Most Popular Books Published In 1955
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Norman Kingsley Mailer January 31, — November 10, was an American novelist, journalist, essayist, playwright, film-maker, actor, and liberal political activist. His novel The Naked and the Dead was published in , and brought him early and wide renown. His best-known work is widely considered to be The Executioner's Song , the winner of the Pulitzer Prize for fiction. In over six decades of work, Mailer had eleven best-selling books, at least one in each of the seven decades after World War II—more than any other post-war American writer. Thompson , and Tom Wolfe , Mailer is considered an innovator of creative nonfiction , a genre sometimes called New Journalism , which uses the style and devices of literary fiction in fact-based journalism.
Blyton's books are still enormously popular, and have been translated into 90 languages; her first book, Child Whispers , a page collection of poems, was published in She wrote on a wide range of topics including education, natural history, fantasy, mystery, and biblical narratives and is best remembered today for her Noddy , Famous Five and Secret Seven series. Following the commercial success of her early novels such as Adventures of the Wishing-Chair and The Enchanted Wood , Blyton went on to build a literary empire, sometimes producing fifty books a year in addition to her prolific magazine and newspaper contributions. Her writing was unplanned and sprang largely from her unconscious mind: she typed her stories as events unfolded before her. The sheer volume of her work and the speed with which it was produced led to rumours that Blyton employed an army of ghost writers , a charge she vigorously denied. Blyton's work became increasingly controversial among literary critics, teachers and parents from the s onwards, because of the alleged unchallenging nature of her writing and the themes of her books, particularly the Noddy series.
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