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American literature (Hemingway)
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His most ambitious work, the trilogy Mourning Becomes Electra, was an attempt to re-create the power and the profundity of the ancient Greek tragedies by setting the themes and plot of the Oresteia by Aeschylus in 19th – century New England.
Tennessee Williams – shows in his plays people’s crude, selfish, violent and cruel motives of their behavior as well as their deep desire to love and to be loved. His works are A Streetcar Named Desire, Orpheus Descending and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.
Edward Albee - American playwright, who’s most successful plays focus on familial relationships. His first play was The Zoo Story, then The American Dream, Who is Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and The Ballad of the Sad Café. His early plays are marked by themes of the Theatre of the Absurd, in which characters suffer from an inability or unwillingness to communicate of to sympathize or empathize with one another.
Arthur Miller – American dramatist, regarded as one of the major playwrights of the 20th century. His major achievement was Death of Salesman. It won the Pulitzer Prize for drama and the New York Drama Critics´ Circle Award for the best play of the year. It tells the tragic story of an average man, much like Miller’s father.

Distinctive American poetry first appeared in the 19th century, with the musical works of Edgar Allan Poe who also became a father of detective story, the chant of Walt Whitman and his Leaves of Grass and the tightly wrought lyrical verse of Emily Dickinson.

Modern American poetry began in the early 20th century with the works of the poet Robert Frost, the Cantos of Ezra Pound, and The Waste Land and other revolutionary works by American-born English poet T.S.Eliot.
Modern American poetry has continued to be enriched by such gifted poets as Allen Ginsberg and Adrienne Rich.

Ernest Hemingway

Hemingway was a man whose unique mastery of the art of writing influenced the style of an entire generation of writers. It is an influence that persists today.

Ernest Hemingway, one of six children, was born in Illinois, on July 21, 1899. His parents wanted him to become a doctor, but after graduation from high school, he began his writing career as a sports reporter for the Kansas City Star.
When the USA entered World War I, Hemingway tried to enlist in the army and he was finally accepted as an ambulance driver of the Red Cross in Italy. Shortly before his 19th birthday, he was badly wounded and spent several weeks in a hospital in Milan. This experience provided material for his future novel A Farewell to Arms. He returned to Chicago in 1919 and then went to Canada to work for the Toronto Star. From 1921 to 1927, he lived in Europe where he worked hard to become a writer. He wrote his first stories, which he collected in the books Three Short Stories, Ten Poems and In Our Time.
 
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