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James Baldwin was born on August 2, 1924 (age 96 years) in New York City, New York, United States. He is a celebrated novelist. His the best movies are I Am Not Your Negro, Where the Heart Is, Go Tell It on the Mountain. His popular books are If Beale Street Could Talk (1974), The Fire Next Time (1963), Go Tell It on the Mountain (1953), Notes of a Native Son (1955) and Giovanni's Room (1956). He died on December 1, 1987, Saint Paul de Vence, France.
James Baldwin was an American writer and social critic, best known for his debut novel, ˜Go Tell It on the Mountain'. A highly insightful writer, he explored themes like race, sexuality, spirituality, and humanity in his works. Born in Harlem, New York, U.S. as the eldest son of his mother, he never knew the identity of his biological father. His mother married again and even though his step-father adopted him, he never treated the young boy with love and care. Abused by his step-father and growing up in poverty, he spent much of his early years caring for his numerous younger siblings. His future looked bleak when he happened to meet the renowned artist Beauford Delaney who became his mentor and encouraged him to express himself creatively. Baldwin who already had an interest in writing started taking his passion seriously and soon wrote several short stories, essays, and book reviews. He had realized during his teenage that he was gay, and being a homosexual in mid-20th century America was very difficult and he was often subjected to discrimination and abuse. Disillusioned with his homeland, he moved to France and established himself as not just an influential African-American writer but also as an influential exile writer
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He attended DeWitt Clinton High School in the Bronx and worked on the school newspaper with co-editor Richard Avedon. He had a brief stint with religion in his mid-teens, becoming a Pentecostal preacher at the young age of fourteen and leaving the church three years later.
He was a prominent figure in the American Civil Rights Movement; he graced the May 1963 cover of Time magazine.
As far as we know James Baldwin has died December 1, 1987 ( age 63)
He was raised by his mother, Emma Berdis Jones, and his stepfather, David Baldwin. In 1948, he fled to Paris to come to terms with his homosexual orientation and to escape American prejudice against gays and African-Americans.
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He was good friends with legendary actor, Marlon Brando.
● His the best movies are I Am Not Your Negro, Where the Heart Is, Go Tell It on the Mountain● His popular books are If Beale Street Could Talk (1974), The Fire Next Time (1963), Go Tell It on the Mountain (1953), Notes of a Native Son (1955) and Giovanni's Room (1956)● He died on December 1, 1987, Saint Paul de Vence, France
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Stanley Martin Lieber, popularly known as Stan Lee, was an American comic book writer, editor, publisher, media producer, television host, actor, and voice actor. He started out his career working as an office boy for the Marvel Comics““which meant fetching lunch, proof reading and refilling artist's ink jars, eventually proving his creative talent, escalated from the position of interim editor to the president of the entire company. He is known for creating superheroes like ˜Spider-Man', ˜The Hulk', ˜X-men', ˜Iron Man', ˜Thor', ˜Doctor Strange', etc. and gained nationwide popularity when he created the superhero series ˜The Fantastic Four' in which he made his superheroes imperfect rather than selling the idea of a perfectly capable superhero. He created these superheroes in collaboration with his colleagues, Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko. He is said to have brought in revolution in the comic world through his satirical writing and bringing in the elements of the real world into the world of these superheroes, which is how he used to make these superheroes viable and responsible. It was Lee who made Marvel Comics a multimedia corporation from just a small division of a publishing house. Apart from creating superheroes and writing story plots for the comics, he also wrote weekly columns and produced many superhero based ventures through his production company.
Anne Frank was one of the thousands of Jewish children who were killed in the Holocaust. She became a well-known name and one of the most discussed victims of the holocaust after her diary ˜The Diary of a Young Girl' was published by her father a couple of years after her death. The diary is today one of the world's best known books and has been translated into several languages. It has also been adapted into many plays and films all over the world. Born in Frankfurt, Germany, during a highly tumultuous period in the nation's history, she moved from Germany to Amsterdam with her family in the early 1930s after the rise of Nazis in her homeland. At the height of the World War II the Germans occupied Netherlands and the Jews were no longer safe in Amsterdam as well. As the persecution of the Jewish population continued to increase, the Frank family was forced to move into hiding. A young teenager who hoped to become a writer on growing up, Anne dutifully wrote in her dairy, documenting her daily life in hiding. She remained hopeful that one day her life would return to normalcy but her hopes were unfounded; she, her mother and sister were killed along with thousands of other Jews in the concentration camps. Only her father survived the war.
Little did she, in her wildest dreams, anticipate that a delayed train journey from Manchester to London would change her life for good! The woman behind the Harry Potter franchise, J K Rowling or simply Joanne Rowling is one of the best-selling authors today. Rowling's is a typical rags to riches story - from living on state benefits to becoming the multi-millionaire author, her life took a complete 180 degree turn when the first book of her conceptualized dream materialized on the bookstand by the name, ˜Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone'. The antics of the bespectacled boy and the perfect imagery of the wizardry world left even the best of readers captivated for more. And hence started the journey of Harry Potter and his creator, via King's Cross station, which took both the character and the author to reach the zenith of success and popularity! Today worth billions of dollars, the Harry Potter series, which comprises of 7 books and 8 films, has become the best-selling series of all time and highest grossing film series in history.
