AMERICAN WRITERS: Supplement II By Walton Litz Number Of Pages: 830 Publication Date: 1999-12-17 ISBN-10: 0684164825 ISBN-13: 9780684164823
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.
Supplement II, Part 1: W. H. Auden to O. Henry Supplement II, Part 2: Robinson Jeffers to Yvor Winters
The essays in Supplement II, all written by recognized experts and published here for the first time, carry on the tradition of writing for the general reader in a way that the specialist will also find interesting and informative. In several instances—most notably the essays on R. P. Blackmur, Malcolm Cowley, and W. E. B. Du Bois—the authors have produced the fullest account to date of the writer's life and work.
The essays, many written by young scholars, reflect a renewed interest in literary biography and cultural history, although they still provide detailed examinations of major works.
Subjects of Supplement II:
W. H. AUDEN AMIRI BARAKA (LEROI JONES) JOEL BARLOW R. P. BLACKMUR PEARL S. BUCK MALCOLM COWLEY W. E. B. DU BOIS PAUL LAURENCE DUNBAR RALPH ELLISON PHILIP FRENEAU MARGARET FULLER ALLEN GINSBERG BRET HARTE ROBERT HAYDEN O. HENRY ROBINSON JEFFERS COTTON MATHER LEWIS MUMFORD JOYCE CAROL GATES CLIFFORD ODETS CHARLES OLSON FRANCIS PARKMAN THOMAS PYNCHON DELMORE SCHWARTZ ANNE SEXTON KARL SHAPIRO CARL VAN VECHTEN KURT VONNEGUT YVOR WINTERS