American Writers, Volume 1 By Leonard Unger Number Of Pages: 624 Publication Date: 1977 ISBN-10: 0684136732 ISBN-13: 9780684136738
The American Writers book series, a collection of critical and biographical articles, now covers 219 notable authors from the 17th century to the present day. Signed essays of 12-15 pages in length, by noted scholars, provide thought-provoking insights into the lives, careers, and works. The essays are written in an appealing style, include numerous quotations, and conclude with bibliographies for further study.
The essays contained in the books are appropriate reading for the widest audience, for students in high school and graduate school, for teachers at all levels, for librarians, for editors and reviewers, for American writers themselves, including scholars and critics, and for the general reader. Specialists may in some instances regard the essays as being of primary interest (or as being controversial!), and high-school students will find them within their reach, if not always entirely within their grasp.
CONTENTS OF VOLUME ONE:
HENRY ADAMS JAMES AGEE CONRAD AIKEN EDWARD ALBEE SHERWOOD ANDERSON JOHN BARTH SAUL BELLOW JOHN BERRYMAN AMBROSE BIERCE RANDOLPH BOURNE VAN WYCK BROOKS KENNETH BURKE ERSKINE CALDWELL WILLA GATHER JAMES FENIMORE COOPER JAMES GOULD COZZENS HART CRANE STEPHEN CRANE E. E. CUMMINGS EMILY DICKINSON JOHN DOS PASSOS THEODORE DREISER RICHARD EBERHART JONATHAN EDWARDS T. S. ELIOT