Study guides: authors, letter j

J.D. Salinger

Jerome David Salinger is an American writer who is primarily known for his “The Catcher in the Rye” novel. The novel was primarily intended for the youth audience but is now popular among all age groups. Salinger’s books open to the readers a world of a naïve and delicate artist who reminds each and every one of us how important it is to love each other, to support each...

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J.R.R. Tolkien

J. R. R. Tolkien - the “father of big fantasy” J. R. R. Tolkien is an iconic figure in world of literature and culture in general. He is an outstanding English writer, linguist, classic of world literature of the twentieth century and founder of the literary genre of fantasy. Actually, the fantasy was written down to Tolkien, but he was the one, who raised the works of this genre...

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James Dashner

James Dashner was born in the American city Austell, Georgia in 1972, becoming the seventh child in the family. Since childhood, James dreamt of writing. James's parents had an old typewriter on which he first tried to write, but then the hobby did not go on. After graduating from school, James joined the University of Utah, where he received a master's degree in accounting. Before...

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James Joyce

James Joyce is one of the most powerful and at the same time controversial figures in the English literature of the second half of the 20th century. His heritage still resonates with today’s generations not only in the English world, but also among the literary circles of Europe and the USA. The critics don’t have a unanimously formed opinion about his influence and mastery. Some...

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Jane Austen

Jane Austen is a British writer, who is often referred to as the woman who has shaped the way modern novels look like. She was the one to introduce ordinary life of regular people into her books. Despite the fact that Austen works were widely read and positively acclaimed during her lifetime, the author still published them anonymously signed “By a Lady” due to sensitive nature of...

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John Green

Childhood American writer John Green is called the most popular author of the era of online technology. John and his brother created 11 episodes of online educational programs, launched the YouTube channel VlogBrothers, implemented the Awesome online projects and VidCon. But fame as an American writer of novels for young and adults came to him after the release of best-selling adolescents...

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