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November Authors and Poets

Mark Twain - November 30, 1835

Mark Twain was a journalist, humorist, and novelist who achieved international fame for his travel narratives and boyhood adventure novels. Fun fact his real name is Samuel Langhorne Clemens, the name Mark Twain was his pseudonym.His most notable works include, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876) and the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885). Mark Twain used his various travels as inspiration and subject matter of his books and humorous narratives such as The Innocents Abroad (1869) and Roughing It (1872). Following the death of his eldest daughter and wife he expressed his pessimism about human character in Letters from the Earth (1962). His leagacy in literature continues to be a stepping stone.

Charles M. Schulz -

November 26, 1922

Charles M. Schulz was an American cartoonist who created one of the most successful American cartoon strips; Peanuts. Originally called Li'l Folks, Shulz created the Peanuts Strip in 1950 introducing the world to the characters of Charlie Brown and friends. Schulz channeled his loneliness from the war into his character Charlie Brown. The Peanut Comic strip was adapted to television and to the stage and continues to be a loved show and comic strip.

Chinua Achebe -

November 16, 1922

Albert Chinualumogu Achebe was a Nigerian novelist and poet who wrote stories that ranged in subject matter from the first contact of African villages with white colonization to the educated African’s attempt to create moral order in a changing society. He wrote about the unsentimental and psychological effects of western imposition on African Culture. Notable works include, Things Fall Apart (1958), Another Africa (1997) and No Longer at Ease (1960). His stories continue to impact literature by providing a second lens on colonization.

Works Cited

Britannica, The Editors of Encyclopaedia. "Charles Schulz". Encyclopedia

Schulz. Accessed 24 October 2021.

Britannica, The Editors of Encyclopaedia. "Chinua Achebe". Encyclopedia

Achebe. Accessed 24 October 2021.

Quirk, Thomas V.. "Mark Twain". Encyclopedia Britannica, 17 Apr. 2021, Accessed 24 October


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