AMERICAN WRITERS, Supplement XVIII By Jay Parini Number Of Pages: 592 Publication Date: 1991-08-01 ISBN-10: 0684315521 ISBN-13: 9780684315522
In this eighteenth supplement of American Writers, we offer eighteen articles on writers of fiction, drama (including film), and poetry (including song lyrics, in the case of Bob Dylan). Each of the writers discussed is accomplished, having made a major contribution to one or more of the genres of literature, and none of them has yet been featured in this series. These articles are meant to provide an introductory guide to these writers, although many of them rise to a level of criticism that will interest even those with considerable expertise in the subject. Certainly each of the subjects discussed may be considered a primary example of "human speech" in the terms that Steinbeck proposed.
Subjects of Supplement XVIII:
CHARLES FREDERICK BRIGGS BOB DYLAN MARGARET EDSON PERCIVAL EVERETT WILLIAM HOFFMAN HA JIN JON KRAKAUER NELLA LARSEN JONATHAN LETHEM ALICE McDERMOTT MARILYN NELSON JANISSE RAY CONRAD RICHTER PAUL WILLIAM RYAN BUDD SCHULBERG SUSAN WARNER DOROTHY WEST ROBERT WRIGLEY