Literature without Shakespeare is like an aquarium without fishes. Though it would have all the adoration and kinds, a look at it would tell you that it is lifeless and dead. The world's greatest playwright and writer of English language, William Shakespeare has been conferred with the honour of being England's national poet and ˜Bard of Avon'. An author of 38 plays and 154 sonnets, his work was much more appreciated by the world after his lifetime. Plays written by Shakespeare have been translated into every major language of the world and have been performed extensively than those of any other playwright. Interestingly, such a power profile of a prolific writer went under the knife many a times after his death. Since there is no substantial information regarding the birth, life and death of Shakespeare, his education and his ˜supposed' literary connection, critics raised a controversy number of times as to whether or not he is the ˜real' author behind the works, most of them believing that the work was written by someone else. Across his career, this literary genius has touched various genres of playwriting including comedy, romance, tragedy and history. A respected poet and playwright, it was only in the 19th century that Shakespeare's reputation rose astronomically. While the Romantic considered him genius, the Victorians revered him. Even in the present 21st century, Shakespeare's works are being studied and performed in various cultures. Without a doubt, he is the most prodigious and cherished contributor to the world of literature!
If your four-year old kid cannot but put down his book until he gets through the last page and still years for more tales, you are lucky. But all this luck has nothing to do with you for it is the writer whom you need to thank for churning out the tales. Theodor Geisel, or popularly known by his pen name Dr Seuss, was one of the eminent storytellers of the early 20th century who churned out classic children's tales using imaginative characters and rhyming words. What gave him an upper hand over other writers of his generation was his use of illustration to sustain the interest of young readers. Since an early age, he realised his talent for drawing art creatures and writing rhyming tales. He forayed into the medium of children's literature and soon churned out his first debut book, ˜And To Think That I Saw it on Mulberry Street'. The book met with 27 rejections before finally being printed by Vangaurd Press. Upon its release, readers all over America positively accepted the book which led to his penning more books. Over the years, he took up various profiles, working in the animation department during World War II, as an illustrator for advertising campaigns, screen writer for films and illustrated short story writer. It was with the release of his magnum opus, ˜The Cat in the Hat' that he became a prominent name in children's literature. His later works were as successful as ˜The Cat in the Hat' and cemented his position as an illustrator and writer of children's story.
India Westbrooks is a young American internet personality and a reality TV star. She is best known for her appearance in the reality TV series ˜The Westbrooks' that revolves around India and her sisters Brooke, Morgan, Bree, and Crystal. Prior to getting a reality TV series of their own, the sisters had gained much popularity as internet personalities, with each of the girls having her own vast fan base on Twitter, Instagram, and other social media platforms. India is the youngest of the five sisters and despite her youth, she is the biggest star of ˜The Westbrooks!' She began her online career while still in her early teens by creating her first Tumblr in 2011. NaÃ¯ve and inexperienced as she was back then, she wasn't able to garner much attention. However, she didn't give up and continued to be active online, posting her glamorous pictures on various social media platforms. Eventually she started gaining attention and was soon catapulted to the status of an upcoming social media star.
One of the most popular writers of contemporary horror, suspense and science fiction, American author Stephen King has published over 50 novels and penned hundreds of short stories. Best known for writing the horror novel ˜It' which revolves around a mysterious maleficent being that terrorizes children, King is undoubtedly one of the most loved horror writers whose writings never fail to incite fear, terror and fright in the minds of the readers. The author who mostly publishes under his real name also used to publish under the pseudonym ˜Richard Bachman'. Funnily enough, the sale of Richard Bachman's books increased manifold after it was revealed that Bachman was none other than Stephen King himself. King is a highly prolific writer and the winner of multiple awards including the prestigious Bram Stoker Awards. Growing up King had a difficult childhood as he was raised by a single mother in financially difficult circumstances. While still a small boy he witnessed the horrific death of a friend who was struck and killed by a train in front of his eyes”this incident might have played a role in inspiring some of his darker writings. His first published novel was ˜Carrie' which was so successful that it led to several film and Broadway adaptations.
Roald Dahl became a prominent author penning amazing and humorous stories for children, after his flourishing career in the Royal Air Force ended due to head injuries recurred in a plane crash. He is often considered as one of the greatest children's storytellers of the 20th century, with his short stories being ranked among the world's best-selling fiction books. Such is the recognition and glory of his much-acclaimed best-selling titles that they have been published in over 50 languages across the world. While his children's stories were fast-moving, his adult fiction, on the other hand, gained recognition for its sudden twists and unexpected storylines. Where imaginative plots were the highlights of adult stories, children's fiction usually consisted of word coinages, neologism and puns, like ˜Oompa Loompa', ˜Mugglewump', ˜Fleshlump eater', and Vermicious Knids'. He dedicated two of his best-loved novels “ ˜The BFG' and ˜James and the Giant Peach' to his eldest daughter, Olivia. Numerous of his publications have been made into successful films, while two of his stories ˜Matilda' and ˜Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' were adapted into musical stage plays. Even after his death, his works continue to inspire several budding authors and entertain children and adults alike around the globe.