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"Renaissance, American"

David S. Reynolds

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2012-08-29

“American Renaissance” Introduction The term American Renaissance, as applied to literature, was popularly established by the Harvard scholar ...

Adams, Henry

Philip Eppard

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2014-02-25

Henry Adams Introduction Henry Adams (b. 1838–d. 1918) was born in Boston into the most prominent political family in the United States. Grand...

Alexie, Sherman

Leah Sneider

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2013-10-29

Sherman Alexie Introduction Sherman Alexie (Spokane/Coeur d’Alene) was born on October 7, 1966, on the Spokane Indian Reservation. He attended...

Anaya, Rudolfo

Robert Con Davis-Undiano

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2016-04-28

Rudolfo Anaya Introduction Rudolfo Alfonso Anaya (b. 30 October 1937) was born in Pastura and grew up in Santa Rosa, New Mexico. In 1952, his family mov...

Anderson, Sherwood

Chad Trevitte

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2014-03-27

Sherwood Anderson Introduction Born in Camden, Ohio, Sherwood Anderson (b. 1876–d. 1941) was the son of a harnessmaker whose failing business ...

Anzaldúa, Gloria

Ariana Vigil

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2013-10-29

Gloria Anzaldúa Introduction Gloria Evangelina Anzaldúa (b. 1942–d. 2004) was born in Raymondsville, Texas, in the lower Rio Grande Valley. Sh...

Austin, Mary

Melody Graulich

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2013-11-27

Mary Austin Introduction Mary Hunter Austin (b. 1868–d. 1934) was born in Carlinville, Illinois, and graduated from Blackburn College in 1888....

Baldwin, James

D. Quentin Miller

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2012-08-29

James Baldwin Introduction James Baldwin (b. 1924–d. 1987) was arguably the most important African American author of his time, particularly d...

Barth, John

Berndt Clavier

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2016-02-25

John Barth Introduction John Barth (b. 1930) grew up in Cambridge, Maryland, and has spent most of his life around the Chesapeake Bay. He entered Johns ...

Beats

Charles Molesworth

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2012-08-29

Beats Introduction The “Beats” formed a literary movement with a strong social and cultural vision, but, equally important, they embodied a un...

Bishop, Elizabeth

Brett C. Millier

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2012-08-29

Elizabeth Bishop Introduction By the end of the 20th century, to the surprise of the Anglo-American critical establishment, Elizabeth Bishop (...

Bourne, Randolph

Eric Sandeen

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2014-10-28

Randolph Bourne Introduction Randolph Bourne was born 30 May 1886 in Bloomfield, New Jersey, and died in New York City on 22 December 1918. De...

Boyle, Kay

Thomas Austenfeld, Anne Reynès-Delobel

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2015-03-30

Kay Boyle Introduction Kay Boyle (b. 1902–d. 1992) produced more than forty volumes, including novels, short stories, poems, essays, an autobi...

Bradford, William

David T. Read

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2012-08-29

William Bradford Introduction Students of William Bradford (b. 1590–d. 1657) approach his career from two main standpoints that are closely re...

Bradstreet, Anne

Wendy Martin, Danielle Hinrichs

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2012-08-29

Anne Bradstreet Introduction In 1630, eighteen-year-old Anne Bradstreet joined her family, her new husband, and a large group of Puritan faith...

Brown, Sterling

John Edgar Tidwell

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2013-09-30

Sterling Brown Introduction Sterling A. Brown (b. 1901–d. 1989) was born into the rather privileged life of black upper-middle class Washingto...

Brown, William Wells

John Ernest

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2015-10-26

William Wells Brown Introduction Born in Kentucky, probably in 1814, Brown was, in a long and active career, among other things an antislavery...

Cahan, Abraham

Richard Pressman

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2015-10-26

Abraham Cahan Introduction Abraham Cahan (b. 1860–d. 1951) was born in a village in Lithuania, then part of tsarist Russia but now part of Bel...

Captivity Narratives

Kendall Johnson

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2016-02-25

Captivity Narratives Introduction What has come to be considered the classic US captivity narrative derives from centuries of narratives describing enco...

Cather, Willa

Evelyn Funda

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2012-08-29

Willa Cather Introduction Born in Virginia, Willa Cather (b. 1873–d. 1947) and her family moved to a homestead in Red Cloud, Nebraska, when sh...

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