The Lives and Works of 145 Writers Who Define the American Experience
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Baker & Taylor Essays focus on the lives and works of writers who capture the essence of various aspects of American life
Book News A reference that focuses on the writers whose lives and works define the various aspects of American life. The volume is organized into 13 sections, each of which illustrates a particular aspect of American diversity, such as The West, The African-American Experience, Native American Viewpoints, Southern Voices, Urban Voices, and Rumors of War. Within each section, there is an introduction followed by 5 to 20 essays on major writers whose lives and works best represent that particular aspect of the American experience. Each essay provides information on the author, including a biography, literary achievements, bibliography, and an analysis of his or her work. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.
Blackwell North Amer American diversity is found not only in ethnicity but also in history, regionalism, and lifestyle. And it is in America's literature that this diversity is best represented and most often studied. American Diversity, American Identity is the first major reference to focus on the writers whose lives and works quintessentially define the various facets of American life. The essays are written by scholars and provide a wealth of information on each author, including a biography, achievements, analysis of his or her work, and a bibliography, illustrating how the life and the work represent the diversity of the American Experience.
Baker & Taylor Focusing on lives and works of writers who capture the essence of various aspects of American life, a collection of essays by scholars provides information on a number of writers including Emily Dickinson, Louise Erdich, Walt Whitman, and Philip Roth.