AMERICAN WRITERS, Retrospective Supplement I by A. Walton Litz, Molly Weigel Number Of Pages: 457 Publication Date: 1998 ISBN-10 / ASIN: 0684804948 ISBN-13 / EAN: 9780684804941
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.
The Retrospective Supplement I contains essays on nineteen classic American writers most often addressed by students; teachers at all levels and librarians were consulted in drawing up the list. It can either stand alone as a new look at nineteen classic writers or supplement and update the original essays.
WILLA CATHER EMILY DICKINSON T.S. ELIOT WILLIAM FAULKNER F. SCOTT FITZGERALD ROBERT FROST NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE ERNEST HEMINGWAY LANGSTON HUGHES HENRY JAMES HERMAN MELVILLE VLADIMIR NABOKOV EZRA POUND WALLACE STEVENS JOHN UPDIKE EUDORA WELTY EDITH WHARTON WALT WHITMAN WILLIAM CARLOS WILLIAMS