American Writers Classics, Volume 1 By Jay Parini Number Of Pages: 408 Publication Date: 2001-11-15 ISBN-10: 0684312484 ISBN-13: 9780684312484
American Writers Classics, Volume I is the first volume in a series that represents a further development of the American Writers - A Collection of Literary Biographies. American Writers Classics provide substantial articles that focus on a single masterwork of American literature, whether it be a novel, a sequence of stories, a play, a long poem or sequence of poems, or a major work of autobiography or nonfiction. The idea behind the series is simple: to provide close readings of landmark works. These readings, written by well-known authors and professors of literature, will in each case examine the text itself, explaining its internal dynamics, and consider the cultural, biographical, and historical dimensions of the work.
List of Subjects:
THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN by Mark Twain BELOVED by Toni Morrison THE CATCHER IN THE RYE by J. D. Salinger DEATH OF A SALESMAN by Arthur Miller "HOWL" by Allen Ginsberg LOLITA by Vladimir Nabokov LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT by Eugene O'Neill MAIN STREET by Sinclair Lewis MY ÁNTONIA by Willa Gather MY BONDAGE AND MY FREEDOM by Frederick Douglass ON THE ROAD by Jack Kerouac THE PORTRAIT OF A LADY by Henry James RABBIT, RUN by John Updike THE RED BADGE OF COURAGE by Stephen Crane THE SCARLET LETTER by Nathaniel Hawthorne THE SOULS OF BLACK FOLK by W. E. B. Du Bois A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE by Tennessee Williams THE SUN ALSO RISES by Ernest Hemingway TALES OF THE GROTESQUE AND ARABESQUE by Edgar Allan Poe THE WASTE LAND by T S. Eliot