Dictionary of Literary Influences: The Twentieth Century, by John Powell

By John Powell

Treating the cultural giants of the twentieth century, this quantity strains their examining behavior and highbrow improvement, in addition to their contributions to Western tradition. Suggesting the literary impacts on those figures, the publication comprises 355 entries on humans from a vast diversity of fields, together with scientists, politicians, enterprise figures, writers, non secular leaders, and figures from the appearing arts and renowned culture.The quantity is a convenient significant other to Powell's previous quantity, Biographical Dictionary of Literary affects: The 19th Century, 1800-1914. Reflecting non-Western impacts on Western tradition, the amount contains such Asian and African figures as Mohandas Gandhi and Wole Soyinka, whereas additionally overlaying the numerous Western figures. because the quantity acknowledges, varieties of cultural effect advanced within the twentieth century to incorporate extra aural and visible impacts. but the amount nonetheless unearths attention-grabbing literary affects during the century.

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Le Cabinet des Manuscrits. Musee Guillaume Apollinaire. Stavelot, France. Printed Sources Adamson, Walter L. “Apollinaire’s Politics: Modernism, Nationalism, and the Public Sphere in Avant-garde Paris,” Modernism/Modernity 6, 3 (1999), 33–56. Barry, David. : Anma Libri, 1982). Bates, Scott. , 1967). Bohn, Willard. : Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 1991). ———. ), (New York: Garland Publishing, 1994), 51–70. Pierre, Roland. “Guillaume Apollinaire et L’Avenir,” Europe: Revue litteraire Mensuelle 421 (1964), 155–65.

1967). Bohn, Willard. : Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 1991). ———. ), (New York: Garland Publishing, 1994), 51–70. Pierre, Roland. “Guillaume Apollinaire et L’Avenir,” Europe: Revue litteraire Mensuelle 421 (1964), 155–65. St. Onge, Ronald. D. , Vanderbilt University, 1971). Jennifer Harrison ARENDT, HANNAH (1906–1975) Fleeing from Germany in the 1930s, Hannah Arendt became one of the West’s leading political scientists and opponents of totalitarianism. She was born in Hannover, Germany, as Johanna, the daughter of Martha Cohn and Paul Arendt, both educated and prosperous Jews from Königsberg, Prussia.

During this time, she was tutored by a Mrs. ” She read the classics under the tutelage of Mrs. ” She pays homage to her African American literary forbears in some of her titles, including that of her first book, which is taken from Paul Laurence Dunbar’s poem “Sympathy”; the title of her fourth book, The Heart of a Woman, comes from a poem by Harlem Renaissance writer Georgia Douglas Johnson. In interviews, Angelou has acknowledged her debt to writers such as Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, Zora Neale Hurston, and James Baldwin.

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