Writers on America
by George Clack
Publisher: America.gov 2002
Number of pages: 64
Presents 15 essays by a diverse group of contemporary American writers, poets, essayists, and intellectuals, on how being an American has affected their decision to write and what they have written during successful careers. Their meditations illuminate in an interesting way certain American values -- freedom, diversity, democracy, in the context of individual development.
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by Jeffrey Steinbrink - University of California Press
Mark Twain is one of our most accessible cultural icons, a figure familiar to virtually every American and renowned internationally. But he was not always as we know him today. This is the story of the coming of age of Mark Twain.
by Kathryn VanSpanckeren - U. S. Department of State
The book describes the contributions to American literature of some of the best-recognized American poets, novelists, philosophers and dramatists from pre-Colonial days through the present. Major literary figures are discussed in detail.
by Kathryn VanSpanckeren - U.S. Department of State
The Outline of American literature, newly revised, traces the paths of American narrative, fiction, poetry and drama as they move from pre-colonial times into the present, through such literary movements as romanticism, realism and experimentation.
by M. Michelle Robinson - University of Michigan Press
The book offers new arguments about the origins of detective fiction in the US, tracing the lineage of the genre back to unexpected texts and uncovering how authors made use of the genre's puzzle-elements to explore the dynamics of race and labor.