Flashcards in Authors Deck (32):
What publication gained Bret Harte fame?
"The Luck of the Roaring Camp"
Ambrose Bierce was regarded by many as the first American writer to use what?
What is Hamlin Garland's brand of realism described as and what does it mean?
Veritism - truth
What literary element do Sarah Orne Jewett's short stories emphasize?
Characterization rather than plot or setting.
What type of people did Sarah Orne Jewett write about?
The simple country people of Maine
Why did Dickinson say that she rejected Christ?
Because "it is hard to give up the world."
How did Emily Dickinson dress and when?
She dressed in write during the last years of her life
What did William dean Howells bring respectability to?
What was Henry James noted for?
His psychological realism
What did Henry James develop through his characters?
The "international theme"
What did Henry James react against in fiction?
How does Clemens criticize human weakness?
By using satire
What did he make into an artistic form?
A colloquial speech of the frontier
What two things is Clemens described as?
Humorist and satirist
What made Samuel Longhorne Clemens famous?
A tall tale
What idea does Crane express in his works?
Environment and heredity plays a major role in shaping lives.
Men are caught in an indifferent, puzzling universe.
Blind fate determines man's course.
Crane's writings probed the inner workings of what?
A soldier's mind
He was an illegitimate child who grew up in the San Francisco Slums.
- He became an oyster pirate and then later helped to catch oyster pirates.
- He traveled as a hobo.
- His most famous tale is "The Call of the Wild"
- He found material for his writing during his search for gold in the Klondike.
- His works express socialistic and Darwinian ideas.
As a Naturalist, what did London seem to believe regarding humans and animals?
Believed that there are no essential differences between humans and animals.
His writings reveal his deep interest in what?
Norris’s works stress the importance of what forces in shaping one’s life?
Social and economic forces
Who greatly influenced Frank Norris?
Markham’s basic philosophy reflects what?
Although man's plight is at times tragic, it is not completely hopeless.
Man is capable of solving his own problems.
Man, in his fullest potential can be "godlike".
What is Porter’s trademark in his writing?
What is the literary element Porter focuses most on?
In what region of the South is most of Welty’s fiction set?
Mississippi Delta Country
Where have Welty's short stories regularly appeared?
What did Eudora Welty win?
Despite the win, what did she choose regarding where she wanted to live?
Chose not to move from her home region
What did he do while in high school?
Founded and edited a small, informal literary publication called Futura Fantasia.
Before settling on writing, what did he do?
He briefly explored acting