5 Famous Authors Who Were Veterans

5 Famous Authors Who Were Veterans

Veteran’s Day is a day to honor those who have served in the military. We thank them for their service and their sacrifice. Many beloved authors of classic works have served in the U.S military, and their experiences fighting in various wars have shaped the things that they write about. The five following authors were all shaped and inspired by their time in the military, and some of their works might not have ever been created if they did not serve.

The 50th Anniversary of ‘Slaughterhouse-Five’ is Upon Us

The 50th Anniversary of ‘Slaughterhouse-Five’ is Upon Us

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I wish I could tell you the exact circumstances under which I first encountered Kurt Vonnegut‘s Slaughterhouse-Five for the first time, but I can’t. Not exactly. I’m not sure whether it was assigned reading in one of my middle school English classes or if I just stumbled upon it. The latter makes more sense when taking into consideration two facts: a lot of schools had banned books like Slaughterhouse-Five, and I was a pretty awful student back when George W. was in the white house. What I do remember is that when I first began reading the soon to be …

Top 10 Classical Novels That Received Dreadful Reviews

Top 10 Classical Novels That Received Dreadful Reviews

  Most of us have grown so accustomed to classical works of novelists being regarded as the epitome of literary excellence that we become unaware of the problematic aspects of these stories. Even the most beautifully written and well-arranged prose can suffer under the bitter scrutiny of critical minds. For these enduring works of literature that have lasted decades or even centuries, their initial response were not always positive.    Here is a collection of some of the harshest and most scathing commentaries well-known authors have received. The titles mentioned are not listed in any particular order.   1. Catch-22 by Joseph …