American Writers, Supplement XII By Leonard Unger, Jay Parini Number Of Pages: 624 Publication Date: 2002-11-18 ISBN-10 : 0684312328 ISBN-13: 9780684312323
This supplement of American Writers, the twelfth, is largely concerned with a range of contemporary writers, poets, and novelists, many of whom have won large and enthusiastic audiences for their work, although criticism has yet to catch up with them. The function of these essays is quite simple: to provide introductory criticism that treats the developing career of each writer in the context of his or her life circumstances. While the essays are not necessarily mini-biographies, they all provide key markers in each life, and they suggest ways in which the books produced by each writer might be read in the context of those biographical markers.
Subjects of Supplement XII:
KATHY ACKER PAUL AUSTER FREDERICK BUECHNER ROBERT OLEN BUTLER PETER CAMERON ANNE CARSON GREGORY CORSO STEPHEN DIXON LESLIE EPSTEIN ALBERT GOLDBARTH JOHN HAINES JOY HARJO JOHN KNOWLES J. D. McCLATCHY FRANK McCOURT SUE MILLER ANN PATCHETT RICHARD RUSSO