Essays on Literature

Emile Zola biography

Emile Zola – A Brief Biography (1840-1902)

Emile Zola. Étienne Carjat, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons Emile Zola was a French writer and journalist, who was a significant figure in the political liberalization of France and an important pioneer of the literary...

John Steinbeck biography

John Steinbeck – A Brief Biography (1902-1968)

John Steinbeck. McFadden Publications, Inc.; no photographer credited, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons John Steinbeck was an American writer who is widely regarded as one of the greatest and most influential writers of 20th-century...

Alex Haley biography

Alex Haley – A Brief Biography (1921-1992)

Alex Haley. U.S. Coast Guard, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons. Alex Haley was an American writer and journalist, best known for his popular and acclaimed novel, Roots: The Saga of an American Family. Haley is...

Kahlil Gibran biography

Kahlil Gibran – A Brief Biography (1883-1931)

Kahlil Gibran. Le Liban … en quelques mots, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons. Kahlil Gibran was a Lebanese-American poet, writer, and visual artist who is best known for his bestselling book The Prophet. His...

Paulo Coelho Essay

On Paulo Coelho and The Alchemist

Paulo Coelho. Image by Gustavo Rezende from Pixabay Brazilian writer Paulo Coelho has managed to achieve something that very few writers in history have managed to achieve. He managed to write a novel that...

Harper Lee Essay

On Harper Lee and her Classic Novel

Harper Lee. Photo credited to Truman Capote., Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons It is quite difficult to write a novel. It is a bit more difficult to write a decent novel. It is extremely...

Joseph Conrad Essay

On Joseph Conrad and the Heart of Darkness

Joseph Conrad on the cover of TIME Magazine (1923). TIME Magazine, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons Literature enthusiasts have no doubt heard the name, Joseph Conrad, and if not, they probably have heard of...

Marcel Proust Essay

On Marcel Proust and his Magnum Opus

Marcel Proust. Anefo, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons Marcel Proust was a French novelist, essayist, and critic who is widely regarded by writers and critics as one of the most influential writers of the 20th...

William Faulkner Biography

William Faulkner – A Brief Biography (1897-1962)

William Faulkner. Carl Van Vechten, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons William Faulkner was an American writer and Nobel laureate, who is widely regarded as one of the greatest writers in Southern and American literature....