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Updike, John

James Schiff

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2012-08-29

John UpdikeIntroductionJohn Updike (b. 1932–d. 2009) was an immensely versatile and prolific writer who produced more than sixty volumes, including no...

Vallejo, Mariano Guadalupe

Marissa López

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2013-11-27

Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo Introduction Mariano Vallejo’s (b. 1807–d. 1890) father, Ignacio, came to California from Mexico with Junipero Serra...

Viramontes, Helena María

Leigh Johnson

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2013-07-24

Helena María ViramontesIntroductionHelena María Viramontes was born in East Los Angeles on 26 February 1954, one of nine children. Occasionally one wi...

Vizenor, Gerald

Deborah L. Madsen

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2022-08-23

Gerald VizenorIntroductionGerald Vizenor is the most prolific of contemporary Native American writers. To date, he is the author of sixteen works of f...

Walker, David

Rebecca Hooker

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2014-08-26

David Walker Introduction David Walker (b. 1785 or 1796/1797?–d. 1830), born in Wilmington, North Carolina to an enslaved father and a free mo...

Walker, Margaret

Keith Byerman

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2019-11-26

Margaret WalkerIntroductionMargaret Abigail Walker Alexander was born in Birmingham, Alabama, on July 7, 1915. Her father, Sigismund, was a Methodist ...

War Literature, Vietnam

Catherine Calloway

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2012-08-29

Vietnam War LiteratureIntroductionConsidered America’s first “long” war, the Vietnam War, which spanned the mid-1950s to the mid-1970s, has always bee...

Warren, Mercy Otis

Sandra J. Sarkela

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2022-02-21

Mercy Otis WarrenIntroductionMercy Otis Warren (b. 1728–d. 1814), a prolific and thoughtful correspondent, savvy propagandist, playwright, and politic...

Warren, Robert Penn

Joseph Millichap

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2015-03-30

Robert Penn WarrenIntroductionThe life of Robert Penn Warren (b. 1905–d. 1989) spanned most of the 20th century, so that his varied and voluminous wor...

Wells, Ida B.

Jacqueline Royster

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2016-05-26

Ida B. WellsIntroductionIda Bell Wells (b. 1862–d. 1931) gained prominence in the 19th century as a journalist and social activist. She began her prof...

Welty, Eudora

Pearl Mchaney

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2016-01-21

Eudora WeltyIntroductionDuring her lifetime, Eudora Alice Welty (b. 1909–d. 2001) published more than forty short stories, five novels, a collection o...

Wendy Rose (Miwok/Hopi)

Elizabeth Archuleta

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2021-09-22

Wendy Rose (Miwok/Hopi)IntroductionWendy Rose, born Bronwen Elizabeth Edwards (b. 1948) in Oakland, California, is the author of several books of poet...

Westerns

Nicolas S. Witschi

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2012-08-29

Westerns Introduction Descriptions of the western usually begin by calling it a form of cheap entertainment that is mostly about cowboys and g...

Wharton, Edith

Gary Totten

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2019-02-27

Edith WhartonIntroductionEdith Wharton (b. 1862– d. 1937) was born Edith Newbold Jones to George Frederic Jones and Lucretia Stevens Rhinelander in Ne...

Whitman, Walt

Ed Folsom

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2013-10-29

Walt Whitman Introduction Walt Whitman (1819–1892) was born on Long Island near West Hills, New York and spent his first few years on his fami...

Whitman’s Bohemian New York City

Edward Whitley

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2015-11-30

Whitman’s Bohemian New York City Introduction Walt Whitman (b. 1819–d. 1892) was born on Long Island and raised in Brooklyn. After early caree...

Whittier, John Greenleaf

David Grant

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2018-05-24

John Greenleaf WhittierIntroductionJohn Greenleaf Whittier (b. 1807–d. 1892) was a major 19th-century American poet, best known for his anti-slavery p...

Wideman, John Edgar

Keith Byerman

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2015-06-29

John Edgar WidemanIntroductionJohn Edgar Wideman was born 14 June 1941 in Washington, DC, to Edgar and Bette French Wideman. They soon moved back to t...

Wigglesworth, Michael

Adrian Chastain Weimer

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2022-07-26

Michael WigglesworthIntroductionThe most well-known poet in early New England, Michael Wigglesworth (b. 1631–d. 1705) enjoyed greater popular appeal t...

Williams, Tennessee

John Bak

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2015-08-31

Tennessee Williams Introduction Thomas Lanier “Tennessee” Williams III (b. 1911–d. 1983) was a poet, fiction writer, and playwright. Born in C...

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