American Writers

American Writers

A Collection Of Literary Biographies. Supplement V, Russell Banks To Charles Wright

Book - 2000
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The Scribner Writers Series has set the standard for literary reference for more than 25 years. In addition to addressing the lives and careers of important writers, the articles discuss the themes and styles of major works and place them in pertinent historical, social and political contexts for today's readers. Novelists, playwrights, essayists, poets, short story writers, and more recently, genre writers in science fiction and mystery, are all expertly discussed in the more than 16 sets comprising this series.

This collection of critical and biographical articles now covers 219 notable authors from the 17th century to the present day. Signed essays, 12-15 pages in length by noted scholars, provide thought-provoking insights into the lives, careers and works of American writers. The essays are written in an appealing style, include numerous quotations, and conclude with bibliographies for further study.

Eighteen more authors included in this Supplement will help round out your current American Writers,set. Among the writers included are: Ann Beattie, Stephen King, Maxine Hong Kingston, Peter Mathiessen, Cynthia Ozick, Upton Sinclair and others.

Publisher: New York : Charles Scribner's Sons, c2000
ISBN: 9780684806259
Branch Call Number: R 810.9
Characteristics: xiv, 615 pages ;,29 cm
Additional Contributors: Parini, Jay


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