As for biographies of Shakespeare, I recommend J.

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Walter Jackson Bate wrote a well-regarded biography of Keats.

When will it take me up again?”After completing “The Judgment,” Kafka attempted to write a novel.

During James’ lifetime, his works had a mixed reception.

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Homer’s works are enjoyable to read in almost any translation.

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Salinger temporarily worked on a cruise ship but later began submitting short stories to : "Lunch for Three," "Monologue for a Watery Highball," and "I Went to School with Adolf Hitler." Unfortunately, all three stories were rejected.

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Fortunately, later accepted his story "Slight Rebellion off Madison," but when Japan attacked Pearl Harbor, the story's publication was delayed until 1946.
Salinger entered the military service in 1942, several months after the Pearl Harbor attack.

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He just had no patience for formal academic learning.
In 1939 Salinger transferred to Columbia University where he was able to take an evening writing class taught by Whit Burnett, the editor of magazine.

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In the decades since Salinger has stopped publishing, a more balanced reading of his work has emerged--one that acknowledges the artistic value of much of his canon, his influence on the style and substance of other writers, and, above all, his place of honor among young readers who have continued to identify with the confusion and ideals of Holden Caulfield.Among post-World War II fiction writers, J.