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Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth

Christoph Irmscher

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2013-10-29

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Introduction It is not an exaggeration to say that Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (b. 1807–d. 1882) was one of the worl...

Lost Generation

Craig Monk

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2018-08-28

Lost GenerationIntroductionThough first intended to denote Americans brought to Europe by the First World War, the “Lost Generation” refers to writers...

Lowell, Amy

Melissa Bradshaw

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2014-03-27

Amy Lowell Introduction Amy Lowell (b. 1874–d. 1925) was an American poet, critic, and lecturer. She is most closely identified with the Imagi...

Magazines, Nineteenth-Century American

Ashlyn Stewart, Kenneth M. Price

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2021-04-21

Nineteenth-Century American MagazinesIntroductionStudying the literature, history, or culture of 19th-century America often requires one to read magaz...

Mailer, Norman

Maggie McKinley

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2021-09-22

Norman MailerIntroductionNorman Mailer (b. 1923–d. 2007) was one of the most prolific American writers of the 20th century. Born in Long Branch, New J...

Malamud, Bernard

Martín Urdiales-Shaw

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2021-10-27

Bernard MalamudIntroductionBernard Malamud (1914–1986) was born of Russian Jewish immigrant parents and raised in Brooklyn, New York. He attended Eras...

Manifest Destiny

Carolyn Kuchera

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2016-06-28

Manifest DestinyIntroductionSimply defined, manifest destiny refers to the 19th-century doctrine that the expansion of the United States across the co...

Mather, Cotton

Reiner Smolinski

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2012-08-29

Cotton Mather Introduction Few colonial Americans continue to divide public opinion as sharply as does Cotton Mather (b. 1663–d. 1728), whose ...

Maxwell, William

Gretchen Comba

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2017-04-27

William MaxwellIntroductionWilliam Maxwell (b. 1908–d. 2000) was born in Lincoln, Illinois, and lived there until he was fourteen, when he moved to Ch...

McKay, Claude

Myriam Chancy

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2015-03-10

Claude Mckay Introduction Claude McKay (b. 1889–d. 1948), born Festus Claudius McKay in Sunny Ville, Clarendon Parish, Jamaica, on 15 Septembe...

Melville, Herman

Dennis Berthold

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2012-08-29

Herman Melville Introduction Herman Melville (b. 1819–d. 1891) was born in New York City into a proud and prosperous family. In 1830, however, ...

Merrill, James

David Ben-Merre, Heidi Wallace

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2020-01-15

James MerrillIntroductionJames Merrill (b. 1926–d. 1995) was one of the foremost American poets following the Second World War. Unlike many postwar po...

Millay, Edna St. Vincent

Marilyn M. Lombardi

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2016-06-28

Edna St. Vincent millayIntroductionEdna St. Vincent Millay (b. 1892–d. 1950) was among the most celebrated poets and accomplished sonnet writers of th...

Miller, Arthur

Susan C.W. Abbotson

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2012-08-29

Arthur MillerIntroductionArthur Asher Miller (b. 1915–d. 2005) was born in Harlem, New York. The successful clothing business his immigrant father had...

Moore, Marianne

Ellen Levy

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2013-09-30

Marianne Moore Introduction “Everything is worthless but the best and this is the best,” William Carlos Williams said of the poetry of Mariann...

Morrison, Toni

Justine Tally

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2017-06-27

Toni MorrisonIntroductionToni Morrison (b. 1931) was born in Lorrain, Ohio, and christened Cloe Ardelia Wofford by parents whose family roots were in ...

Mourning Dove (Okanogan)

Victoria Lamont

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2018-07-24

Mourning Dove (Okanogan)IntroductionMourning Dove (Okanagan, b. c. 1882–1888–d. 1936) was the second indigenous woman in the United States to publish ...

Mukherjee, Bharati

Feroza Jussawalla

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2018-01-11

Bharati MukherjeeIntroductionThe first American author of Indian origin to have the honor to be included in the canon of American literature, Bharati ...

Murray, Judith Sargent

Bonnie Hurd Smith

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2012-08-29

Judith Sargent Murray Introduction Judith Sargent Murray (b. 1751–d. 1820) was born in Gloucester, Massachusetts, when the American colonies w...

Native American Oral Literatures

Timothy Powell

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2012-08-29

Native American Oral Literatures Introduction The oral traditions of Native Americans, Native Alaskans, and First Nations in Canada provide a ...

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