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Douglass, Frederick

Leigh Fought

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2021-04-21

Frederick DouglassIntroductionFrederick Douglass (b. 1818–d. 1895), one of the most eminent African Americans of the 19th century, defies categorizati...

Dreiser, Theodore

Gary Totten

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2013-10-29

Theodore Dreiser Introduction Theodore Dreiser (1871–1945) was born in Terre Haute, Indiana, to working-class parents, including a German immi...

Dubus, Andre

Olivia Carr Edenfield

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2016-05-26

Andre DubusIntroductionContemporary writer Andre Dubus (b. 1936–d. 1999) published two novels, six collections of short stories / novellas, and two co...

Dunbar-Nelson, Alice

Katherine Adams

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2021-05-26

Alice Dunbar-NelsonIntroductionAlice Dunbar-Nelson (b. 1875–d. 1935) was born in New Orleans and raised there by her mother, Patricia Moore, a freedwo...

Dunbar, Paul Laurence

Gene Andrew Jarrett

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2016-03-31

Paul Laurence DunbarIntroductionPaul Laurence Dunbar (b. 1872–d. 1906) was the first African American writer born after slavery to make a professional...

Dune and the Dune Series, Frank Herbert’s

Don Riggs

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2019-07-31

Frank Herbert’s Dune and the Dune SeriesIntroductionFrank Herbert was born on 8 October 1920 in Tacoma, Washington, to Frank Patrick Herbert Sr. and E...

Eastman, Charles

Kathleen Washburn

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2014-03-27

Charles Eastman Introduction Charles Eastman (b. 1858–d. 1939)was a member of Wahpeton band of the Santee Sioux (Dakotas). When his mother W...

Eaton, Edith Maude (Sui Sin Far)

Ying Xu

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2014-08-26

Edith Maude Eaton (Sui Sin Far) Introduction Edith Maude Eaton (b. 1865–d. 1914)—also known by her pen name, Sui Sin Far (meaning “water lily”...

Eaton, Winnifred

Mary Chapman, Sydney Lines, Heidi Rennert

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2021-11-23

Winnifred EatonIntroductionWinnifred Eaton Babcock Reeve (b. 1875–d. 1954) was a Chinese North American author best known for fiction published under ...

Edwards, Jonathan

Kenneth P. Minkema

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2012-08-29

Jonathan EdwardsIntroductionJonathan Edwards (b. 1703–d. 1758) was a pastor, educator, missionary, theologian, and philosopher, born in East Windsor, ...

Eliot, T. S.

Frances Dickey, Ria Banerjee, Christopher McVey, John Morgenstern, Patrick Query, Joshua Richards, Jayme Stayer, Aakanksha Virkar Yates

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2021-03-24

T. S. EliotIntroductionPoet, dramatist, and critic Thomas Stearns Eliot (b. 1888–d. 1965) won fame for such poems as “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufr...

Emerson, Ralph Waldo

Robert Habich

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2013-09-30

Ralph Waldo EmersonIntroductionRalph Waldo Emerson (b. 1803–d. 1882) was born in Boston to a family with deep roots in New England history. One of fiv...

Environmental Writing

Mark Long

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2019-11-26

Environmental WritingIntroductionMost environmental writing in the United States through the 20th century is entangled with the concept of nature—the ...

Equiano, Olaudah

Vincent Carretta

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2013-07-24

Olaudah EquianoIntroductionOlaudah Equiano, also known as Gustavus Vassa (b. 1745?–d. 1797), tells us in Edwards 1969 (originally published in 1789, c...

Erdrich (Ojibwe), Louise

Connie A. Jacobs

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2012-08-29

Louise Erdrich (Ojibwe) Introduction Karen Louise Erdrich (b. 1954) is a popular, award-winning American Indian writer of, by 2012, twelve nov...

Faulkner, William

John Lowe

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2016-03-31

William FaulknerIntroductionWilliam Cuthbert Faulkner (b. 1897–d. 1962) grew up in Oxford, Mississippi, where his great-grandfather William Clark Falk...

Fauset, Jessie

Cherene Sherrard-Johnson

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2018-06-27

Jessie FausetIntroductionJessie “Redmon” Fauset was born in Fredericksville, New Jersey, on 17 April 1882, the seventh child of Reverend Redmon and An...

Ferlinghetti, Lawrence

Todd Tietchen

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2015-10-26

Lawrence Ferlinghetti Introduction Born on March 24, 1919, Lawrence Ferlinghetti’s life began in a state of tumult and tragedy, as his father ...

Fiedler, Leslie

Steven G. Kellman

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2015-11-30

Leslie FiedlerIntroductionLeslie Aaron Fiedler (b. 1917–d. 2003) was a provocative American literary and cultural critic, essayist, and fiction writer...

Fitzgerald, F. Scott

Jackson R. Bryer

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2012-08-29

F. Scott FitzgeraldIntroductionFrancis Scott Key Fitzgerald (b. 1896–d. 1940), named after his distant relative, the author of “The Star-Spangled Bann...

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