ALOHA Fellow Book Lovers
Today I am coming to you with a British Authors and Literature Feature!
My inspiration for this post came from perusing my bookshelf and my realization that A LOT of my books are by American Authors, from there I decided I would like to do a post which celebrates British Authors and British Literature, I think this will be something different and also it gives me an opportunity to recommend some British Authors and Classic British Literature to you guys. Without further ado here are 10 British Authors you may or may not have read before!
The Catcher in the Rye is described as being the ultimate novel for the disaffected youth as it follows a story told by Holden Caulfield, a seventeen year old drop out who has just been kicked out of his fourth school. I actually read this book as part of my university assignment but I had always wanted to because of course it is a classic, however I was quite disappointed. At first glance the story is overly descriptive and mundane, in fact there is nothing exciting to grab your attention as a reader other than the deeper context or meanings surrounding it.
On the Road by Jack Kerouac ultimately chronicles Jack’s adventures as he traveled across America with his friend Neal Cassady (both pictured on the front of the book). Although the book is written in the form of fiction with the main characters becoming Dean Moriarty and Sal Paradise.
Goodbye to Berlin is a Modernism/PostModernism Novel written in 1939 and set in Berlin admist the rising storm of the Nazi’s. Goodbye to Berlin is a series of short novellas within one continuous story offering the lives of a number of individuals as they live in Berlin during the rise and the power of the Nazi’s, the lives we encounter range from Christopher’s Landlady Fraulein Schroeder; Sally Bowles an English, Upper Class ‘Actress’, The Nowaks – a struggling working Class family and the Landauers, a wealthy civilized Jewish family who run Jewish stores. Each of there stories are narrated by Christopher Isherwood himself.