2010)
Jerome David Salinger was an American author, best known for his 1951 novel «The Catcher in the Rye», as well as his reclusive nature. His last original published work was in 1965; he gave his last interview in 1980.
American writer, writer, novelist

American writer, writer, Nobel laureate

American writer, writer, Nobel laureate
(February 27, 1902 - December 20, 1968)
John Steinbeck


Edgar Rice Burroughs

Edgar Rice Burroughs
(September 1, 1875 - March 19, 1950)
Edgar Rice Burroughs was an American author, best known for his creation of the jungle hero Tarzan and the heroic Mars adventurer John Carter, although he produced works in many genres.
American writer, writer, Tarzan

Thomas Mayne Reid

Thomas Mayne Reid
(April 4, 1818 - October 22, 1883)
Thomas Mayne Reid, was an Irish-American novelist. "Captain" Reid wrote many adventure novels akin to those written by Frederick Marryat and Robert Louis Stevenson. He was a great admirer of Lord Byron. These novels contain action that takes place primarily in untamed settings: the American West, Mexico, South Africa, the Himalayas, and Jamaica.
American writer, writer

Henry James

Henry James
(April 15, 1843 - February 28, 1916)
Henry James was an American-born writer, regarded as one of the key figures of 19th-century literary realism. He was the son of Henry James, Sr., a clergyman, and the brother of philosopher and psychologist William James and diarist Alice James.
American writer, writer

Edmund Wilson

Edmund Wilson
(May 8, 1895 - June 12, 1972)
Edmund Wilson was an American writer, literary and social critic, and noted man of letters.
American writer, writer

Ambrose Bierce

Ambrose Bierce
(June 24, 1842 - December 26, 1913)
Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce was an American editorialist, journalist, short story writer, fabulist, and satirist. Today, he is probably best-known for his short story "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" and his satirical lexicon The Devil's Dictionary. His vehemence as a critic, his motto "Nothing matters" and the sardonic view of human nature that informed his work all earned him the nickname "Bitter Bierce".
American writer, writer
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