‘A woman of very few words’ is often appreciated conventionally but a few of them are praised for creating castles of words in multitude. Today, The Style Symphony is going to talk about such wizards from all around the world whose words spell sheer proficiency. They created their most powerful impact with their writing and the world praised them for their work created on paper with pen. Writers, authors, philosophers, poets from teens to matured ones, there are umpteen of them but we are going to showcase a few most impactful whose imprints are still embedded on the manuscripts of time.
Agatha Christie: (Crime Novelist)
Mistress of mystery, Agatha Christie was the empress of the genre and no one has dislodged her from that throne yet. Christie, trapped in a loveless marriage and stultifying existence, picked up her pen and let the words flow to form untypical characters like Hercules Poirot and Miss Marple. That typically English exterior held some mysteries of its own.
Barbara Cartland: (Author)
The original pink lady; perhaps she has made her impact as the world’s most prolific and best-selling author! Cartland’s innumerable romantic novellas follow an easy formula, where stern jawed heroes always rescue limp and lissome women in distress and they ride into a rosy ever after. “That’s the way I have lived life”, declares the octogenarian. And no one can argue with the originator of the bodice ripper.
Ayn Rand: (Writer, Philosopher)
Remember when you read ‘The Fountainhead’ and wanted to be like that inflexible beauty, Dominique? Or fall in love with a brooding Howard Roark to live the ‘I, Me, Myself’ philosophy to the hilt? Rand’s (real name, Alice Rosenbaum) individualistic characters refused to bow to any circumstance. Her books continue to inspire and impact generations after her death.
Anne Frank: (Diarist)
When Anne Frank died at the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp just before her 16th birthday, a ferocious appetite for life was cruelly snuffed out. She did not die in vain; her book, “The Diary of a Young Girl” lives on as the testimony to both the evil and the courage within us. Her passionate account of life lived while in hiding, will always impact everyone’s power to move.
Helen Keller: (Writer, Visionary)
There’s more to sight and sound and Keller proved that, over 200 years ago. Sans sight, speech and sound, she refused to let the curtain fall on her. Keller learnt ‘Tadoma’— lip reading by pressing finger tips to the speaker’s lip. She graduated with honors from Radcliffe. She published many books and articles, and travelled the world over making her impact which showed the light to others like her.
Simone De Beauvoir: (Writer)
The ‘Beaver’ shaped much of European thinking in the early 20s, with her life companion, philosopher Jean Paul Sartre. Gifted writer, articulate feminist, profound thinker and traveler, Beauvoir was what every independent woman wanted to be. Her cult classic “The Second Sex” adjured women to acknowledge their shackles before breaking free of them.
Virginia Woolf: (Writer)
Woolf’s prolific stream of consciousness had a unique focus. It shone a spotlight on strong and capable women figures which comes as no surprise, considering that she was a woman of substance herself. Carving a niche for herself with her impact at the turn of the century was not easy. But after that impact, all the world had to do was to enjoy her precise pros which flowed clear as water.
These wizards of words created and impact in the literary world which could never be erased and they are listed among the great literati. The Style Symphony salutes those intellectual wordsmiths for their contribution which changed the face of the world for better.