American Writers: Supplement XI By Jay Parini Number Of Pages: 640 Publication Date: 2002-08-02 ISBN-10: 068431231X ISBN-13: 9780684312316
This supplement focuses on contemporary writers, many of whom have received little sustained attention from critics. Some of important writers from the past have already attracted a good deal of sustained attention, and their work is often taught in college courses, but for various reasons their careers have not yet been discussed in American Writers. The poets included here are well known in the poetry world, and their work has in each case been honored with major literary prizes. The critics who contributed to this collection represent a wide 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.
Subjects of Supplement XI:
TONI CADE BAMBARA FREDERICK BARTHELME STEPHEN VINCENT BENÉT MICHAEL CHABON WANDA COLEMAN HARRY CREWS MARK DOTY STEPHEN DUNN JOHN FANTE CRISTINA GARCÍA CHARLOTTE PERKINS GILMAN JAMES JONES MARY KARR LARRY LEVIS PAULE MARSHALL TERRY SOUTHERN WILLIAM STAFFORD RICHARD YATES