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Top 10 Famous American Authors Who Changed Literature World
Literature seems to be an endless area where one may get lost. Sometimes, it seems that there are so many great books that one should live for eternity in order to be able to read them all. However, according to popular opinions, to really taste the greatest literature, one should read first the most famous books of the greatest authors. This article focuses on discussing the most famous American authors who made a significant contribution to the American literature.
Top 10 Most Popular American Writers
James BaldwinThe first one on the list is James Baldwin, who was raised by his stepfather who was a priest. Never in his life did he meet his father. He even did not know who he was or where he was. His sorrow is felt in such works as Giovanni's Room or Tell Me Where the Train Left. The central topics of his novels refer to the topical issue of those times - racism. Baldwin goes extra mile to demonstrate how important it is to provide equality among all people.
Scott FitzgeraldFitzgerald belongs to America's most favorite short story and novel writers. As a matter of fact, the Jazz age is usually associated with his figure. Apart from this, he belongs to the honored members of the Lost Generation. Actually, such mood inherent in works of authors belonging to this group can be traced in many of his works. The most famous work of Fitzgerald is The Great Gatsby. Another popular novel is This Side of Paradise.
Norman MailerMailer originates from the Jewish family. He was born in New Jersey and then entered Harvard University, where he became so truly fond of literature that he started to write himself at the age of 18. Among his most prominent essays are "Pieces and Pontifications," "The Presidential Papers," and others.
Joan DidionDidion is one of the renowned female authors of the 10th century. She is the one who paid contribution to the modern culture as she worked in Vogue magazine. Among her popular works are "Salvador," "After Henry," "Run," and others.
Ernest HemingwayHemingway is known for being a true master of word. He even managed to write a story comprising of six words. His peculiar style was frequently copied by many other writers. Among his most famous works are The Sun Also Rises, The Garden of Eden, The Old Man and the Sea.
Robert AtwanThroughout his literature career, he focused on writing short stories. Among the most famous are "Poems and Essays" about seasons and "Great Moments in Literary Baseball."
Stephen KingWho's afraid of Stephen King? This contemporary writer is one of the American best-selling authors. Many of his books become a foundation for the great movie scenarios. Carrie, It, Mr. Mercedes, 11/22/63 … this list goes on and on.
David Foster WallaceOriginally passionate about philosophy, Wallace soon became really fond of literature. Among the best stories are "A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again" and "Television and U.S. Fiction."
John McPheeMcPhee won a Pulitzer Prize in the genre of non-fiction. He was teaching journalism and is a master of grabbing readers' attention with hook sentences.
Susan SontagThis popular writer from New York demonstrated a particular interest in books since she was a young girl. "Regarding the Pain of Others Styles of Radical Will" is one of her most famous works.