AMERICAN WRITERS Supplement XVII (Max Apple to Franz Wright)
Number Of Pages: 592 Publication Date: 2007-10-12 ISBN-10: 0684315173 ISBN-13: 9780684315171
Supplement XVII focuses intensely on contemporary writers, many of whom have received little sustained attention from critics. Fiction writers Max Apple, Charles Baxter, Joanna Scott, Scott Turow, William T. Vollmann, David Markson, Melvin Bukiet, and Anna Quindlen have written substantial novels. They have been written about in the review pages of newspapers and magazines, and their fiction has acquired a following of enthusiastic readers, but their work has yet to attract significant scholarship. The same may be said for poets like Linda Bierds Mark Jarman, Brigit Pegeen Kelly Franz Wright, Annie Finch, each of whom has published a good deal but remain in mid-career. The critics who contributed to this collection represent a catholic range of backgrounds and critical approaches, although the baseline for inclusion was that each essay should be accessible to the non-specialist reader or beginning student, the reader that Virginia Woolf once addressed as the Common Reader.
Subjects of Supplement XVII:
MAX APPLE CHARLES BAXTER LINDA BIERDS MELVIN BUKIET GUY ENDORE ANNIE FINCH M. F. K. FISHER HUTCHINS HAPGOOD MARK JARMAN BRIGIT PEGEEN KELLY DAVID MARKSON WILLARD MOTLEY ANNA QUINDLEN JOANNA SCOTT GAY TALESE SCOTT TUROW WILLIAM T. VOLLMANN FRANZ WRIGHT