American Literature

Great Contemporary Novels

Great Contemporary Novels

This morning, we woke up to a poll over at Publisher’s Weekly‘s blog, PWxyz, asking readers to identify the Great American Novel. Fun! While…

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What is a Contemporary Authors?

What is a Contemporary Authors?

The parameters of both Contemporary and Postcolonial , the adjectives that preface the writers included within this section, are each astonishingly…

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Greatest Authors

Greatest Authors

I. “I have advice for people who want to write. I don’t care whether they’re 5 or 500. There are three things that are important: First, if you…

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Great works of American Literature

Great works of American Literature

For 44 years, PBS’s Masterpiece franchise has brought high-end Britain TV programs to American audiences. While the ultra-successful Downton…

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MODERNISM American Literature

MODERNISM American Literature

1. a response to sense of social breakdown -reaction to WW I -visual arts, Picasso, schooled as realist, became cubists, surrealism 2. sees…

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American Literature canon list

American Literature canon list

Last week, a member of the San Francisco Writers’ Grotto presented this dilemma: She had a Latino American high school student in one of her…

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Top American Literature

Top American Literature

I am a freak for the American road trip. And I m not alone, as some of this country s best writers have taken a shot at describing that quintessentially…

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American Literature canon

American Literature canon

Description: First published in 1974, MELUS features peer-reviewed articles, interviews and reviews encompassing the multi-ethnic scope of American…

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GREATEST American Literature

GREATEST American Literature

In 1974 the Pulitzer Prize for literature, the American version of the Man Booker, suffered a major upset. The judges read 100-odd submissions…

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List of novelists

List of novelists

The authors on the 2013 Granta list. L-R: Ned Beauman, Sunjeev Sahota, Naomi Alderman, Benjamin Markovits, Adam Thirlwell, Joanna Kavenna, Xiaolu…

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Top 100 American Literature

Top 100 American Literature

The African American Literature Book Club compiled a list of African-American children’s books with the aid of authors, power readers, and industry…

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Popular Books and authors

Popular Books and authors

With so many distractions, it can be hard to interest kids in reading for pleasure. Some kids only read books by one author or in one genre…

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Beat Generation books

Beat Generation books

You got: Allen Ginsberg You’re one of the coolest, lovable, recognizable poets who ever lived. You’re solely responsible for fueling the fire…

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Modern Day authors

Modern Day authors

Every day we get up, drink a gallon of coffee, and head to the computer to see if today is the day we’ll actually accomplish something. Spoiler…

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African American in Literature

African American in Literature

Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral, is a collection of poetry by Phillis Wheatley, the first African American woman ever to be published…

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