Damon Runyon was an American short story writer and journalist whose full name was Alfred Damon Runyon. He was born in Manhattan, Kansas, on October 4, 1884, and died in New York City on December 10, 1956. He is best kno... More »

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The poet Allen Ginsberg, novelist and short story writer William S. Burroughs, and novelist and poet Jack Kerouac are the most recognized faces of the Beat movement, a social and literary movement that originated in the ... More »

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"A Meeting in the Dark" is a short story published in 1974 by Kenyan writer and playwright, Ng?g? wa Thiong'o. Set in Limuru and Makeno villages, the narrative emphasizes the dichotomy of cultures during the British colo... More »

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The theme of a short story is essentially the way that a writer is able to communicate with the readers on a common ground. The theme can be different if the short story is meant to be a moral story or if the short story... More »

"What Makes Sammy Run" was written by the American novelist, journalist, producer and screenwriter Budd Schulberg. Shulberg was born in New York in 1914. He was the son of the Hollywood producer Benjamin Percival or B.P.... More »

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Alexandre Dumas is famous for his written work as he was a prominent French author, playwright and journalist from 1802-1870. He is best known for his historical adventure novels, which include "The Count of Monte Cristo... More »

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An omniscient point of view is a perspective that a writer or narrator can take when writing fiction. "Omniscient" is a word that is synonymous with "all-knowing," which means the writer knows what all of the characters ... More »

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