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Fiction Derived From Life
Writers & Authors
"Many writers told fictional tales that had their origins in actual experiences."
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Eugene O'Neill dramatized the life of himself, his brother and his parents in this autobiographical play.
Long Day's Journey Into Night
Mourning Becomes Electra
This writer used his adventures in Alaska as the background for some of his writing.
This playwright often set his plays in the Midwest, thus utilizing his own midwestern origins.
This author's travels across America were described in one of his writings.
William Somerset Maugham
This author described his experience with a hallucinogenic drug when he wrote 'The Doors of Perception'.
This author's writing and use of symbolism reflected his own Jungian analysis.
Rainer Maria Rilke
This play by Tennessee Williams was somewhat inspired by the author's sister.
The Night of the Iguana
The Glass Menagerie
A Streetcar Named Desire
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
This author participated in the Spanish Civil War and used that setting as a backdrop for some of his works.
F Scott Fitzgerald
This play by Arthur Miller focused on a Marilyn Monroe type character.
After The Fall
A View from The Bridge
Thomas Wolfe's writings often reflect his own experiences as a young man. Where did he grow up?
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